Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DON'T JUDGE ME BY MY WEBSITE! It is about to have a fab facelift!

Remember the old saying about the shoemaker's kids? The ones with very chilly tootsies 'cos they have no shoes? Well, dear clients, friends and family, I'm afraid my site is suffering from that syndrome. I have been so busy writing other people's sites, bios and articles that my own internet presence could do with a polish that it will get very soon. Watch this space.

Just so you know what's happening Chez Vivien:

I am teaching my Classic Punk & Beyond course at NYU's Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music for the third time later this year.

There's a lot of interest in "Afrobeat Art," the book I am developing with "Fela's Artist" LEMI GHARIOKWU. Thanks to Ammo Talwar at Punch Records in Birmingham for all the faith and support.

MESSAGES OF HOPE, a track I co-wrote with my bred'ren in kinky combo Grasshopper, (the golden-voiced ANDY CAINE and producer ALEX MARSH,) was recently selected for the UK Street Beatz compilation. And of course, the songs like "Is It Love" that I co-wrote with Adriana Kaegi's TAG project, have been seriously acclaimed by the electro crowd.

We are about to send out the package for I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby, the musical I have co-written with August Darnell of Kid Creole & the Coconuts. Our director is the fabulous JAY SCHEIB -- yes, the hunky, funky feller who was just named one of the 25 people most likely to change the face of American Theatre by American Theatre magazine. He has plays coming up at the Kitchen in Manhattan and later this year, at BAM's New Wave Festival. We are lucky to have GREG GUNTER as our Dramaturg. He helped develop many of the Disney musicals that have become an institution, such as The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, as well as having helped shape up the original Rent.

There's plenty more, too but I will save those goodies for later.

Send me a message and I will be sure to tell you when this site is re-vamped.

We'll Keep Holding On.