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03.27 2009

NNNNNNNOTES FROM THE ROAD

I’m in LA. I saw Bob Odenkirk at the Rite Aide. I played it cool by pretending I didn’t hear him in a conversation about making pastrami. Anyway tomorrow night is another momentous night, Clare Rojas, Lydia Fong and myself have a show opening at New Image Art Gallery. The show is titled AMERICAN REALITIES. If you live in the LA area please come to the opening. If you know anybody that lives in California or Mexico tell them to come to the show too. Peggy Honeywell will be playing country folk music at the opening and I will be performing art jokes. See you there.
love
AJW

03.24 2009

NNNNNNOTES FROM THE ROAD

The DO YOU BELIEVE IN PERFORMANCE ART? tour came to an end, here in Austin, on Saturday night at the opening party for my solo show DO YOU BELIEVE IN ART? at Domy Books. The unintentional theme of the tour “something for everyone to hate” did not hold true at this final show. Kids went so nuts for Sweatheart and Narwhalz Of Sound I felt like I was watching Woodstock 99, Altamont, The Cramps at Napa and Woodstock 69 all at the same time. And my Art Jokes performance was also well received. For the first and last time of the tour 3 acts, 3 hits, so sweet. Oh yeah, and none of us got signed. thee end.
love
AJW

p.s. Though the DO YOU BELIEVE IN PERFORMANCE ART? tour is over I am still on the road. Next stop for me is LA for a 3 person show at New Image Art. I was planning to drive my mini-van to LA, but on Saturday night during the drive from my art opening to the place I was sleeping my mini-van’s check engine light came on and it started to have some real acceleration problems. I thought my car was going to die right there on the highway, it has happened before. The car made it to my friend’s house and then we brought it to his mechanic on Sunday and he said he’d check it out on Monday and he did and he fixed it! Can you believe that! Just like that. I wish that dude lived in Philly. Anyway to preserve my mini-van’s health I decided to take the sky highway to LA instead of the asphalt highway. LA better get ready because I am performing at the opening and so is Peggy Honeywell! More nnnnnnnnnnnnnnotes soon.

03.23 2009

AMERICAN REALITIES

AMERICAN REALITIES
Clare Rojas, Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Lydia Fong

opening reception:
March 28th, 7pm to 10pm
with live performances by Peggy Honeywell and
Andrew Jeffrey Wright – Art Jokes

at:
New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-2192
www.newimageartgallery.com

03.21 2009

NNNNNOTES FROM THE ROAD

Today is the big day! It is the day of my solo art opening at Domy Books here in Austin, and it’s the last time anybody is going to be able to witness Sweatheart, Narwhalz Of Sound and myself as unsigned artists! We perform at my opening today starting at 6:05pm and when the performances are finished the contracts will be signed! Right now Dreamworks and Buddah Records both seem very interested in Sweatheart. Dr. Phil Records is the highest bidder for Narwhalz Of Sounds first vinyl full length. And I am thinking about taking Sub Plop up on their offer. We will see, we will see. Stay tuned.
love
AJW

03.20 2009

NNNNOTES FROM THE ROAD

We played Birmingham on Tuesday night at Greencup Books. The first floor of Greencup Books is a huge room full of new and used books. The second floor is a huge empty room with a stage. The room looks like it could hold 300 to 500 hundred people. So when each of us performed we performed for 500 people, even though there were only 8 people in the room. To quote what Narwhalz Of Sound said to the crowd that night, “I don’t care if I’m just playing to 5 people or 10 people, I’m going to give you my A+ show!” It is important to remember that you are performing for the people that showed up, not the people that didn’t show up. So don’t half heart it. It isn’t the fault of the 8 people that showed that the other 492 people neglected to come. Now go all the way live and give the crowd of 8 all you got and hope you move them so much that they buy $500. of merch a piece.
love
AJW

