"Expansion," "Genghis Khan Strikes Again," "Lemniscate," and "Buffet" have been featured over at TheOpiateMagazine.com. A fifth poem will be printed in their winter issue which you can purchase over HERE. This will be my first poem in print. This little window cannot contain the gratitude and excitement I feel at having this moment. 🙌🏽
On March 6, 2016, Laurie Gallardo read my poems "Every," "Hope," and "My Body, The Galaxy." I've heard she read a few more at her most recent reading. 😍
I recently went over to Johnny Goudie’s place and blabbed all over a microphone as he asked me some very good questions. All in all, I don’t seem that crazy. … Right?
Just when I need it, help appears. Thanks Ali.
Nothing compares to film. When my photography professor passed away a few weeks ago, many of his students posted photos of him online. I realized had I chosen to do this, I would have had to dig through binders of negatives and take to my loupe and contact sheets. It’s kind of a beautiful thing to have lived at a time like that.
Here I am still shooting film
A camer hangs on the hook by my door
Loaded with unexposed emulsion
For me to grab it up
Thread one arm through the strap
Remove the cap
"Irish Goodbye" EP release show for Before The Devil Know You’re Dead is on Saturday, 9/13 at Red 7. I drew a little something for them that became an EP cover and very soon will become a t-shirt. I’m sort of in love with this momento mori.
Ah, to be young and not have a job. It’s beneficial to remember that everything is relative. Problems come in all shapes and sizes. You give up one thing to have another. And at the root of everything is money. Fuckin’ bullshit, right? So let’s just agree to pay no mind to that and live our lives. Capisce?
In the spirit of that is touring DIY style. Before these women left for their West Tour, they put on a show at White Horse in ATX. I took some photographs and put ‘em here. Enjoy.
Sweet Suzanna. Fellow Piscean songwriter. Always radiant in any picture. I was lucky enough to be on the bill with her at Guero’s Taco Bar for KDRP’s Texas Radio Live. Any town should feel privileged to have her in it’s arsenal of musicians. I’m sure Austin is happy to have her back in it’s own. Also pictured, kiddos already enjoying her music.
Someone whose personality continues to inspire me every day is Jaimee Harris. Perpetually quirky and socially adept—that last one being on my wish list; I’m quirky enough. I believe I met her when she was propped up at the bar at Momo’s during one of my residency sets. We chatted, coordinated a show, then she moved. I am grateful she’s back and we once again coordinated a show at Truelove Bar in Waco, TX. Loved the place. Just wish I had said no to my Whataburger craving that night. They even got my order wrong. I got TWO bacon-egg-and-cheese biscuits instead of ONE sausage-egg-and-cheese biscuit. Not sure if that’s a win.