Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stuff

While visiting family back home over the last few days, I read about a local high school standout who will be taking on an interesting position with Team Obama.

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Over the last few days, I was also able to squeeze in The Porcine Canticles by David Lee. What an amazing ear! I also read Andrei Codrescu's Jealous Witness. I will certainly be revisiting these collections over the next few days.

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I also learned that I completely suck at Madden '09 (XBox). My horrible performances with the Chargers' musta put a jinx on their ass or something.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008



I've been enjoying my second day off and listening to "Chente" most of the morning. What a great background, no?


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Oscar Bermeo proposes a wonderful idea here.

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"Energy is the soul of poetry. Explosive active language."
Theodore Roethke
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Calm down Leonardo, calm down! Revolutionary Road trailer with Cat Power.











Sunday, November 16, 2008

Just Like Heaven

I've been listening to Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to the Cure.
I'm not sure what I think about it yet, but I sure am glad that they included my favorite "The Exploding Boy." Lemon Sun did a fantastic job, although they didn't deviate too much from the original like some of the other groups did. I love when groups turn covers on their head, interpreting them in fresh and imaginative ways.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stuff

"Esta noche de [Noviembre] con todo mi alma quiero cantar..."
Jose Alfredo Jimenez

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"Those thick lashes of his lower themselves deep into that space between her breasts where Jesus hangs from a thin chain. The uniform, it fits these days like a Latex glove, ever since she discovered the Golden Greek at the Ox Burger."
from Peeping Tom Tom Girl by Marisela Norte

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My wife and I saw Water and Power by Richard Montoya on Thursday. Plenty of gorgeous scenes. nortesur is awesome!

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Bad Brains and Cafe Tacuba will be in town soon. Can't wait. I've seen Cafe Tacuba 3X, the most memorable performance by far, in Mexicali. I've seen Bad Brains OX. I'm ready for HR.

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I'll be at the Charger game tomorrow. If you're reading, Marc, I'll shout for you.

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"...into our minds
the art of dying
our first wink
uncovered in the Pacific
so long we must
say, so long."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Reading

The reading on Tuesday, October 28th at Chico State University was a great time. I read a few poems from Death and also read some newbies, including my new, long poem, "1984."

I want to thank poet Jeanne E. Clark and her students for hosting me. I really enjoyed our time together.

I also want to thank Beth Spencer of Bear Star Press for organizing the event.

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Tonight's event at the Centro Cultural de la Raza should be beautiful. I can't wait.

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Halloween is finally over. I saw enough Palins to last me a lifetime.