Back to school season crisp air always whispers a rush of unknown sexy things! I am excited to report lots of MAdM OOOM activity, it’s hunt for the heart season!
My dear hunters and healers, no matter how long you have been connecting with this here blog, you must know by now, I long to connect you with OOOM. It’s been quite a journey of connecting dots, talking a lot, secretarial duties, steeping ideas and traveling here to there. It’s been far too long, but it is finally coming via my own independent MAdM run portal. First round of events were due to the early showing of the film portion at Sundance earlier this year. The film is riding a wave and promises to commune with more of you soon….
Starting with you, my fellow Montrealers, The fate of muses and star aligned destiny, has brought OOOM to The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. As if it wasn’t enough to be presented in such an honorable establishment, but the company that we will keep, lights my heart fully a fire! The occasion is a long awaited retrospective of the great British Pre-Raphealite painter, John William Waterhouse. His work has been a huge influence on me since before I even played music, he was one of the first (along with his renaissance soul mate Botticelli) to introduce me to myself. His exploration of women, magic and myth have played a big part in my work throughout my photography, music and into my new OOOM multi media project. A pair of daring and innovative museum director and curators, declared OOOM to be a contemporary response to Waterhouse and the Pre-Raphaelites, inviting us to live within his exhibit opening October 2nd, and running until February 5th.behind black velvet curtains, with church pews as seats, you are be invited into OOOM for our longest rung yet!

In addition to that, OOOM and I have been invited to the Royal Flush Festival in NYC later in the month. MAdM Live, for the first time since 2004, (oh my!) at the new improved Knitting Factory, and our film playing the film portion of their festival as well. We are having our European Premiere at Sitges in Spain (Euro’s leading Fantasy Film Festival) Also this month New Orleans, Woodstock, Henry Miller Library …. For those who are no where near these places, I am concocting plans to get to you right now!

Please see SHOWS for more info!
The hunt has begun

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  1. xMarKx says:

    -mesmerized in a Golden Square Mile

    Who are we to argue with the curators and directors of the
    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada’s oldest art institute
    founded in 1860? I sure won’t and congradulations Melissa
    dear, as you now are about to appear in Montreal’s largest museum
    that is amongst the most prominent in Canada. C’est une idée formidable!

    The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, led by John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, an upstart from 1849, the very year William Waterhouse was born, who would go on to be the very culmination of all three! Perhaps Ms. Melissa, in some
    significant way, you will excel here. The victorous Victorian and culmination of all four!

    Let’s not ponder for even a moment the Millais, “Ophelia” Melissa …I am most pleased 🙂

    Keep your head above water always!



  2. Lady Nina says:

    I will say congratulations XD…let’s hope this haunt comes to México…

  3. Daniii says:

    Hi Melissa, I love your work and music I admire you. Congratulations!

    Too bad I’m away, Brazil.

    Bye, love you

  4. Jen says:

    This sounds awesome! Two of my favorites: Melissa and Pre-Raphaelite art, together!!! I flipped out when I saw The Lady of Shallott posted on your page here. I may just have to take a trip up to Montreal to check this out! (I live in NYC, so it’s not too far, right?)

    Melissa- I bought my tix to see you on October 17. I CANNOT wait!! I saw you twice in 2004, and you put on an awesome live show. I’d love to meet you- will you be hanging out/signing autographs before and/or after your set? Also, will you be selling the new CD????

    xo, Jen in Nueva York

  5. Mariano says:

    I’m doing my own research to find out how OOOM would be able to participate in the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (or BAFICI).

    I promise I’ll post this information as soon as I get, in case you’re interested.

    I’m so glad to know you’re finally reaching the phase were you get to reveal your whole project and see how the audience reacts to it. I guees regular contact with the public must be extremely nourishing, right?

    Keep moving! =)

  6. Greg Lucid says:

    Hi Melissa,

    MY sister and I enjoyed meeting you at the Woodstock Film Fest. We especially enjoyed OOOM. Keep it up!

    If you’re interested, there is a bunch of information about Gordon Gano’s new project at

    All the best,


  7. Greg Lucid says:

    Brendan Ryan is a cousin of mine through marriage.

  8. Alexander says:

    I anxiously await the experience! 🙂

  9. MacLeod 9 says:

    I saw you film today at the MMFA, congratulations! Great story and camera work. I enjoyed the two themes colliding as it were.

    I did a whole series on the Vikings. Here is the work I exhibited in Chicago and Seattle

    There are some very good Scandinavian Museums in the US that may be interested in your work. Check out Scandinavia House in NYC.

    Best of luck with your film and work.

    MacLeod 9

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