Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Storytelling Goes Electric

Storytelling went electric last night at Cornelia Street Café. Ward White plugged in his Micro Cube; Claudia Chopek lifted her violin and out came the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man,” and “Change Your Clothes,” off Ward’s terrific new CD, “Done with the Talking Cure.” Amanda Thorpe shared a tender story before strumming her guitar leading into two city songs. Michele Carlo cleverly dodged bullets and bullies in Class ~ 8BC (Behavior Control). D. Indalceio Guzman came in costume with art work and a mischievous fellow. All Adam Wade wanted was a lean quarter pound of roast beef from John the Deli guy to go with his separately bought fifty cent hero. I played indoor tackle football in friends’ furniture-cleared living rooms while trying to swindle a ticket to a New York Giants game.

Carrying on a fourteen year old tradition, storytelling is alive and well at Cornelia Street on the second Tuesday of the month.Thank you, Barbara Aliprantis, for recommending I guest curate while you are on sabbatical. Angelo Verga and Robin Hirsch, thank you, for allowing me to tryout; and thank you, Steve & Tiffany, for keeping the customers satisfied.

Thank you, Claudia, Ward, Amanda, Daniel, Michele and Adam for playing with gusto. Last night was one kick ass sandbox. I can’t wait to do it again.

Our next, “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” storytelling show is Flag Day, June 14th @ 6pm @ Cornelia Street Cafe.




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