SAN FRAN events October 2010
We hope to see you soon. Please spread the word on our upcoming San Fran events in October

Thank you,
Gerry Fialka & Suzy Williams
pfsuzy@aol.com
310-306-7330
http://www.laughtears.com/

Oct 2- SUZY WILLIAMS & BRAD KAY play live jazz & blues on SAT, Oct 2 from 10pm-11:30 at Fellini Restaurant, 1401 University Ave (& Acton), Berkeley, CA 94702, 510-841-5200, $10 admission, free parkinghttp://www.fellinirestaurant.net/contact.html Join us for the return to Berkeley of SUZY WILLIAMS, who began her career here in the early 70's at The Starry Plough Pub singing on tables and passing her coffeepot for tips. From this local Irish Pub to Carnegie Hall, Williams has grown to be one of the best interpreters of Bessie Smith, receiving high praise from Eubie Blake to Chris Albertson (Bessie Smith's biographer) to many seminal blues & jazz critics. http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37211 

Oct 3- THE LIT SHOW starring Suzy Williams & Brad Kay - (Produced by Fialka) Sunday Oct 3 at 8:00pm, $10 at Oddball Films & Video http://www.oddballfilm.com/ 275 Capp St, San Fran CA 94110, 415-558-8112, rsvp info@oddballfilm.com Co-sponsor: LITQUAKE http://litquake.org/ 30 minute sneak preview of The LIT SHOW will be featured at LitQuake's opening party on Oct 1, http://litquake.org/events/dawn-of-the-read-opening
 Celebration of song and literature - LA's Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS & Brad Kay perform songs based on words by Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more. Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram. You've read the book, now hear the song. With rare film clips at 8:00, live music performance at 8:30pm. 

Oct 21 - Thurs: Beckett, Burroughs and Experimental Film at 8pm (730 pm pot-luck), free admission at New Nothing, 16 Sherman St (off Folsom between 6th & 7th), San Fran CA 94103, phone 310-306-7330. Media archaeologists Gerry Fialka and Will Erokan host this interactive multi-media event interconnecting Beckett's theater and Burroughs's written cutups with Soviet Montage theory, Finnegans Wake, the Hegelian dialectic, McLuhan's Menippean satire, thesis+antithesis=synthesis, hip hop and more. Llive musical accompaniment by V. Vale & Rock Ross. Probe Samuel Beckett's mock-tragic heroes, their revelations of human destiny, and the poetic interconnections with McLuhan, James Joyce and Edgar Allen Poe's reasoning backwards, or "effects precede causes." Includes live readings and rare film clips. Why do the possible? "The confusion is not my invention...It is all around us and our only chance is to let it in. The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess." -Samuel Beckett. Explore McLuhan's legendary review of NAKED LUNCH in The Nation magazine, Ornette Coleman's Harmolodics (he blew the sax solos in Cronenberg's film version), DJ Spooky, non-linear writing, Jean Genet, Terry Southern, cut-up collages, the writer as editor, "the algebra of need," and the Symbolists.  This vibrant interactive workshop is a kind of social engineer's report on the terrain hazards and mandatory processes of the new electric environment. "Fialka's workshops are in depth communication of something extremely elusive - the history of the unimaginable - and his lively interpretation renders it useful." - William Farley, Award-winning filmmaker. http://www.laughtears.com/workshops3.html

OCT 23- PXL THIS 19, http://www.laughtears.com/PXL-THIS-19.htmlthe 19th annual toy camera film festival, screens Sat, Oct 23 at 8:30pm at Other Cinema, 992 Valencia St (& 21st), San Fran CA 94110, 415-648-0654, admission $6 http://www.othercinema.com/and http://pxlthis.ning.com 

OCT 22- ODDBALL FILM is proud to host MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) - Friday Oct 22 at 8:30pm, $10 -  The public is invited to this engaging JOHN LAW interview by Gerry Fialka. MESS is modern thinkers addressing the metaphysics of their callings and the nitty-gritty of their crafts. http://www.oddballfilm.com/ 275 Capp St, San Fran CA 94110, 415-558-8112, rsvp info@oddballfilm.com  JOHN LAW is an American trouble maker, culture-jammer, and an original member and primary organizer of the Cacophony Society as well as The San Francisco Suicide Club. He has been accused of being an artist. Law is also co-founder of the Burning Man Festival (AKA Black Rock City). Instrumental in creating "Urban Exploration" adventures in the 70's and 80's, he continues to sneak into places he probably shouldn't. Law is from San Francisco, California. He is proud to claim affiliation with singular organizations such as Survival Research Labs, Dark Passage, Laughing Squid, The Cacophony Society, PeopleHater, Seemen, Circus Redickuless, S.F. Cyclecide, and The Madagascar Institute to name a few. For image- JOHN@LAUGHINGSQUID.COM More info- http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html

MORE DETAILS- FULL VERSIONS OF PRESS RELEASES :

THE LIT SHOW starring Suzy Williams & Brad Kay - Sunday Oct 3 at 8:00pm, $10 at Oddball Films & Video http://www.oddballfilm.com/ 275 Capp St, San Fran CA 94110, 415-558-8112, rsvp info@oddballfilm.com Co-sponsor: LITQUAKE http://litquake.org/

Read "All About Jazz" rave of SUZY & see her videos http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37211 and http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=20343

30 minute sneak preview of The LIT SHOW will be featured at LitQuake's opening party on Oct 1, http://litquake.org/events/dawn-of-the-read-opening 

THE LIT SHOW is a celebration of song and literature starring LA's Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS & Brad Kay, who perform songs based on words by Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more.

Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram. You've read the book, now hear the song. With rare film clips at 8:00, live music performance at 8:30pm

Check these two LIT SHOW press links- http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-6352-Santa-Monica-City-Buzz-Examiner~y2010m6d29-The-LIT-Show-at-Beyond-Baroque

and LA WEEKLY pick of the week: http://www.laweekly.com/events/suzy-williams-957694/ 

Press ready still (300 dpi HiRes) by TIM ROLLER
http://www.muralista.org/suzy/hr/by_tim_roper_hr.jpg and more at http://www.laughtears.com/

"Suzy's voice is vibrant and lusty...great gusto and bold emotion." - Nat Hentoff.

"Williams' energy must be seen to be believed...a natural performer." - Robert Palmer, New York Times.

Please watch COVER ME, a new original song from SUZY's new CD "Enjoy the Ride"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEcUNc8hu8w  and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwKFe6F6CUI
New Suzy & Brad LSB video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU1odnQjozk 
Suzy on NPR http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2010/09/04/hank-rosenfeld-answers-what-the-is-moomat-ahiko/

SUZY WILLIAMS has played Carnegie Hall with Stormin' Norman Zamcheck, performed with Moses Pendleton's Pilobolus dance troupe, and has worked with Van Dyke Parks, Buster Poindexter, Marc Shaiman, Nicholas Ray among many others. Bette Midler, Horace Silver, Roosevelt Sykes, Ann Magnuson, Eubie Blake, Odetta and Hadda Brooks have praised her passionate singing and vibrant energy.

"Williams is an enormously amusing, endearing presence...with tough, belting authority." - John Rockwell, New York Times.

"Suzy Williams is a very talented singer with a wide range who knows how to put on an entertaining and witty show. She can sing anything from 1920's jazz and swing to blues, rock & roll and folk music. Williams' highly expressive vocals are always worth hearing." - Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene.

BRAD KAY, composer, pianist and historian, has led bands in Los Angeles since 1965. He has collaborated with Danny Elfman's Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, jazz pioneer Gerald Wilson, writer Harlan Ellison, director Tim Burton and Suzy & Her Solid Senders. Kay plays cornet and piano with Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys. "No one I have ever met is more dedicated to music than the great pianist Brad Kay...he is ever searching for infinite harmonic variations, love and a soulful sense of humor in his music." - George Winston.

SUZY WILLIAMS' CD "Enjoy the Ride" available from http://www.worldsrecords.com/cgi-bin/storeR.cgi/specific=itemcode&phrase=65537&cart_id=06-03-10.28567

Suzy Williams's NEW cd- THE LIT SHOW is available direct from Gerry Fialka pfsuzy@aol.com 310-306-7330 http://www.laughtears.com/

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contact: Gerry Fialka pfsuzy@aol.com 310-306-7330 http://www.laughtears.com/

SUZY WILLIAMS & BRAD KAY play live jazz & blues on SAT, Oct 2 from 10pm-11:30 at Fellini Restaurant, 1401 University Ave (& Acton), Berkeley, CA 94702, 510-841-5200, $10 admission, free parking http://www.fellinirestaurant.net/contact.html More info: 310-306-7330 http://www.laughtears.com/

Join us for the return to Berkeley of SUZY WILLIAMS, who began her career here in the early 70's at The Starry Plough Pub singing on tables and passing her coffeepot for tips. From this local Irish Pub to Carnegie Hall, Williams has grown to be one of the best interpreters of Bessie Smith, receiving high praise from Eubie Blake to Chris Albertson (Bessie Smith's biographer) to seminal blues & jazz critics.

"Suzy's voice is vibrant and lusty...great gusto and bold emotion." - Nat Hentoff.

"Williams' energy must be seen to be believed...a natural performer." - Robert Palmer, New York Times.

"Williams is an enormously amusing, endearing presence...with tough, belting authority." - John Rockwell, New York Times.

"Suzy Williams and Brad Kay teach old standards (Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller) new tricks, but it's their originals that will bring you back for more." - Jazz critic Rex Butters 

Suzy's new cd "Enjoy The Ride" features originals songs capturing the essence of the 20s & 30s with her strong melodies and spirtly lyrics. All About Jazz praised it highly -
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37211 and http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=20343 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEcUNc8hu8w 

SUZY WILLIAMS has played Carnegie Hall with Stormin' Norman Zamcheck, performed with Pilobolus Dance Company, and has worked with Van Dyke Parks, Buster Poindexter, Marc Shaiman, Nicholas Ray, and Moses Pendleton among many others. Bette Midler, Horace Silver, Roosevelt Sykes, Ann Magnuson, Eubie Blake, Odetta and Hadda Brooks have praised her passionate singing and vibrant energy.

BRAD KAY, composer, pianist and historian, has led bands in Los Angeles since 1965. He has collaborated with Danny Elfman's Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, jazz pioneer Gerald Wilson, writer Harlan Ellison, director Tim Burton and Suzy & Her Solid Senders. Kay plays cornet and piano with Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys. "No one I have ever met is more dedicated to music than the great pianist Brad Kay...he is ever searching for infinite harmonic variations, love and a soulful sense of humor in his music." - George Winston.

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