Archive for December, 2010


66% of Team UsedWigs chatted with pint-sized story-telling powerhouse, SM Shrake right before he hosted the “Holiday Cheer” themed StorySlam event at L’Etage on December 28, 2010.

Winner of “Best in Philly,” First Person Arts StorySlams are monthly, real-life-storytelling competitions held at World Cafe Live and L’Etage in Philadelphia. Each month’s theme elicits stories that come from the life experiences of Philly’s storytellers. StorySlams take place on the second Monday of each month at World Cafe Live and the fourth Tuesday of each month at L’Etage.

Join Team UsedWigs as we welcome DC correspondent, SM Shrake, back to the Philadelphia stage to host a very special Holiday installment of StorySlam. I can’t think of a better way to usher out the old year.

Tuesday, December 28th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM
624 South 6th St. Philadelphia, PA

This month’s Socrates Café question:

“Are we more segregated today by more classifications than ever?”

This concludes my tenure as Socrates Café organizer, moderator and e-gadfly. I’m confident that the group will continue to flourish thanks to a core group of committed thinkers. Merry Thinkmas to all and to all a goodnight.

Topics: Advent Calendars, Holiday Parties, The Biggest Sammy Hagar Fan in The World, Joe Walsh, Favorite and Least Favorite Christmas Songs, Rather Have a Human Virus or Computer Virus?, Russ’s Moccasins, Anyone Can Play Bass, Shopping with Golems, Robert DeNiro, SNL, The Camera Work of Lawrence Welk, Story Slam in Philly and Crepes!


  • “Wasn’t Bing Crosby racist? Yes, his song was originally called ‘White Power Christmas’”
  • “How many hours would it take me to learn bass?”

Playlist: Summer Camp, Freebass, Slow Club and Duvall

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Favorite collab-bro-lator, Bevan McShea, and I are geared up for a sugarplum-flavored installment of Jazz Tactics. Join us for a night full of live art, music and Christmas wedgies.

Saturday, December 18th, 7:30 – 10:00 PM
MilkBoy Main Stage
2 E. Lancaster Ave. Ardmore, PA

Acrylic & Oil Stick on Canvas • 18″x24″ • Private Collection

My almost-3-year-old son and I almost collaborated on this piece without getting paint and oil stick almost all over the basement. Almost.

Ink on Paper • 9″x12″ • Private Collection

Positive/negative prints for a positive/negative world.

MilkBoy Acoustic

The sight of sound from last evening’s Sound & Vision opening reception.

Don’t forget (continue to ignore), December 3rd is the First Friday opening reception for Sound & Vision at MilkBoy Coffee Acoustic. Dozens of original collages, block prints and fine art photographs will be available for less than $81. Pop in and pick one up for your secretary or letter carrier… Baby Jesus would have wanted it that way.