Briefly met the wonderful Alice Waters and enjoyed a delicious French pre Bday lunch
Farewell to 2016, my favorite male singers; David Bowie and Leonard Cohen, and the Grand Prince of Russia, Dimitri Romanov (who I had the pleasure to interview on the radio). Hear a clip of the interview here.
Dec 15th --
Nov 19th -- Vacation and visit to the elegant Vanderbilt Mansion in New York
Nov 11th --
Oct 30th -- ALBUM RELEASE PARTY for Happy Halloween album (pictured with composer/producer Brett Bibles, at Alexander Lehr's Gemini Manor)
VIDEO 1: VIMEO
VIDEO 2: VIMEO
Oct 29th -- Review, videos and Award win at the Dollar Baby Festival, Russia
Oct. 28th -- PREMIERE of 'The Pitfire of Her' in Russia (Tank-directed / 3rd offical Dollar Baby film) + interview published on KinoMonitor, taken by A. Popov
Oct 2016 --
I love Halloween ...
Halloween is a time when people choose to take their masks off and become the archetype which possesses them in a comfortable, fun way.
It's a day when we can enjoy the unconscious dancing through the streets and singing paradoxically in the rain.
A few of my most memorable Halloweens were spent at a Count's restate, and a-now rentable Bran castle (subject to change), in Transylvania, Romania; at the Halloween party in the world-renowned Playboy Mansion; enjoying the charming ghost train at Griffith Park, attending shows at the Magic Castle, in Hollywood (as an I.B.M. member, and with friends); spending a night and writing a show on the really-haunted Queen Mary ship in Long Beach; producing and performing as the 'Archetypal Joker' on stage in 2015 (turning a harrowing month-long inability to sleep into artistic expression); having three Stephen King dollar baby films I directed premiere at several Halloween festivals; and this year, a collaboration with music composer and producer, Brett Bibles, in the creation of (pseudonym from age 13 - Sir. Tank's) 'Happy Halloween' (an adult themed party album available via online music distributors worldwide).
With the love I hold for spirits, daemons (not demons!), art, creation, G-d, the holy and as we know, the thinning of the veil, I invite you to celebrate safely and soulfully.
For photos from mentions above, please see to your left.
Blessings and Enjoyment,
Sir Mikhail Tank
(images with Elvira, Queen of Halloween and at the Bran Castle secret stairway)
Oct 7th -- Dance, Dance Wolf (single) release from Happy Halloween
Sept 25th -- As part of the jury of the Valley Film Festival (pictured with creator, Tracey at a meet-the-film-makers event)
Sept 18th -- MARSNASH (Mars is Ours) Film Festival Screening and Audience Video Presentation in Krasnodar, Russia
Sept 15th -- Interview with Michael, Prince of Sealand premieres on KPFK
Sept 14th -- BidChat Show Premiere (watch promo video)
Sept 10th -- Article about the album featured in HorrorBuzz (PDF file)
Sept 8th: Golden Phone Promo Video for Happy Halloween album, watch HERE
August 19th: MEDUSA released from Happy Halloween --- iTunes
August 6th -- Photo opp with Elvira, who also held the upcoming LP (at ScareLa)
August 5th -- Poster / Track-list for upcoming album
June 23rd - EPK (download version)
June 22nd - Guest on the Bright Side with Tekneshia Day --- Listen Here
June 15th - June Archetypal Mosaic Radio Special with guest: Maggie Wheeler (FRIENDS) http://archive.kpfk.org
May 26th -- Book Release and Interview
The Testament of Solomon ART EDITION -- BUY HERE
Interview by Eliza Gale -- READ HERE
May 12th / 15th
April 23rd, 2016
April 22nd, 2016
Today, ran into a very cool actor, Gerard Butler, and gifted him with a copy of Sofia, the Great
April 15th, 2016
The new podcast episode of 'The Archetypal Mosaic' on top LA public radio station, KPFK is now up for your listening pleasure. I interview the remarkable Moon Author and Astrology Expert, Heather Roan Robbins. Listen / Download (for a limited time) via http://archive.kpfk.org/
March 15th, 2016
The incredible music artist, Spencer Day posted 'The Archetypal Mosaic' interview onto his YouTube page. Listen to the interview by clicking on the image below.
January 17th, 2016 (Worldwide Release of The Sacred EP)
January 15th, 2016 -- Interview with Jennifer Paige 'Crush' on KPFK
January 11, 2016 -- letter to Dear Mr. Bowie
2015 Annual Grateful Letter + Photocard with Santa at Disney
November 4th, 2015: SCORE Award for Entrepreneurship / Creativity in Business
October 31st, 2015: PREMIERE of Music Video 'DIONYSUS' Featuring Paz, Drink and Hollywood icon, ANGELYNE -- WATCH HERE --
(the sold-out limited edition 30 track digipack CD, 'Dionysus / New Axis' released in 2015, is pictured below)
October 30th, 2015: Archetypal Joker aka Joker's Shadow (original Darksoul Theatre Live Halloween Music-Theatre Show)
October 3rd, 2015: Next year's music project, recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
September 5th, 2015: Sicily Psychology Presentation
August 15th, 2015: PREMIERE of Solo Radio Show on KPFK, The Archetypal Mosaic
July 31st, 2015: PREMIERE of 'My New Axis' -- WATCH HERE --
June 13th, 2015: Book reading of Sofia, the Great in Malibu
Each year, I have a tradition to write and share a Grateful Letter, instead this year I present the cover art to my new children's book for all ages, titled 'Sofia, the Great' written about and in great honour of the person to whom I'm most grateful, my dearest Grand-Mother, Sophia.
