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Tue, May. 19th, 2009 07:33 am
Pushing culture

Having spent the first half of my American May being an art person, I now shift gears and become a rock person. Well, a cabaret person, at least, performing four three-hour-plus Momuthon concerts structured as comprehensive career retrospectives, with a bunch of rarely-or-never-performed songs (and hits!) from each of the three decades I've been working in music.



The first Momuthon happens tonight at The Middle East Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge, Boston 02139, and starts at 9pm sharp. There's no support, but I'll be accompanied onstage by Aki Sasamoto, who'll be dressed in the kabuki stagehand costume I wore during our recent art show. More details here. The New York show happens a week from today.



Here's a picture of me with a celebrity, yesterday -- Ezra Koenig, a young man whose debut album, released last year, sold 900,000 copies around the world (he's the singer in Vampire Weekend).

Ezra took me to a great vegetarian Indian restaurant on Lexington Avenue called Saravana Bhavan and we had a jolly interesting chat. Which brings me to Celebrity + Chef: "benefit dinners with delicious food and interesting companions". At 7pm this Friday, May 22nd, I (no, not fresh-faced and charming Ezra) am the "celebrity guest" at a regular benefit dinner for an organisation called Culture Push.

For a donation of $88 (more if you wish) you get to take your place around a table of nine people at a spacious loft on Broome Street, SoHo, and eat food cooked by Aki Sasamoto while I amuse you with my Wildean wit. The money doesn't go to me, it's to raise funds for Culture Push, a cultural organisation run by Aki Sasamoto and a few others. It's "a mini fund-raising campaign, while pursuing the Culture Push mission of connecting creative minds out in the world" and will appeal to those who enjoy "intellectual exchange, amplified by convivial company and solid cuisine."

Amazingly enough, five out of the nine places round the table are already filled, but if you're in New York on Friday, have $88 to spare, and fancy coming to dinner with (ahem!) a "celebrity", drop Culture Push a line.

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lana_sv
lana_sv
lana_sv
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)

welcome !


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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)

You should've went to Curry in a Hurry.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)

i could really go for that dosa right about now


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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Jeans now ?

i thought you said you would NEVER wore jeans again


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Jeans now ?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)

You really know you're a celeb when people become clones of you!



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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)

(By the way, Adonis Du Licht is a Dram King; a woman dressed as a man.)


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)

Dram Kings Mischa and Aki:



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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)

She's good at it. How does the stubbly beard work?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)

It's some sort of milky fluid, brushed on.


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microworlds
microworlds
Sparkachu Maelworth
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)

THANKS FOR POSTING THIS WITHOUT CREDITING ME FOR LINKING IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK OR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGING IT TO ME, JEANSMAN


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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)

Why are you wearing baby Spice clothes, you're nearly 50 for goodness sake. I'm not getting on the bus with you like that.


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magick_temple
magick_temple
magick_temple
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)

So any plans to bring the Momuthon back to the EU with you... Spain would be a good start ;)


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petit_paradis
petit_paradis
erik
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)

what has ezra got on his plate???

in the first pic ezra looks like slightly between genders too. girly cheeks. good eye for background decor there too.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)

Yes, I must know too.. what is that thing?


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dosa


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tropigalia
tropigalia
Dewy-Eyed Disney Bride
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)

i'm jealous of the both of you! is he a fan of yours?


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bonniemac
Bonnie MacAllister
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)

We will see you in Philly.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
momuhon

please bring the momuthon to glasgow.it would be a dream to hear mother in law from ultracomformist (your best of the mid period).
88 dollars is a snip.
did you not slag vampire weekend a year back.are you a ligger .?
good band momus but not your type surly?
would you trade popular for populist?
would you crawl from the margins?
would you renounce your art for the yankee dollar.
where dose integrity stop and incompleteness start?


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xaotica
xaotica
:: regarder of the cries of the world ::
Thu, May. 21st, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Re: momuhon


geez, i'm kinda surprised imomus leaves anonymous comments enabled when he seems to get a lot of unnecessarily mean replies


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, May. 21st, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
Re: momuhon

Every comment is "right", but it's just a partial truth. I think if you excluded the negative angles it would start to turn into a vanity project. I prefer a bit of the old lunar caustic in there.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)

erm.. why are you wearing blue jeans? are you trying to let me down or something?
eDwin ;)


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)

geez , Momus tuck in your hairs !

Alex P.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)

Don't pose with cherubic 20somethings. It makes you look so old and haggard.


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(Anonymous)
Thu, May. 21st, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
dont pose

gwa and boil yer head,he looks amazing for his age easily ten years younger.what a nasty unnecessary comment.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, May. 20th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)

Goneril, with a white beard


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veggiecircles
veggiecircles
Veggie Circles
Thu, May. 21st, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)


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fishmonkeytrip
fishmonkeytrip
fishmonkeytrip
Sat, May. 23rd, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)

Ezra looks like a hot lesbian.

Something girly-arousing about you too ...

That 'I'm sooooo vulnerable right now (filled to bursting with juicy yum yum) you really could just take me' vibe.


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oldermusiclover
oldermusiclover
Sun, May. 24th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj58f23vIm8- hairstyle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDeVKzDYHDs little apples
both from Tuesday
I really wish I had got the first couple or Bishonen but you cant get everything. I hope you approve.


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