I'm flattered to say that my review of Yo La Tengo's latest album was chosen by GSL as one of the best for 2009. Keep the amps plugged in & turned up loud. A link to the review can be found on the right side of this blog.
I'm thrilled to say that I looked over proofs for my forthcoming chap, (Ir)Rational Animals today & what's more thrilling is that the email subject was Crazy Ass Animals.
I'll be away from Thursday until late Sunday with limited (if any) internet so this will be my last post until sometime next week.
Naturally in my absence from NYC there's a ton of awesomeness oozing from the city's pores.
How about Sommer Browning & a guitar?
The first is the mind-bendingly sustaining manna that is The Guitarmy (formerly Sportsman's Paradise).
Five guitars. One drumming maniac. Zero concern for personal well-being.
Thursday, January 7th, 11pm at Otto's Shrunken Head
Address: 538 East 14th Street between Avenues A & B
How about Sommer Browning & a collection of the most awesome kick ass poets?
The shiz strikes on Sunday, January 10th, at 6:30pm
I'll [Sommer Browning] be reading my new Eva Mendes poem alongside three kick-ass, completely intimidating poets, named Cindy King, Brenda Iijima & Noelle Kocot.
Kathryn TeBordo will be dancing to some of our poems.
Address: Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, between Thompson & Sullivan Streets
How about some gory Glory Hole Action?
Dear friends and revelers,
2010 is here at last! (Sucks to be you, 2009.) Come and celebrate the new year at the first EARSHOT event of '10 at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg, Bklyn on Friday, January 8th at 7:30pm!
You'll be treated to the poetic stylings of DAN HOY (co-author of Glory Hole | The Hot Tub, Basic Instincts and Outtakes) and JUSTIN LACOUR (author of The Providence Athenaeum)! They'll be joined by three MFA superstars: Jessica Madison (The New School), Mary Ellen Marks (Sarah Lawrence College) and Natalie Eilbert (Columbia University).
Join this all-star roster and guest host Peter Bogart Johnson for the evening—it's a lousy five bucks, which gets you a free drink! Happy New Year!
Friday, January 8th @ 7:30 PM
@ Rose Live Music
Special Guest Host: Peter Bogart Johnson
$5 + one free drink
Dan Hoy (Glory Hole, Basic Instincts)
Justin Lacour (The Providence Athenaeum)
Jessica Madison (The New School)
Mary Ellen Marks (Sarah Lawrence College)
Natalie Eilbert (Columbia University)
Rose Live Music is located at 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Havemeyer and Marcy. Visit their website for directions: http://roselivemusic.com.