Greetings and salutations from the Desk of Tom Miller. SO MUCH NEW! I hope you will join me in the extreme areas of art, music and theatre and I hope you will continue to support keeping Gainesville weird and wonderful. There are many ways to do this. Money. Always. But also, how about you make a commitment to go see a live band somewhere? Perform something at an open mic. See a play you've never seen somewhere you've never been? Make your own movie? Your own songs? Form a band? Write something about the scene? Try something new? Expand your horizons, test your limits? Get out into nature? Take a break from devices and online games? Meditate and take time for your inner self? Skip that cup of coffee at Starbuck's and give that five dollars to an artist or performer or writer or painter or musician of your choosing.
This is my challenge to you. Break patterns, interrupt the system, journey inward by journeying outward. Get from art by giving to it. Do something embarrassing and enjoy the results. Help the world to end all stupidity. Re-see the love inside the conventions, and act on that love. Imagine something new. Make something new. See and hear something new. BE something new.
Here's what's up with Tom Miller and FREDInk Records:
1.) Tom will be playing the character of Abel in Se Llama Cristina by Octavio Solis - Directed by Kathy Byrne. More here: www.gainesvilledowntown.com/2017/09/se-llama-cristina-takes-journey-out-of-darkness/
2.) Tom will be touring a one-man show: Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno - target date October/November 2017. Directed by Gregg Jones. Lighting Design by Michael McShane. We will announce the first underground salon-style presentation of this piece soon. More about Thom Pain:
3.) Tom is currently producing an album of music by song-writer, Michael O'Meara (Executive Producer, Eileen O'Meara) at Golden Tone Studios with engineer Rob McGregor, along with some of Gainesville's finest musicians. Word on the street is the album will be completed before the end of the year, and will be absolutely stunning! More about Michael here: https://omearasongs.com/
4.) Tom Miller & Alexander Davidowski (Mirador Studios) are putting the finishing touches on "Nothing" - a movie documentary about the making of Tom's "Instillation" of Nothing sculpture erected in the Bo Diddley Plaza back in June of 2017. The film features a colorful cast of characters and special appearances by Bartholomew Crench (Director of Art - Lichtenstein Gallery, Budapest), Mayor Lauren Poe, and County Commissioner Hutch Hutchinson. There will be an underground premiere announced in several weeks.
5.) Tom Miller continues to host the Reverend Angeldust's Tabernacle of Hedonism Monday nights at Maude's Side Car, and the Tom Miller Hardback Whoopee-Do! Open Mic show Wednesdays at Hardback Cafe. Both shows are free for performers and the general public.
6. The Reinhard Palovcik FREDInk Archives page is up and running with links to hundreds of videos, poems, songs, and photographs of Gainesville luminaries and artists - ALL FREE. Go back in time and take a look here: http://tom-miller-multi-media.webnode.com/fredink-archives/
GREAT STUFF. HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
Mainly, be that warm butt in a seat. Get out and see all the great unique performance and arts treasures to be found in this town. For help finding the best, try Noel Leroux's great blog here: http://www.gainesvilledowntown.com
I HAVE SOME MONEY. HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE?
Contribute to the Tabernacle of Hedonism:
Buy Tom Miller Music (Buy a song, an album, or the entire collection):
Contribute to The Snooters:
Donate at Tom Miller's Weebly Page:
Become a Tom Miller Patron:
Join Tom Miller's FaceBook Fan Page:
Gainesville, the "Known Center of the Universe." Get out there and explore!