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May 24, 2013
Visit Dimitri's new page at dimitrimugianis.com

May 4, 2013
Sharp Blue Stream , a collection of poems by David Lawton is now available from Three Rooms Press.
www.amazon.com/gp/product/0988400863

April 7, 2012
Friday, April 13, don't miss Still Better Than the Beatles: A Tribute to the Shaggs.

Performers will include Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart, Jeff Buckley), R. Stevie Moore, Elliott Sharp, Annie Golden ("Hair", The Shirts), Chris Butler (The Waitresses), Mike Fornatale (The Monks, The Left Banke), Nick Didkovsky (Doctor Nerve), Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio), Supercute!, Irwin Chusid (WFMU), Ira Elliot (Nada Surf), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Laura Cromwell (God Is My Co-Pilot), Keith Abrams (PAK), Mike Pride (From Bacteria To Boys), David Bodie (Kayo Dot, Time of Orchids), Glenn Johnson (Leisure Class), and many more.

The evening will conclude with a live Q&A session with Dot Semprini, Betty Porter, and Rachel Gould (aka The Wiggin Sisters) of The Shaggs!

Friday, April 13, 2012, 8:30 pm at The Bell House, 149 7th St. Brooklyn, NY.
www.thebellhouseny.com/list_all_shows_inc_press24.php?event_id=3814&event_day=FRI%204/13

February 2, 2012
Parents Night at the Leper Colony is number 61 this week on WXDU 88.7 FM (Duke University Radio):
www.wxdu.org/node/670

January 25, 2012
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by WRUV (Burlington, VT):
reviews.wruv.org/2012/01/parents-night-at-the-leper-colony/

December 13, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed in Brett Callwood's City Slang Weekly Music Review Roundup in the Metro Times:
blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/2011/12/city-slang-weekly-music-review-roundup-26/

November 21, 2011
New book by former Leisure Class trumpeter Meg Montgomery, The Art of Personal Transformation:
www.artofpersonaltransformation.com

October 22, 2011
I'm Dangerous With Love reviewed in the Detroit News:
detnews.com/article/20111020/ENT02/110200305/Review--In--I-m-Dangerous-with-Love---drug-rehab-turns-into-true-crusade

October 22, 2011
I'm Dangerous With Love reviewed in Real Detroit Weekly:
www.realdetroitweekly.com/detroit/im-dangerous-with-love/Content?oid=1513487

October 21, 2011
David Lawton interviewed on World Wide Word:
www.blogtalkradio.com/onword/2011/10/16/spokenheard-with-david-lawton-and-host-susan-dobbe-chase

October 18, 2011
"Talking Ibogaine with Dimitri Mugianis of Dangerous with Love" from Metro Times Blogs:
blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/2011/10/talking-ibogaine-with-the-dimitri-mugianis-of-dangerous-with-love/

September 24, 2011
The Detroit premiere of I'm Dangerous With Love will be Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7:30 pm, at the Detroit Film Theatre. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202.
www.dia.org/auxiliaries/event.aspx?id=2958&iid=&aux_id=14&cid=100

September 24, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by Rick Rock's Rockin' Soapbox:
rickrockblog.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/parents-night-at-the-leper-colony-by-the-leisure-class

August 19, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by Collective Zine:
www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=8144

June 20, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by Motor City Rocks:
motorcityrocks.com/2011/06/album-review-leisure-class-parents-night-leper-colony.htm

June 6, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by DisAgreement:
www.disagreement.net/reviews/leisureclass_parentsnightatthelepercolony.html

May 28, 2011
Glenn Johnson will be playing Saturday, June 4, in Best Batch Yet! A Tribute to Captain Beefheart at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker). 212-614-0505.
The show will feature Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Jeff Buckley), Nona Hendryx (Labelle), Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Nathan Larson (Shudder To Think), Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras), Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices), Mike Fornatale (The Left Banke), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Keith Abrams (PAK), Weasel Walter, and many more of New York's finest musicians playing the music of the late, great Captain Beefheart.
Admission is only $10, and all proceeds from the event will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
More details can be found here:
www.bowerypoetry.com/#Event/100887
The show will stream live - June 4th at 8:00 pm - here:
www.bowerypoetrylive.com

