Pidgeon tour to end the hunger of myself due to nervous tension,
and of Tim Young due to finding good restaurants in New York Blog day 3:

We took a day off of touring to take part in a benefit for our pals the Atlantic Theater Company, (actually to benefit school kids going to see performances at this magnificent company). At the last minute Mare Winningham had to drop out of performing her song, so Tim and I donned our superhero capes, or in my case a jolly nice Dolce and Gabbana dress, and in Tim’s case, just what he normally wears, which is damned decent in and of itself, leapt on to the stage, and saved the day with an impromptu version of one of our favorite songs “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”, by the fabulous Brian Wilson.

We saw lots of nice folks and friends, helped raise some money for a worthy cause, and a good time was had by all.

Tomorrow we perform at the Rockwood Music Hall. I’m psyched!!!!

Oh and this morning I wrote a song with Freedy Johnston who is the BEST.

My dear husband Mr. Mamet, (or “Dave” if you will), wrote for me the following epistle in French to deliver to our friends at the Atlantic Theater Company fundraiser. I offer my meager translation for your benefit, as I feel the words are too moving to be horded, but MUST I say, be passed along, and so I do:

“It was, I believe, the great French writer Marcel Proust who once said, ‘who, for the love of God, released the sacred swans from their pen, and who the hell is going to clean up their shit?’ Another equally unforgettable historic figure and doyenne of the stage, Sarah Bernhardt replied to Marcel Proust, ‘shut up you asshole, and take your foot immediately from the hem of my dress!’

My children, take these words to your hearts- and long live the Company!”

Simple words, yes, but so true.

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I like to travel with doormen. It means that I don't have to open any doors by myself. And they are happy to do it for you. They are great!

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Here is a scary rehearsal shot of me, Neil Pepe (artistic director of the Atlantic Theater Company), and Bob Balaban, at the ATC benefit

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Here is a picture of me and Bob Balaban, and the rest of the cast not paying a blind bit of attention to what's going on. We're just chatting really.

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This is a picture of everybody, and Bob Balaban is telling me an incredibly interesting and intimate account of his life. By this time, we have no idea what we're doing.

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Here is a picture of my wondering where I left my mind.

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Bob Balaban, Steven Hawley and myself backstage at the ATC event.

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Tim Young and Bob Balaban trying to get some information out of me, to no avail.

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This is a picture of me going "oooh"

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Woody Allen introducing the evening, and out of focus once again. He's a beautiful man.

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Performing at the show.

 

 

 

 

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