Matson on Music
'Now I'm Fine' and other happenings this week
Local musician, comedian and writer Ahamefule Oluo has been worth keeping tabs on for many moons. I got hip through his heartbreaking "Cloud-Dad" article last year, and work as a jazz/pop/hip-hop sideman. But where's the grand statement from Oluo? He presents "the most ambitious thing I've ever done in my life" Sunday, Dec. 9 at Town Hall, an original musical called "Now I'm Fine."
It has been successfully kickstartered for $4,000, paying production costs and musicians. He's been working on it for five years. Tickets are five dollars. Five years for five dollars.
When I saw him on the street recently I asked, "Well, are you fine?" At the moment he was stressed, putting in last-minute work to make sure the musical would go smoothly.
Sadly I'll be out of town this week and miss the production.
Other happenings this week I'll miss: