Tuesday, October 12, 2010


i'm kinda excited about this new site, check it out! dakota lane.org--which means i will do good things to help.

only two weeks left to vote for me, and i will
be shooting 80 videos for nonprofits, community service programs, environmental orgs, the arts--and last but NOT LEAST_-wildlife rehabs and sanctuaries!!!!

so VOTE FOR ME! (you get one vote per day!)

Friday, October 8, 2010

moby at woodstock farm animal sanctuary

Moby and chickens and Moby and the moon and Moby and pigs and Moby and roosters crowing,
a backporch benefit concert for the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Moby played a long acoustic set with Kelli Scarr and Inyang Bassey, both with hit you in the heart voices, featuring some of his hits as well as a few quirky covers. See it now!
He sat in with the Mercury Rev Clear Light Ensemble, as they improvised a live orchestral soundtrack to the avante garde french children's film, the Red Balloon, which served as a projected backdrop to the performance. The players tracing the movements on the screen with their bows and hands. Exciting! (Video on this, down the line.)
Animals love Moby--(when I interviewed him, a turkey was listening with a real intensity in his eyes)--and Moby loves animals and this was a benefit for WFAS, run by Jenny Brown and Doug Abel, providing sanctuary and care for hundreds of farm animals who have been rescued from torture and abuse. They also work on educating the public about living and acting humanely, with care for all sentient beings!
Sean Lennon and Chrissie Hynde and others played at their acoustic benefits this summer, and the roosters were jammin along every time!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

love from the heights

Did some reporting and produced a video for the New York Times on the lavishly orchestrated and choreographed wedding of actor, lyricist and Tony-award nominated actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda and lawyer Vanessa Nadal at Belvedere Mansion in Staatsburg. Alex Lacamoire, who won a Grammy and Tony for Mr. Miranda's The Heights, handled the musical direction of the wedding; the video includes snippets of music and song from an all star cast of friends and family, from Broadway stars in chorus and solo, to Latin Grammy nominee Dave Valentin's jazz flute, to
Puerto Rico's salsa superstar, Gilberto Santa Rosa and his Orchestra and Ruben Blades performing at the dance party. lois brady, queen of VOWs, bow to you.

Here's some stills--(from the ny times video)-- the bride and groom, the groom dancing with his biggest fan, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, and flanked by his other biggest fan, Luis A. Miranda, Jr., aka ma & pa.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

if you love trees...

check out my tree_dreams TWITTER page and find all kinds of happy tree stuff
at my tree blog!

send any and all tree stories, tree photos, tree videos, tree news and tree art to:
and stay tuned for a tree art contest that will benefit our dear and noble and delightful friends!