Friday, June 11, 2010

video blog June 11, 2010 - playing for Fields, actualities, early pioneers

Here's the June 11th video blog in which I discuss playing for a Fields silent, as well as for two programs of early films at MoMA and how it went in comparison to the performances of the same show last fall.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

guest on WNYU FM's "Citywide" with Lucas Green

I was a guest on the "Citywide" radio program on WNYU (89.1 FM and on tonight. Well, actually we pre-recorded the half-hour show last week. The show is hosted by Lucas Green, currently an NYU student who I met in March when I played and spoke at Prof. Antonia Lant's silent cinema class there. Lucas hosts this show, and wanted to have me on the program.

You can listen to the entire 30 min show here:


Tuesday, June 08, 2010

on the Leonard Lopate show, with Harriet Fields

I was a guest on the Leonard Lopate show today, along with Harriet Fields (W.C. Fields' granddaughter). Listen to the segment, below, embedded here from the WNYC/Lopate website.

videoblog: W.C. Fields, the Lumiere bros., et al

Here is my latest videoblog, (hopefully) the first in a series of near-daily blog postings I'm hoping to do this month, since I'll be accompanying one or two shows every day. I discuss preparing for a show of W.C. Fields in So's Your Old Man (1926) at the Library for the Performing Arts (6/8), and for a show of 1890s actualities at MoMA (6/9).