Friday, January 16, 2009

Like a Moving House on a Highway Someone Has Just Been Murdered in Press

Is something wrong with me if I sort of don't mind watching CSI New York?
Is something wrong with me if I'm annoyed by how much attention this plane crash in the Hudson river is getting?

In unrelated news:
Singer-turned-DJ Boy George has been jailed for 15 months for handcuffing a male escort to a wall and beating him with a metal chain. "Norwegian Mr Carlsen, 29, fled in his underpants and alerted police after the attack, in April 2007."

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I'm going to this tonight:

Carlos Giffoni with Okkyung Lee, Sick Llama and Treetops
Date & Time: Fri, Jan 16, 2009, 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show,
Location: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street

Carlos Giffoni is one of the most influential, respected and hard working individuals in the modern noise scene. In addition to organizing the exceptional must-see No Fun Fest, his own work gets consistently solid reviews left and right. For example, "… Giffoni's sonic arsenal is in no danger of being depleted." (Wire) He will be performing in collaboration with Okkyung Lee, the Korean cellist/improviser/composer who's own list of collaborators includes names like Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, Christina Marclay, Laurie Anderson. This will be a unique duet, never before performed live.

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Announcing: The Home Video Review of Books: Vol 2, Issue 1

http://thehomevideoreviewofbooks.blogspot.com/

The Home Video Review of Books is a monthly online review journal of poetry & lyric prose.


In this issue you will find reviews of:

Reviews of

What Apocalypse, by Marc McKee
Situations, Sings, By Jack Collum & Lyn Hejenian
Body Clock, by Eleni Sikelianos
[lapsed insel weary], by Susan Gardner
Policy Instrument, by Franklin Bruno
Adorno's Noise, by Carla Harryman
Holiday, by Jennifer Firestone
An Aquarium, by Jeffrey Yang
from Unincorporated Territory, by Craig Santos Perez
A Border Looks Like Making Love, by Ryan Daley
Peregrinary, by Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki
Face Before Against, by Isabelle Garron

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Help celebrate the publication of Marcella Durand's two new books from
Futurepoem and Belladonna Books this Saturday with a Reading and Book Party

Saturday 1/17/09

4-6:00 pm
READING
MARCELLA DURAND & ERICA HUNT
Segue Series at Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, NYC
just north of Houston, admission $6
http://www.seguefoundation.com/calendar.htm

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Book Release Party for Marcella Durand's
TRAFFIC & WEATHER, Futurepoem Books
AREA, Belladonna Books
6-8 p.m.
VON BAR
3 Bleecker Street, NYC
http://www.vonbar.com
There will be some FREE wine and nibbles compliments of the publishers,
convivial conversation and of course books for sale at a special, once in a
lifetime, special rate!

Traffic & Weather, Futurepoem Books,
John Ashbery writes, This multiple, seething, singing confluence rises up
out of the city of life to join the enigmatic sky and clouds in Marcella
Durand’s magnificent, brutal, delicate epic.”
http://futurepoem.com/bookpages/trafficandweather.html

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