Please visit the new Mikhail-Tank.com
My new writing, "A Place where Spirituality and Religion meet and there is no Shadow" is now up on #Amazon -- http://www.amazon.com/Place-where-Spirituality-Religion-Shadow-ebook/dp/B00OU8ZAXU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1414130305&sr=1-1&keywords=mikhail+tank
Click here to view video describing 2015 Healing-Cycle Album and Art Project, titled 'My New Axis' / 'New Axis.
LABOR DAY ON AIR SPECIAL
September 1st, 2014 at 4pm Pacific
90.7 FM, Guest: Famed Psychology Author, Joseph Burgo
The commemorative 20th anniversary medal of Darksoul Theatre (tm/r) is available via http://mikhailtank.com/darksoul-ians
Working w/ artist, Seth Ahonen on the updated & revised Art Edition of my published text, 'The Testament of King Solomon ' + Comic Book also in the works.
AUGUST 5th, 2014 -- New Written Work Release
Thoughts on Love: A feeling vs. A social construct
Available here worldwide
Q&A Video 1 http://vimeo.com/mikhailtank/humilityqa
Q&A Video 2 http://vimeo.com/mikhailtank/bookstoreqa
Q&A Video 3 http://vimeo.com/mikhailtank/diamondqa
(above Testament of King Solomon book signing @ Vroman's 5/25, below director John Waters' book signing @ New Beverly Cinema 6/5)
Spring Newsletter --
May 15th -- Had an amazing time in NY. Stayed in Manhattan for five days; enjoyed the bustling energy, the awesome cohort for my PhD program (studying, conversing and also visiting the Rubin Museum together). Checked out Coney Island, Brooklyn, Long Island. Had 3x3 fantastic & rare desserts, and the tenth -- a cannoli-filled lobster tail. Visited the rebirth of the Fabergé store. Walked a forest & scouted a cacoon nest, got a chance to reflect and face a past issue, met a wonderful old friend & spent some quality family time, watched Hedwig (w/eight Tony noms.), wrote a piece titled, The Wolves and had a few personal dreams come true.
MARCH 21 --
New writing, "Manifestor's Manifesto" C. 2014
MARCH 8th --
MARCH 5th --
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/mikhail-tank-presents-a-new-media-rating-system-which-concentrates-on-intelligence-quality-of-content-471516.htm (this link live on Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 3:30 AM CST)
I have heard from many folks the need to not only respect content due to sales and numbers, but to the quality and intellectual stimulation that it provides, I created a missing link and would like to share it with the world. The one dollar per use request is very reasonable and if this product becomes properly recognized, I would pursue a Certification Mark along with a possible creation of a committee to help with the ratings.
MARCH 1st (event) & 3rd (photos) --
Official @RazzieAwards photos are up on @Devinography #Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/113159543@N02/sets/72157641822296075/ #FunEvent
FEB 22nd -- Received these signed photos from Russian Artist Legend, Edita Piekha
FEB 21st, 2014 -- Check out the Friday printed edition of the Beverly Hills Courier for a special surprise!
FEB 14th, 2014 --
HAPPY V-Day! Announcing the Premiere of the fTherapy Music Video.
Enjoy watching this video via Vimeo, for an unlimited number of times. With the special password to be provided via e-mail within 48 hours of password-purchasing. http://mikhailtank.com/limited_editions
FEB 2nd, 2014 --
GOLD ARCHIVAL CD of FULL RADIO SHOW
JAN 28th, 2014 --
In the 8th and closing episode of Dark Nights, Bright Life -- hosts Layla and Mikhail discuss thetopic of intersex and hermaphroditism with top radio personality Sheena Metal. Hear them explore the inner world of those born with ambiguous male/female characteristics, probing issues of controversy that lead to more ultimate questions about how we identify ourselves in terms of gender. The hosts leave no territory unexplored in this provocative and unreserved show. A truly cutting-edge show of curiosity, outspokenness and freedom! (mature theme & content)
JAN 22nd, 2014 -- New Promo Video + Radio Show on iTunes
JAN 21st, 2014 --
Episode 7: Future Plans and Personal Inspirations
In the 7th episode of Dark Nights, Bright Life -- hosts Layla and Mikhail discuss future goals and plans, share some inspirations, and air out some interesting issues. The mood of this show is dynamic and fun as the hosts reveal more about themselves, their work, and their inspirations. Hear their viewpoints on social media, how to protect yourself from draining energies, some special and unique sentiments, and personal meaning behind some fascinating myths. The hosts reveal more about recent and upcoming releases, and several key announcements are made as to their future plans and opportunities! This show is filled with creative zest, with much to offer!
JAN 14th, 2014 --
In the 6th episode of Dark Nights, Bright Life -- hosts Layla and Mikhail explore Binaural Beats and Rhythms of Life. This is a deep and relaxing musical show, with special guests, musical entrepreneur Derek Sivers (creator of CD Baby) and unique musical genuis Luis Mojica. They delve into how music alters life's rhythms and cleanses the soul. Feel the rhythm as the hosts discuss the technology behind binaural beats, and both play some unique and amazing tracks from their new releases. This show is playful, artistic and fascinating!
