Perpetual Motion Roadshow #17
featuring Todd Taylor, Darren O?Donnell
& Jonathan Messinger
Thursday, October 21st, 8:00 PM
Perpetual Motion Roadshow #17 features: Punk Rock\’s Studs Terkel TODD TAYLOR from L.A., end of the world idealist DARREN O\’DONNELL from Toronto, and transit tale-teller JONATHAN MESSINGER from Chicago!
Jonathan Messinger has written humor for McSweeney\’s Internet Tendency, Haypenny and Opium Magazine. He also served for two years as the editor of the humor magazine WheatBread Magazine, which won several awards during his tenure, and was involved, in two legal skirmishes. As a reporter with Pioneer Press in Illinois, he served for two years as a transportation writer before parlaying that experience into the online journal This is Grand: Stories of Chicago\’s Rapid Transit. On the Roadshow, he will perform funny and bizarre stories from trains and buses, and soliciting the audience for theirs.
Todd Taylor has been called the Studs Terkel of punk rock. He is the co-editor, co-publisher of Razorcake Fanzine (www.razorcake.com) and Gorsky Books. Both enterprises hope to establish that punk can be ethical, vital, and fun without being tamed. For years prior, he helped run Flipside, living the motto, \”Too stupid to quit, too high to care.\” He\’s been published in Suburban Voice, Sassy, Dispatch, Barracuda, punkvoter.com. and is a regular contributor to Thrasher. His first book, Born to Rock, which he will be reading from, is a collection of essays and interviews he\’s conducted over the last eight years.
Darren O\’Donnell is a writer, director, performance artist, designer and artistic director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. His shows include A Suicide-Site Guide to the City, pppeeeaaaccceee, [boxhead], White Mice, Over, Who Shot Jacques Lacan?, Radio Rooster Says That\’s Bad and Mercy!; he has organized The Talking Creature, a continuing experiment in public discourse and published his first novel, Your Secrets Sleep with Me, with Coach House Books. He has also won a few awards for writing, directing and design. He will be doing something interactive and nervewracking.