SEEKING NEW YORK MUSICAL COLLABORATORSeek New York musician(s) to collaborate on "Sita";
Need Desi sounds, remixes, and a funky bhangra beat(a)
Navdeep's web site's broken, DJ Rekha's busy
Please, anyone, is there a Desi funkster in the hizzy?
All the kids today make techno, I do not know why
It's slow, it makes me sleepy, it's repetitive and dry
What happened to the bhangra? Whither went the funk?
Why is techno all the rage? Electronica is junk.
I've tried to find musicians here, but what's a girl to do
When all the decent music's from pre-1992?
And as for the UK, I have sent emails to that nation
but still I never heard back from Asian Dub Foundation.
Will I have to leave New York and go to San Francisco
While the East Coast Desis go on mixing techno disco?
I need funky bhangra and if Desis here won't make it
Perhaps my pasty San Francisco friends will have to fake it.
Sita in die Schweitz
Sita Sings the Blues was covered in the May 22 issue of Zürich's SIE+ER Sonntagsblick Magazin. Danke schön, Guenter!
But the good news is the aforementioned films are now available on the new Avoid Eye Contact 2 DVD! With lots of other great animation by New York animators. Dig it! But remember, it's Volume 2, not to be confused with last year's Volume 1.
EAS' SIDE!!!If anyone's in New York and wants to see way too many films for free, come to the Lower East Side Film Festival SATURDAY MAY 28:
"For movie lovers, Saturday's all-day-movie-buttnumbathon will be downstairs in the Cabaret space at Theater for The New City on 1st Ave between 9th and 10th streets, Crystal Fields, Creative Director. This year's program features Jim Jarmusch's COFFEE AND CIGARETTES (2004), a revival of Richard Crawford's CAPTAIN MILKSHAKE (1969), short docs, features, and clever animations by local filmmakers and organizations. FREE ADMISSION. A.M. Lewis, 2005 Film Festival Curator, promises healthy snacks, popcorn treats, and other give-aways for all cinephiles."
The Stork is scheduled for 4:35 pm, and all four "Sita Sings the Blues" espisodes I've done so far will screen back-to-back at 7:45, in vivid DVD format.
Good Mash, BadmashBadmash.org movies has begun hosting some "Sita" clips, beginning with Dandaka Dharma. They'll post episodes about once a month, until the four I've completed so far are all on their site. There's lots of other cool stuff to see there, like comics!
Meanwhile, I'm working away on new scenes. Did I mention it will take 3 years total to complete Sita Sings the Blues? Six months down, two-and-a-half years to go...
ASIFA-East 2005Every little girl dreams of winning the ASIFA-East "Excellence in Design-Independent Film" Award, and last Sunday that dream became a reality for yours truly.
Here I am after the screening with a complete stranger, who is in this photo because he was wearing a suit.
Here's me and John Dilworth, recipient of the coveted "Best In Show" award and psychotic armpit fetishist.