Saturday, October 16, 2010


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What is the appeal of

Other than an online scavenger hunt type thing? I don't feel any need to logon there.

So what?! ... In L.A. I have seen EDdie Murphy in a Starbucks (isomewhere in L.A. I don't even know where I was); Leonardo DiCap, Lindsay Lohan (sigh) and Lucy Lui and other people I knew and didn't even know of in the super super cool (and hot) hotel I was staying in; + Christina A. In the VIP section of Hyde; Rusted Root's Michael Glabicki backstage at the L.A. House of Blues on Sunset in West Hollywood ...

I mean, other than Glabicki being backstage because he was doing something (rockin' the hell out of the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd) and, well, Leonardo doing a photo shoot in a Tux w/ canvas converse lounging poolside and then falling backwards into the salt water pool in that Tux and those black converse --- what's there to report and care about? It was also cool seeing Eddie, Lindsay (sigh), Christina (sigh ... Now she's divorced from that bottom feeder) ... What's the big deal ... It's normal everyday life?! ... What, are we so obsessed w/ interesting, good looking, gifted aura people's everyday life that we use the new media to broadcast it everywhere so ordinary people can share the vibrations that Celebs create on their particular strands of web in the web of life ... Everyday life ... (I just saw Madonna in Pittsburgh ... She was smiling at me and we had total eye sex on the sidewalk) ...

Best of Rusted Roses,
Gianni French
New Media Madness: an everyday art 2010 - 2011


October 2010

Welcome to ROCKTOBER at Mr. Smalls!

Creative.Life.Support: Amazing News

We Have Fiscal Sponsorship!!!

Creative.Life.Support, the non-profit arm of Mr. Smalls, is responsible for the wide-range of philanthropic services offered in conjunction with Mr. Smalls Theatre, Recording Studio & Skatepark, to provide learning, artist career development and professional opportunities for the music and action sports communities.

We are so excited to announce that Creative.Life.Support has just been accepted as a project of New Sun Rising, a non-profit organization that supports grass roots projects in the Pittsburgh region through fiscal sponsorship. This new relationship will enable us to apply to a wider and deeper breadth of granting organizations and to accept charitable contributions toward continuing & furthering these projects & goals.

This means that now anyone can make a tax-deductible donation to help support Creative.Life.Support's programs such as: the Smalls Summer Xtravaganza, Real.Life.Music Camp, Real.Life.Skate Camp and our College Internship Program!

PittsburghGives' Day of Giving is Today

We love New Sun Rising. They will be a great help to Creative.Life.Support in the next couple years of our development.

TODAY, Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, all charitable donations to New Sun Rising made through will receive a portion of The Pittsburgh Foundation's $500,000 matching pool. Give to NSR at anytime on that day and your gift will make an even greater impact in our community.

Giving to New Sun Rising touches your community in so many ways. Those with an interest in community libraries, growing and donating organic produce for the food bank, compelling and immersive gallery art, positive and diverse youth experiences, regional industrial history, youth action sports and music training, and zombie operas will be pleased to know- you'll be supporting them ALL!

More info can be found at the Pittsburgh Gives website at, or by watching this instructional video.

New Sun Rising
'Supporting creative grass-roots projects'
Creative.Life.Support - FarmCorps - Horizon Experience - Millvale Community Library - Pittsburgh's Industrial History - Welcome to SamSamland - The Zombie Opera

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Mr. Smalls Theatre:

Pittsburgh's Biggest Pajama Party!

On October 1st Mr. Smalls entertained 140 guests at the Pittsburgh Pajama Party. The party was hosted by, friend of Mr. Smalls, James Conner. James organized and promoted the party that featured some of Pittsburgh's most talented tribute artists. Higher Ground (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and No Control (311) played the evening to a very responsive crowd.

The idea is in direct response to some of our pre show surveys where 66.7% of our guests said they would be interested in some type of Mr. Small's alternative programming. Your voice definitely counts in our little world. The success of this event has made us hungry for more. In the works we have another show hosted by James and his crew. We are looking into a holiday beer tasting to launch the seasonal Christmas beers in our area and also a possible Studio 54 Disco Night and a Thrift Shop Prom.

Do you think you have the pull to throw a party at Mr. Smalls? If you do, feel free to contact We are able to guide you to a super fun, and with some hard work, a profitable evening for your fledgling promotional career. Thank you to everyone who attended our event and to all the staff who worked the evening. Show us what you got Pittsburgh!

The Smashing Pumpkins On Stage

We've had some really incredible artists through Mr. Smalls Theatre lately. Artists who are really too big to have any business playing a 650 capacity venue are coming to Mr. Smalls because they really want to, from Snoop Dogg to Interpol to The Arctic Monkeys and The Smashing Pumpkins. We thought you'd enjoy this spectacular photo of The Smashing Pumpkins taken by Creative.Life.Support Photography intern, Jessica DeLuca.