03.17 2009

NNNOTES FROM THE ROAD

How many bars in Columbia can a barely known perfromance art crew roll into, pretty much unnanounced, and then be treated as if they were U2, The Blue Man Group and Nico all rolled up into one? I think this could only happen at a singular bar here in Columbia and that bar is The Whig and fortunately for us that is the bar we were at last night. With just a few days notice Jeffrey Mayday Mayday booked us at The Whig, which is a dark, tight, little, downtown basement hole with good vibrations. The local ABC news station is on the floor above the bar and so as to not disrupt them a we couldn’t start the show until after thier 11 o’clock news broadcast was over. The show went great and I have the photos to prove it! Well, actually I don’t have a digital camera so you will have to wait three weeks until my trip is over and then another day for me to get my film developed and then another few hours for me to scan the photos and then woo la! Photos to prove it! Sweatheart is now officially a college rock band. Narwhalz Of Sound is now a therapy session. My Art Jokes performance is now an experimantal one man play about God, Nature and Beanie Babies. Tonight we hit Greancup Books in Birmingham at 9pm. If you live near Birmingham please show up. If you have friends that live within a 248 mile radius of Birmingham tell them to be there. Thanks.
love
AJW

03.15 2009

NNOTES FROM THE ROAD

We just performed at the Saturday Skateboard’s factory in Charlotte. I didn’t ride the trannies. Thom did. I think he got crabs. Just kidding. By trannies I mean the transitions of the skate ramps, not transexual prostitutes. Four bands and me doing comedy. Music is fun to skate to, so the bands did great! Comedy talk is good to ignore to, so I did great! We had a merch table the size of two merch tables, but it was actually three merch tables! Yeah, you read that correctly. You’re not tripping. Next stop The Whig in Columbia. I’ve lost 5 pounds. How many rice cakes do you have to eat to gain 5 pounds?
love
AJW

03.15 2009

NOTES FROM THE ROAD

Performance art is really going great! We played Richmond’s Church of Crystal Light, aka the noise cathedral, last night with Diamond Black Hearted Boy who ruled. With Sweatheart, Narwhalz Of Sound and me touring together there is something for everyone to hate. At bed time you had a choice of where to sleep, on the dirty floor or on a filthy mattress. There is no heat in the Church and Swamp Thing and 3 C.H.U.D. were hanging out in the bathroom all night. Next stop Charlotte.
love
AJW

03.12 2009

the DO YOU BELIEVE IN PERFORMANCE ART? tour

Dear friends
Just in case you live near one of the tour stops or will be at SXSW in Austin here is the info for my first ever performance tour!

the DO YOU BELIEVE IN PERFORMANCE ART? tour
with: SWEATHEART, NARWHALZ OF SOUND and ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT – ART JOKES
This is the beginning of everything.

MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH MARCH

14th SATURDAY, with Diamond Black Hearted Boy
THE CHURCH OF CRYSTAL LIGHT – 8pm $3
309 N. Adams St.
Richmond, VA 23220
www.churchofcrystallight.com

15th SUNDAY, with Coma League and Radio Taiwan
SATURDAY SKATEBOARDS – 6pm free with rsvp
1111 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28205
rsvp at: www.saturdayskateboards.com/sunday

16th MONDAY, with Jeffrey Mayday Mayday
THE WHIG – 11pm $?
1200 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
www.thewhig.org

17th TUESDAY
GREEN CUP BOOKS – 9pm $4
105 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd S
Birmingham, AL 35233

21st SATURDAY
Domy Books – 6:05pm totally free
913 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
http://domystore.com/austin/atx_invites/andrewjeffreywright.html

This the first tour of my Art Jokes performance and Sweathearts first tour that is longer than two days! Very special! Narwhalz of Sound is a seasoned pro who considers the road his bed!

03.04 2009

DO YOU BELIEVE IN ART?

Andrew Jeffrey Wright solo show at Domy Books in Austin Texas. Show runs March 21 to April 19. During the opening there will be a special live performance by Sweatheart, Narwhalz Of Sound and AJW performing Art Jokes! For More info go to www.domystore.com

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