A Write Bloody Book

September 10, 2015

This is happening in October
and I’m too keen on the cover art not to share it stat
(back by David Ayllon, front by AJ Frena):
stunt water screenshot
Gonna print a run of hardcover first.
The price shown is for paperback.
Click here to pre-order
the hardcover.
Release date is October 1st.


    what in god’s name

    September 9, 2015

    It said SARAH PALIN on the back.
    When I saw Kim Davis address the rally
    I was re-inspired.


      The Outer Ring of A Ripple Effect

      September 8, 2015

      Matthew Valdr, Thank you for making a bright day better
      by showing me that this downright rad video of
      Giant Saint Everything [mixed with Sigur Ros and
      some skaters from Richmond, VA] exists. And thank you
      Reese Kempter for creating it. I’m so pleased. Heart rocked back a bit.
      Really quite thankful.


        You the staggering answer

        August 31, 2015

        Los Angeles, we got this.


          All in

          August 30, 2015

          After 3.5 months in the safety of Boulder,
          I leave for L.A. on Monday.
          The only way I could be more excited
          is if I didn’t have to leave Andrea to get there.
          Faye and Me


            Flare Gun arrow ON

            August 28, 2015

            Image of my first chapbook (2001) thanks
            to Shihan Van Clief

            Shona and I stapled about 300 of them.
            Then played rummy.
            And listened to Blackalicious.
            Killed three raccoon with 93 Ferrero Rocher’s
            sometime around there
            by accident. Our yard was gold wrappers.
            Home with you and Wileen will always be a high point.
            Love from L.A.-bound.


              Buddy Benjamins

              August 16, 2015

              Still think artists aren’t fairly compensated by online sites?
              Take a look at THIS, suckas! See y’all down at the bank!!
              music reports


                Bernie the champion of the world

                August 15, 2015

                I remember the woman on the plane prior to Obama being elected
                telling me “America just isn’t ready for a black president.”
                I remember rolling in my skin like some restrained honey badger
                daydreaming to snack out her vocal cords, wondering how I might
                add height to her short-sighted. “If not now, then when?”

                I suspect in the coming months I will be sitting next to that woman
                a thousand times over listening to people try to convince me
                that America just isn’t ready for an honest politician.
                Bernie Sanders, You have my vote.
                Stay on track, Bossman.

                U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. Some 27,000 people descended Monday night on the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, which has hosted acts such as Madonna and Pink Floyd, to hear from a raspy-voiced 73-year-old who has become the 2016 political season's breakout star. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

                PS Think “The Onion,” and I suspect there’ll be less people
                baffled by this article in The New Yorker.


                  Stunt Double

                  August 13, 2015

                  As we work toward finally producing a DVD of
                  live performances, interviews and outtakes
                  not found on YouTube, I’d be grateful to receive
                  any and all footage you may have, be it from
                  the recent Riled Up and Wasted On Light World Tour,
                  from The Ok Hotel in 1998,
                  and any candid moments along the way.
                  Austin crew
                  Due credit is assured. Willing to consider special requests.
                  Email with a link,
                  or to ask questions, or for the mailing address.


                    The Perfect Proud

                    August 9, 2015

                    There’s this one I’m gonna miss most about Boulder.
                    Gentleman Practice with Faye

                    Early Happy Helluva Birthday, Andrea, before you’re
                    swimming in all the well-deserved well-wishes later this week.

                    Love, Bud

                    Poster by David Ayllon (2011). Photo taken tonight by Megan Falley.


                      Single Point Focus

                      August 8, 2015

                      Just after my 41st birthday on a walk in Boulder
                      I told Andrea and Emily I intend to be an actor now
                      and that I want to move to Los Feliz by October,
                      but I don’t wanna pay more than $XOXO for a studio,
                      and it needs to be furnished because I just sold or gave away
                      everything I owned, again.

                      Two weeks later, upon being evacuated from
                      a Vipassana meditation center due to a wildfire near Yosemite,
                      I hopped into a car headed West with a guy named Clay
                      only to end up at a different Vipassana center
                      nearer San Francisco.

                      Before I walked into the kitchen the next morning to begin service,
                      the other servers asked Clay who was with him.
                      Clay told them he didn’t know much more than
                      I was a poet looking at moving to Los Angeles.

                      When I walked into the kitchen a woman named Lexi approached me
                      and said she was once on the Pittsburgh Poetry Slam team.
                      Oh, and also, she heard I was considering a move to L.A.
                      and that if I was interested,
                      she was trying to find someone to take over her lease in Los Feliz
                      before October for exactly $XOXO.
                      The only catch is that she’s considering a move to Peru
                      and doesn’t want to take her things,
                      so it’s furnished.

                      When I remove the screen
                      from this window in my new Los Feliz apartment
                      I’ll be able to see that strange white sign on the side of the mountain.
                      I’ll be sure to include the Griffith Observatory in the next photo.
                      Application approved yesterday.
                      Moving from Boulder to L.A. on August 31st to write,
                      and be an actor.


                        Aunt Pam made me smile today

                        August 3, 2015
                        all the gods


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