#TOWNHALLDAY

This month I started a three-month artist residency at Seattle’s Town Hall along with scholar-in-residence David Mitsuo Nixon.

From the first time I performed a spoken word piece before a book reading at Town Hall like 12 years ago, I’ve always loved the building’s architecture and atmosphere. Especially the main room, which used to be a Christian Science church. There’s a north-facing atrium with 3-story high ceilings and daylight so soft you can lay your head on it.

In addition to attending and hosting events in this historic space, I get a key to the building so I can do things like write in complete silence after hours, take ill photos, and record vocals with incredible acoustic textures in the main room without using that “large hall reverb” plug-in. While I will be working on my own individual art during my stay, the Town Hall folks were cool with allowing me to integrate all my current collaborative projects (Blue Scholars, Rappers W/ Cameras, The Bar) into the residency, which concludes with a conclusionary presentation of my work on April 28

I would like to invite the whole city of Seattle to join me at the following events at Town Hall:

February 28: Paul Muldoon: Poems That Double As Rock Lyrics (attending)
March 1: Youth Speaks Grand Slam (hosting)
March 5: Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman: The Science of Competition (attending)
March 21: Rappers w/ Cameras At Town Hall (hosting)
April 28: Conclusionary event (hosting/performance)

Visit the Town Hall Seattle website and the Town Hall Seattle; Artist/Scholar-In-Residence Facebook Page for more info and a complete schedule of dope events you should check out.

bluescholars:

THE TOWN ALL DAY TOUR HITS YOUR TOWN NOV/DEC 2012. TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14. GO TO BLUESCHOLARS.COM OR CLICK PHOTO FOR MORE INFO

Fatal Lucciauno “Big Bro” video dir. Altrac Productions

Photo by Charles Mudede, whom I ran into the other day, whom I also took a photo of, and who posted this photo at The Stranger music blog, while the homie Wakx took a photo of us from afar as he waited for the 36, which all happened fortuitously at Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge, the best bridge in all of Seattle.

Photo by Charles Mudede, whom I ran into the other day, whom I also took a photo of, and who posted this photo at The Stranger music blog, while the homie Wakx took a photo of us from afar as he waited for the 36, which all happened fortuitously at Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge, the best bridge in all of Seattle.

Slick, Kareem, Donnie

photo by Bob Peterson

Seattle, 1976

La feat. Prometheus Brown & Bambu “Diamonds” - cop the whole SEALAB 2012 album here

Rappers W/ Cameras @ last week’s Artwalk, by Detooz Films. s/o to Gfunkology.

thignat:

My City’s Filthy! peep my very eloquent cameo in this video.

(via:fuckyeahmacklemore)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “My city’s filthy! SEATTLE” promo video starring a bunch of townfolk, shot by Dan Torok (M.A.D. NW).