Night blooming jasmine will never smell the same is a collaboration between Michael Alago and Keith Caputo, in which they share poems, observations and rants.
The book emerged out of their long standing friendship and their love of the French Decadent Movement (Rimbaud, Baudelaire), the Beat Poets (Ginsberg, Burroughs and Ferlinghetti) as well as American artists such as Charles Bukowski, Jim Morrison and Patti Smith.
This is the first of many collaborations as Michael and Keith are already working on a second book, tentatively titled “Today is the day”.
Michael and Keith will be touring Europe and the US (US dates will be communicated later on).
At each show, they will be reading the entire book, which will also be available for sale and signed after the show.
The first dates are:
Oct 25: USA - New York, Bowery Electric
(327 bowery, NYC 212-228-0228, tickets are $8.00)
Nov 01: GER-Cologne, Blue Shell
Nov 02: GER-Wiesbaden, Kulturpalast
Nov 03: GER-Munich, Feierwerk
Nov 05: GER-Berlin, Roter Salon
Nov 06: GER-Hamburg, Frau Hedi
A seminal producer and talent scout for nearly 20 years, Michael Alago has become a household name in the music industry for his expertise in a variety of musical genres. In addition to discovering Metallica, Alago has accumulated a roster that includes such diverse artists as Michael Feinstein, Johnny Rotten, White Zombie, and Nina Simone. “Recording with the incomparable Nina was my finest hour,” says Michael, who worked with Simone on her final album, the critically acclaimed “A Single Woman." 2010 saw Alago team up with Cyndi Lauper on her Grammy-nominated album “Memphis Blues,” for which he acted as A&R executive. Alago left the music business in the summer of 2003 to concentrate on another lifelong passion—photography. Working initially with a Polaroid camera, Michael embarked on a series of stark male portraits—a series that continues to this day. Many of the photographs included here are Polaroids from this early period. While these images of friends, models and bodybuilders f