THE WEBLOG ARCHIVE: Press
September 06, 2009
Book of Ages: Still in print, apparently! | 07:14 PM
Taped in January, The Book of Ages interview on CBS Sunday morning aired this morning! Article. My goodness, we'll wring some residuals out of this project yet!
Also, for those who haven't been following the burlesque world, I'm running for mayor of New York.
April 28, 2008
Before you ask... | 05:01 PM
Yes, that was my ass on CBS Sunday Morning. (@ 2:06 on the clip below.)
February 25, 2005
Grey Lady Love | 01:15 PM
2003 brought me solidly into the Grey Lady's arms, but in 2004, she forsook me. Now, 2005 returns my visage to her cold, incisive grasp (print version features large, full color picture of my large, full color nose) and rechristens me "Jonathan Van Gleason". Oh, I'll have to take a lot of ribbing from my co-star Karken for THAT one, I tell you.
And my pull quotes keep on coming;
"...floppy hair and bad attitude...!" The New York Times ...It's like it knows me.
UPDATE (4:36pm) My father calls: "If you look up the Times print archives, you'll find a 'William Van Gleason'. That's me." The Van Gleasons: a long, proud tradition of Grey Lady love.
February 16, 2005
Wuthering Press! | 12:21 AM
Nice article in the News, and a fantastic pullquote for me:
"...Van Gieson, who plays Heathcliff!"
UPDATE: My father phones to remind me that this is the second time my photo has appeared in the Daily News in the past 30 years. Previous headline: "Young Man Finds Place in the Sun."
February 13, 2005
JVG.com: Setting the trends, trendfully set | 12:34 AM
What subject matter has dominated this web presence for the last few months? Burlesque and Wuthering High. And what's the first item in the Sunday Times weekend guide? Why, Burlesque and Wuthering High!
And here you thought I was just whistlin' dixie.
December 19, 2003
BOAfn | 01:22 PM
For those of you who don't have the super-extra cable required to view CNNfn, Lock has been kind enough to provide a blow-by-blow of Book of Ages' Wednesday appearance on The FilpSide.
Meanwhile, sad tidings on the Guerilla Book Tour front: today's reading, scheduled to feature JVG.com's favorite stalker, Aaron Bailey, has been cancelled, due to a raging sickness that has ripped through the BOA team in much the same way as an excited reader rips through the book itself. Although the appearance has been rescheduled for Monday, Mr. Bailey will not be able to attend, as he will be returning home to stalk the state of Michigan.
December 18, 2003
Book Tour Erupts into Stores | 03:57 AM
Don't worry, there's still two days left in the Book of Ages Guerilla Book Tour, wherein the hapless authors of the text descend on unsuspecting vendors and inscribe copies of the manuscript to eager fan(s).
Today's stop: Barnes & Noble at 3rd Ave/52nd St, 12:00-12:15pm
November 25, 2003
Radio Nights | 09:08 PM
"Step into the realm of thought-provoking talk" with Albertson's BOA radio interview, live right now, or join me AND the host in the chat room. Or join us in Albertson's apartment for a Brooklyn Lager.
October 20, 2003
Radio Free Iowa | 12:33 AM
"Fred and Seven are just what you need in the morning. A handful of humor (not the hard laughing kind that starts a phlegm storm). A little dash of local info. And a pitch (sic) of naughty-but-nice. Plus a short celebrity/author interview."Previous radio appearances:
Focus Rhode Island, WNRI
Sample quote: "I... uh... in order to spare your listeners my singing ablilities, I don't think I should [hum a few bars]."
The Resurrection of Buddy Cianci, Day to Day, NPR
Sample quote: "It's more interesting than, even, I think, you could possibly fit into a musical, or book."
Sample quote: "If they knock one of the fugitives down, they are not eligible to win the money."
Post-Show Update: [9:45am] Full roundup over at Book of Ages.com
October 17, 2003
Finally: The Recognition I Deserve | 01:18 PM
After all these years in the Shadow of Weinstein, it takes the Dublin Evening Herald to finally recogize the true brains behind Tiny Ninja Theater.
Also heartwarming: her assumption that I can hear a phone ringing from almost 3,500 miles away.
