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|Monday, February 1st, 2010|
|Poetry Contest that you should enter
I'm still coming down from finishing my last manuscript. I'll give a full report on where I've been for the last year, as I haven't posted much here. I've been reading your entries, but not always responding except for a few of you.
But I had to post this.
Please repost for the other poets out there.http://radarproductions.org/getinvolved.html
RADAR Productions, in collaboration with Inconvenient Press, announces the first Eli Coppola* Memorial Poetry Chapbook Contest.
The contest is open to anyone who has not published a full-length collection of poetry in the past five years (not including self-published works.)
Cover sheet with name, address, phone and e-mail
3 copies of 18-24 pages of poetry (manuscripts will not be returned)
$10 entry fee with check or money order made out to RADAR Productions
* to offset judges’ honoraria
NO NAME OR OTHER INFORMATION ON ACTUAL MANUSCRIPT
Mail application materials to:
c/o Elizabeth Pickens, Administrative Coordinator
909 Hampshire St. Suite 4
San Francisco, CA 94110
POSTMARK DEADLINE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 201O
Prize: Invitation to read in San Francisco’s RADAR Reading Series and 25 author copies of a professionally-designed chapbook of your work
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com
Eli Coppola was a San Francisco based poet who was an important part of the city’s spoken word and literary scenes in the 1990’s. She died in 2000. Her many chapbooks have been collected in the volume Some Angels Wear Black, published by manic d press.
|Monday, June 15th, 2009|
|40 and sporty, and spa-treated.
For the 40th Birthday, I went to the Golden Haven spa in Calistoga, and stayed in a fancy hotel in Napa. Mud Baths, massages, jacuzzi, mineral water hot tub, five-head shower. Yes.
|Thursday, June 11th, 2009|
At the $99 price drop, I bought in. My old phone from 3 years ago had seen better days.
Now: As far as these apps go, which ones do you guys like?
Like, I wanted one where I could manage my netflix account. There's a bunch of them, i don't know how to tell the difference.
Movie times, even worse. So many.
So I'm opening it up to you...
|Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009|
|How I learned about Charles Baudelaire
Right about 20 years ago, I was at the house of divaluxe
, who shoved a Diamanda Galas record cover in front of me, and told me to read this poem. Diamanda had set it to music. I thought this was the coolest poem ever. I was also on acid. Anyway, the acid wore off and I still thought it was some awesome stuff.
My moms (awww) sent me a copy of the book, Les Fleurs du Mal for my 20th birthday. If I could've worn out a book by reading it, the way old cassettes got warped from too many plays, it would've been. The book disappeared somewhere along the way of bad breakups & alcoholic chaos. But the memory remains...
I'll be 40 in two weeks. Lately I've been thinking of the first 20 years and the second 20 years. Thanks, divaluxe
for being in my life. You're an awesome lady. Here's a little sumpin you turned me onto, now, I give it to LiveJournal.
French( Read more...Collapse )
English( Read more...Collapse )http://fleursdumal.org/poem/151
A bunch more translations here, if you so care.
|Monday, June 1st, 2009|
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|Sunday, May 24th, 2009|
|Angels, by George Tirado
This is a poem by George Tirado, a poet who died a few months back. It's late on a Sunday evening. I've just come back from celebrating a 16 year sobriety of a friend of mine. I have just over 7 years myself. There was a whole crew of sober tattooed freakwads stuffing our faces Italian Family Style up in North Beach.
An anonymous poster posted to an old post of mine about George. He mentioned this poem.
Right now, i'm thinking of what could've been. George and his poems...I'm thinking of Frankie Glitter Doll, Frank's Depression, Beyond Redemption, David Lerner, Geoffrey aka Stinky, Vampire Mike, and all the others who died much too early. Bad health, too many drugs, too much to drink...fucking and shooting without proper precautions, and crossing the fucking street without looking.
Be careful out there. ( Read more...Collapse )
|Monday, May 18th, 2009|
well, my plans just went to shit. I was going out of town, but now I have to stay and work.
any ideas on turning forty from you guys? party ideas?
|Saturday, May 9th, 2009|
hey, I have a great extracted molar that would make a nice "gemstone." anyone know anyone who would make this into a ring or a necklace?
|Wednesday, May 6th, 2009|
|The Tedious Case of Benjamin Button
Out on DVD. Yuck. I'm no snob...I loved Sex Drive, Role Models, and Hot Rod, all of which I saw recently from Netflix. I watch a lot of mainstream flix. But this is really bad.
