RIP Herb Rogoff

Cherished friend. Treasured collaborator.

Kindred spirit. Thank you, my Herbie, for your friendship and inspiration. Without you, there would be no Mitzvah Man, no Trip to Prague, no Two Landscapes, and so much more. But I'm left with more than just memories. I have all the artwork we created together.

NOTE: Herb's artwork may be viewed here:

https://nneedleman.wixsite.com/herb-rogoff-artist

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Rebbe Dream Fragment

When a secular-minded, liberal-voting, pork-eating, gentile-marrying Jewish man dreams about the Lubavitcher Rebbe there must be a reason, right? Well, maybe.

Attention ADULTS

This is a public-service message for the sad, sad, sad group of people in our society known as ADULTS. They are to be pitied because, as they've grown up, they've outgrown their ability to lose themselves in the act of creative play. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Postcard from Acadia. 

A short, vibrant, silent video created to convey the sense of visual excitement that overwhelms me when I hike in Acadia National Park. How lucky I am to live on the doorstep of this spectacularly beautiful treasure.

Coincidences. I revise this video every few years to keep the memories alive. This is a true story. I still have a

hard time believing that these events happened in 1997.

My interview with the Blackbird Film Festival.

I was thrilled and honored to be interviewed by the film fest, which screened my video Last Knight Standing. You can hear the podcast (Episode 8) here:

Interview can also be heard here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blackbird-film-podcast/id1534115448

HELP! I desperately need more wall space. I live in a small house, and I simply don't have the wall space to exhibit my large-scale pattern-based wall hangings. If you've got some big walls, I've got some big pieces to display on them.

My kvetch about the Department of Labor. This one is personal! Since being furloughed due to the pandemic, I've been trying to collect unemployment insurance benefits. But I'm stuck in a Kafka-esqe scenario, and every twist, turn, and phone call ends in disaster for me (and my dwindling funds).

Creative fun on Mount Desert Island. This stunningly beautiful island in Maine, home of Acadia National Park, is a picture-perfect location to create short-lived pop-up installations of my artsy projects. 

What would happen if Chevrolet hired Fritz Lang to direct a motivational video? This mash-up video answers that question. The footage combines shots and narration from an actual 1937 Chevy-produced motivational video with scenes from Lang's Metropolis (with some other footage thrown in for good measure).

My latest video with a cherished friend. My latest collaboration with Herb Rogoff is based on his current life situation (with bits and pieces of remembered situations from my own family).