Tuesday, November 15, 2005

See me (and other bloggers) in just one week!!!

NYC Bloggers Turn On, Tune In, Drop Our, and Hook Up in
“I’m With The Band!”

This month’s WYSIWYG Talent Show, the first-ever all-blogger series of
readings and performances, follows NYC bloggers on tour with Foghat,
smoking their first doobies, making out with the Groupie Elite, and
living
to tell it all just for you. Remember when you first boarded that tour
bus
in 1973, a fresh-faced 15-year-old, totally unprepared for the wave of
psychedelic-laced debauchery that lay ahead? This month we take you way
back through the clouds of purple haze to that glorious morning when
you
woke up on top of the lead vocalist with a bottle of Jim Beam in one
hand
and a stripper's breast in the other. Join the WYSIWYG cast as they
make
YOU part of their rock ‘n’ roll fantasy, yeah!

Tuesday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m. at
Performance Space 122
150 1st Ave. at East 9th St.
Tickets: $7 – visit http://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/255 for advance
tickets, or stop by the P.S. 122 box office the night of the show
(there
are always a few extras at the door!)

WYSIWYG performers for November include:

* Blaise K. (http://www.bazima.com)
* Michelle Collins (http://youncantmakeitup.blogspot.com)
* Josh Reynolds (http://joshreynolds.blogspot.com)
* Giulia Rozzi (http://giuliaiscuteandcheap.blogspot.com) and Margot
Leitman
* Maegan “la Mala” (http://mamitamala.blogspot.com)
* Dan Rhatigan (http://ultrasparky.org)

Performer Bios:

Blaise K.’s Bazima.com was named “Best Well-Written Blog That Still
Shows
The T&A” by the Village Voice in October -- the same time that Gawker
named the Village Voice a “frequently stultifying weekly.” Since 2001,
Bazima.com has won numerous useless awards and has been written up in
several New York publications with questionable reputations. Blaise is
a
freelance writer, web designer and photographer whose amazing
photographs
can be found at www.thisisblaise.com (T&A included). She is STILL
working
on her first novel and, on a good night, she is still available for
parties.

Michelle Collins (youcantmakeitup.blogspot.com ) is a writer and
stand-up
comic at various clubs and venues around New York. She has appeared on
MTV, Oxygen, the Sundance Channel, Russian CNN, and is a contributor to
TVGasm. She was the director and spokeswoman of Votergasm.org, a youth
movement that inspired over 50,000 Americans to vote and have sex on
Election Day. Rush Limbaugh called her “a depraved lunatic,” and you
will
too. Michelle was just crowned one of Heeb Magazine’s 100 “Jews to
Watch,”
and will be seen on VH1’s upcoming “Totally Awesomely Jewish.” Her
dream
is to run the media, or get killed trying.

Josh Reynolds (joshreynolds.blogspot.com) hosts a monthly barroom
spelling
bee, plays in a garage band called The 'Plants (nee "The Transplants")
and
went as Papa Smurf for Halloween last year.

Originally from Boston, Giulia Rozzi came to New York after working as
a
stand-up comic at the Comedy Store in LA for over three years. In
addition to performing stand-up around NYC, Giulia is also the
co-producer
of the monthly story-telling series "Brutal Honesty" and the hit NYC
(and
soon Boston) show "Mortified" in which adults read thier teenage
diaires,
poems, letters and more. She is at work on her second solo show "Full,"
set to debut this winter. Visit her at
giuliaiscuteandcheap.blogspot.com
and giuliarozzi.com.

Margot Leitman is originally from Matawan, NJ (the town in between
where
Bon Jovi and Skid Row are from). Her critically-acclaimed one-woman
show
about her journey as an unlikely substitute teacher, "Just Here For the
Day," just finished a five month run at the UCB Theatre and is being
pitched as a sitcom to various networks. You can catch Margot on VH1's
"Best Week Ever," at comedy venues throughout the city, and in the
upcoming national tour of Montreal Comedy Festival's "Dating It."

Maegan “la Mala” is a born and bred Queens Nuyorican single mami,
Espanglish poeta, freelance writer, and all around rabble-rouser. She’s
spent many years working on grassroots activist campaigns, shamelessly
exhibits herself on her personal blog Mamita Mala - One Bad Mami
(mamitamala.blogspot.com) and is editor of the recently launched blog
VivirLatino (vivirlatino.com/). When not blogging she can be found
working
on her novel and short stories and spitting poesia in clubs in NYC,
dragging her daughter behind her.

Dan Rhatigan (or “Sparky,” as you may know him) has been blogging
longer
than most of you, and also does some graphic design, photography,
teaching, and junk like that. Before he succumbed to his inner nerd, he
was once first-runner-up in the “Sassiest Boy in America” contest. He
can
be found at ultrasparky.org.

About WYSIWYG:

“Urban Storytelling for the Internet Age” -- The WYSIWYG Talent Show is
a
monthly series of readings and performances by bloggers living in or
visiting NYC. The first WYSIWYG event was the messy, spectacular and
wildly successful “Worst. Sex. Ever.: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Reading”
in
February of 2004. It has been followed monthly with variously themed
evenings and just opened its third season last month with “First, Last,
and Insecurity: The World’s Worst Roommates.” Each installment is an
evening of funny and touching stories, songs and performances from some
of
the best writers and most interesting personalities on the Web. More
information can be found at http://www.wysiwygtalentshow.org.

Performance Space 122 is located at 150 First Avenue at 9th St.
(accessible from the #6 at Astor Place or the L at First Avenue). “I’m
with the Band” will be held on November 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are
$7 and can be purchased at the door, or in advance by visiting
http://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/255, or stop by the P.S. 122 box
office
the night of the show.

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