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Evil Prince Ludwig this Friday!

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Just goes to show you the kind of week I’m having – I haven’t even properly promoted my gig with EVIL PRINCE LUDWIG THE INDESTRUCTIBLE! at The Bitter End tomorrow night, which also features Mike on guitar and vocals!   That’s right, folks: two lame bloggers, one low price!

Late notice, I know, but if you’re interested, we’ll be playing at the aforementioned club at around 10 PM.  Cover charge is $8.  All details can be found on the performance page.



Monday, March 12th, 2007

I know what you’re thinking: this guy actually does something outside of writing posts about lame music?  It’s a fair question.  Well, this month I intend to prove it with a fantastic new show. 

It’s a one-act play called Postcards From A Dead Dog.  I don’t want to give away too many details about it, but I’ll tell you that it’s a fantastic, funny story about a mother and her son, and their attempts to connect with each other throughout their complicated relationship. (That’s a really oversimplified plot summary, which is why I usually don’t give details.) 

The important thing is that I’m working with an unbelievably gifted team: our director, Troy Miller, and actress Jackie Sydney, who is playing my mother.  We’re all working as members of Emerging Artists Theatre Company.  I’ve been a member of EAT for four years, and it’s been incredibly fulfilling, both creatively and personally.

Run by Artistic Director Paul Adams and an extremely talented staff, EAT is a company devoted to playwright development, and most shows performed have not been featured on a New York stage before.  (See the website if you’re interested in more information.)  Postcards From A Dead Dog is part of EAT’s biannual EATFEST, a collection of one-act plays performing in repertory.

If you’ve made it this far, thanks a lot; I appreciate it.  If you’re anywhere in the NY area and are looking for a great night of theatre, featuring plays you definitely haven’t seen before, please consider spending 90 minutes with us.  And please stick around after the show; I’d love to meet you if I haven’t already.  It opens tomorrow, March 13!



By F.J. Hartland
Directed by Troy Miller
With Jason Hare and Jacqueline Sydney


March 13 – April 1:  Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

Theatre 5
311 W. 43rd St  (between 8th and 9th ave)
5th Floor (elevator building!)
Between 8th and 9th Avenue
Paid parking is available on 43rd between 8th and 9th, as well as nearby blocks.  Only a block or so away from 1,2,3,7,A,C,E,N&R trains.

Tickets are $18
Cash, check, or credit card at door, TDF Vouchers accepted
For reservations: 212-247-2429 and reserve for SERIES A

(If you’d like to buy tickets online, you may do so here – however, there’s a $3/ticket service fee.  My recommendation is to call to make a reservation, then just pay at the door.)

All this information, by the way, is also available on the Performance page.  Thanks again!

Acoustic ’80s update!

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Thanks so much to everybody who came out to see us rock our Acoustic ’80s evening at Waltz in Astoria on Saturday night!  The show was attended by 58 people, which I believe is a new record for Waltz (the venue only seats about 35).  People were standing, sitting on the floor, and singing along to every note.  Mike and I had a blast and we hope you did too.

I want to especially thank readers Velma and Scraps, who totally surprised the hell out of me by showing up!  I saw them come in, and Mike said hi to Velma, so I assumed she was a friend of his from the park in the city where he often plays.  (Turns out she is.)  So imagine my surprise when Velma walked up to me and handed me her Hall & Oates Anthology music book!  Thanks, you two, for being so supportive, and for coming to Queens all the way from Brooklyn via subway, which is no short trek.  You guys rock.  I can guarantee you we’ll be doing a H&O song at the next one!

In one of my more intelligent moves, I handed Jess a camera with no memory card, so we’ll have to hope that our friend Michele will pass off some of her pictures for posting here.  We also have video and audio, so we’ll try to put that up at some point.

We hope to do another one of these gigs soon, hopefully in the city, so if you know of any venues where you’d like to see us play (especially if you know the bookers!), please let us know.

Thanks again, everyone, for the support!

Totally Rocking The ’80s!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I know that most of you read the Chart Attack! postings with a sense of relief – relief that you no longer have to endure many of these songs on the radio.

I’m a bit different.  Because I was young, highly impressionable, and addicted to radio in the ’80s, I love this stuff.  Even the awful songs, to an extent.  They’re guilty pleasures.

And that’s why you totally need to come see Mike and I rock the shit out of ’80s songs, acoustic-duo style, this Saturday at Waltz.

You can find all information on the show on my performance page.

First one to guess what ’80s album cover is represented on this invite gets in free!  (This should be an easy one for you guys.)

Evil Prince Ludwig!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

EVIL PRINCE LUDWIG THE INDESTRUCTIBLE! rocked a packed house at The Bitter End on Friday night!  Thanks to everybody who showed up.

Full photo album can be found here, and the archived info is up in the performance section.  Here are a few of my favorite shots!