just another ex-jazz-musician/proto-rapper/Jersey-Irish-poet-actor/print-junkie/film-raptor/beat-hipster-"white Negro"-rhapsodizer/ex-hippie-punk-'60s-radical-organizer's take on all things cultural, political, spiritual & aggrandizing
Sunday, October 27, 2013
LOU REED R.I.P.
You've heard the news I'm sure [the news of his passing was on all the major network and cable newscasts]. He will be missed by many [and our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife and family and friends]. My feelings were always mixed, but his album TRANSFORMER had an impact on me (we were the same age and experiencing some changes at the same time etc.) and there are songs of his I will always dig [though it's obviously his best known song in terms of popularity and there are others more emblematic of his music's impact perhaps, I had "take a walk on the wild side" and the rest of the lyrics to it going through my head all day and night]. Here's the best place to go for links about him and his passing (and a good blog to follow anyway).
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April 6th I'm doing a ten minute poetry set as part of my cousin Nick Ciavatta's 50th birthday bash with lots of bands (including his Sea of Otters and my favorite NYC music maker Sylvana Joyce and her band), 8PM, White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave, Jersey City, tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door
April 25th, 7PM publication party for my new book, ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY: Poems 1960 to 2017, (Seven Stories Press), at Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st Street, NYC
On Weds. May 9th I'll be reading from my new book and Douglas Crase will be reading from his at The St. Mark's Poetry Project, 10th St. and Second Ave NYC
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ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY
THE VILLAGE SONNETS
IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE
IT'S NOT NOSTALGIA
2000 American Book Award winner
MARCH 18, 2003
WHAT YOU FIND THERE
CANT BE WRONG
1997 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award "for Excellence in Literature"
ROCKY DIES YELLOW
CATCH MY BREATH
recordings of my reading from some of the books above