Ayakamay Update

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Project


Check out Ayakamay’s Facebook (Ayaka May Komatsu) and Instagram (Ayakamay) feed for images and videos of her performances at Art Miami NewYork. Sensational!

Ayakamay at Art Miami New York

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Project

Don’t miss the fabulous Ayaka May Komatsu at Art Miami New York – at the LICHT FELD Gallery Booth C18 on Pier 94.

Ayakamay will be showing and performing Unconscious Education and Mimikaki. Dates and times are May 14 (5pm-9pm) and 15, 16, 17 (12pm-8pm).

The Cell Life

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Project, Travel


Inspired by the uber coolness of the new Whitney, I took another few photos to add to my Cell Life portfolio:  just me, my cell phone, my travels.

China: Through the Looking Glass

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Project

Got to view the Met’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit before the crowds. Amazingly imaginative and inspiring! Check out my Facebook page for the Through the Looking Glass album (and special thanks to Dina Pinos for inviting me and Ayaka May Komatsu to the press opening!)

Sweatshop in Full Boogie Swing

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Music, Project

Going Solo

We’re shooting more Sweatshop Boogie today! Check out the video I posted on Facebook – as we prepare for a super creative day in the studio. You might also want to head over to the Ideal Glass Channel on YouTube to view other videos produced by the Ideal Glass team!

Sweatshop Expose

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Music, Project


John Oliver just did an amazingly on target segment on the fashion industry. Pointing out that 98% of our clothing is made overseas, and often using child labor, he made a strong statement against sweatshops and our out-of-control need for cheap clothing.

Check out Sweatshop Boogie’s lyrics for commentary on “fashion is a deadly weapon in the wrong hands.” (photo: the Sweatshop Boogie team)

Going Solo

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Music, Project


Sweatshop Boogie is going solo. To United Solo, that is – the world’s largest solo theatre festival, currently celebrating its 6th season. Tickets are available now for my performance on Thursday, October 8 at 7:30pm. Mark your calendars and get your tickets – it’s going to be a wild musically comic adventure!

Listen Up!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Project, Travel


Last November, I was interviewed by the lovely Aki Higuchi in Tokyo for Japanese television. In the interview, besides discussing my career, she asked what advice I had for young people. I advised to “fight hard for what brings you pleasure and hopefully gives other people pleasure and help.” (And I’m living proof that I practice what I preach!)

A Poet in New York

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Project


So honored to have my poem “Linda West” chosen for the Audience Choice poem at The Poet in New York 38 at the Bowery Poetry Club. Be sure and check out this amazing forum for poetry and performance!

Sweatshop Boogie…

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Project

Currently shooting videos of three songs with the Ideal Orkestra for Sweatshop Boogie, an in-progress project exploring themes connected to the power of fashion throughout the ages.  The songs, Sweatshop Boogie Theme, What’s Going to Be in Your Go Bag? and King of Kicks all feature the brilliant costumes of Ute Bekaia. (That’s me in over-the-top silver splendor). Stay tuned for more information on Sweatshop Boogie, coming soon to a stage near you!