May 9, 2011
I'm Dangerous With Love reviewed by Cinema Sentries

May 2, 2011
"It's All True" was featured on 365 Albums a Year Radio:
365aay.com/365-albums-a-year-radio-episode-5

April 17, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by Jersey Beat:
http://www.jerseybeat.com/philrainone.html

April 16, 2011
I'm Dangerous With Love is now available on DVD. Includes bonus Leisure Class music video, "I Love You More".

April 13, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by Here Comes The Flood:
http://blogger.xs4all.nl/werksman/archive/2011/04/12/650339.aspx

March 19, 2011
"The Worst Song" is #6 this week on Music World Radio.

March 18, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by Gew-Gaw fanzine (English translation):
www.gew-gaw-fanzine.gr/leisure_class_englidsh.htm

March 13, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed by Gew-Gaw fanzine:
www.gew-gaw-fanzine.gr/leisure_class_greek_review.htm

March 11, 2011
"The Worst Song" has moved up to #3 this week in the Top 20 on Music World Radio.

March 9, 2011
From Seattle Weekly:
DEA agents arrested Dimitri "Mobengo" Mugianis, a New York-based ibogaine therapy provider and two others yesterday in Seattle... Details about why, where and when exactly Mugianis was detained are still unavailable. However, a DEA spokeswoman confirms that Mugianis and two other people were, in fact, arrested sometime yesterday in Seattle and released early this afternoon.
blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2011/03/dimitri_mobengo_mugianis_iboga.php

March 9, 2011
I'm Dangerous With Love is showing Wednesday, March 30, at Bloor Cinema in Toronto.
bloorcinema.com/movies/IM-DANGEROUS-WITH-LOVE/?is_archive=0#Cinemon_MovieDescription

March 5, 2011
"The Worst Song" is #4 this week in the Top 20 on Music World Radio.

February 26, 2011
Parents Night at the Leper Colony reviewed in Ear Candy: "This is the album you can put on and enjoy with a few of your coolest friends or you can also use it to run off unwanted guests. That, in my humble opinion, is a true sign of genius."
www.earcandymag.com/reviews-0211.htm

January 22, 2011
Some reviews of I'm Dangerous With Love:
Film Journal
www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/reviews/specialty-releases/e3i2ccbd3f8423a4c25282b5fbbc09ea1b9
The Independent Critic
theindependentcritic.com/im_dangerous_with_love
NY Times
movies.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/movies/12danger.html
Reality Sandwich
www.realitysandwich.com/im_dangerous_love_shamanic
Trust Movies
http://trustmovies.blogspot.com/2011/01/ibogaine-in-im-dangerous-with-love.html
Village Voice
www.villagevoice.com/2011-01-12/film/ibogaine-and-addiction-in-i-m-dangerous-with-love/
Wired
www.wired.com/underwire/2011/01/dangerous-with-love-ibogaine/

January 6, 2011
I'm Dangerous With Love opens Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the IFC Center in New York.

January 4, 2011
Music World Radio's "Best of 2010" Special included two Number 1 hits ("Tuberculosis Is Back" and "Jesus") by Leisure Class. You can listen to the podcast here:
magickalmayhem.podomatic.com/entry/2011-01-02T06_34_03-08_00>/p>

December 11, 2010
Parents Night at the Leper Colony was reviewed at the I-94 Bar: i94bar.com/reviews

November 4, 2010
Parents Night at the Leper Colony is now available from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, GEMM, and directly from www.leisureclass.net

October 30, 2010
Parents Night at the Leper Colony was released October 30, 2010.

