It's a Duncan Sheik concert
date! Fresh from Gerry Leonard, this news: "Duncan Sheik and Gerry Leonard
will perform Nick Drake's "Pink Moon " Album in its entirety at joe's pub
NYC Thursday April 13. Tickets are $15 and available from Joe's pub (212
539-8776). Pink Moon at 9:00pm but come early for the good seats and a
spookyghost set at 8:30 pm. Later Mr. Sheik will be spinning some tunes
and it's free in after 10:30 pm. Go to the spookyghost
gigs page for address and directions." Sounds like it should be wonderful!
Please e-mail me if you plan to attend! :-)
It's a Duncan Sheik concert
date! Fresh from Gerry Leonard, this news: "Spooky Ghost plays Spooky Host
March 9. Petes Candy Store, 10:30 pm (709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg,
Brooklyn. (718) 302-3770) March 9 , the very special guest will be Atlantic
recording artist Duncan Sheik. Gerry and Duncan will play songs from their
recent BAM performance of Nick Drake's Pink Moon and sneak preview some
new songs from Duncan." Sounds like it should be wonderful! Please e-mail
me if you plan to attend! :-)
More info about Duncan at
Sundance in these two articles: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000124/ut_enterta_1.html
and http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000118/re/music_sundance_1.html .
Just got this news fresh
from Cyndi Mudge/FO, Events Producer for The Palace! "Greetings! The Palace
is live at the Sundance Film Festival and will be featuring Duncan Sheik
as part of its celebrity chats during the Festival. Duncan appears at Arena
Palace on Friday, January 28, at 4:30 pm. We're trying to alert all his
fans. To learn more about Palace chat and celebrity chats visit: http://www.thepalace.com/sundance"
Frustrated with the official
duncansheik.com website? Here are the right people to contact: Duncan's
manager David Leinheardt at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the technical
contact for duncansheik.com, Jon Luini at email@example.com. Please be polite
and respectful to Mr. Leinheardt and Mr. Luini. Please do not redistribute
this information--refer people to this site. I'm relying on the honor code
for that one. Remember you represent all donuts everywhere when you write
them. Make me proud. :-) Also, remember that acoustic CD that you read
about here first? Duncan has set a tentative release date of Spring 2000,
so watch those record bins!
Duncan will be appearing
on "The List" tonight, VH1 @ 9:30 pm Eastern time. Enjoy!
Well, one word for the Duncan
Sheik performance--Wunderbar! It was a wonderful performance--he was just
so much fun to watch (especially from the front row with my cool roommate,
Sarah)! During the first two songs, he was actually bouncing up and down
in his chair and grinning--it was very cute. My fave Duncan quote from
the concert? "Wow, I always wanna play for Nick Drake fans--you guys are
the best audience *ever*!" I met Ani, Maria and Ariana from various Duncan
Sheik lists, and we gave each other moral support in our nervousness. I
got a lot of time to speak with Duncan, both before the show and after--he
was really cool about hanging out and meeting everyone. Soon, I will be
adding a page dedicated to the performance, with pictures, autographed
stuff, the program, etc. In other news, for those of you who have cable
but were unable to make it to the NY performance last night, never fear--Duncan
will be on the Sundance Channel in "Where Music Meets Film: The Sundance
Film Festival." It's showing on Dec. 5 at 12:05pm, Dec. 17 at 9:30 and
5, Dec. 23 at 10:30am, and Dec. 31 at 7pm. Enjoy!
It's a new Duncan Sheik concert
date!!! Next Thursday, December 2nd at 9:30, Duncan will be appearing with
Spooky Ghost at the BAMcafe, on 30 Lafayette St. in Brooklyn, NY. There
is no charge for the show, just a $10 minimum for food and drink. You can
take the Route 2 or 3 subway from Penn Station to Atlantic Avenue, which
will get you a block away from the cafe. Look for the clock tower and walk
down Ashland Place to the far side of the same block. The main BAM building
is at 30 Lafayette. The BAMcafe is on the second floor of the main building.
Hope to see you there!
Well it's official! "View
From the Other Side" will appear on the "Friends, Again" soundtrack, coming
out November 23rd.
The new issue of "Us" magazine,
featuring the man has hit newsstands! To get the text from the photo
spread, go here.
Duncan appears in the December
issue of "US" magazine! Go buy it, go buy it, go buy it, go buy it!
Well, as some of you will already know, Duncan gave an informal chat on October 26th. It was a bit of a disappointment to most serious donuts and even most casual fans, but there were a few highlights. First, Duncan is conceptualizing and working on his third album, which he says will be entirely acoustic "nothing electric or electronic, just my voice, my guitar, some drums and maybe some other little acoustic instruments. It'll be a little like a Nick Drake record." Sounds good to me, Duncan!
"Spring Awakenings" is still in the works, and Duncan estimates that it will be in the La Jolla theater out in CA by fall/winter 2000. Duncan's hero is Mr. Ikeda, president of Soka Gakkai International. Since I don't have this part of the interview verbatim yet, I won't presume to paraphrase and possibly misrepresent Duncan or Mr. Ikeda. Duncan would tell inspiring musicians to "Just write what sounds good to you. If you feel passionate about it,then other people will too. And if people laugh at what you do, it doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter. Just write what's inside of you and other people will be inspired by it. It's universal in that way."