JAN 7th, 2014 --
In the 5th episode of Dark Nights, Bright Life -- hosts Layla and Mikhail inspire you in creating a magical year. They discuss the profiles of a purposeful versus a purposeless life. And they emphasize faith, imagination, certainty and persistence as keys to keeping truly motivated in your life and sustaining your efforts toward what you really want. Find out how to discover Personal Magic & Motivation within your soul and how to listen to your own calling in life. A special guest, a magician from the Magic Castle, discusses parallels between stage magic and life, and shares reflections of this in his own life. Also enjoy some powerful tracks and readings by the hosts, as well as some special announcements for the new year!
JAN 4th, 2014 --
New album release! The Shift aka Personal Freedom Response System
The album is available in three unique versions, the iTunes digital and Amazon physical CD versions share the same cover art (see below).
Watch brief promo video here.
The Googleplay version has alternate cover art as well as 4 bonus tracks (not found on the iTunes edition).
Amazon physical cd --- amazon.com/Personal-Freedom-Response-System-spoken/dp/B00HNWFLXO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388818389&sr=8-1&keywords=mikhail+tank+the+shift
iTunes digital version --- itunes.apple.com/us/album/shift-aka-personal-freedom/id709168091
GooglePlay (exclusive cover art and bonus track edition) --
"Tank’s 'The Shift' is truly a gem that goes beyond spoken word and into the heart and mind of anyone that has ears." - Sell Out Records (read full review here)
© ℗ 2013 Mikhail Tank
DEC. 25th --
Happy Holidays Dear Friends & Sir.Tankians!!
Watch the Sir.Tank Dancing Santa video here
DEC. 13th --
Top Radio host, Sheena Metal interviewed myself and Layla (radio partner). Hear the interview via http://latalkradio.com/archives/Sheena-121713.mp3 & read about her here http://latalkradio.com/Sheena.php (adult language).
NOV. 26th - JAN. 28th
Episodes in their entirety http://latalkradio.com/Nights.php
Episode 1: Self-Creation vs. Creative Envy (airdate 11/26/13)
In the debut episode of Dark Nights, Bright Life -- Layla Ashley and Mikhail Tank discuss Self-Creation vs. Creative Envy. Hear them talk about how each of us can strive to Create instead of get caught up in a feeling of lacking and wanting what we don't (yet) have. The Hosts expose the myths of envy and how it is really a call to self-expression. Find out what the "creative self" is all about and how we can bring it out instead of cower in the face of others' envious eyes. A couple of very special guests discuss creativity in the theatre and drama-therapy. And enjoy some special gifts of their own that Layla and Mikhail each present during the show.
Episode 2: The Shadow (airdate 12/3/13)
In the second episode of "Dark Nights, Bright Life" -- hosts Layla Ashley and Mikhail Tank discuss and present the audience with The Shadow. They mention the history, the psychology and the the instances we face in our everyday lives. Bringing the negative into the positive and learning how to turn the "garbage can" within us into a "recycling bin." Specials guests; actor/martial artist Paul K. Daniel and Italian film director Lazzaro M. Ferrari discuss and present a dialogue for the listener to enjoy. Tune in to this special episode and learn about your own shadow box.
Episode 3: Male and Female aspects of individuals and society as a whole (airdate 12/10/13)
In the third episode of "Dark Nights, Bright Life" -- hosts Layla Ashley and Mikhail Tank discuss Male and Female aspects of individuals and society as a whole. They courageously and playfully flesh out the downfall of male and female natures, and the differences in how they go about getting what they want. Then they bring it back together by pointing out that males and females do best when they honor and compliment each other's differences, to experience unity, harmony and cohesion. And that by making peace with the masculine and feminine qualities within yourself, you can more readily love and cherish those qualities in others and in your relationships. Special guest Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller, a lecturer and writer on subjects of spirituality, psychology, and the esoteric tradition, takes listeners more than a few notches up and into the depths of the soul and psyche, as he discusses the concepts of anima/animus, logos, eros, masculine and feminine energies on a deity level, as well as sharing some of his own insight into how males and females can better compliment one another in current times. Tune in to this very special episode.
Episode 4: Objectivity and Faith, as it relates to anxiety, addiction, distractability and emotional intelligence (airdate 12/17/13)
In the forth episode of "Dark Nights, Bright Life" -- hosts Layla and Mikhail discuss Objectivity and Faith, as it relates to anxiety, addiction, distractability and emotional intelligence. They delve into what is behind why we distract ourselves from what we truly want to do. They describe a general abuser's profile and take a look at how anxiety and addiction keep us from our Highest Good. And they point out the importance of becoming objective and having faith to move out and up from the situation. Personal boundaries and accessing personal passion through choice is emphasized. Special guest JR Westen, D.D., C.Ad, Executive Director for the Conversations with God Foundation, and who specializes in Addiction and Grief Recovery, discusses addiction and the recovery process, the 'addict brain', and what it is that really helps people become free again. Finding personal spiritual connection is discussed as key to rising above these challenges. Mikhail and Layla also each premiere some very special audio works related to the topics, and make some special announcements for the coming new year!
