Category: Video

How to Talk to the Misguided

Last week I posted these 4 minutes of bad-assery by Greta Thunberg at the UN General Assembly. You’ve probably seen it by now; if not, it’s worth a watch before I share an interesting followup below, wherein I make a case for ditching snarkiness in favor of being nice. (Yes, me!)

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Little did I know that after I posted the video, Greta’s diplomat-busting would go viral. I’d gotten it from the UN website shortly after it happened, but it was speedily shared on YouTube by the Washington Post and others. And my eyeballs got highjacked by the truly weird responses that ensued . . . Read More…

A Little Video for Ya

While I’m finishing up the next post, you might enjoy this performance I did a few weeks ago at Barbés. I was asked to write a song for an uber-cool Bushwick Book Club performance — inspired by their book of the month, Schwinn: The Best Present Ever.

It includes my improvised tech-delay chit-chat.

You will soon discover that I’d never written a song before. But I did have a Schwinn growing up. So I think I nailed it.