Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Videos!!!


Just saw this last week at dinner. Hilarious the first two times around!

Apparently, most people don't find this as funny as I do?



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Couple of Quick Things:

- I have back to back readings this weekend. First is Mr. Beller's Neighhborhood Friday night (location TBA- UPDATED: LOCATION: Happy Ending 302 Broome St. LES NYC). I'm also reading Saturday night with New Jersey's Broadset Collective and parter-in-crime/kick-ass poet Mike Lala in Philadelphia at Wooden Shoe Books on South Street. I plan to read a bit, walk around South Philly, eat copious amounts of cheesesteak and bring back Wawa-brand junk food and pork roll. Hopefully I don't look like a hot mess such as the last two times I was there. (Note to self: shower in am). Killadelphia, you have a special place in my heart.

- This is late, but issue 4 of Alexandra Hoefinger's zine "Granny Mansion" is out! It's a really cool, poignant zine about living in a house with 3 grumpy old grandma's in Ridgewood Queens. Ali is a zine librarian at ABC No Rio with me and is crazy supportive and rad in general.

-Friend Jordan Michael is reading tonight as part of the week long series "Overstimulated" at South Street Seaport in Manhattan.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Lovely Email!!!

This just came into my mailbox. I wrote this for an open mic and for "We'll Never Have Paris." I'll be performing this and a new personal essay at "Mr. Beller's Neighborhood" Friday night, April 30 (most likely Happy Ending on Broome Street, Manhattan). Mind you, this is the full text of the email:
"I found Eric Nelson's, "Young, Dumb and Full of Ink" textured and exquisitely engaged in the throes of pathos. It seems there is some DNA strand found in the male species that impels young men to tattoo their girlfriends name, typically on the upper arm. I was lucky enough or cursed enough not to get a tat while in the Navy - the only one on my ship. When asked by my shipmates I simply replied that a tat would need to hold some strong personal meaning to me and I had yet to find it. Nelson's essay resonates and is insightful, a bravo performance!"


Thanks Chris!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Videos!

To start this blog off, every Friday I'll upload a few choice video clips:

"You'll be whistling zippadee doo-dah outta your assholes!"

"How much for the gun?"

Because I'm still a little white trash...