performance art

Jason Webley is a man of many talents. I met him during the preparations for his 11-11-11 concert in Seattle last year, which I was honored to cover. This particular show was the culmination of a massive tour spanning 35 countries. Jason had invited numerous friends to come along and add their own touch to this special event, including fellow indie rocker Amanda Palmer and writer Neil Gaiman. And the show was pure magic. It blew yours truly – and as far as I could see everyone else present – completely away.

Webley’s music wants to be listened to, just as he claims it insists on being written. He manages everything himself, from writing songs and music, to planning tours, booking gigs and promoting them. I was thrilled when he agreed to share a few insights into the workings of a true indie rock star, running his own show and doing it well. Continue reading…


Focus: Seattle Poets – Dane Kuttler

Dane Kuttler

We have come to the sixth and final video in the “Focus: Seattle Poets” series, this one featuring Dane Kuttler, who apart from just performing played a major part in the production of the entire series. Her role was to cast all the featured poets, and she initially held herself as back-up, in case one [...]

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Roma Raye

Roma Raye

Roma Raye is the 5th poet to be featured in our video series. Her fast paced piece might surprise you, like Roma Raye herself. With this piece there is only one more video left in this first ever Another Passion series, showing the work of some of the performers on the Seattle poetry slam scene. [...]

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Anis Gisele

Anis Gisele

Anis Gisele is the fourth poet featured in the Focus: Seattle Poets series. You might call her piece, a piece of advice rolled up in a few well chosen words of comfort. Delivered passionately and with a sometimes sly smile. Please enjoy! This series of videos is an attempt to spotlight the local poetry slam [...]

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Oscar McNary

Focus: Seattle Poets - Oscar McNary

The third installment in our six part series features Oscar McNary, spoken word artist and active participant in the poetry slam scene. The original poem presented here is riveting and delivered with a kind of brutal honesty that makes your ears tune in. For more about Oscar McNary, check out his poetry blog, his blog [...]

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Barton Jackson

Barton Jackson

Barton Jackson delivers the second installment in our video series, featuring talent from the Seattle poetry slam scene. In less than three minutes, Jackson forcefully delivers a poignant piece with a passion that sucks you in, and keeps you listening. An award winning speaker and second generation poet, Barton Jackson knows his way around the [...]

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Focus: Seattle Poets – Amber Flame

Amber Flame

This is the first in a series of six video features. I am proud to premiere FOCUS: SEATTLE POETS, where each video puts the spotlight on one performer on the Seattle poetry slam scene. Each poet delivers an original piece to the camera, giving you a first row, super intimate view. For those unfamiliar with [...]

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