Thin Skin Jonny

(featured photos by Adam Gardiner)

We’re doing it.  Finally.

After work-shopping and writing , and arguing and re-writing and cutting, and arguing and apologizing, and promoting editing and rehearsing, and arguing and getting all up in each others’ shit we have a show.

And we’re proud of that show.

It’s at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater at 307 West 26th Street.  Saturday, at midnight.  Tickets are five dollars.

Subject matter includes:  abortion, sweat shops, psychic vampires, Four Loko abuse, gay porn addiction, zombies, Bea Arthur, and more…

Come watch as Daniel frets about his mother, Ari claims not to be Gay (yeah right, why else would she join a Gay band??), Marcos becomes more and more obsessed with vaginas, and I pursue a dubious relationship with an underage Korean boy (not Daniel – okay, it’s Daniel).

Your honor, I swear he told me he was 17.  What am I supposed to do?

Check I.D.s??

Joining us on the electric piano is Ari Scott.

Sexy Shameless McGreedy dances and plays clarinet.

The lovely Robbie Fowler plays trumpet, and has some tricks up his sleeve.

The whole shebang is directed by miss Pam Murphy.

Be nice to see you.  We’ll go out afterward and grab a drink.

You’re not being a good stalker if you don’t go, and you’ve been promising me for a long time to stalk me a little better.

Come share this with us, and we’ll go dancing…

How’s that sound?


Make the Road Event

My band, Thin Skin Jonny was asked to play an event for a human rights organization.  This afternoon, Marcos Sanchez and I went to Flushing Meadows Park to play in a festival for Make the Road, an organization that advocates civil rights and equality measures for underprivileged and lower income New Yorkers.

Hazelbelle Olive Juice Floribraska
Marcos tunes his guitar in the performer’s tent
Make the Road New York promotes economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services.
Nearly everyone at the festival today spoke spanish.  There was Brazillian dance, bi-lingual electro funk, anti-folk and a whole bunch of food.  One of my favorite acts was what seemed to be avant guard sketch/satire comedy about a sweat shop.  They had oversized props and costumes make from cardboard.  The whole thing had a mezmorizing feel.  It reminded me of an old Punch and Judy show, with live actors – sort of.  Unfortunately they were so captivating that I forgot to snap a photo of them.
This all happened outside the Queens Museum.

It was a great day.  Marcos and I had a good show.  Everyone was super nice, and while I didn’t know what was being said a lot of the time (the show was emceed and performed mostly in Spanish and Portuguese) there was certainly an open vibe.  The other acts were extremely warm and supportive and really, really good.

Flushing Meadows Park was the site of the 1965 world’s fair and some of the structures still stand, looming over the skyline of the park.  It’s lends an impressive, wistful quality to the surroundings.

The other thing that really struck me was this huge metal globe sculpture outside the museum.  It’s situated in the middle of a massive fountain and it’s so impressive.  There are still some fallen trees around, too – from Thursdays freak tornado.  I got quite a few great shots.




New Video! Highlights from PRIDEFEST TALLAHASSEE!

Hey guys!  Here’s a montage video of Thin Skin Jonny’s show in Talllahassee.  We were asked to come down and play for PRIDEFEST, so we did!  So much fun was had.  We loved it.

Dan and Danny at FOCUS

Hey guys.  We are playing a free show tomorrow night (Wednesday April 7) in Williamsburg!  Midnight at Spike Hill, which is off the L train to Bedford ave, at Bedford and north 7th.  Hope to see you there.  Meanwhile – here’s some very old footage of an appearance we did at a show called FOCUS at the Magnet theater!  Enjoy!

DOUBT at Waltz Astoria!!!

Hey everyone!  Here’s a rough-cut of DOUBT at the Waltz Astoria.  Jon and Marcos sound great, right?

Come see us at the SPANK loft party this Friday at 10 pm!!!

Episode 4 – Folk Trio Time!!

Jon Norman and John-Flor (Foxfur) stop by PIEFOLK!  The guys help me with a rough draft of a song I am working on.

What do you guys think?  Keeper?

Jon Norman is a musician and an accomplished young actor.  He is currently singing with the band Thin Skin Jonny.  He is also working on an adaptation of Mother Courage which opens soon at the Connelly Theater.

John-Flor is a Brooklyn folk superstar.  Yes, ladies – he’s single.  He plays with the band Foxfur.  If you drink coffee, he will crush you.

Me, I’m just a guy who likes pie and folk.

Join the revolution!