Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Best Email Ever!

I got this in my inbox today. No words (which at first led me to believe his email was hacked) in the body or subject line, just this. Seriously the best email ever. To be referenced by a master, now that's some real shit right there!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blood n Pudding Release Party Video!! or East Meets West

I read this the night I returned from Cali, taking a red eye back to make it in time for Katelan Foisy's release party reading that night. This was at Bluestockings Bookstore, a really cool spot in the Lower East Side.

West Coast- Best Coast!

My California mini-tour came and went in almost a blur, even though it was 7 days of fun and sun. I don't think I've ever been treated so well as I was out there, and have tons of people to thank:

-Otessa, Davey and everyone at House of the Dead Rat in San Jose (seriously, a punk house 10x cleaner than my apartment)
-My Oakland people for putting the reading on at Pegasus Books in downtown Berkeley and the crowd that showed up!! Specifically thanks to Tomas Muniz and to Elwin Cotman for comin out.
-Devri Richmond and Ted Nava from Book Soup for bein such sweethearts.
-Last but especially not least, my West Coast mentor Ray Pettibon and the wonderful Aida Ruilova for being the epitome of Los Angeles hospitality.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dancing Days

Much has been going on as of late. I read to a packed house in both Cambridge and back in Brooklyn, two days in a row last weekend. Tim Gager's Dire Reading Series is pretty amazing, bringing tons of people out even without any flyers, which to me says a lot. The Midnight Special was also amazing, packing Northeast Kingdom's Den. Thanks to all of those who read, came out and took pictures. Mike Lala and I will be curating/hosting a monthly series there starting in October.
The Philadelphia Alternative Comics Expo, held at the Rotunda, was Sunday and I went with the lovely Caitlin McGurk. Like everytime I go to Philly (which is about once every other month now, sometimes more) I was not disappointed. There were some incredibly talented artists there.
Next week I'll be in sunny California, reading on the 17th at Pegasus Books with some fantastic Bay Area zine writers.

Then down to LA to read at Book Soup. The event listing is on Book Forum's website, which is A-Okay in my book!