Mr Smalls Skatepark:

Hell Raiser Hob Goblin Helloween!

On Sunday October 31st come down to Mr. Smalls Skatepark for a full day of Halloween fun. It all starts at noon when the doors open and the monsters take to the ramps. At 2pm there will be in-costume mini-ramp contests for beginners, good guys, schralpers and old guys. Points will be awarded for costumes so don't be shy!!!

Then at 6pm we will have plenty of live music on two different stages featuring: Hellshock (from Portland, Oregon), Age (from Japan), Submachine, Wrathcobra, Ratface, Cultivator, and Blood Red.

Come in costume, ready to ride and rock!

Skatepark doors at 12
In-Costume Skate Contests at 2
Contest Entry fee only $5
Show Doors at 5pm
First band at 6pm, over by 11pm
Concert only $8 ALL AGES!


Fall Skatepark Hours:

Okay, so now it's getting a little colder and school is in, so we're opening on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 8pm. Saturday and Sundays we still open at noon and riding goes till 8pm. Cool? Cool.

We may also be open for select holidays and school days off, so keep an eye on for special event announcements.

What about Winter?

Well, winter comes when it comes and nobody really knows when that will happen, right? We will stay open as long as we can as long as enough people keep coming. You might ask: "well, since you now have the new indoor mini-ramp, why can't you stay open in the winter?" The answer is: we'd really like to. And maybe we will if there is enough demand from the riders. Maybe we'll do special events or special skate nights. Why don't you let us know what you think, because after all this is all for the riders, so we need to know what you want to happen and what you'll come out for. Email all your ideas to us at:

Concerts at the Skatepark:
If your band wants to play on the Mr. Smalls Skatepark Stage email:


Mr. Smalls Recording Studio News:

Who's Doing What In The Studio?

Formula 412 will be finishing mixing and mastering on their second album with Larry Luther at Mr. Smalls Studio this month. It will be available later this year. Also look for upcoming videos on youtube from these guys.

Songwriter/Actor/Director Tom Kurlander is continuing work on his second full length album. It is titled "The Sugar Burn Sessions" It will be available later this year.

The Black Moon tracked drums and guitar for last songs on their album recently. They will be back at the end of the year for bass, mixing and mastering.

Shirt Collar Smile tracked drums and bass for their next EP. Look for them with The Ataris later this month.

Joe Donnely is continuing work on his musical "Lessons Of Hope".

Ohio band Defeat The Weak will begin tracking their first EP with Mr. Smalls

Cantor Rick Berlin of Parkway Jewish Center is putting the finshing touches on the mixes for his latest recording "Friday Fusion", a collection of traditional and contemporary versions of prayers from the Jewish friday night services.

Drowning Clowns and producer Mike Speranzo just recorded a new track for the final credits of an Element Skateboarding Video called "Trio".

Larry Luther and Liz Berlin are hard at work finishing the final mixes from this past year's Real.Life.Music Camp. There were some really talented kids this summer!

Recording Studio Open House & Jam Session

Come check out Mr. Smalls Recording Studio on Sunday October 24th, 2010! The studio will be open to all from 5-9 p.m., featuring tours and information sessions.

Instruments will be set up throughout the studio -including guitars, basses, amps, drums and organs- so everyone can get a feel for the recording environment. Also there will be give-aways, prizes and one lucky person will win a free hour of studio time!

Any and all musicians are invited to drop in for a rockin' good time! Keep in mind that being musically inclined is not necessary—we can all kick it with awesome music and free food (Thanks Bruggers Bagels)!

For more information go to:

Studio Time Contest Winner

Congratulations to Corey Brennan! He attended the last Studio Open House in March and he has won a free hour of Recording Studio time! Maybe you will be next . . .

Real.Life.Music Camp Reunion

Calling all Band Campers! We will be having a reunion at the Studio Open House on October 24th from 5pm to 9pm!

All of your CD's, press photos, bios and notebooks will be finished and ready for you to pick up that night. Come visit, see old freinds and play all your new songs for us at the jam session.


Thanks for reading and happy ROCKTOBER
Liz Berlin & Mr. Smalls...
In this issue:

Creative.Life.Support News:

• New Sun Rising Fiscal Sponsorship

• PittsburghGives' Day of Giving is Today

Mr. Smalls Theatre News:

• Pittsburgh Pajama Party Review

• The Smashing Pumpkins on Stage

Mr Smalls Skatepark News:

• Hell Raiser Hob Goblin Helloween

• Fall Skatepark Hours

• What about the winter?

Mr. Smalls Recording Studio News:

• Who's Doing What in The Studio?

• Studio Open House & Jam Session

• Studio Time Winner

• Real.Life.Music Camp Reunion

Upcoming Shows:

• At Mr. Smalls Theatre

• At the Mr. Smalls Skatepark Stage

Upcoming Events:

Studio Open House & Jam Session
@ Mr. Smalls Recording Studio
October 24th, 2010 5pm - 9pm
Featuring Real.Life.Music Camp Reunion

Hell Raiser Hob Goblin Helloween
@ Mr. Smalls Skatepark
October 31st, 2010
Featuring live music and in-costume skate contests!

Visit our Websites:


Mr. Smalls Theatre
Did you know Mr. Smalls Theatre is available to rent for private functions?
Whether it be a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah, prom, wedding reception, university function or a corporate gathering, we at Mr. Smalls Theatre would be happy to accommodate your private events of any kind.
Please contact to inquire.
Our REAL.LIFE SKATE & MUSIC CAMPS went so well last summer, we are going to be offering more sessions throughout the year based on demand.

We will be scheduling programs for HOME-SCHOOLED and CYBER-SCHOOL students soon, so check
for registration.

If your school or group is interested in scheduling a MUSIC or SKATE program just let us know. We can provide a day-long, week-long or a weekly series of sessions.

Also, field trips, boy & girl scout merit badges and any kind of private program or event can be accommodated.

for more information.
Mr. Smalls Theatre
Upcoming Shows
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10/14 • Triptykon (feat. Tom Warrior of Celtic Frost/Hellhammer) w/ 1349, Yakuza, Crown The Lost

10/15 • Smoker's Club Tour feat. Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Mac Miller, Boaz, Corner Boy P, Fiend

10/16 • Lotus w/ Mux Mool, Doverspike

10/18 • The Felice Brothers w/ Adam Haworth Stephens

10/19 • An Evening with Yonder Mountain String Band

10/21 • An Evening with Umphrey's McGee

10/22 • The Walkmen w/ Japandroids, ARMS

10/23 • RAW Rave - the cirque du soleil of hair!

10/25 • Rebelution w/ Zion I, Tribal Seeds

10/26 • Phantogram w/ Josiah Wolf

10/27 • 91.3fm WYEP presents Grace Potter & The Nocturnals w/ Hacienda

10/29 • Dethlehem presents Hallo-Wizard feat. SIKES, Tobacco Road, Verbs, Motorpsychos

11/02 • Cloud Cult w/ Fort Wilson Riot

11/03 • The New Deal w/ Two Fresh, MiMOSA

SOLD OUT - 11/04 • Gogol Bordello w/ Forro In The Dark

11/06 • Watain w/ Goatwhore, Black Anvil, Storm King, Victims of Contagion

11/09 • Atreyu w/ Blessthefall, Chiodos, Architects UK, Endless Hallway

11/10 • CKY w/ Lionize, HourCast

11/11 • Brendan Benson / The Posies w/ Aqueduct

11/12 • Dimmu Borgir w/ Enslaved, Blood Red Throne, Dawn Of Ashes

11/13 • An Evening with Medeski Martin & Wood [Ages: +21]

11/19 • 91.3fm WYEP presents JJ Grey & Mofro w/ Ryan Montbleau Band

11/20 • Opus One & Distortion Productions present Combichrist w/ Aesthetic Perfection, Ivardensphere

11/23 • 91.3fm WYEP, Opus One & Elko Concerts present The Hold Steady w/ Company Of Thieves

11/27 • Donavon Frankenreiter w/ Ximena Sarinana

11/30 • Every Time I Die w/ Trap Them, Howl, Girlfight

12/06 • Twiztid w/ Blaze Ya Dead Homie, MicLordz & Sauce Funky, DJ Clay, The Gemini Projekt [on sale 10/9]

12/10 • Ghostland Observatory w/ Mux Mool, Cutups & Keeb$ (Lazercrunk) [limited two-day passes available]

12/11 • Ghostland Observatory w/ Expensive Shit, Keeb$ & DJ RA (Fuzz) [limited two-day passes available]

12/15 • Better Than Ezra w/ Big Sam's Funky Nation

02/01 • Less Than Jake w/ The Supervillains, Off With Their Heads [on sale 10/23]

02/17 • Dr. Dog w/ The Head and the Heart [on sale 10/16]

Mr. Smalls Skatepark Stage
Upcoming Shows
10/31 • Hell Raiser Hob Goblin Helloween featuring:
Hellshock (from Portland, Oregon),Age (from Japan), Submachine, Wrathcobra, Ratface, Cultivator, Blood Red
Doors at 5pm
First band at 6pm, over by 11pm
Mr. Smalls Theatre, Recording Studio & Skatepark
400 Lincoln Ave.
Millvale, PA 15232

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fw: Wow, you're on Bill Maher ...

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Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:09:48 +0000
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Subject: Wow, you're on Bill Maher ...

I'll be tuning-in and dropping-out from all other media (well, at least, trying to) for the "new" HBO Bill Maher w/ you ... Yeah, I "called it" ... You're the "right" answer to Julia Allison. (I haven't met you yet in person so I'm not certain if I can compare and contrast anything else) ...

Best of Rusted Roses,
$ Gianni French
New Media Madness: an everyday art 2010 - 2011

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