'Company' in Thirty Days Feature Film
Volume 3, Issue 9 - November 11, 1999
Newsletter November 11, 1999
Well, the Earth’s still spinning, the Milkyway’s still spiraling, the
Universe is still expanding ( And so am I, come to think of it. Gotta start running
again.) Basically, life’s pretty much the same except for a slight measure of
trepidation concerning a pending Y2K.
I’m not too worried because I know that in a worse case scenario,
there’s enough of our dog Lylah to feed the whole family until 2001. O.K. I was
just kidding. Now I’m gonna have to answer irate email from all your pets.
So, anyway, I’ve booked a handful of gigs for December in the New York
area so let me tell you where and when they are.
Please note that in addition to handful of regular solo concerts for
grownups I’ll be doing my annual Chanukah Show for Kids on Sunday Dec. 5th 3:00pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, NY. The Chanukah Show is
a kids show and I won’t be doing any of my regular grownup songs. All the
other gigs listed will be grownup gigs.
One other thing, I’d been reading the last year or so about a recent
phenomenon known as House Concerts where musicians tour people’s living
rooms and I’ve been curious about doing one myself. So, I decided to
book one at the invitation of Bruce Benson at his home in NJ. This will be an
intimate concert at a private residence with very limited seating (40).
For reservations call Bruce at 973-451-1072. Tickets to all the other gigs
can be ordered online or by mail via the website at http://deanfriedman.com.
12/5/99 Dean's CHANUKAH CONCERT FOR KIDS Sunday 3:00pm
featuring Larry the Latke & Rabbi Schlamazzel
Paramount Theater 1008 Brown St. Peekskill, NY
All the rest of these dates are regular grownup Dean Friedman solo gigs…
12/11/99 West End Gate Café - Saturday 9:00pm
2911 Broadway New York, NY (between 113 and 114th St. on the west side
of Broadway - a few blocks south of Columbia University.)
12/17/99 One Station Plaza - Friday 9:00pm - 38 N.Division St.
12/18/99 Living Room Concert - Saturday 8:00pm (House Concert/private
residence/limited seats - must reserve by phone only: 973-451-1072)
12/19/99 The Turning Point - Sunday 7:00pm - 468 Piermont Ave.
Piermont, NY (Just south of the Tappanzee Bridge)
Most of these venues are small so you’re advised to order tickets early.
Except for the Living Room Concert (which can only be booked by phone),
tickets to all shows can be ordered online via the website at http://deanfriedman.com. You can also find directions to each venue in the TICKET ORDER section.
To my good buddies across the pond, not to mention all those other 48
states, sorry I won’t be making it to your neighborhood this time around, but
I’ll definitely be doing some kind of UK tour in 2000 and I’m always trying
to find a way to do some Midwest and westcoast gigs. I promise to keep you
posted with any developments.
So, let’s see, what else can I tell you?… Hmmm… Oh, yeah, I’ve been
teaching myself the Macromedia FLASH web animation software. It’s a neat
package for doing cool website animations. I plan on posting some of my
early efforts onto the site in a week or so, so stay tuned.
And what else? Oh, well this is kinda neat. I got a call a few weeks
back from my old friend Stuffy Shmitt. Stuffy, you may recall, co-wrote the song
‘Company’ with me. I met Stuffy years ago in the Village when we were
both hanging out doing showcases at the Other End. Anyway, Stuffy starts
telling me this story about how he was visiting a friend’s recording studio in
NY while they were adding a soundtrack to a new independent feature film. The
producer turned to Stuffy and said, ‘Hey, Stuff, what about that song you
wrote with Dean?’
So, Stuffy went into the studio and recorded his version of Company and
lo’ and behold (I don’t get to say lo’ and behold that often, so when the
rare occasion arises I make sure to grab it.) So, lo’ and behold, last month
this new indy film entitled Thirty Days premiered at the Toronto Independent Film
Festival containing Stuffy’s new version of ‘Company’. I don’t know if
they have a distributor yet, but if and when they do I’ll let you know when
it’s slated for release.
This kind of strange stuff keeps happening so I’ve sort of come to expect it at
Meanwhile, everybody’s doing fine so I can’t complain too much. I mean,
I could, but it wouldn’t have much affect, so what’s the point.
Everybody take care of yourselves. Drop me a line. Or drop by the Chat
Room if you’re feeling bored and post a message.
Speak to you soon. See you at the gigs. And drive safely.
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