The short story, however, you should definitely read. It's really good.
|Tuesday, May 5th, 2009|
I tried to make it to 40 (june 13th) with all my teeth. No dice. Have one coming out on thursday. until then, i'm living on smoothies and small-chunk soup.
|Sunday, April 19th, 2009|
|San Francisco: Come to the Dark Room
Hey, I need some help getting an audience together for these shows. I'm working on new stuff and need a good audience to gauge it. I'm primarily doing story-based (some call it long form) comedy. It's me, on the stage, not reading from a book, but just kind of rambling and ranting, for about 25-30 minutes.
There are three other standups also working out their stuff. It's about two hours of trap-running.
So, if you would like to come, I will comp you, if you can't afford the $5. I'm not being snarky there. some of you who would come from the East Bay would have to pay $7 or so to get there and back.
My goal isn't selling tickets, it's working on the material. I've already kissed the theater rental goodbye.
What would be great, is if you want to come, to tell me when you're coming. I'm trying to get guaranteed crowds every week. Between me and the other three, if we get 10 apiece, it's going to be full in there. So, I'm thinking if we each get five on a wednesday night then we'll have a nice sized group.
The Dark Room, on Mission, near 19th. Wed. 8pm. BYOB. hit me up.
|Wednesday, April 15th, 2009|
|San Francisco: I'm at the Dark Room tonight, and every wednesday for a long time.
it's not technically last minute, there's still 10 hours. but hell, i've been swamped with taxes and whatnot.
8pm. 5 bucks. Me, Alex Koll, Sean Keane, and Chris Garcia. On Mission near 19th.
I'll be doing a half hour every week. of what? whatever I want. comedy for the next two weeks as I prepare for my Portland comedy dates.
|Tuesday, April 14th, 2009|
|Lamb of God/Sandra Bernhard
These were my two purchases as I walked out of Amoeba last night. "Wrath" and "I'm Still Here Damn It." I didn't think until I got to the counter that maybe, out of all the purchases at amoeba, that I was the only person who had bought this combo of band/comedian before...
|Monday, April 6th, 2009|
|I found your fronts on the street
really, i found some gold fronts on the street this weekend.
a) i have no idea whether it's real gold or not.
b) if it were, who would buy them?
|Wednesday, April 1st, 2009|
|It's hard to get a good flat top.
do barbers not learn this anymore? I got a jacked one from an old man yesterday, thought he was old enough to do it right.
Anyone in the SF bay area who can help out, let me know.
Anyone know of the Castro barbers they could recommend? I'll pay more to make sure it's done right.
|Tuesday, March 17th, 2009|
|Any of you know of a bouncer/doorman forum?
just because you paid $25 to get in, doesn't mean you don't have to follow the rules. Threatening me, well, that will get you thrown out. Threatening me in front of your jackass son (who learned it from you, dad) is like doing donuts on the lawn of my temper. It might come out of its house and hurt you.
It's almost always a Pot-and-Kettle situation. The people who are loud and interrupting the show, call me rude for asking them to be quiet.
why i'd like the forum, to see who else has sobriety/violence issues. 7 years sober, no fights, no violence. There always seems to be another way to solve/avoid things rather than slapping the shit out of someone. The closest I've come to drinking is during times of anger. Not depression, or party mode, but anger. Like coffee and cigarettes, are drinking and self-righteous indignation.
not the part of me i like, but it's in there.
|Friday, March 13th, 2009|
|Tour dates, with Cassie Sneider and Al Burian
SUNDAY, March 22- Monkey Wrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, Austin, TX
MONDAY, March 23- 23rd-- The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA
TUESDAY, March 24- Wayward Council, 807 W. University Ave, Gainesville, FL
(Also with local band La Cara Occulta)
WEDNESDAY, March 25- Greencup Books, 105 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL (Also with Japanther and other pals.)
THURSDAY, March 26-Downtown Books & News, 67 N. Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC
FRIDAY, March 27- The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC
(with some fab bands...check out http://themilestoneclub
. com for more info)
SATURDAY, March 28- Internationalist Books, 405 W.
|Wednesday, March 11th, 2009|
|DeNiro in good movie
Holy crap! Glad I still give this guy a chance.
What Just Happened is out on DVD and available instantly from Netflix. Watched it last night via Roku Box.
After his horrible Righteous Kill, which should've been a straight to DVD with Michael Madsen and Ice-T, I almost gave up on Bob. After all, we're long in the Analyze This/Rocky and Bullwinkle Era, in which he's often cast to imitate other characters he's done.
It only had an 88 theater release. Synecdoche had a better box office, and most people I know haaaaaaated that. I loved that one, and it's out on DVD, too, BTW.