FFOK presents JENNIFER ZWICK ORGAN KARAOKE

FFOK presents JENNIFER ZWICK ORGAN KARAOKE


Thursday December 16th at 9:00pm – 1:00am

Vermillion Gallery and Bar

1508 11th Ave  -  Seattle, WA


Created by Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke


Well ZWICKITY-ZWICKITY-ZWACK! That’s the sound of FFOK unpacking the crate and rolling out its new FFOK GUEST CURATORIAL SERIES! Where we bring in friendly folks from the world of Visual Art, Business, Sports, and the Seattle City Council to canvass their big fat brains for big fat recommendations for 10 or more new selections for the FFOK songbook – and then rename the night in their honor.

This week – it’s JENNIFER ZWICK ORGAN KARAOKE! That’s right – we handed the reigns over to everyone’s favorite Photographer / Sculptor / Author / Drawer / Microprocessor Tinkerer / Video Artist / Banjoist / Composer / Lyricist / Board Game Designer / Terpsichore Impersonator / Tetris Champ / Dancer / Symmetry Enthusiast / Brand New Momma / Beacon Hillbilly.

And The Lady Zwick did not disappoint, hitting on many Classic FFOK Principles we hold dear, including Local / Regional selections, TV Commercials, jazz standards, forgotten musicals, Cowboy bar sing-alongs, Disney trainwrecks / money pits, non-English-language entries, Troy McClure, and Christian Bale, Christian Bale, Christian Bale. Also – Jennifer Zwick!

BEHOLD: The Zwick List for your performance pleasure, and a glimpse into the ripe and fertile inner-world of The Lady Zwick:

DO THE PUYALLUP – TV Commercial

INSTANBUL – They Might Be Giants

BUFFALO STANCE – Neneh Cherry

PERHAPS PERHAPS PERHAPS – Doris Day

TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME – Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters (from the film “The Jerk”) – also Joe Park & Jennifer Zwick from the Henry Art Gallery installation “I Know I Know With Jenny and Joe” (2009)http://www.jenniferzwick.com/work/installation/i-know-i-know-with-jenny-and-joe

THE KING OF NEW YORK – Christian Bale, Bill Pullman & That Italian Guy Who Played Doogie Howser’s Best Friend (from the Disney film “Newsies”)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av77_epf3l4

GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY – Johnny Cash

SOY TAN SEXY – Right Said Fred (“I’m Too Sexy” sung in Spanish.
NOTE: NO ENGLISH LYRICS AVAILABLE.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xex8vBrd1Wc

HEART BREAKDOWN – Jennifer Zwick (study up here:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7232909/zwick-heart-breakdown.mp3)

TAKIN’ A TRAIN – Jennifer Zwick (study up here:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7232909/zwick-takin-a-train.mp3)

DR. ZAIUS, DR. ZAIUS – Troy McClure – you may remember him from such films as “’P’ is for Psycho” and “The President’s Neck is Missing” – from the musical “STOP THE PLANET OF THE APES! I WANNA GET OFF!” – from “The Simpsons” (sung to the tune of “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZfwO5oxO0A&feature=related

So come on down to Vermillion Gallery and Bar (1508 11the Ave) this Thursday, December 16th from 9pm to 1am, climb the ladder to the grown-up diving board, and jump right into JZOK! Jennifer Zwick cardboard masks will be provided for your incognito / Shakespearean-Molierian / drag queen / Being John Malkovich needs (and you have those needs! I know! I remember that conversation. You were drunk: I was not. I remember EVERYTHING. Plus: the tape was rolling.). It is as if you are karaoke-ing your face.

For glimpses into JZ’s curious and captivating body of work, go here:http://jenniferzwick.com/

The FFOK GUEST CURATORIAL SERIES will continue in January and into 2011. More details coming soon.

Bilaterographically Yours,
The Organ Monkey

Mr. Korby Sears

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