DEC 10 --
With beloved inspiration, the aristocratic, Oscar-winning Anjelica Huston from last night's (front row) book premiere/conversation and signing event.
Willa California Premiere at the Laemmle, North Hollywood.
Q&A video clip, watch here.
OCT 12th --
'WILLA' receives Top 5 Audience Award. Thank you to Andrey for his excellent organization skills. Plus Saturday is the California premiere of the film #Vff13 & Nov. 18th -- Special Announcement!
"The Jam She Makes" (an original short story, published on EWR)
... click on image or here to read
The #Halloween ep is available exclusively on GooglePlay here
"My Pretty Pony" & "WILLA" Premiere for the 1st time in Russia,
at the 1st Russian Dollar Baby film festival.
View Russian Teasers for both films
In costume as a Space Clown for the Magic Castle Halloween party
Oct 29 -- TICKETS for "WILLA" at the Laemmle Theatre
Oct 19th -- Recording & Premiere of the new Darksoul Theatre® digital single, INSPIRATION (click on cover art to hear)
Oct 18th -- Had an amazing time at the opening gala of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Oct 13 -- Complete Press Conference + Eng. translation link as well as the complete Russian TV interview.
Complete Press Conf link
Eng. translation link
Complete Interview link
Oct 8 -- Ceiling-hangers, an essay on LA [Explicit] [Kindle Edition] (Expressing what it's like to be in Hollywood for ten years. The frustrations, the dreams and the four types of people that want fame & fortune.)
Click on image to purchase on Kindle Apps & Devices.
Oct 4 -- Live Press Conference News via Russian TV (as featured director).
Oct 2 -- Russian Press Conference Rehearsal. The event will take place on 10.4 at 15:30 Moscow time. Links will also be avail.
Sept 27 -- 'Willa' announced as official selection of the Valley Film Festival. The screening will be held at the Laemmle Theatre in NoHo.
Sept 23rd -- Major Russian TV Interview (start at 11:00). Видеоподкаст "КиноPeople" от 23. 09. 2013. Discussing how King's writings, Allegrova's Songs, Nicholson's acting & the Darksoul Theatre are not afraid of the animal and the darkness within!
TBA (2014) -- Horned Silhouette (designed by Jordan Monsell) is the cover art of upcoming 2014 spoken word ep, The Shift aka PFRS (Personal Freedom Response System).
View 1st single promo video by clicking on the image below.
Sept 27th -- Tank's 3rd Dollar Baby Film (authorized by Stephen King will be announced Sept. 27th) via the 1st Russian Dollar Baby Press Conference via Skype to & from Krasnodar. Likewise, from Oct 31st-Nov 3rd both My Pretty Pony & Willa will premiere at 1st such Russian event. New MPP poster for this occasion (and going forth) unveiled below.
ВК (V Kontakte) http://vk.com/rublebaby
ФБ (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/events/218075908355600/
ЖЖ (Live Journal) http://rublebaby.livejournal.com/
YouTube (You Tube) http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98EKvtyR_YQXKczkjpruxAO95G1L4Roy
КингКинг (Site)( http://kingking.ru/
Киномонитор (Site of Studio/Theatre chain) http://www.kinomonitor.ru/projects/kingfest/
Лаборатория фантастики (Fantasy Lab) http://fantlab.ru/forum/forum13page1/topic8903page1
August 28th -- Attended the filming of R&B Divas LA season finale, on the red carpet with adored 5-octave Jazz/R&B songstress, Chanté Moore
August 9th -- Attendance at the 3rd Disney Expo, photo with HappyMikachu and Roy P. Disney
Additional fun events (at the Magic Castle, Hollywood & an Oscar event, photo with actress Silvia Pinal)
JULY 4th, Happy Independence !!
SUMMER 2013 --
FILM, TRADEMARK, ARTISTIC COMMENDATION, ALBUM, COSTUME & DIGITAL PAINTING by Wayne Hoecherl to celebrate 20th Anniversary of unique art-form
Psychological Antidotes and Soul Prescriptions: The Story of Darksoul Theatre™ is a look at a unique virtual theatre that’s in its 20th year. The intention of this art form is to create works of psychological significance and spiritual strength. Tank started the art of Darksoul at the tender age of 13 and has since performed at universities, festivals, and solo shows in the the Bay Area; Vancouver, British Columbia; Hollywood, CA; Tokyo, Japan; and in the first ever streamed performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His shows, “Magician’s Key,” “Cure for a Broken Heart,” “Soul Photography,” “For The Special Ones,” “The Power of Rejection,” and “Psychological Antidotes” all share one factor—the wish to help people face their inner fears and find personal strength.
The feature film documentary will be screened on Saturday, June 15th at The Actors Company in West Hollywood.
Published June 8th, 2013
A chat with a truly multi-talented artist: Mikhail Tank is a musician, Guinness World Record holder, performer, director, creator of the Darksoul Theatre … and Count of Sealand!
Mikhail Tank (photo credit: Patti Garcia)
- What was the spark that made you come up with the concept of Darksoul Theatre?
Darksoul Theatre (which now has a registered Trademark & Service Mark) came to me at a time of spiritual dwelling. I was 13 years old, in new surroundings, kind of adrift in my own world. This was my tool of self-analysis, of emotional study and a sort of self-psychoanalysis — which allowed a distance to form and later, creations. Everything comes from the depth and relates to what others feel under the layers. It’s not simple stuff and it’s not necessarily marketable. After helping my-self heal through art I was able to do to the same for others.
