Eariler this summer we received a curious email from the outrageously talented singer-songwriter Michael Zapruder. He wondered if we might be interested in an insanely ambitious project he was working on called Pink Thunder that somehow involved poetry, music, photography, and a collection of handmade, one-of-a-kind portmanteaus. Our first reaction was "Poor-Man-whats!?!" Our second was "Whatever...this sounds crazy-awesome. Let's do something!"
So please join us next Thursday, October 18th to celebrate the release of Michael's new album Pink Thunder!! In addition to the actual album, Michael will also be releasing a companion book + cd (featuring photographs of the recording sessions, as well as hand-lettered renditions of the poems he used as lyrics), and IN ADDITION TO THAT (and this is where it gets really nuts), for each song on the album, Michael has built a beautiful and unique portmanteau (pictured below), which is part sculpture, part music player. Just plug in your headphones, press the button, and enjoy the song!
You can read more about this remarkable project here, and here, and be sure to check out the first video from the album for the song "Florida" below. So please clear your calendar and join us on Thursday the 18th to congratulate Michael and experience the Pink Thunder album + book + portmanteau awesomeness in person.
WHAT: Michael Zapruder's Pink Thunder Release Party!
WHEN: Thursday, October 18th, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Curiosity Shoppe, 855 Valencia Street, San Francisco