October 21, 2010
Featured October 20 on the blog, Retro: Kimmer. Thanks, Kim!
www.retrokimmer.com/2010/10/parents-night-at-leper-colony-cd.html

September 26, 2010
Hey! "Weekend Punk" was on The Cherry Blossom Clinic "Best of 2009" show. Thank you, Terre T. And thanks to the amazing WFMU archive, you can still listen to the show here:
www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/34242

August 14, 2010
"Lufkin's Dilemma" just finished 4 weeks in the Top 20 on Music World Radio. What?
www.musicworldradio.com

May 30, 2010
"Jesus": 7 weeks in the Top 20 on Music World Radio.
www.musicworldradio.com

April 30, 2010
"Jesus" is #1 this week on Music World Radio. Thank you, everyone who voted for us!
Hear the song: www.myspace.com/leisure1
Top 20: http://www.topchoons.com

April 5, 2010
I'm Dangerous With Love will be showing at...
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina: April 9, 11, 14.
The Independent Film Festival Boston: Friday, April 23, 2010, 9:30 pm, at the Somerville Theatre, Boston, MA.
Hot Docs festival in Toronto, Ontario:
Thursday, May 6, 10:00 pm, at The Royal Cinema.
Saturday, May 8, 11:45 pm, at Bloor Cinema.
The Sheffield Film Festival Best of the Fest Tour, United Kingdom:
BFI, London, April 11.
Side Cinema, Newcastle, April 13-18.
Dundee Comemptory Arts, Dundee, April 24-25.
Watershed, Bristol, April 30-May 7.
The Grand Arts Centre, Clitheroe, May 10-12.

Marxh 20, 2010
Dog Latin is appearing Sunday, March 21, at 12 noon in the marathon Assembly Line Concert at AJ's Music Cafe, 240 W. 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI.
Live video stream: www.ustream.tv/channel/assembly-line-concert-2---the-second-shift

February 19, 2010
"Tuberculosis Is Back": 8 weeks in the Top 20 (including 2 weeks at #1) on Music World Radio.
www.musicworldradio.com

January 8, 2010
"Tuberculosis Is Back" is #1 this week on Music World Radio.
www.musicworldradio.com

December 28, 2009
Leisure Class Recordings 1979-1994 is still hanging on at #50 this week on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

December 21, 2009
I'm Dangerous With Love reviewed on the blog, BlackLight (An Origin Story):
http://blacklightglobal.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/im-dangerous-without-love

December 9, 2009
Still clinging to the charts after five months... #50 this week on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

November 25, 2009
Follow Dimitri's exploits in I'm Dangerous With Love, a new documentary directed by Michel Negroponte. See the special sneak preview at the IFC Center in New York. Tuesday, December 15, 8:00 pm.
http://stfdocs.com/films/im_dangerous_with_love

November 1, 2009
#7 this week on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

October 23, 2009
Up to #12 this week on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

October 20, 2009
See Paul Romero in Loveless, the new film by Ramin Serry.

October 6, 2009
#17 this week on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

September 21, 2009
#20 this week on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

September 14, 2009
#19 again this week on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

September 13, 2009
Visit the new Leisure Class page at ReverbNation.

September 8, 2009
Leisure Class Recordings 1979-1994 is #19 this week (up from #25 last week) on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

August 30, 2009
#38 on the August 2009 Monthly Rock Report on WMBR, 88.1 FM, Cambridge, Mass.

August 29, 2009
Leisure Class is #13 this week on WCBN, 88.3 FM, Ann Arbor, Michigan, up from #22 last week (#6 the week before that).

Yes, that is the same WCBN on which, in 1983, the EP Mr. Unique and the Leisure Class was interrupted -- not once, but three times -- in mid-song, at which point we were accused of being "racist", "misogynistic", and "disgusting".

August 29, 2009
Leisure Class is moving up the charts... from #21 on August 8 to #17 on August 15, on the Weekly Rock Report on WMBR (88.1 FM, Cambridge, Massachusetts).

