Readings, Setlists, Video etc

Good morning. I am still recovering from the best ever Cabinet last friday at City Winery. Thanks to everyone who played and attended. The full and remarkable set list is as follows:

Cabinet of Wonders

City Winery, NYC

Intro w poems – Everyone
Oh! Pandora – JWH and The English UK
Top of the Bottom – JWH and The English UK
Choose Drugs – Evan Dando, Juliana Hatfield and The English UK
My Drug Buddy – Evan Dando,  Juliana Hatfield and The English UK
$1000 Wedding – Evan Dando, Juliana Hatfield and The English UK
The Entire Northern Side Was Covered With Fire” – reading by Rivka Galchen
Theremin Tweets with JWH & Eugene Mirman
Trouble Comes Running (Spoon) – Eleanor Friedberger and Britt Daniel
Dearest” (Buddy Holly) – Eleanor Friedberger and Britt Daniel
“My Mistakes” – Eleanor Friedberger, Britt Daniel and The English UK
Comedy – Eugene Mirman
Reading – Juliana Hatfield
Shapes and Shadows – Ben Ottewell
Chicago – Ben Ottewell
Don’t Let Me Down (The Beatles) – Ben Ottewell, JWH & The English UK
Reading – Patrick McGrath
The Sword In The Stone – Ted Leo
The Little Smug Supper Club – Ted Leo
Afterglow (Small Faces) – Ted Leo, JWH and The English UK
I’m A Believer (The Monkees) – JWH, Ted Leo and The English UK
Religious Experience (Kevin Ayers) – JWH, Eleanor Friedberger, Ted Leo, Patrick McGrath, Eugene Mirman, Ben Ottewell & The English UK

In other news, there are two NYC readings next week, at which you’re welcome, free of charge. There’s also a beautiful Jessold event this thursday in Philadelphia at the Forum Theater, St Joseph’s University – see

Those NYC Jessold events:

23rd February:

Wesley Stace and Alex Ross, introduced by Patrick McGrath

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 7:30 pm

Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor

RSVP to or 212-772-4007

24th February:

The New Salon: Writers in Conversation

Author/Presenter: Wesley Stace (with Darin Strauss)

Wesley Stace releases his latest novel, “Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer,” from Picador in February 2011. Stace is also known by his musical stage name, John Wesley Harding. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

Location: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

The latter gig, though it doesn’t say, will also feature the sensational “Jessold” music written by Daniel Felsenfeld. It will be performed by The Jessold Consort (harpsichord, flute, cello and soprano) and incorporate some readings by me.

Lastly, there is a video of me playing Little Musgrave from Soundcheck, WNYC last friday, just before the Cabinet. Members of The Jessold Consort can be seen being very quiet behind me. At the time, I felt I’d probably never play this better, so I haven’t been able to watch it at all.

Best wishes to all