- What is that makes Darksoul Theatre unique?
That’s a cooking secret lol But I will say that when people take the time to enjoy the art and to really EXPERIENCE it, it will move them and take them to places they may not have seen within themselves.
- Why did you decide to capture this story with the documentary format?
Since I’ve been creating within this art-form for the past 20 years, and I’m big on cataloging – I decided to capture the ART-TIME in the capsule of film, in order to preserve it just the way that it is in the moment. Now it’s time for Chapter II …
- You are also a musician. Do you see a strong connection between music and visual arts?
Music is the greatest healing element, as it relates to the rhythm, heart-beat and blood-flow inside, at least it’s the greatest form of healing that I’ve experienced. That along with Magic-Prayer. Music and visual art sometimes compliments one another and at other times, the visual can detract. But I still prefer collecting limited CD’s, ones with holograms, linear notes, lyrics, photos and quality mastering. For me, digital is secondary! I love real tangible art-goods, including music.
- Is there any artist out there (music, theatre, or visual) that managed to impress you lately?
I’m rather displeased with the fact that GENIUS WORLD ARTISTS are shunned by the powers that be. Here it’s all about money, ass and other vulgar bs. There aren’t many true artists here in the US. I adore and study such greats as Irina Allegrova, Valeri Leontiev, Alla Pugacheva, Masha Rasputina, the highly under-rated Chante Moore, Vahtang Kikabidze, David Tukhmanov, my fellow name-sake Mikhail Tanich (same full last name), Olga Kormuhina, Iyak Yola, (original performance artist) Laurie Anderson and Greek Goddess Anna Vissi.
- You left Russia for the United States. Do you think you could have had the chance to express yourself through your art if you had remained in your home country?
Honestly, I don’t know. But I suppose strongly that I would not have had the same freedom. Although here my freedom is silent and at times blocked and under-appreciated, I am EXTREMELY grateful to be able to create with 100% Creative Freedom, something I know most ‘major’ artists dream of.
- Each artist, deep inside, wishes to reach an audience that shares his / hers mindset. Who´s your “ideal fan”?
I have a few, those with whom I can speak with on a truly unique level. Without the hype. M.O., Pj.B. & my dearest G.M. are true, deep & intellectual! I am accepting multiple fan applications (haha), so visit my site and check out my art across multi-media platforms, including the Guinness Record.
Lastly, I want to wish everyone Creative Intelligence! Don’t settle for the booty-shaking, ask for more meaning from your artists, so that you can emulate them on a deeper level and learn about who you are instead of only what’s on the outside!!
What does it mean to stick to your love of art for 20 years? To me it means spiritual growth, human understanding, and the ability to see that which is invisible.
Darksoul Theatre came to me when I was a struggling 13 year old, confused and consciously alienated from the outside world. It was a natural way to face the demons, the untold ways, and many of life's mysteries that were beyond my years. It was my Solomon’s Ring that shined a light into the deep tunnel of the unknowing.
From there I began to create, inspiring others to overcome their concerns by helping them to become ‘flyers in life’ instead of ‘walkers’. Throughout these twenty years, I have had the privilege to travel the world, to learn from many cultures, and to share art and culture.
On June 15th, 2013 – Psychological Antidotes and Soul Prescriptions, The Story of Darksoul Theatre™ documentary feature film will debut at The Actors Company Theatre on Formosa Avenue in Los Angeles. I invite you to attend the premiere. Tickets and additional information are available on my website www.mikhailtank.com
May 26th, 2013 'Willa' & 'My Pretty Pony' to screen at Comicpalooza + interview featured in upcoming book
A big thanks to Jamie, Paul, Dan, Chelsea and Jessica (my teams who helped create) both dollar baby projects (authorized by & based upon Stephen King) which I directed. Both films will be screened May 26th at Comicpalooza in Texas. Official info below & via this link.
May 3rd --
Walked the red carpet with A Love Supreme (5-octave) extraordinary singer & performer, Chanté Moore & attended the Rob Zombie Q&A with screening of Lords of Salem and watched an extraordinary performance of a Dervish dancing in a trance.
Tank's new writing is available as a Kindle Single
See Reviews Below & Hear #2 (R.N. World Charts) single via SoundCloud
March 24th, 2013
The concept of failure does not exist to me, do what you love and enjoy your Soul's content. I hear often from fans, that I inspire them to fly in life and that makes me even more happy.
For fun; sat on a camel, tried some fencing & saw the Cavalia show, Odysseo
On April 28th, recorded an 6-track ep titled 'OmniseNsual' for future release.
Feb 23rd & 24th - attended the Razzies and gave interviews to Japanese and Spanish Television + Oscar party on the 24th
Feb 13th - Mikhail Tank becomes a Count of Sealand (the smallest country in the world) - read about Sealand in the New York Times
Feb 10th - Darksoul Theatre (tm) documentary taping
Feb 7th - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
2013 marks the 20th year of Darksoul & Darksoul Theatre
Tank officially started Darksoul at the age of 13.
Jan 21st, 2013 - Vacation in Avalon, saw Lincoln at the historic theatre, on a historic day.
