Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rage Across America Tour: Summation

At long last, the tour is done. I'll be using this last post to collate all of my online detritus related to it.


0:35     KC Fringe Promo. The place is crowded and I didn't have a mic, so it's damn-near inaudible, but in the interest of completeness here's a clip of me plugging my show when I arrived in KC.

1:30     2014 Fringe Participant Interview. A brief promo I did of my show with the Hollywood Fringe in LA.

2:22     MN Fringe Preview. Live promo I did with Matt Allex of Vilification Tennis. This was singled out by Graydon Royce of the Star Tribune as "solidly on the nice list."

2:37     Jumpin' Jack Kerouac Trailer. Trailer for a dance show I'm performing in in Minneapolis.

2:50     Jumpin' Jack Kerouac Preview. Live promo I did with the rest of the cast.

4:43     Indefinite Articles Trailer. Trailer I put together for the show some months ago.

5:37     The Calof Series. Promotional video for a storytelling series at Patrick's Cabaret that features about a minute of me workshopping one of the stories from the show.


1:00:01     Obsessed with Joseph Scrimshaw. A podcast interview I did in LA about J.R.R. Tolkien and his influence on my work.

1:49:47     Apropos of Nothing. Rather embarrassingly, I get even drunker than usual on this one and it rapidly devolves into us shouting slurred arguments over each other. That does seem to be what this audience comes for, however.


03/23/2014     Story SlamMN! Interview. An interview I did with Paula Reed Nancarrow about competitive storytelling.

06/09/2014     Reddit AMA. I impulsively did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) in which I answered online questions from strangers about my career.

06/25/2014     Libertarian Rage as Theater. A rather confrontational interview I did with Stubble, a local men's magazine.

07/07-11/2014     Word Sprout Blog (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three). A series of essays about storytelling that I wrote for a local spoken-word organization.

07/18/2014     Friend a Day. A surprisingly glowing profile by local comedian Tim Wick from a series in which he writes kind things about people he knows.

05/30-09/23/2014     Libertarian Rage Blog (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, and Part Six). Reflections on the tour.


Natasha Lewin, Tolucan Times, Los Angeles: "...a healthy blend of outrage and amusement. Just like the hulk on a bad day, [low] is an angry man, and makes a damn good point showing why we should be too. American political system - SMASH!"

Matthew Everett, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minneapolis: "...he' enough to know...that anyone who claims to have such certainty is either a fool, or dangerous, or both. He lives to knock people off kilter, not for the joy of seeing people off balance, or the display of power that might be involved. He wants people to be constantly thinking, questioning, and hopefully laughing rather than crying about the absurdity of it all while they're at it."

Kate Hoff, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minneapolis: "He's either crazy or a genius or a crazy genius..."

Rachel Reiva, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minneapolis: "He has a commanding presence, his jokes are hilarious, and he gives an intimate look into a libertarian state of mind."

Jay Harvey, Upstage, Indianapolis: "Liberation through extreme tastelessness may be Low's most powerful self-help prescription."


Hollywood Fringe Audience Reviews (3, no star average): " intimate and emotionally raw piece with moments of humanity that transcend political affiliations."

KC Fringe Audience Reviews (2, 4/5 average): "...low's refreshing quest for intellectual humility survives for me as the most memorable theme."

Minnesota Fringe Audience Reviews (6, 3/5 average): "There's still much wit to recommend it, but I found his forays into crass sexual humor and political rage awkward and ultimately fruitless."


As usual, I also wrote several reviews for both the TC Daily Planet and mnartists, collated at this link. 

...and there it is, folks: for better or worse, much of the last year of my life. Onto the next folly!