Duncan is first to attend the theater and the museum, but don't expect to see him at any rock concerts--unless it's Radiohead. He considers himself very pretty "cultured."
Duncan criticized the US' trade embargo on Cuba, noting the low-quality living conditions there. He defined semiotics as "contemporary philosophy of cultural production," mentioning that for example, one might now study the effects of the internet on human culture and personal interaction. Duncan was not actually *in* Kosovo, because that would have been too dangerous. Rather, he performed in refugee camps outside of Kosovo. Duncan said he hoped that the gift of music might blossom within a few of them, and maybe it would become something very important to them, something to make a life around. Lastly, Duncan was asked to say something to the fans. He said, "Thank you for supporting me, and I'll bring you some more stuff soon!"
Thanks, Grant, a fellow donut,
for the following info! Grant says, "Just to inform everyone, as Duncan
said himself, he will be on the upcoming Friends soundtrack CD compilation.
The title of this CD is going to be "Friends, Again" and will be released
on Nov. 23rd. No track listing is available yet, so we don't know for sure
if "View From the Other Side" will be on it." But we sure hope it will!
Well, in the words of *the man*, "move on, little girl[s and boys] there's
a world wide open!"
Duncan is on TOUR!!!
Here are the dates! Oct 19, 1999 Ventura CA Ventura Theater; Oct 20, 1999
San Francisco CA Bimbo's 365; Oct 21, 1999 Claremont CA Bridges Auditorium;
Oct 22, 1999 San Juan CA Coach House; Oct 23, 1999 Los Angeles CA Mint
More info on Duncan's latest
foray into musical theatre. The production is titled "Spring Awakenings,"
and is scheduled to show in the La Jolla playhouse in mid-2000, with an
eventual move to Broadway. Duncan says he looks forward to hearing other
talented voices give life to his songs. Sounds like a fun project, Duncan!
Your fans can't wait to hear more!
Well, it's official--wedding
bells are not ringing for Duncan Sheik as earlier speculated. Earlier this
morning, Duncan told his fans, "I'll keep this short - I'm not getting
married anytime soon. But I do find the gossip kind of amusing."
Word on the street is, Duncan
may be getting married . No official word of this yet, so it may very well
be a big rumor, but keep your ears and eyes open!!!
Duncan appeared in an encore
broadcast of the "Donny and Marie" show on Wednesday, August 25th. He performed
"That Says it All" with the lovely and talented Ms. Juliet Prater backing
him up on percussion. He said about the song, (not verbatim): "There's
a lot of rock icons mentioned in this song, and they all tried to seek
new truths through their music, and I guess it's kinda hoping we can all
just follow that." Well, Duncan, your fans will certainly be inspired to
Straight from the Dunc-man's
mouth: "View from the Other Side," a '94 demo recording from Duncan Sheik,
will be appearing on the new "Friends" soundtrack! Look for it in record
stores! About the virtuoso guitar playing many of his fans have noted on
the track, Duncan has this to say: "Although I'm playing rhthym guitar
on the track, that is my great friend Fran Banish playing the solos, so
I can't take credit for that! I hope you all enjoy the track." And . .
. "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" is out today! Go see it! :-)In other news, "That
Says It All" will be appearing on the "Three to Tango" soundtrack. "Three
to Tango" stars Neve Campbell, Dylan McDermott, and Matthew Perry. Perry's
character is hired by McDermott to spy on Campbell, because McDermott thinks
Perry is gay and therefore safe. The truth is, Perry is very straight and
has a big crush on Cambell!
"Teaching Mrs. Tingle" is
coming out tomorrow, August 20th! Go see it! Go see it! Go support Duncan!
For those of you who are
curious about Duncan's whereabouts, he has just finished a song, "Court
and Spark," for a Joni Mitchell tribute album due out this winter. The
next few months, he will be in the studio, writing what he promises will
not be "typical musical theatre music" for a musical theatre production
that was not specified. When I know more, you'll know more!
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Duncan Sheik announced on
Ju1y 17th that his touching song of hidden love, "Alibi," will be featured
in the upcoming flick "Teaching Mrs. Tingle," a Dimension Films picture
starring Katie Holmes. You may have already heard some of the buzz about
this film--it was originally titled "Killing Mrs. Tingle" and scheduled
for release about the same time as the Littleton, Colorado school shootings.
Out of sensitivity to the special circumstances arising from this tragedy,
the studio decided to rename the movie (although they claim a renaming
was already in the works) and to push back opening night. "Teaching Mrs.
Tingle" is scheduled to open in late summer/ early fall. When I know more,
I'll be sure to update you on what's happening.
for WXPN's official site about the WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend 1999
But be sure to come back! There's not much there, just three pics each of Duncan and the other artists.
for my slideshow about Duncan at the Weekend!
Go HERE for the Official "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" Website!
Again, be sure to come back! Not much there, just a few quick facts about the movie, and no mention of Duncan.