DEC. 20th -
DEC. 13th -
DEC. 9th - performance art music video taped for 'Psychological Antidotes' (cinematographer: Jamie Brown)
DEC. 5th - Audio Premiere of the lead track from Psychological Antidotes
NOV. 24th - attended David Brighton's excellent tribute to David Bowie
NOV. 18th - Brand New!! Holiday ART book, click on image
NOV. 17th - Had a private viewing of bespoke multiple-Royal Warrant-issued shoes and boots from the #1 UK royal family bootmakers. Had a measurement taken for future use.
NOV. 15th - Special listen for friends & fans - a new composition (w. Ariel Dickerson) titled 'To the Center of Peace (Unheld)' - click on image
NOV. 11th - supreme audio recording session for 2013 projects and behind-the-scenes video
NOV. 9th & 10th - STREISAND & ALLEGROVA shows ... On the 9th - Attended the spectacular Streisand concert at the Hollywood Bowl with special guest stars, Chris Botti (trumpeter), Streisand's talented son Jason and the Italian trio (that may need a little more work), Il Volo. On the 10th - Attended favorite artist's concert - Russian Superstar IRINA ALLEGROVA, afterwards had a full private chat about art & life. Blessed & grateful.
fyi, only coat is the same in these two photos lol
NOV. 7th -
NOV. 5th -
Attended the prophetic Kohanim Concert by fellow-artist-priest, Leonard Cohen
NOV. 4th -
A True Little Story about being Less-selfish & caring less about external looks
I was sitting in a phone, a Whole milk and a cherry-cheesecake donut (with an additional glazed in a bag to go) when all of a sudden, appeared a toothless and shoeless homeless man. He was walking all around the store, back and forth, in and out. Initially I felt repulsion and moved sideways and away from him.in West La, enjoying a selfish series of moments on my
November 4, 2012
Oct. 30th -
DVD & Google Play Digital ep Coming Halloween 2012!!
OCTOBER 1st -
'Willa' & 'My Pretty Pony' will be shown at the 2013 Comicpalooza in Texas on May 26th + interview will be published in the dollar baby book. More info to come
“My Pretty Pony” & "Willa" © Stephen King
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Received this beautiful correspondence from The Queen
SEPTEMBER - READ ABOUT THE POWER OF REJECTION SHOW, AND THE VANCOUVER/VICTORIA TRIP, by clicking the appropriate link on the left column
Sept 6 Fringe-For-All at Performance Works 10pm-midnight (35 performers)
Sept 7 8pm Fringe Talk Show with Riel Hahn (guest)
Sept 7 10:15pm THE POWER OF REJECTION Premiere (Solo Show)*
Sept 7 WILLA Premiere at Phenom Film Festival (directed by) - tickets
Sept 8 4:40pm THE POWER OF REJECTION (Solo Show)*
Sept 8 Screening of 'Believe, Smile and Love' (directed by + new introduction)
Sept 9 1:05pm THE POWER OF REJECTION (Solo Show, matinee)*
Sept 10 7pm THE POWER OF REJECTION (Solo Show)*
Sept 13 The Gong Show at 7pm (Fringe Bar Show)
Sept 13 8:30pm THE POWER OF REJECTION (Solo Show)*
Sept 13 Announcement of 2013 Show & Album Title
Sept 14 Tales From The Fringe at 7pm (Fringe Bar Show)
Sept 15 8:20pm THE POWER OF REJECTION (Solo Show)*
* Partial proceeds will go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
For Live Updates check Twitter.com/MikhailTank
AUGUST 29th & SEPTEMBER 1st - The Power Of Rejection Radio Promo will premiere on the University of British Columbia's CITR Radio Aug. 29th from 5-6pm PST on the Arts Report & on Sept. 1st between 6-7pm PST on Nasha Volna. Check out the 1st podcast to hear the promo at 37:24 http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120829-170500-to-20120829-180000.mp3
AUGUST 15th - Vancouver Fringe Artist-in-Space Spotlight
from the official Vancouver Fringe Newsletter & web-update 'Countdown to Blast Off at the Opening Night'
AUGUST 13th - "WILLA" to PREMIERE AT PHENOM FILM FESTIVAL 2012
AUGUST 12th - "HUBRIS, like the rest of your tracks, cuts cleanly and crisply through the genre clutter with a groove that slices directly to the heart with honest power. This is music with teeth, heart, soul and big brass balls." - Musician, David Namerow RE: http://bit.ly/SeZcR6
AUGUST 7th - Vancouver Plays Preview of 'The Power of Rejection' show. Click on image to view link.
JULY 30th - Here is the full-page article from the Vancouver Express newspaper No. 28 (383), dated July 17th 2012. Article written byTaya Umrikhina
(print and digital editions below)
JULY 24th - Good Morning World - if people make you feel bad for being yourself & expect things from you, that you are uncomfortable with, I say feel free to not give in! Living as someone else's thought is powerless. Live as you think, while respecting others!
JULY 11th - New published writing,Proposed Rules of Friendship (available on all Kindle Apps and Devices) - click on image
JULY 6th - Taped video intro for Rabbi documentary, will be shown at a private event in September
JULY 4th - New short story (available on all Kindle Apps and Devices)
(public domain photo by P. Kratochvil)
JUNE 29th - attended album release show of the amazing live performer, Sophie B. Hawkins - a true independent artist/musician
JUNE 21st - Some people say that when someone achieves a certain high level position - it means they truly deserve it, the same people may state that talent always preserveres. As positive as my energy is, and as much as I love to believe - these sentiments are pure BS. There are those who deserve what they have and those who don't.There are those whose talent preserveres and those whose talent never sees the light of day. And for all of those who DESERVE to be heard and seen and whose talent is silenced - I dedicate this day to YOU! Bless You!
