Category: Entertainment

Poetry Pure …?

You decide. But you should have the visuals with this one, so find a computer that lets you press play and learn the deeper secrets of Pearl Jam’s “Yellow Ledbetter”~ This entry was posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2007 at 5:17 am 7 Responses to “Poetry Pure …?” Lee H. Says: June 15th, 2007 at…

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How To Tell A Masterpiece

Not long ago while viewing the Société Anonyme: Modernism for America show at The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., Ron Padgett stood before a painting and said something favorable, which in turn prompted me to ask, “What makes this a good painting?” Now mind you, I was asking a man who has viewed thousands of…

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MEME

FAMILY PORTRAIT 2007 Gina Myers has tagged me for my first meme ever. I’m delighted to share five things about myself that you probably don’t know: 1. When I first moved to New York about nine years ago, I was on a guest list for an “exclusive” private party called, “The Bitches Lounge.” I frequented…

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Spring

Warmer weather nears — time for some backyard cheer! I plan to play some games, sit and read, barbeque, but first, will rake up the sticks from the crazy ocean wind that topples our lovely trees! Am I becoming suburban just because I long for this? A book — and drink — in hand …

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Another Poetics?

This video (by way of Kevin Thurston), “I Like Your Poetry,” endorses the title’s sentiment in a masculine display via the WWF. Less than two minutes and highly recommended. On another note, I was thinking about thinking today. I was chatting with someone recently, attempting to discuss the importance of thinking as well as note…

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Minor Miscellany

Tonight’s tune: Nick Drake’s “Which Will” — quite lovely (30 second excerpt here, though the entire song is most gorgeous and somehow necessary). DVD to be acquired: “A History of Violence” starring Viggo Mortensen, not a bad poet. Thought-provoking film, moreover. A trailer and an “exclusive clip” can be viewed here. New to my reading…

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Oh Yeah!

O Jerri we love you get up! Who doesn’t love a little “Strangers With Candy” now and then? Jerri Blank was one of the best things going a few years ago… unfortunately, the show ended. Amy Sedaris (& Jerri) has moved on to other things … Ahhh, good times. Speaking of cake, check out this…

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Chan Changes

  I’ve followed her since “Dear Sir,” and while I know I’m not alone, I wonder how many of us have noticed the bathyspherical leap in both Chan Marshall’s music and her appearance this month, this year, this time around? But what would the community think? I guess people and tastes change in spurts and…

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The Beautiful People

Baltimore to Brooklyn: I’m back. Nothing like a few days away to get fresh eyes. Sometimes, just once in awhile, I get sick of the posing and competition and rushing and hipper-than-thou attitudes … you know, everything involved with living in a populated, artsy part of town. As they say, BK baby… so much going…

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The Year of the Pig

Along with being a Leo, I was born in the Year of the Pig. While those aren’t pigs above, here’s some info: The Pig is a fun and enlightening personality blessed with patience and understanding. People born under the sign of the Pig enjoy life and all it has to offer, including family and friends.…

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Not the Baltimore You Imagined

After a wonderful cricket-filled night at home with the Benfers and then tonight out with Aimee & Co., I will shuffle off to bed. But first, a random note: I took a trip down memory lane on my drive from Baltimore’s downtown. I used to read for a blind philosophy professor, Kingsley Price, who taught…

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Words Escape Me, So I Write

Since I’ve been looking for an excuse to post a photo of myself rubbing noses (ok, cheeks) with the novelist, Colm Toibin, I will use the excuse of not having the birthday photos developed for that reason today. The truth is that I bought myself a new laptop for my birthday, and I don’t have…

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Someone Snuck It

The as-yet-unreleased “Late Registration” appeared in my mailbox two days ago (thanks, you!). But it’s out this Tuesday, so I’ll briefly encourage people-with-ears to give it a go. First, the self-proclaimed Carlton of rap can lay down tracks. Even if you’re not into rap, you’ll move your elbows & knees to these beats. Clap in…

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Dusie, Dusie, Dusie CHAPS!

hands half face. (king) a bodyfeel lexicon. (gordon/bozek) dimestore operetta say. (bowen) developing poetic ideas. (chirot) time space repetition. (armentrout) vie et pli. (giovenale) afar buzzing stars. (scappettone) props of henwifery. (sprague) digress into residency. (berridge) laced with forethought. (murphy) postcard of the. (tate) I posit no. (fieled) erratogenic paraparasitic postpoem. (goodland) erotic false consciousness.…

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I’m Obsessed

Well, Rob McLennan asked me some fun questions, so I had to think about me, me, me. I think I had fun with me. Visit me here. Or go to the complete archive and have fun with lots of other poets like Juliana Spahr, Adeena Karasick, William Allegrezza, Matthew Zapruder, Rosmarie Waldrop, Maxine Chernoff, Cole…

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Cheesy Good

Out of shape? Tennis shoes growing cobwebs? Mine too. So I went to Modell’s to buy a trampoline to do some indoor jogging and picked up an “Urban Rebounder” for what I thought was going to be about a hundred bucks. I walked out with the thing for fifty bucks total (the sale/markdown wasn’t even…

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