Writer, Director & Producer, The Magical Mystery of Musigny
Beginning as a songwriter, John Meyer wrote special comedy material for Lily Tomlin, Madeline Kahn and Joan Rivers. He can even list Judy Garland as one of his interpreters (she performed his number “I’d Like to Hate Myself in the Morning” on the Tonight Show in 1968). From this base, John expanded his skills to Memoirs (Heartbreaker, 1983, Doubleday), musicals (The Betrayal of Nora Blake, Jermyn Street Theatre, London, 1998), film (Not for Publication, 1984) and TV (The Amazing Stories episode, “Gershwin’s Trunk”, 1986, produced by Steven Spielberg). The Magical Mystery of Musigny marks his first experience as Writer/Director of an animated film. The team (including animator/filmmaker Emmett Goodman) is developing a second animated short, Nurse Jayne, in which John must deal with a hostile neighbor
To entertain; by writing script or possibly a humorous or dramatic blog.
To help re-stabilize this country according to our constitution.
Coaching singers from the piano to hone their presentation.
Being a fun interview subject for Marcello Rollando on his show, the Reasonable Voice.
Stay positive; don’t let adversity immobilize you.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
Its infinite variety; anything you need available 24 hrs.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Three-egg omelette with avocado and onions; whole wheat toast. Available at The Corner Café, B’way and 94th st.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Dreaming
10:00 AM – drinking green tea, checking e-mails, planning the day
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
See above; also Sarabeth’s.
7:00 PM – uncorking a bottle of White Burgundy. Savoring each sip.
11:00 PM – Writing stories
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
See above, white Burgundy (sometimes red); between 2-3 glasses. Only at dinner.
Wrote a film about this –The Magical Mystery of Musigny.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
I watch TCM. Classic film, both domestic and foreign.
What should everyone try at least once?
Whitewater rafting. A revelation.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?