Flagging Belief

4 Jul

July 2014 Events


Tuesday, July 8 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Streetredflags
Theme: “Red Flags”

Bad experiences shape our instincts.  Y’know that slight, nagging, eye-narrowing tinge of a feeling?  Yeah, that.  This Tuesday, come to the Ale House to share and listen to stories of something fishy, something you knew didn’t quite feel right and all the warning signs that were there.

Or maybe you have a epic story involving Capture-the-Flag.  Or your foray into the Communist Party.

Trust your instincts and come have a great time at Front Parlor!


Monday, July 21 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Make Believe”

Theatre, television, job interviews — make believe is everywhere you look.

And while we sometimes need to fake it ’til we make it, we don’t always make it.  Bring a story about making or not making it; believing or not believing; or really whatever you are moved to share.

(On the patio weather permitting!)


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

5 Jun

June 2014 Events


Tuesday, June 10 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Sleep”

Sleep: Universally shared and oft-overlooked, until it’s gone. (Says the new mom who could certainly use more.)  Maybe you’re not a chronic somnambulist, but it’s likely you have sleep-related stories to share.  An epic case of oversleeping?  Strangest place you caught some winks?  Insomniac adventures?  Awkward sleeping arrangement? Come share your sleepy tale this Tuesday.

* New rule: (ok, old rule, just enforced) 10 tellers.   10.  If you KNOW you want to tell a story (or even if you’re on the fence) and you will be late, please post a comment here to throw your name in the can.


Monday, June 16 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Fathers”

The 15th is Father’s Day, and I would have gone with “Dad” except the “Fathers” also opens the door to all those stories you may have about priests and the founding fathers. Bonus points for stories about your dad and the founding fathers. Extra bonus points if your father was also a priest.

Come tell a story about your dad, about being a dad, or anything dad related.


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Advising Phew

7 May

May 2014 Events


Tuesday, May 13 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Advice”

For some reason, humans think things that work for us will certainly work for someone else, as we’re all up in each other’s business.  At what point do we deem ourselves experts worthy of dispensing wisdom?  Next Tuesday, come tell or listen to stories about following someone’s advice to disastrous end.  Or particularly awkward unsolicited advice you received.  Or perhaps you advised someone else in a way you came to regret.  Or maybe, just maybe, you have a story about advice you wish you had received.  You’ll have a full room of willing listeners, come advise us.

* New rule: (ok, old rule, just enforced) 10 tellers.   10.  If you KNOW you want to tell a story (or even if you’re on the fence) and you will be late, please post a comment here to throw your name in the can.


Monday, May 19 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Close Call”

What would be different right now if only that one thing had or hadn’t happened? Consider a brush with fate that may have had lasting consequences, and come out and share your stories of near misses, and how things might have been.

Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

*Late Post: TONIGHT! “Addiction”

8 Apr

April 2014 Events


Tuesday, April 8 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Addiction”

Exorcise your inner (and outer?) demons tonight at the Ale House.  Share something without which you cannot or could not live.  (Exemptions for air, water, food, shelter, and warmth of course.)  Heaviness permitted.  Levity encouraged.

* New rule: (ok, old rule, just enforced) 10 tellers.   10.  If you KNOW you have a story (or even if you’re on the fence) and you will be late, please post a comment here to throw your name in the can.


Monday, April 21 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Quitting Time”

Relationships. Places. Jobs.  We’ve all quit something.  Maybe you needed to get away from a bad scene. Maybe you left something good to find something better. Whatever the circumstance, bring a story about what happened after you left.

Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

A Lucky Complication

5 Mar

March 2014 Events


Tuesday, March 11 @ The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “It’s Complicated”

In addition to the most common descriptor people chose for their relationship statuses in the early years of Facebook, “It’s complicated” is the resigned conclusion to many of our stories.

Come embrace the complexity that is your __(adj.)__ relationship with your __(noun*)__ next Tuesday at the Ale House.

(Not necessarily a person, y’know?)


Monday, March 17 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Getting Lucky”

Some of us are born lucky. Others have to work hard at it. Either way, it’s nice when things go your way. So bring a story about a time when things went your way or at least about a time you got lucky.

Also, it’s St Patrick’s Day so make sure to kiss Gregor – he’s Irish ;)


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Update on the Big Show & Do-Over

5 Feb

February 2014 Events

An update on the BIG SHOW:

The rumors are true.  Advanced sale tickets are SOLD OUT.  There will be a limited number of tickets sold on Saturday for Standing Room Only.  You might still be able to sit down with those tickets as there will be milling-about and leaning-on-tables space that seat takers might use, but don’t count on it.  If you purchased a ticket already, please arrive BEFORE 7:45, as The Linda cannot guarantee your seat.  Doors open at 7:00.  SRO tickets will be sold starting at 7:45.

And yes, if you can’t get out of a prior commitment or any other reason you are unable to attend, WAMC will record the show to air at a future date.   See you on Saturday!  Wear dancing shoes.

LindaBanner


NO FRONT PARLOR in TROY this month.   Sad, sad.  But it would be three days after the big show!  Get your fix at the Albany Front Parlor on…


Monday, February 17 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Do-Over”

If at first you don’t succeed…

With Groundhog’s day recently behind us, it may be worth considering some of those times that we’ve been able to (or had to) take a do-over. Tell about a moment when you were able to try it again, and how different – or the same – things turned out.


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

Epic Show & Resolute Music

12 Jan

January 2014 Events

Two Front Parlor Evenings and one epic night at The Linda (ok, February):

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!  (This show will sell out.)

Front Parlor @ The Linda!  February 8 at 8pm. $12

8 local storytellers.  1 ringer from NYC.  1 world class DJ to spin us into dancing frenzy.

LindaBanner


Tuesday, January 14The Ale House (Troy)
Hosted by Abby Lublin
7:30 – 9:30 pm
680 River Street
Theme: “Music”

There are few things as universal as music appreciation.  Ok, death.  But unless we plan to have a big, ol’ posthumous party, we have not experienced that firsthand.  Ok, pooping.  We’ve covered that.

But really, in the words of Prophet Bob Marley: “One good thing about music: when it hits, you feel no pain.”  How true, Bob, how true.  Truthfully, there are many good things about music.  Come share a tale of how music saved your life.  Or how you make music.  Or that song, y’know, that song that gets you every. friggin’. time.  Or an example of what a certain kind of music does for you. Maybe you’re a musician… when did you first know?  Come share (or hear) the music of your life at the Ale House this Tuesday night.


Monday, January 20 The Olde English Pub (Albany)
Hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk
7:30 – 9:30 pm
25 Quackenbush Square
Theme: “Resolutions “

Yes, I know! It is a new year and many of us are thinking how can we be better or different which often translates into a resolution of some kind. Hey, new beginnings…

But also consider that when things are resolved they are done – happy ending, sad ending, whatever the issue is put to rest and we can move on.

So consider a story of something you have resolved to do, or a situation that is resolved. Or perhaps one that you had to remain resolute throughout…


Share widely.

If you’d like to throw your name in the can to tell a story, and you know you’ll be a lil’ late, post a comment here.

See you ’round the mic. And as always…

Listening is an act of love.

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