JUNE 20th - NOT ONLY DIGITAL! Just gotta say, both as a published artist & artistic consumer - I prefer physical content (signed CD's, hardcover books) over digital media.
Digital media does not have any resale value whereas the books I collect, the 1st edition signed CD pressings ... their value only goes up.
And lastly, art that is tangible, that I can hold and take with me, art that is independent in its manufacturing is essential to my taste.
JUNE 10th - Today was the shoot for Mikhail's 'lobster film' / here's an exclusive casting-trailer (view here / password: lobster)
JUNE 5th -New short story (available on all Kindle Apps and Devices)
MAY 31st - Featured on Meteorite Jeweler's site ...
"Jewellery has been a source of inspiration for many thousands of years.
This was brought home recently when I received a commission from a renowned actor in the USA.
Russian born actor Mikhail Tank contacted me and asked if I could create a ring for him to wear in an upcoming Theatre tour.
He wanted a ring set with a piece of iron meteorite - and having seen one on the Jurassic jewellery meteorite rings page I worked with him to create something unique.
When he gave me the go ahead I made the ring and sent it to him in California.
Mikhail told me he was delighted with the ring and would wear it while performing in his new theatre show." - http://blog.jurassicjewellery.co.uk/post/22837103943/the-star-ring-that-inspired-a-star
MAY 18th - From Dame Shirley Bassey (Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and The Diamond Jubilee)
MAY 13th - Watch Mikhail's discussion about the core concepts of his art, "Darkness vs. Negativity" here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj4spgaU9q8&feature=youtu.be
MAY 11th - This evening was the cast & crew premiere of the new dollar baby film project, 'Willa'.
MAY 7th - Get the new fun ring-tone for your phone by texting MTANK2 to 46101 ... It's called 'Transylvanian Tea' and it will make you smile!
April 29 - View the video teaser and poster for the forthcoming dollar baby film, 'Willa'
April 1st -1st row attendance at Leontiev show in LA
March 31st - The Release Party was covered by AOL's The Patch. Mike Szymanski wrote the story - Click Here to read the Article
featured photo (in the article above) by Anthony Mongiello
March 29th - Today, 'DARKSOUL THEATRE' - the 25 track compilation album was released. Here is a photo from the release party @ Lucy's 51.
GET THE ALBUM, BY CLICKING HERE
March 28th - Received personalized disc from incredible Russian Spiritual-Rocker, Olga Kormuhina
March 17th - Today was the video-shoot for the 'The Young Rasputin Intrduction' - you may watch the video by clicking here (password: TYR2012)
March 10th - An American Dream - the Darksoul Theate (tm) and album have been announced via the Reauters Sign at 3 Times Square, New York (the world's first billboard powered entirely by wind and solar energy).
3/20/12 -- sent a public tweet to Sir. Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic to be the 1st performance artist to perform in #space, following the 1st virtual show creation in 2009 for a solo ticketed show (see below).
March 8th - DARKSOUL THEATRE IN THE NEWS (see Canadian Yahoo!, US Yahoo! & PR NewsWire screen-shots)
March 3rd - MPP w/story by Stephen King (directed by Mikhail Tank) will screen @ the 2nd Spanish Dollar Baby Film Festival, on March 3rd, in Seville. More info Here.
February 29th - Mikhail's 2006 documentary film about the late Rabbi Schimmel (premiered on JLTV) is now once again available on DVD. Click Here
Here's a caption from the official site:
February 26th - Attendance at the official Oscars Night America Mend charity event and awards party
February 9th - Original Darksoul (tm) giclees & prints are now available on Art.com's Rising site - Click Here to View/Buy
January 31st - Tank's write-up about Transylvania has been published in 'The Borgo Post' Vol. 17 Issue 1 (Winter 2012). 'The Borgo Post' is the official newsletter of the Canadian Chapter, Transylvanian Society of Dracula. Also, the audio-book, Tea with Dracula is available for purchase in the LIMITED EDITIONS section of the site.
January 22 - attendance, Celine Dion show in Vegas
January 14th - attendance, Serduchka show in LA
January 8th - attendance, Kathleen Turner play in Los Angeles
January 1st & 3rd - two singles from the upcoming Power of Rejection show, are now available on iTunes. 'Magma' & 'The Golden Hand'. Get them both on iTunes, by clicking HERE.
December 30th - The article, featuring Mikhail's win of the Guinness Record is a top 7 news-story in AOL's Studio City Patch (click here to read)
December 15th - Tank's documentary 'For The Special Ones' Premieres via Culture Unplugged "promotingSocially & Spiritually conscious Documentary films/filmmakers".
December 7th - Tank won lottery to perform at the 2012 Vancouver International Fringe Festival
December 4th - Grateful Letter (accomplishments) - Read Here
November 20th,My Pretty Pony screened in Antwerpen, Belgium (Click Here)
+ Tank on Google Music (Click Here)
November 5th, My Pretty Pony screened in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Click Here)
In late October - early Nov., Mikhail traveled to the amazing land of Transylvania and stayed at a Count's estate in Zabola. On Halloween, he announced the second dollar baby project (authorized & based on a story by Stephen King) from Bran Castle (Read & View Here).
