Vp Issue 7: “'What’s YOUR Platform?' To be a performance artist"

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Vp Issue 7: “'What’s YOUR Platform?' To be a performance artist"

and all the words that flesh out what they are trying to communicate to me.

As veteran performers of stage and screen, who are some young performers that you are excited about and why?

EZ: Beyonce, Chicks on Speed, Pink, Alex Olson, and some girl I heard in the subway the other day.

AZ: I’m always excited about seeing young artists on stage who command the attention of the audience. I’ve enjoyed some great shows lately. Hmmm, let’s see, Holly Miranda and Natalia Zuckerman stick in my mind.

AP: The young artist I’m breathless about is Ruby Lucca Dangerfield Salvatore Palmer. I can’t WAIT to see what she’s going to do next!

Following the success of last year’s Off-Broadway sensation BETTY RULES, how have your goals as a band changed?

EZ: I would like to see BETTY RULES become a movie. I also want us to play on The L Word in the bar or café or something. I just want us to keep growing as artists. Otherwise what’s the fucking point?

AZ: My goal as a band member is to never again make fun of my theatre friends who complain about doing eight shows a week. It is the hardest thing a performer can do.

AP: It is the same goal —- to entertain an audience, have an incredible time doing it and get great freebies afterward from food to sex.

Has BETTY RULES changed your focus as musicians? Can we expect to hear another original album in the near future?

EZ: We already have a lot of material for a new CD. Look for it next year.

AZ: I HOPE SO.

AP: We have two albums we want to put out — some killer songs we’ve been performing and a holiday CD. Lately I’ve been pushing for a kid’s album too.

Is there a future for BETTY RULES?

AZ: BETTY RULES is going to Chicago’s Lakeshore Theatre for a six week run starting May 6th. Yahoo!

AP: After, we’re hoping to tour in the US, and then hop abroad.

You have a long history of political activism as a band. What causes are you watching closely in this year’s election?

EZ: Pro-choice. If you’re not pro-choice get the fuck out of my life.

AZ: All of them. We are doing everything we can to change the “Administration” in November — or else we are doomed as a nation and world.

AP: Equal rights, health care, trade, the environment and education.