August 16, 2009
Thanks to everyone who has been playing our music on the radio, including (but not limited to)...
Music World Radio
The Anti-Emo Empire! on WNHU
Troy's Room on LA Talk Radio
The Late Risers' Club and Gorilla Got Me on WMBR
Big Al and Your Old Pal Jim Riecken on WFDU
Sonic Reducer on KEXP
Radio Wellenwahn
New Rose Punk Rock Radio Berlin
Jere Stormer on WDET
Random Access on WHFR
WCBN
and The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T, Tony Coulter, Martha, Black Ops, Mike Lupica, World of Echo with Dave Mandl, and The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling on WFMU.

August 3, 2009
Visit Leisure Class on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/leisureclass

July 19, 2009
Leisure Class will be featured on the Magick show on Music World Radio, on Tuesday, July 21, 5:00-7:00pm (EDT).
www.musicworldradio.com

February 4, 2009
"Weekend Punk" by Mr. Unique and the Leisure Suits appears on the new compilation cd, We Went and Recorded It Anyway, from Brutarian Music. Also includes: The Nervebreakers, Doug Derek and the Hoax, Cadillac Kidz, The Excerpts, The Dispositions, Rudi, Sharon Tate's Baby, The Seat Belts, Crap Detectors, The Reaction, Benedict Arnold and the Traitors, The Saucers, Terminal Sunglasses, The Automatics, The Denizens, Lipstick, Arch Rival, The Sillies.

January 9, 2009
Downtown Does Huncke For His Birthday
Tonight, January 9, 2009 will be the 94th anniversary of Herbert Huncke's birth, and the extended family of his friends and fellow travelers are coming together to remind us of Herbert's importance as a writer. Friday, January 9, 2009, 8:00 pm at The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery (at 2nd Street), NY, NY.
More details on this page.

September 7, 2008
Visit The Dildos on MySpace.

August 19, 2008
New release: Live in Detroit by Emanuel Young with Howard Glazer and the EL 34s.

June 27, 2008
Leisure Class Recordings 1979-1994 is now available from Amazon.com

June 19, 2008
You can now download Leisure Class songs from iTunes

June 3, 2008
Leisure Class Recordings 1979-1994 is now available from CD Baby at cdbaby.com/cd/leisureclassmusic

December 13, 2007
Introducing the Gay Architects (Ted Moniak, Max Johnson, and Glenn Johnson).

August 16, 2007
See the Leisure Class Channel on MySpaceTV.

April 10, 2007
Howard Glazer and the EL 34s have released a new CD, Liquor Store Legend.

September 15, 2006
Leisure Class on MySpace: www.myspace.com/leisure1

December 1, 2005
Jeanne Lozier has released her debut CD, Queen of Your Dreams, with drums and percussion by Glenn Johnson.

August 23, 2005
If you missed The Rise, Fall and Reunion of the Leisure Class on the NPR show Day to Day, you can hear it online at: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4811940

June 12, 2005
Howard Glazer and the EL 34s have released their debut CD, Brown Paper Bag.

June 12, 2005
Former Leisure Class trumpet maestro Russ Johnson has released a solo CD, Save Big.

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YouTube watch

The Big Bang Ensemble (Eddy Rollin (woodwinds, etc.); Jack DeSalvo (guitar); Steve Cohn (piano); Louise Devery (poetry); Max Johnson (bass); Glenn Johnson (drums) at University ogf the Streets, New York, 8/10/2011. Part 1.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNsNzpz16Y0

The Big Bang Ensemble (Eddy Rollin (woodwinds, etc.); Jack DeSalvo (guitar); Steve Cohn (piano); Louise Devery (poetry); Max Johnson (bass); Glenn Johnson (drums) at University ogf the Streets, New York, 8/10/2011. Part 2.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqaTydPSJps

Mike Fornatale, Doug Gillard, Nick Oddy, Max Johnson, Kevin Kendrick, and Glenn Johnson perform "Golden Birdies" and "Big Eyed Beans From Venus" in Best Batch Yet: A Tribute to Captain Beefheart, June 4, 2011:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRDc4l39pdc

David Lawton at The Inspired Word, April 7, 2011:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dQNlSA0w6Q

Paul Romero on the Conan O'Brien show:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwSpDDczIdg

