this month qualifies as crazy.
Saturday March 7th, I’m DJing a party in Caracas, Venezuela.
Thursday March 12th, I’ll be speaking @ the Strand alongside Jedediah Purdy and Mark Greif – this is Jed’s evening, as he’s just published his 3rd (!!) book, A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom. They say: “Purdy will discuss his new book, along with politics, culture and the age of Obama with n+1 editor Mark Grief and DJ /rupture.”
Friday March 13, you can catch me DJing @ Tormenta Tropical in Los Angeles, an amazing club night which the Bersa Discos gang and I will take to San Francisco on March 14th. Bring dancing shoes.
Then it’s back to the east coast as my band Nettle will be in residency at Brandeis from March 19-21, culminating with a public concert on Saturday. In a small triumph — Abdelhak & Khalid were granted visas and Brandeis raised funds after having seen them slashed!! We’ll be a quintet, with Brent Arnold joining us on cello and Grey Filastine on percussion. Artist Daniel Perlin will join in with his live video projections. I love possee creativity. Plus – it’ll be half the band’s 1st time in America – very exciting! If you see Judy or W&W, hug them.
On Thursday March 26th Andy Moor & I will perform together in Mexico City, providing a live soundtrack to the debut of a Jem Cohen film which he shot on 16mm in D.F. this January. (it’s beautiful). The event forms part of a Jem Cohen retrospective. (NYCers can check Jem’s solo show @ Roger Miller gallery, opening on March 19th.)
Cumbia fans take note – El Hijo de la Cumbia will be on tour in Mexico at the same time, and we may do an additional event in D.F.
from Mexico it’s straight to Los Angeles for five days of Postopolis 2.
I’m sure there’s stuff I’m forgetting… See you there! You can remind me of what I’ve forgotten.