While I’m discussing Medicine, Man and Tesla’s Letters now being available on the Kindle, I may as well discuss THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE: A LECTURE ON TRAGEDY. I conceived, wrote, directed and performed this 75-minute autobiographical tragicomedy about family skeletons, Nietzsche, Elvis and a trip to the Underworld in 2003. It came about because I had met Michael Wiener, an amazing performance artist of whom I was a big fan, at a party once. Doubtless I had consumed many martinis, and began blathering on to him about something or other. At one point he stopped me and said, as I recall it, “You’re a good storyteller. You should come and do something sometime at this show I co-curate at the Gershwin Hotel.” I was flattered, said sure, didn’t think he was serious.
Six weeks later I got a call from Michael’s co-curator, famed artist and Andy Warhol cohort Neke Carson, asking if I was interested. I said sure, and that I had a whole spoken-word, true story kind of thing worked out. He said great, why don’t you come by in two days and tell me more about it. In truth I had no idea what I’d do, so I thought – What’s the best true story you’ve got, Stanley? What’s the Continue reading “The Golden Horseshoe: A Lecture On Tragedy“