WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH?

THE EMPEROR NORTON TRUST

  • I am the founder of this nonprofit
    that works on a variety of fronts — research, education, advocacy — to advance the legacy of Joshua Abraham Norton (1818-1880), best known as the San Francisco eccentric and sometime visionary, Emperor Norton.

    Learn more at
    EmperorNortonTrust.org.

Save Gabe's

  • A grassroots initiative to redevelop and restore Gabe's Tower (1963) as an economically and culturally vibrant symbol and icon of Owensboro, Ky.

    Learn more here.

A BETTER WTC

  • Looking at Three for the World,
    Eli Attia's 2002/3 design for the World Trade Center site (pdf below), the towers themselves might not be your cup of tea.

    But the big architectural idea
    that Attia offered with his design — which could have been adapted to a variety of aesthetics — was far superior to anything that rebuilding officials offered to the public or, for that matter, even considered.

    Download a PDF of the design here.

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JOHN LUMEA

  • ORIENTATION
    18 years. Same ranch house,
    same middle class street, same Southern Baptist church, same western Kentucky town. That's
    how it started. A 2-year stint as a classical-singer-in-training in Nashville (yes, Nashville). A master's degree in religion and philosophy at St. Andrews University in Scotland.
    A 3-year turn in the postgraduate theory mills of Duke University. Liberal church, then none. Emigration to Manhattan, 1998. Escape to Brooklyn, 2003. Flight to San Francisco, 2010. Back East to
    Boston, 2020.

    These (sometimes polemical) observations and speculations on architecture, design, media and politics are part of an attempt to understand that everything we encounter creates our sense of place.

    Why the effort? Because most of us — including me — have not begun
    to appreciate what a radical and necessary enterprise "making the world a better place" is.

    COORDINATES
    I live in Boston, with my wife, my
    dog, and a benchmade, all-stainless Parsons table that I would make love to if I could.

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GUN

  • For hire...

    Writer and strategist.

    Singer.
    Classically trained? Sure. (See Orientation, above). But think David Bowie. John Cale. Middle Tom Waits. Randy Newman. Neil Hannon. Maybe a little Anthony Newley and Tony Bennett for good measure.

    Voice over.
    Narrative; Commercial (political, organizational, PSA); Audiobook

    Listen to demo reel here.

    contact
    [email protected]

META

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