I got pulled over today by a peace officer in a black and white car while riding my wife's powder blue beach cruiser with white basket along El Cajon Blvd. He asked me if i had any I.D. He asked me if I had anything illegal on my person. He asked me if he could search me. He asked me where I was headed. He told me to have a good day. Away I rode on my wife's powder blue beach cruiser (mine's flat) down El Cajon Blvd with a book by Oscar Zeta Acosta in the white basket.
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I've been listening to a lot of Daniel Johnston lately. Here's a pretty beautiful version of his "Life in Vain."
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I'm really excited to be reading in L.A. this month. It's in support of the new summer issue of Rattle. Check out the details here.