Monday, May 25, 2009
Gabe at Desert Island, asked me to submit something for the new free comix newspaper he is publishing, so I took an old joke I had with my friend Jon, that has never seen fruition and here we have The Lemmings. Who are a straight out inversion of the Smurfs.
Jason Robert Bell
Monday, May 18, 2009
I was poking around on the interweb last night, and came across this gem-
This is a TV pilot for a show we started on NYC public access called "Liebography" that's a parody of A&E's "Biography" and VH1's "Behind the Music". In this episode Paul Scheer, who later went on to fame on the MTV show "Human Giant", and co-host The Liebotron 2600 examine the tumultuous life of rap superstar Eminem.
This pilot was shot in my old Bushwick, Brooklyn Studio, a creation of my friends Brian and Jay, I built the fake computer and props and my cat Lucky played the part of Lady Marmalade.
In a funny 20/20 hindsight way, meeting Paul lead to all matter of other projects and people in my life.
Talking with Paul, resulted in me and my work friends Steve, Debby, and Kory performing by hairbrainded Robert Wadlow piece Automatic Vaudville in the Arsnova Theater . Which lead to us performing at the Brick Theater, where I meet my friend a future collaborators Hope and Jeff. Which lead to a number of projects at the Brick, and my magnum opus Adventures of Caveman Robot. Life is a funny thing.
-Jason Robert Bell
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I had a great meeting today with my two good friends and great creators; theatrical impresario Jeff Lewonczyk and musical maven Debby Schwartz who are working with me on a new exciting project. Which is adapting Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring into a multi-media Action Adventure theater piece with the John Cage Aria as a starting place for the musical arrangement.
We are moving slow on this project right now, all busy with other things, but it is forming, growing now, fruit on the vine that when ripe will be plucked.
The Tiger Triangle is a joke between Jeff and myself when the three of us were working on Adventures of Caveman Robot, which the power of Visual Art, Theater, and Music, coming together to create something new and maybe dangerous.