Sunday, February 16, 2003

I'm off to the Peace March here in SF. Here's my sign and message of the day:

Here's the site to look for independent coverage: Indymedia

Saturday, February 15, 2003

A nice column from Michael Kinsley on this whole Miguel Estrada nomination and filibuster. How do I feel about it? I am always a fan of amateur theatrics; if you can call politicians amateur in that regard. Estrada is definitely putting on the sheep's clothing to try to tiptoe into a position which has been the waiting chambers for a shot at the Supreme Court bench. So I'm bullish on filibusters.

Friday, February 14, 2003

The American People don't want war. Well, at least not RIGHT NOW and that's a start.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Okay, now it's Frickin SATURDAY!!

WELL, that was a great night! My thanks to 21 Grand
for being the wonderful hosts that they always are. To all the performers, and definitely to Tarin Towers and the great Hal Robins who joined the lineup at the last minute. And to Mike B. who sat in George Bush's seat and let us all take it out on him. And finally to Ed Holmes who helped put this month's show together, and brought his band The Flying Alessandros who gave us two great sets. The next FFF will be Friday, April 4th--same venue, different theme. I'll keep you posted!

Friday, February 07, 2003

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Some miscellaneous links and commentary:

I've spent a fair amount of time recently on CounterPunch a site full of intelligent dissenting views. Terrorists who are Pro-Castro are okay with this administration (they can start wars AND put them on pause. Meanwhile we are protected from perils of Scotch polluted by Castro's wood.

Fans or would-be fans can find a bunch of new stuff on Attaboy's site: some great posters from recent events, the updated Eye Candy section done in Flash features the full range of his work, and there's stuff you can buy, too. The Attaboy & Burke has been updated, too. And Attaboy's art show with KRK Ryden at CB's 313 Gallery was the snowball that started the whole avalanche of this New York Laughing Squid event (which occurs on the closing night of the art show).

This past week Danielle and I went to the Sprocket Ensemble Ideas in Animation show at Minna Street gallery. Nik & Nancy Phelps are dear friends and put on a great show. The fact that the series features a sampling of excellent independent animation from all over the world in a wide variety of styles would be enough to make it worth attending. But, in fact, that's only the beginning. Nik, a veteran of the Club Foot Orchestra and a frequent session man for Tom Waits amongst many others, conducts his ensemble playing his compositions as live soundtrack to the animations. Nik is an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist. Danielle and I had the honor of producing his Tentacle Session (done in tandem with animator/cartoonist Nina Paley) and working with them on a number of events. The Sprockets will also be making the journey out to New York for the CB's show. By the way, the current art show at Minna Street is amazing.

New York City, here we come!!

I'm going to perform in an incredible LaughingSquid show in NYC. The show is at CBGB's Gallery on Saturday, April 26th. The lineup will include some of San Francisco's finest performing artists (including at least 7 Tentacle Session veterans) such as Ed Holmes, Mr. Lucky, and $teven Ra$pa. Many more details on the show as it approaches.

If you're here because you've heard about that show and want to know what I do, check out my series First Frickin' Fridays, some mp3s of me reading my work, and a hypertext poem that I wrote back in 1997.

Monday, February 03, 2003

Check out the updated First Frickin' Friday webpage! This show should be great, I hope you can make it!

Sunday, February 02, 2003

Been too long since I've posted. sorry.

Merry Chistmas! Happy Boxing Day! Happy New Year! Buoyant February!

This Friday is First Frickin' Friday Four. It's going to be a Presidential Intervention & Weenie Roast!! and should be an incredible night of vent and holler and release,
with a mix of sophisticated political critique and sophomoric anti-establishmentarianismistic fun and funny.
The lineup so far is incredible and people from the audience (like you?) can join in the fun, too.

More details up on this later today--I'll be updating the series website, too. Peace.