OurLand Festival, Lincoln Center, July 29th, 2012

Recently a hurricane named Joe Hurley hit my life. I was flowing along fine watching Netflix and going about my work at Theatre 80. Now sleep, Pilades, food; all things of the past. Together, Joe who’s Artistic Director of the entire festival, Mojo (Jonathan Moorehead) and myself are producing an 8 hour outdoor event taking place at Lincoln Center less than two weeks from now on July 29th.

I came on board last, and hit the ground running. This photo was taken at the home of Noel and Hanora Kilkenny, The Consul General of Ireland and his wife. They were unbelievable lovely hosts, light, fun, grace personified. Alfie McCourt, Lianne Smith, Joe Hurley, and The legendary Tami Lynn all sang songs, fantastic.

Now we just have to figure out what exactly is going to happen on three stages outside at Lincoln Center from 2pm to 10pm, and then we have to figure out how it’s all going to happen. And how to pay for it to happen. Not a problem. everything’s fine. Is it hot in here?

I’m going to sing a song which holds sentimental value for me, Molly Malone. It was taught to me by a Jew. Richard Dienst. Richard was a cop defender though, so it’s not too hard to figure out where he learned that song. I sang it full force at his memorial, and he’ll be in my heart as I sing it to thousands on the 29th.

Life. You just never know.


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