Category: Recording

Final preparations for Cucumbers and Gin

We’re recording on Saturday. Sean and I are rehearsing every couple of days, and putting the finishing touches on his performance. If I could focus only on that, this would be easy. But we’ve got to sort out a film crew that seems to get new members every day (we’re...

Emilicious

The Emilicious

Emily H is one of those brilliant people who winds up running the government (and she’s got a recipe blog!). She’s a civil servant, working for the NSF, NASA, and now the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, so just remember: she’s on your side, and she’s good at it. This spring,...

The Greg Fizz

The Greg Fizz

Greg put us over the top on December 13th, and to a great extent he’s still largely a mystery to us. His Kickstarter profile lists him only as Greg D., but also shows him to be a prolific supporter of a huge range of creative projects – they’re really quite...

Wheaton's Elixir

Wheaton’s Elixir

Sarah Wheaton is a great cook who cut her teeth as a political blogger for the NYTimes right out of college covering the election in D.C. Now she’s back at the mothership in NYC and has made reading the times into an addictive game of Spot Sarah’s Byline. Sarah’s cocktail...

Maxine's cucumber manhattan

Maxine’s Cucumber Manhattan

This cocktail is for my grandfather, Wesley Clark, and his wife, Maxine Rockoff. Not only are Gramps and Maxine generous backers of Cucumbers and Gin, they’re also welcoming the production into their home. When we shoot on April 2, we’ll be shooting in their lovely apartment with an incredible view...

Mona's martini

Mona’s Martini

Mona Seghatoleslami is a lovely viola player and a very old friend. We took music theory together in high school and climbed trees and talked about The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Now she lives in West Virginia and is a classical music public radio personality. I think once...

Dr. Ueno's Wild Thing

Dr. Ueno’s Wild Thing

I’d like to announce the first cocktail recipe for the backers of Cucumbers and Gin: Dr. Ueno’s wild thing. Ken Ueno was our very first backer and, knowing the sophistication of his palate, I knew we’d have to come up with something special. Ken requested something spicy, and something with...

34 hours to go

Thirty Thirty Thirty Four Hours to go-uh-oh……

  We’re nearly there, guys. Kickstarter’s counting down to the finish in hours instead of days at this point. And thanks to our current crop of 32 backers, we’ve raised $1,000 – well over the $750 goal. I was really nervous when we started this campaign, but it’s turned out...

Cucumbers and Gin met its goal.

You may have seen my post on Twitter late last night, but this big news of the day is that Cucumbers and Gin met its fundraising goal of $750. Right now we have $820 pledged and every dollar we raise between now and the deadline on December 24th means we...

Front Page of Kickstarter!

There we are! Right on the front! Cucumbers and Gin made the front page. When a project makes the front page of Kickstarter it’s a huge help to the fundraising effort. The boost comes partly from just the extra traffic that you get on the front page, and partly from...

Testing Sound Cloud

I’ve had an ongoing question about how to present large audio files on this site. Right now I’ve got small ones hosted myself that play as simple streaming files. For larger files, easier sharing, and on the general principle that you should embed media, not host it, I’m trying out...

Summer’s Twilight mime experiment

Next Saturday Rose Ginsberg and I are running what we think is a really cool experiment to help with Summer’s Twilight (my current big project and an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream). I’m writing a mime section at the opening of the piece, kind of like the dumbshows that...