August 10, 2003
Now that I'm Grandma | 11:06 AM
Grandma comments on the most recent Times article.
"Well, now I'm the famous grandmother of the famous grandson."
August 05, 2003
I guess it was inevitable | 11:51 AM
Though I'm surprised that Rush & Malloy decided to highlight my prison fun, and not my numerous, torrid affairs with supermodels. Strange.
July 25, 2003
Oregon Gets in on the Act | 12:37 AM
Not to be outdone by the smallest state in the union, Oregon has put me on the front page of their living section.
Unless my count is off, this means I have now been in the newspaper in 3 different states. Only 47 to go.
UPDATE: Make that 4 different states. I had forgotten about South Carolina.
30! [The Oregonian]
June 30, 2003
The Early Years: Press | 01:22 PM
At the tender of age of thirteen, my remarkable acting talent was already gracing the stages of one of the outer boroughs.
And, as always, the forth estate was there. The press photo for To Kill A Mockingbird, in this clipping from a local newspaper, hints at the passionate depths of my performance. In this one moment, captured forever only on paper, I am able to convey so many things standing, looking, wearing overalls that one cannot help but wish that one could travel back through time, if only to watch a few moments of my remarkable portrayal of "Jem" live.
I received, of course, a rave review:
June 25, 2003
Item of Interest #6 | 05:09 PM
I make a cameo, alongside Harry Connick Jr., in "Philllipe and Jorge's Cool Cool World", which (if I remember correctly) was for a newspaper column a fairly tasty sandwich.
June 02, 2003
Another County Heard From | 12:35 AM
God, can I visit a city without getting press? A brief stop in Providence for a chat with the FBI (indictments pending) and lo and behold, three days later, I make the papers. The price of fame is paid in blood and ink. Also in pudding. Sadly, such has been the case from the very moment of my birth.
In the more recent article, the author describes me as "a brainy guy with chest-length hair and gold rings in each earlobe." One supposes it could have been worse: he could have pegged me as "a chesty guy with ear-length brains and gold hairy ringlobes."
Cianci Saga Goes from Page to Stage [Providence Journal]
May 22, 2003
Tina Brown Revealed | 11:32 AM
A minimal amount of research reveals her website, TinaBrown.net. Tina, it seems, is a 25-year-old cellist/web designer who lives in Burbank, CA. She notes:
"My main focus these days is getting a job. I have worked hard getting here and I am trying to find a good place to start and enter the entertainment industry."Now, this Tina seems like a nice woman: decent, churchgoing she ends posts on her blog with the cheerful signoff "Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!" Frankly, I'm somewhat perplexed that she would write a snarky article in which she equates me with Jayson Blair.
May 18, 2003
Now That I'm Famous: Press | 07:53 PM
Almost six months of being famous, and the New York Times only now gets around to writing about me? Scandalous. And they think they can make it up to me by featuring me in two articles at once? I think not, Grey Lady. I think not.
May 15, 2003
Behind the news | 04:02 PM
For those of you wondering what I am so studiously typing in tonight's "Buddy" segment on Eyewitness News Providence (Fox 64, WNAC @ 10pm or CBS 12, WPRI @ 11pm), here's a peek at the actual unedited text created during the filming:
Fake Channel12 News Writing
April 14, 2003
The Best Of Gawker | 12:02 PM
Congratulations to Gawker, which celebrates its four-month anniversary this week. Since December, Elizabeth and Nick have obsessively brought us everything we ever needed to know about things we never needed to know anything about. From the incessant Tina Brown coverage to the "no J-Lo" policy (a custom more honored in the breach than in the observance), Gawker is, by my accounts, a winner.
April 13, 2003
Now That I'm Famous: The Press | 11:19 PM
For those of you who didn't feel like downloading the PDF, my profile in Dramatics Magazine in which I make such insightful observations as "You need to have a couple of people to step in if an actor is injured during a show" is now online.
December 17, 2002
The Early Years: Press | 02:40 PM
A sharp-eyed Daily News photog catches me off-guard at the tender age of 17 months in a contemplative mood and a fashionable shirt. What brilliance was I in the process of creating? Sadly, lost in the sands of time.
December 15, 2002
The Early Years: Press | 12:09 AM
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