patti peters

we’re not human, 2015.

This newest stitch was made for a friend + was inspired by the song “Birdland” by Patti Smith. 

Let the ship slide open and we’ll go inside of it
Where we are not human, we’re not human.

The song itself was inspired by the memoirs of Peter Reich, “A Book of Dreams.” Reich’s father was a controversial psychiatrist and inventor in the late 1940s who was imprisoned for his work, dying in prison a year later. The moment described in the song comes after his death, when Peter, a teenager at the time, imagines seeing his father return to him in a UFO.

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I love this Ghostbusters crossover comic series! A MUST HAVE!

((IDW Publishing GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #1 March 2017))

Okay, but last night, I had the strangest most glorious dream. I dreamed a dream that I was at the Tony Awards and a giant fire started. Patti LuPone was presenting Best Actress. “Patti,” Neil Patrick Harris said. (He was hosting the show again.) Patti ignored him; she was distracted. There were people taking pictures. “STOP, STOP, STOP!” Patti screamed. “Stop taking pictures RIGHT now! Who do you think you ARE?” Neil tried to intervene. “There’s a fire, Patti. We gotta leave. Please, Patti.” Smoke was starting to disperse. People were getting up out of their seats. Audra McDonald was sitting with Angela Lansbury and she was like, "Shit.” She took Angela’s hand to guide her out of the theater. “Audra, dear,” Angela said. "Yes?” Audra leaned in. Angela whispered, “I WILL beat your Tony record.” It was chaos now, pure chaos! Laura Benanti was tweeting in all caps. I was behind Harvey Fierstein, and he accidentally smacked me in the face. It was amazing. Alice Ripley tapped Lin-Manuel Miranda on the arm. “Rap something,” Alice said. "Not now, Alice!” Lin replied. Bernadette Peters was subtly laughing. Donna Murphy was praying to Elaine Stritch. And Patti, my dearest Patti, was still on stage giving a lecture about thee-ah-ter. The last thing I remember was hearing Susan Blackwell behind me: She was asking Neil Patrick Harris if she could lick him. Patti said, "The Tony goes to…” And Audra was like, “Susan. Lick him later.” I was trying to get on to the stage to save Patti from the fire! And then, as Idina Menzel swooped down from the rafters in an Elsa costume, I watched her scoop Patti up in her arms, and then… I woke up.

Do you know how Broadway Stars are always like “I grew up listening to Into the woods and West side story” “I was obsessed with Patti Lupone” “Bernadette Peters was my idol” “My parents will always put Les mis in the car”

Well, in a few years, Broadway stars will say things like “I grew up listening to Hamilton and Spring Awakening” “I was obsessed with Jonathan Groff and Aaron Tveit” “Idina Menzel and Laura Benanti were my idols” “My parents will always put Hairspray in the car”

We are the new generation, the girl who sits next to you in choir could become the main character in the next Broadway hit, that boy who does really nice covers on Youtube may be the next tony winner. Hell, the person reading this can become the next Broadway stars and inspiration for thousands of children from all over the world. 

Have you ever actually thought about this?

~ caught in the fire, say oh- I’m about to explode ~


just one of many tributes to the glory that is Ghostbusters. more to come. inspired by the new crossover comics called Ghostbusters 101, where both teams come together to save the world. 

I usually don’t comment on the Ghostbusters hate, but there’s one thing that’s doing the rounds on the net that really annoys me. The idea is that because Bill Murray sat in a chair for most of his cameo, this means he didn’t really want to be there.

Let’s get one thing straight. Ahem…

BILL MURRAY DOESN’T DO ANYTHING HE DOESN’T WANT TO DO. THAT IS WHY HE IS BILL MURRAY. THE WHOLE REASON THIS MOVIE EXISTS IS BECAUSE BILL MURRAY DIDN’T WANT TO DO GHOSTBUSTERS 3 AND MADE SONY CHASE HIM FOR 27 YEARS. BILL MURRAY HAS NO AGENT OR MANAGER. YOU SEND HIM YOUR SCRIPT AND IF HE LIKES IT HE WILL DO YOUR MOVIE. EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN BILL MURRAY’S WORLD HAPPENS ON BILL MURRAY’S TERMS. IF BILL MURRAY GOT OUT OF BED AND FLEW DOWN TO MASSACHUSETTS TO SHOOT TWO SCENES FOR THIS MOVIE, IT LITERALLY ONLY HAPPENED BECAUSE BILL MURRAY WANTED IT TO HAPPEN.

Anyone saying different clearly doesn’t know a fucking thing about Bill Murray and needs to shut the fuck up.

Honestly as someone who knows so little about “classic” Broadway but is pretty much subscribed to the tumblr theatre community, I hear about actors I’ve never seen… and they just kinda become, like, almost slang? in my head??
Like whenever anybody mentions Bernadette Peters, the only sentence that comes into my mind is “She gave me a Bernadette peters behind the school”. Like i have no idea who this woman is. Similarly, “oh, nice sandals. Are those Patti Lupones?” “Yo, how much for an ounce of Ethel Merman… ya, the pure stuff” like I’m not sure who these people are but it gets worse with every Broadway blog I follow

Re: the Dan Aykroyd thing.

I don’t even know if anyone that follows me cares, but I have to get this rant out of me.

Firstly let me say that I would bet money there’s stuff going on here we don’t know about. The smile that Dan gives to the camera after he says “He won’t be welcome on the Sony lot anytime soon” is such a ‘fuck you’ smile that it would imply there’s bad blood between he and Paul Feig. But every interaction they’ve had in public suggests the opposite of that? Like, Feig tweeted a photo of them embracing literally last week, along with a caption about how much he admires Dan. Soooo what the fuck?

Dan Aykroyd is the worlds biggest Ghostbusters fan. He lives and breathes it, and carried the flag through 27 years of movie development hell. He wants to talk about it all the time. But this is one instance where he should have just kept his opinions to himself. I get that he’s annoyed they waited so long and the comeback didn’t go as planned, but there are still Angry Men © online who actively look for reasons to bash this film into oblivion. He may think he’s just speaking his mind, but he’s doing wayyyyy more harm than I think he understands.