Music Performing Arts Photography Video

Polygraph Lounge – Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer

The wall in Mark’s studio is decorated with unique and eclectic instruments.

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“Mind-numbing virtuosity and rib-tickling wit — that’s Polygraph Lounge. They take words and music apart and put them back together in astonishing and hilariously unexpected ways.”

Peter Schickele, discoverer of P.D.Q. Bach

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Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer are very unique musicians. A ‘click’ on their names and you can fine out why!

I was happy to have the invitation to interview them in the studio where they rehearse.

The duo called Polygraph Lounge is Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer. Together they create new music and perform some of the classics of Spike Jones and other eccentric and delightfully odd music pioneers. I had the chance to meet with them in their rehearsal studio and got a bit of insight into their zany and musically talented work.

Mark told me that he had a song which explained in music what he and Rob do to create their original songs and mayhem.

Here is an clip from the concert they performed in France at the Marciac Jazz Festival.

See them perform live at Joe’s Pub this coming December 14th.

You will laugh out loud!!!

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“Bobby McFerrin needs no help in entertaining a crowd. Even so, this afternoons collaboration with the zany Polygraph Lounge (at Carnegie Hall) ought to be especially memorable for young and old alike.”




Time Out New York



Clown Performing Arts Photography The Ridiculous Romantic Variety Arts Video

The Ridiculous Romantic – A short silent film about love!

On the way to location last week Peter Daniel Straus stopped by a ‘little horsey’ ride and decided to enjoy a little diversion.

We finished the last day of shooting and now all there is left to do is edit, make titles and do music.

Here are a few more shots from the days shooting.

Peter Daniel Straus and  Kevin C Carr in character for filming.

Peter Daniel Straus’s character was perfect for the film’s old fashion feeling.

The feeling between the characters is evident in this still from the shooting that day.

Stay Tuned for the release of the film sometime in November!

The film was written by Jim Moore and Kevin C. Carr with serious contribution by Carol Sirugo, Mistress B, Peter Daniel Straus.