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Poetry & Jazz, New-School Style: An Evening of Words and Music featuring Sean Murphy, Jon Madof and Aram Bajakian

May 29, 2014 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

A throwback to the old Beatnik days, minus the bongos and clove cigarettes. Murphy, Madof and Bajakian will pass the mic in the spirit artistic solidarity. They will pass the hat for charity; all donations will benefit Chris4Life Cancer Foundation. Murphy will read from his new memoir Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone; Madof and Bajakian –critically acclaimed guitarists– will dip into their back catalogs and engage in the art of improvisation. Sometimes all of these things will happen at the same time. A poem or two may even be read once the caffeine kicks in. Come out for a night celebrating an old school tradition with a postmodern edge.

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Date:
May 29, 2014
Time:
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:
http://www.tealoungeny.com/calendar

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Tea Lounge
837 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Phone:
(718) 789-2762
Website:
http://www.tealoungeny.com/calendar
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Murphy has cleverly transformed Byron from Lord to dot-com shlub. Instead of chasing minotaurs through labyrinths, he hunts for meaning among the cubicles. Not to Mention a Nice Life is a wry, acerbic, and terrifying critique of the notion that there is really nothing left to critique. Modern Corporate America is less an enemy than a state of reality. They have won. We have lost. Byron, like the rest of the 99%, is left with layoffs, failed stock options and the slight possibility of love. Read this very funny book. Like, right now. And then pour yourself an ice-cold laudanum.

-Sean Beaudoin, author of Wise Young Fool and Welcome Thieves

May 22, 2015