Dimitri from Charles Shaw's Exile Nation Project.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADQTOeDv1PU

"I'm Dangerous With Love" trailer:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaCFrXquIxs

Jerry Lawson of the Persuasions, accompanied by the Groove Barbers (with our own beloved Kevin Weist).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUlJ8xeV4EA

The Big Bang Ensemble (Eddy Rollin (woodwinds, etc.); Jason Smeltzer (Theramin), Wayne Smith (piano); Max Johnson (bass); Glenn Johnson (drums). (2011)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZz380oyzzQ

Dimitri interviewed on WKCR-FM January 10, 2011 about "I'm Dangerous With Love"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRxPK4-N9w

Kevin Weist and his Sesame Street classic, "Get Along"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSpuiDvVrhk

Dimitri Mobengo Mugianis YouTube channel
www.youtube.com/user/DimitriMobengo

Eddy Rollin's Big Bang Ensemble with Jason Smeltzer, Max Johnson, and Glenn Johnson (2010)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJLL9d5BMVY

David Lawton with Max Johnson and Glenn Johnson at The Inspired Word (2010)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeMJ5rP9dCQ

Mumm's Retreat: "H1N1 Piggy-Swine On-The-Line Systemic Pandemic Blues" featuring Chris McGorey (2010)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS-fi4raBSs

Eddy Rollin, Max Johnson, and Glenn Johnson at the Yippie Museum (2010)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYRfdyL_kh8

Dimitri at Howard Lotsoff's funeral (2009)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ohUTOri5Q

Dimitri Mugianis and director Michel Negroponte at the IFC Theater after the "sneak peek" showing of I'm Dangerous With Love (2009)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=88mb8Nc7hIM

Ted Moniak on guitar with Kevin Renick (2009)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyNBdsBQnsk

Gypsy Jazz Caravan, featuring Marc Dannenhirsch, at the Jalopy Theater (2009)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvmMYCZczp0

UN Drug Policy Reform, with Dimitri Mugianis (2009)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhkXnsawYP0

Dimitri Mugianis on Gabon, Ibogaine and Addiction (2008)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajfh9GTR9WI

Paul Romero demo reel (2008)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrgviabBYX0

Guitarist X: Molten Metal - Lesson 1 (2008)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aEYGtvLKFU

Guitarist X: Molten Metal - Modes (2008)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB0Lz-3PuqA

Guitarist X: Molten Metal - Don'ts (2008)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZEv8PhvO3A

Howard Glazer and the EL 34s
www.youtube.com/user/howardglazer13

Kevin Weist in nasal spray commercials.
Astelin 2006:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=suPfFj2Hy5Q
Astelin 2007:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvAgVrzR9Ik

Kevin Weist cavorting and harmonizing in the GrooveBarbers promo video. (2007)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4wEdd579fM

Ted Moniak drumming with Alagator at the Dreamtime Festival. (2006)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivqPYPvbB7Y

Glenn Johnson on drums with the Jeanne Lozier Band: "Beg and Plead" (2005)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAbsWkPV2OY

Leisure Class:
"I Love You More"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx-3AiI_c_k

Leisure Class:
"Joy" (1991)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UEuI3jQWG8

Leisure Class:
"Bad Suit Sadness" (1991)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2b8PDnZC5E

The Lufk-Tones: "Goat Places" (1990)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=itzIDBpr2aM

Leisure Class:
"Lufkin's Dilemma" (1986)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9D3nZryuto

Mr. Unique and the Leisure Class:
"I Love My Fucking Country" (1985)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FezTycr_zI

Mr. Unique and the Leisure Class:
"Young Gifted and White"; "It's All True" (1983)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0VelWUV1Lw

Mr. Unique and Toothless Vengeance:
"Pile of Rocks" (1981)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B3-5Tq-c-8

Mr. Unique and Toothless Vengeance:
"St. James Infirmary" (1981)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q64VT2_Yy9s

Mr. Unique and the Leisure Suits:
"Mr. Unique" (1979)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w2PLbtJDuw



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