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July 28, 2006

A Nasty Little Play Tomorrow Night in Kingston, NY | 02:24 PM

Tomorrow night, Saturday, July 29th at 8:00pm, a revised version of my play WILK & GAYLE: a nasty little play will be read at the 5th Anniversary Celebration of the TheaterSounds Hudson Valley Playreading Series. I wrote this play for my mother and my wife, talented actors both, and this reading will feature the two them performing the very roles I wrote for them. How ironic.

Saturday, July 29th @ 8:00pm
THEATERSOUNDS 5th ANNIVERSARY GALA
featuring an encore presentation of our first ever reading
WILK & GAYLE a nasty little play
by Jonathan Van Gieson, directed by Brian Smiar
starring Christina Nicosia & Nicola Sheara

at UUCC, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY directions)
ADMISSION IS FREE


July 22, 2006

What will happen when worlds collide? | 10:57 PM

Since becoming involved with the "burlesque" scene in NYC, my output on this website has suffered, with the sub-fortunate result of distancing me from the "blogging" scene. Indeed, there has been little to no overlap between these disparate social circles, as -- despite my incessant flogging of the medium -- it seems that few bloggers (with the notable exception of a very occasional drunken foray by Mssr. Lockhart Steele) would be caught dead at a burlesque show, and no self-respecting burlesque performer would even think of socializing with a someone who called himorherself a "blogger".

All that is about to change, thanks to the efforts of burlesque star Clams Casino and her compatriot Neil O'Fortune, who have thought it wise to produce a show featuring representatives of both parties. In the blogging corner: Lindsayism, a woman with whom this web presence "exchanged links" several years ago... and one of the precious few who retains that link on her site to this very day. In the burlesque corner: the aforementioned and beautiful Clams Casino, who wowed the audience with her tribute to Guinness at last night's Pinchbottom's Drinking Problem. Somewhere in the middle, leaning heavily towards burlesque, is Jonny Porkpie, sometime blogger and the Burlesque Mayor of New York City.

And where will this momentous crossing-of-paths occur? Where else but at...

WHAT'S MY LINE live in NYC
A recreation of the classic game show
Hosted by Neil O'Fortune. Panelists: Clams Casino, Garth Wingfield, Jonny Porkpie, and Lindsay Robertson

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd @ 8:00pm
@ The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston
between Ave. B and C

Presented by ViceHeadGirl Productions, a collaborative venture of Mr. O'Fortune and Miss Casino

...what will happen? Fireworks? Explosions? End-of-the-world? Come and see!


July 19, 2006

The Perfect Start to Your Lost Weekend | 11:21 AM

10pm FRIDAY JULY 21
PINCHBOTTOM'S DRINKING PROBLEM
A Burlesque Intervention
buy tix @ theatermania.com

COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS
279 Church Street, TriBeCa
$10 | beer & wine available
press release

"The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk." -Alben W. Barkley (one of America's more forgettable Vice Presidents)

hosted by
NASTY CANASTA
& JONNY PORKPIE

intoxicating acts:
ANITA COOKIE does TEQUILA
BAMBI the MERMAID does A MARTINI
CLAMS CASINO does GUINNESS
HARVEST MOON does CHAMPAGNE
NAUGHTIA NICE does THE BAR
NELSON LUGO does WATER or does he?
ROSE WOOD does JACK DANIELS
SCOTTY the BLUE BUNNY overdoes WINE
TIGGER does NECTAR OF THE GODS
VERONIKA SWEET does SHOTS


July 12, 2006

Patriot Act: Smells Familiar Again | 03:16 PM

In 2003, Alexis Robie, Dan Arnall and I made a short political video for a moveon.org short-political-video-making contest. We lost, but the video is still pretty snazzy. Almost three years later, at the request of comments, I'm finally getting it online! Extra bonus: features my hot naked wife! (Don't worry Nancy, it's PG-13.) At the time, I had this to say:

"Is the creation of this ad a genuine act of political outrage, or a feeble excuse to get my wife to disrobe for the camera? Who cares? Dude, she's naked. And hot."
And that remains true to this very day.

Watch "Patriot Act: Smells Familiar"

Starring Xina Nicosia, voiceover by Fae Moore.


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