Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hugo Crosthwaite

Just returned from the San Diego Museum of Art where I saw Hugo Crosthwaite's Brutal Beauty exhibition. Amazing work. It really sucks that there wasn't a bench available near the work for my lazy ass to sit and stare for awhile. Lots of unsettling drama in these works. Really incredible. Here's an interview with Crosthwaite on These Days.

Watch Crosthwaite work on Brutal Beauty here.
Almost time for the Tucson Poetry Festival!

Here's an interview I just did with the Arizona Daily Wildcat. What a goofy bastard.

Other news: My wife and I went to see Cat Party, a show in which they were book-ended by two very, very stylistically different bands. I'll leave it at that. Don't know how I feel about it all, only that I feel that I've been addicted to FIFA '10 as of late!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Night at the Pink

I saw Abe Vigoda Thursday night at Bar Pink in San Diego. The patrons were subdued, which is no criticism, we all (s)lumber through our days in different ways. Although it would have been nice to feed the band a little more energy. They're headed to South by Southwest with the UK band Lovvers. Abe Vigoda's set was mainly new stuff (really cool), but ended, I believe, with "Skeleton," a great one! "Don't take me out! Don't break me out!"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Book of Light Before Bed

I've been reading Lucille Clifton's The Book of Light each night just before dropping for the day. A solid week and a half of this.

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I want to thank the editors of Palabra: A Magazine of Chicano and Literary Art and Rattle, respectively, for accepting some new work.
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Man, I want to buy this book.