Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Alpha Project

I'll be catching (hopefully) the Alpha Project benefit this Sat. night at the Alibi. Donations are suggested to help out a good cause. There will be several good bands and much to drink. Check it out.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

San Diego's Border Voices

I'm going to miss Border Voices again this year. If somebody goes, please share the experience. I'm curious.

I heard Luis Rodriguez had several people in the audience crying last year.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Funny Eduardo Corral mentions L Omar Salinas today. I was at a bar yesterday waiting for a friend and reading The Sadness of Days. As I took my first swig, my bottom lip somehow collapsed and all of the beer in my mouth splashed across the pages--might've ruined a few in the process. So goes The Sadness of Days.

Here's something else that's going on in Mexicali tonight and tomorrow. I'm going to try and make tomorrow afternoon's show(s).

Monday, March 19, 2007

Gronk

I just received my copy of Max Benavidez's Gronk in the mail. I haven't quite bit into it yet, but it sure is beautiful. Interestingly, it arrived the same day Daniel Olivas mentioned it in La Bloga.

I had a chance to see a few of Gronk's pieces at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California a few years ago, and I was blown away by the sheer power/beauty/tragedy of the paint and the hallucinatory effects it had on my mind's eye. Great stuff by a great artist.

The book's physical weight is just right, too. I have a certain affinity for books that can smash windows.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Nesta's Wet Spliff Speaks
after opening today's paper


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Thursday, March 1, 2007


Lots of strong winds over the last couple of days and my hair's been a bit Jack Nance. Come to think of it, this morning I shook a few pigeons, Eucalyptus trees, and 'publicans out my hair and now I feel fine.

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Check out an interview with Martin Espada on La Bloga.

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I am really enjoying Peter Bjorn and John's "Writer's Block."

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