October 19th - Tank gifts "A Blessing for Those who Don't Feel Well" - download
October 15th - Tank signed with SAG-franchised agent, Joaquin Sahagun. Also, in the recording studio, working on new single 'The Golden Hand' from the upcoming 2012 show & album, The Power of Rejection. (music by Daniel Levin)
October 14th - Tank re-released SOUL PHOTOGRAPHY on Amazon (both in physical and digital formats) (click here to preview & purchase)
Tank attended the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Tank's New ALBUM, Personal Strength and single MAGMA* are now Available on Amazon.com / click on the cover-art. * Magma is an entry in the 54th Grammy Awards.
My Pretty Pony Stephen King Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Tank announced (5/15) his upcoming 2012 show, The Power of Rejection
Tank attended a "once in a lifetime" event at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (the centennial anniversary, led by Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton).
Tank gave public access interview to long time art collaborator, Patti Garcia. Ch. 25. July 9th. Show: Creative Minds
Tank released a story-book about his Father saving a wild creature. Click Here to purchase
Tank featured on Conversations Live radio show
Artistic Spotlight on Tank featured on AOL's The Patch. Written by Robin Scholer - Click Here to Read
Tank featured on UK's NEWSLITE for winning a World Record - Read Article Here
Tank received Guinness World Record (tm) for Longest Title of a a Music Single.
"I took my philosophy about personal freedom and made it the title of a track."
Tank released a documentary (interview w/performance pieces) titled, The Importance of Creativity. Click to Watch
Special Thanks to Jamie Brown.
Tank released four Darksoul (tm) projects. REMASTERED, Visceral, Brainwashed and To The Ocean.
PLAYBOY MANSION PARTY & THE YOUNG RASPUTIN
Tank visits Playboy Mansion Party, dressed as the character from his work-in-progress feature film, The Young Rasputin
Tank releases THE YOUNG RASPUTIN PROJECT TEASER - click here to view
CLASSES AT THE MAGIC CASTLE
Tank takes classes at the world famous Magic Castle, with master magician Mark Wilson
Tank is featured on a billboard-size storyboard at ArcLight Cinemas
SHOW / ALBUM / LIVE PERFORMANCE
Tank, in collaboration with composer Daniel Levin - release the album and supporting music video, For The Special Ones
"Russian born artist Mikhail Tanks work is dedicated to all those who feel like
theyre sitting in the corners of life. Music by Daniel Levin. Performances are at the Stella Adler
Theatre." - LA STAGE BLOG / Tank Premieres Show at the 1st Hollywood Fringe Festival - see site here
View the live performance of HUBRIS here
HALLOWEEN, BURST THE BUBBLE OF HATE & HUBRIS music single releases
MOSCOW ART & STUDIO TRIP
READ BLOG HERE
STARRING IN ORIGINAL VIDEO-COMIC FILM
Karoliyov, a Wrodents Video Comic Premiered at WonderCon, also at ComicCon / Purchase here
2010 ARTISTIC STATEMENT
2009 - some older links may not work
June 22nd - PRESS - Artist Spotlight in Edinburgh Evening News (click to view)
July 7th - ATTENDANCE - Historic & "True Feeling of Unity" at the Staples Center for the MJ Memorial
July 9th - PRESS - Interview for Stephen King Dollar Baby project (click to view)
July 15th-30th - HONG KONG - Moleskine Exhibition, includes M.T.'s Goals & Resolutions design
July 28th - AWARD - Received for Partnership Skills at NBCU
August 1st - ATTENDANCE - Director's Guild Digital Day (TYR project)
August 7th - PRESS - Featured in a BBC article (click to view)
August 13th - WASHOUGAL, US - Expired Love Film Festival Premiere (Official Selections)
August 19th - iTUNES - Featured via The EDINBURGH FESTIVALS GUIDE iPhone app
August 28th - BBC RADIO - click to listen to Interview
August 30th - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (streaming) - Soul Photography Virtual Solo Show
Septmber 17th - OLDENBURG, GERMANY - "My Pretty Pony" Premiere at the Oldenburg Film Festival (Clich Here)
September 27th - iTUNES - Soul Photography Album Release (Info here)
October 1st - ARGENTINA - 1st SPANISH INTERVIEW "My Pretty Pony" Feature (Click for Site)
October 2, 3, 4 - OREGON - My Pretty Pony at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (Info Here)
October 13th - CALIFORNIA - 1st original 2010 show costume completed, reply from Her Majesty The Queen (View)
October 14th - CALIFORNIA - FLK victory, featured quote and photo in Mercedes Benz online magazine (View)
October 19th - AMAZON - "My Thoughts and Visions" Book Released w/Introduction by Mt
October 28th - iTUNES - Approved 'mikhailtank' iPhone APP release (Click to Buy)
November 4th - REVIEW - Great "My Pretty Pony" review, released via Lilja's Library (Click to View)
November 6th - AFM TYR meetings
November 14th - THE NETHERLANDS - "My Pretty Pony" Dollar Baby Project Screening (Click to View)
December 3rd - HOLIDAY letter - Click here to Read