Emerging Peterson

I have been unable to blog for nearly a week (I can’t breathe).  My trusty ibook that I have lugged around for over five years is on the blink. It may not be fatal, but it is unavailable at present. I have figured out how to update Twitter and do Facebook from my UK mobile. E-mails, not so much.

It has been an absolute whirlwind with so many things to write about. Sadly I don’t have time to write about any of them at present. I must prepare to give a talk at University of York. The lively lecture is entitled, Waking up from a Biblically induced coma. In it I will talk about overcoming fundamentalism while retaining faith. I will also do excerpts from some shows and read some poems.

Tomorrow I head to Manchester to perform Transfigurations. I sat for an interview last week from a station out of the Manchester area. Check out Tuesday Night Out.

Swedish blogger Immanuel Brändemo came to one of my Transfigurations performances in London and blogs about the experience here. You can read it in English here.

The last few hours or so, I have talked continuously on Peterson Toscano. Min mamma och min syster är nog ganska trötta på mig, men det kan inte hjälpas. My mom and my sister is probably pretty tired of me, but it can not be helped. Jag har träffat honom för första gången i verkligheten och sett hans föreställning Transfigurations – Transgressing gender in the Bible och sedan fått förmånen att prata med honom efteråt. I have met him for the first time in the real world and seen his show Transfigurations – Transgressing Gender in the Bible, and then had the privilege to talk to him afterwards. Om jag bara hade haft något vettigt att säga hade det säkert varit helt perfekt, men nu hade jag bara föreställningen eller föreläsningen eller vad man ska kalla det i huvudet. If only I had something sensible to say, there had certainly been perfect, but now I had only the idea or lecture or what to call it in the head. Den väckte så mycket tankar och känslor och insikter att jag inte vet var jag ska börja. It brought so much thoughts and feelings and insights that I do not know where I should start.

Det är ingen vetenskaplig föreläsning, på så sätt att det inte är någon torr och tråkig genomgång av olika teorier. There is no scientific lecture, so it is not a dry and tedious examination of various theories. Det är inte heller en vanlig pjäs eller monolog eller standup-komedi, eftersom det finns en tydlig pedagogisk ambition. It is not an ordinary piece or monologue or standup-comedy, because there is a clear educational ambitions. Rollspel? Roleplaying? Enmanshow? ONE-MAN SHOW? Jag letar efter rätt ord på svenska, men jag hittar inget. I’m looking for the right words in Swedish, but I find nothing. Det är Peterson, helt enkelt. It is Peterson, simply.

I will have at least one show in Sweden in early June. Yay!

Okay, have to finalize my preparations for tonight. More tomorrow.

This post has 4 Comments

  1. Immanuel Brändemo on May 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Hopefully you’ll have more than one show. We’re working on it… It was great seeing you!

  2. p2son on May 18, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    GREAT see you too. Yes, another show (I am such a gig whore). Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

  3. Ephilei on May 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    iBooks are still alive?!

  4. GreenEyedLilo on May 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Don’t you just hate it when you have tons to blog about and can’t do it?!

    Glad you’re busy in good ways, and sorry about the iBook. I’m still learning how to do things on teh interwebs via my Lotus, too. I can read e-mail; have a harder time with responding. (Yahoo’s got a decent interface.)

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