The Outs | State of the Union

I know that I’ve been on the outs lately,  but I’ve been busy. With moving to a new place, working at a new place, hanging with friends, family and to be honest,.. I’ve been lazy about sharing online. Anyways,  I recently discovered this well done web-series called “The Outs“. The writing, production and the acting is so T!

Here is the first episode. Enjoy!

The Outs: State of the Union from The Outs on Vimeo.

Update:​ since we hit $20,000 on our Kickstarter campaign, we’ll be making a special seventh episode: The Outs Chanukah Special!

All six episodes of the show have been crowd-funded through two successful Kickstarter campaigns (here and here) – this means that regular humans saw the show and liked it enough to help us make more of it! If you’d like to contribute to the show but you missed our campaigns, no problem: click here! (And thanks!)

The Outs is written, produced, and edited in Brooklyn, NY.

The Outs relies as much as possible on local businesses and almost entirely on local artists: we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with excellent musicians Beauty Feast, Akudama, Strange Shapes, Ava Luna, Richard Vagnino, Spencerworld and Chris Rubeo – and the list is growing.

The Outs is always looking for talented folks to help make the show happen – e-mail watchtheouts@gmail.com if you’d like to join us on set, recommend a band, offer feedback, or talk about the future of the project.

Click here for information about our cast and crew.

For information on the music used in the show, check here.

The best way to keep up with the show is by following us on Facebook.


P.S. A special thank you to all who have continued to keep me in your thoughts and have been connecting with me over my online/podcast/blogging hiatus and procrastination (: Also, Thumbs up for Obama’s re-election :)

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Flickr Fridays | Выставка Полароид Нью-Йорк (Exhibition Of Polaroid)

, originally uploaded by kargaltsev.

Фотограф и режиссер, выпускник ВГИКа, лауреат многочисленных национальных и международных кинофестивалей, стипендиат Нью-Йоркской киноакадемии Александр Каргальцев. Выставка Полароид Нью-Йорк. Работами этого уникального художника по праву гордится музей Гуггенхайма. Выставка Поларойд Нью-Йорк уникальна вдвойне, так как оригинальные кассеты рухнувшей империи уходят в прошлое на наших глазах, проект посвященный крупнейшему мегаполису – последний вздох эстетики Полароида. ~ Sasha Kargaltsev

According to my MacBook Pro’s translator (Russian to English) widget:

Photographer and director, the graduate of the VGIK, the laureate of multiple national and international film festivals, the grant-aided student of New York film academy Alexander Kargaltsev. Exhibition Of Polaroid. Of the work of this unique artist rightfully is proud the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibition of polaroid, since the original cassettes of the collapsed empire depart to the past before our eyes, project dedicated to the largest megapolis – the last sigh of the aesthetics of polaroid ~ Sasha Kargaltsev

Flickr Fridays | “Angels in America”



"Angels in America", originally uploaded by kargaltsev.

Uploaded by kargaltsev on 31 Jul 10, 3.22AM EDT.

Flickr Fridays | Chakra Cabaret

Chakra Cabaret at New York’s Le Petit Versailles Community Garden.

Chakra Cabaret, originally uploaded by FlickrSi.

“A Celebration of Spirituality, Queerness, and Revolutionary Consciousness

“Hosted by musical metaphysicist Dingles and the eminent Tranimals Alaska Thunderfuck and Bizzy, with guest performers PeeWee Nyob, Davi Cohen, Liam Barnes, and Rommie Ampil, Chakra Cabaret pays homage and contributes to the radical queer arts community, continuing expressions of honesty and vulnerability that are often laid under labels of “Art,” “sexual freedom,” and other ideological, aesthetic, and social stances that mask and add layers of disconnection and posturing between our clans and tribes.”

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Queer expression is evolving. In the 21st century, it seems to become more important that we consider how we identify and what our attachments are in ourselves and to others, familiar and stranger alike. Queer spirituality—a self-collected and individual collections and experiences of myths, symbols, and adoptions of the world’s many spiritual-metaphysical-philosophical traditions for creative expression over many millennia and many cultural paths—is another equally important theme. Individual and communal experiences that bond sisters and brothers in this time of paradigm shifts of many dimensions and worldly uncertainties, we believe, are vitally important.

This performance, hosted by musical metaphysicist Dingles and to the eminent Tranimals Alaska Thunderfuck and Bizzy, pays homage and contributes to the radical queer arts community, continuing expressions of honesty and vulnerability that are often laid under labels of “Art,” “sexual freedom,” and other ideological, aesthetic, and social stances that mask and add layers of disconnection and posturing between our clans and tribes. While “Performativity,” “Camp,” and other importantly queer manners of social interaction should be prized as traditions that have made powerful contributions to queers and others beyond our community, it is important that we regularly allow ourselves to become vulnerable, laugh lovingly at our foibles and fuck-ups, and cultivate bonds that last in times of hardship, and offer the needed support that will allow us to flourish through many difficult changes in how we will best related to one another.

The seven chakras act as our overarching metaphor, for it covers major dimensions and rites of human and supra-human experience. These explorations are at times overtly self-critical, while the greater experience of the evening is even more overtly affirmative. With each “Color,” we utilize multiple modes of interaction between performers and audience members where all are challenged to consider how metaphors and aspects of each chakra play various roles in lives and encourage us to take hold of benevolent spiritualities as powerful tools of change.

Some of the important issues confronted in the various charkas are:

RED: Community, support, ideas of “family,” communal materialism

ORANGE: Sensual pleasure, emotions, interpersonal relationships, revenge

YELLOW: Individual confidence, power, materialism, image and body

GREEN: Vulnerability. unconditional Love, altruism, lessoning suffering

BLUE: Voice, Integrity, Personal Truths, Self-Expression, Language

VIOLET: Intellect, rationality, intuition; Mind as Control Center or Receiver?

WHITE: Embracing spirituality, integration, wisdom, Eternity, Bliss”

~ FlickrSi

Uploaded by FlickrSi on 20 Jun 10, 10.29PM EDT.

VJnetcast#247 – Pride 48 Live and Uncut

MP3 File

This track was recorded in front of live internet audience on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 for the Pride48.com marathon of 48 hours of continuous live streaming podcasters for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, q… Pride weekend. With TimCorrimal.com and TheOccasionalFag.com podcasts along with special guests…

VJnetcast.com | 347-68-VJNET [347-688-5638] | vjnetcast[at]gmail.com | A BustB!G and Live Your Dreams Production | Part of the AirStream Podcasting Network

Brian G, Tim, David b and I getting ready to stream live from the New York studio.
Click on image for more photos.

Eddie Lebron’s Mega Man – Get Equipped

The Mega Man feature length film has arrived!

“MegaMan”-Fan Film from Eddie Lebron on Vimeo.

MegaMan is a non-profit fan film. This film is for entertainment purposes only. MegaMan is the creation of Capcom Entertainment.

Written and Directed by Eddie Lebron. For more info on the director, visit: www.eddielebron.com

For more about the Mega Man film, visit: www.megamanfilm.com and http://screwattack.com/videos/Mega-Man

Eddie Lebron’s Mega Man Is Coming!

It’s a busy weekend for our friend Carl. Not only will he be performing on stage this weekend, he’ll also be at a screening of Eddie Lebron’s Mega Man film in NY. The Mega Man fan film is based on the popular Nintendo video game series. Carl plays Elec Man one of the Robot Masters.

There will be a special Mega Man feature film screening and a Q&A session with director Eddie Lebron and cast. But get there early if you want to meet Carl. He says that he’ll have to leave the screening early to work on Laughing in the Wind.

Tickets are FREE! (Please note seating available on a first-come basis.)

When: Saturday, May 8, 2010
Doors open 3:30pm
Screening beings 4:00pm
Where: The Lang Recital Hall is located in the Hunter College North Building, between Park and Lexington at 69th Street. Enter on 69th Street, and take the elevator to the 4th Floor.

Facebook Event Page:
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121054837921024

Can’t make the screening? No worries. It’ll all be online at ScrewAttack.com starting Friday, May 7th!

Click image below to view trailer

Check out the film and the director’s official websites:
www.MegaManFilm.com
www.EddieLebron.com

Kung Fu Theater: Laughing in the Wind

Remember the good ole days of Saturday morning Kung Fu Theater? Well see our loved friend, Carl Ka-Ho Li, perform in the live stage production of “Laughing in the Wind: A Cautionary Tale in Martial Arts.” Now showing for a limited time!


WHERE AND WHEN:
April 30 to May 23, 2010
Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th St.), Manhattan
Transportation: L to 14th Street/First Ave., 6 to Astor Place, N&R to Broadway/8th Street.
Th – Sat at 7:30 PM, Sun at 3:00 PM,
additional performance Wed., May 19 at 7:30 pm
$25.00; $20.00 Seniors/Students; TDF accepted.
20% discount for groups of 10 and above.

Box Office 347-574-4369;
www.theaterforthenewcity.net
or reserve by email: office@yangtze-rep-theatre.org
Running time 2 hours plus a 15 minute intermission.

From April 30 to May 23, 2010 Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America will present “Laughing in the Wind: A Cautionary Tale in Martial Arts,” based on a novel by Jin Yong, China’s most popular writer of the Martial Arts (Wuxia) genre, and arguably the most widely read author in the Chinese speaking world. The play is adapted and directed by Joanna Chan, Artistic Director of Yangtze Repertory Theatre. It exposes the tragic consequences of ruthless power struggles.

The play is a martial arts epic with a fighting/kicking ensemble of 18 actors playing 26 speaking parts. It is based on a story about friendship and love, deception and betrayal, ambition and lust for power which was originally titled “Xiao Ao Jiang Hu” when it was published in 1967, and has been variously translated as “The Smiling, Proud Wanderer” and “State of Divinity.” ~ Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America

Click HERE to read more and how to purchase tickets.

Click HERE for more Carl on VJnet

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