Tuesday, July 29, 2008

update #072908

shane's chapbooks are are cut and folded and stapled. artist copies go out tonight! they should be available this weekend over at the airforce! to celebrate i took the train downtown and walked around. it was hot so i hopped on the bus and traveled over to the grolier poetry book shop. i bought a few things.

put up some photos of my travels here

boo yes.

Monday, July 28, 2008

best author/wrestler name:

Norman "The Morman Nailer" Mailer

Thursday, July 24, 2008

update #072308

the cover to Shane Jones' chapbook. inside there'll some pretty floral pattern paper and then the meat of the thing on 24lb linen paper. as the kids say, i am "feelin" the way this one is coming along. all should be cut, trimmed, tuned, and in tip top shape by next week sometime.

Monday, July 21, 2008

update #072008

Shane's chapbook will be done either next weekend or early next week. hot a snag with the printer. ink be gone. all dried up. this is why i want a laser printer. all the paper for the covers will be cut tonight. get ready!

lightning struck a tree or a house two streets up from mine. it was the closest i've ever been to lightning. lightning also struck a tree a little bit further up as well. after the initial shock of being deafened and blinded, the whole thing was pretty awesome. luckily no one was hurt and nothing caught on fire. i like to sit by the window and watch for lightning. on the bus ride home from work i saw the dark clouds and secretly wished that "i'd see some action." then it happened. thought about playing the lottery. didn't. i also hoped a news crew from some podunk channel would show up and ask if i'd been in the shit and i'd say yes, i was in the shit. referring of course to seeing a tree struck by lightning.

after cleaning up the office i found two extra copies of peter berghoef's News of the Haircut meaning that i have exactly SIX left. so if you want one, you best get on that.

laura's and adam's chapbooks are almost formatted and should be ready sometime next month. i'll be taking a mini chapbook vacation as i get a bunch of my own poems finished and printed. these chapbooks will have broadsides.

i also read James Haug's "A Plan On How To Catch Amanda".
it is one of the best things i've read in a long, long while.
you can order it here


Thursday, July 17, 2008

is it winter yet?

why do i dislike summer so much?
two words: leathery cleavage.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Allen Bramhall's Walden Book
is now available!

copies are available HERE

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

update #071508

shane's chapbooks are in the process of being printed up as i type this. i'm trying a new approach where i print up each page in batches rather than each set individually at once. what? nevermind. tonight, with my stimulus check, i might invest in a laser printer. something insane with a ppm of 30. this excites me.

the broadsides for laura carter's chapbook are half complete. they will come with the first 20 orders.
the same will be true for adam fieled's.

current office listening lineup:

    buffalo springfield - best of
    brian eno - here come the warm jets
    gate to gate - i turn black keys
    calexico - convict pool
    funkadelic - maggot brain
    pavement - terror twilight
    bruce haack - electric lucifer

Friday, July 11, 2008

Walden Book Update

also, after a last minute correction, i will be mailing allen bramhall his copies tomorrow (finally!) so they should be up on the Joyride shortly.

The Long Hallucinations* Chapbook is SOLD OUT!
a second printing will be done up in the fall!

thanks to all who ordered!

( *the last one is going to canada.
way to come trough canada! remind
me to make an ascii text map of
canada, to thank canada. canada!)

still have a handful left of Peter B's
and Chris R's and Brian F's.

thanks again for everyone's support
and curiosity! yes.

next batch will be keeping up with the Jones'. Shane Jones BRINGS IT for lunch with these tykes of his. Then there will be Laura Carter's At The Pulse and Adam Fieled's Help! both of which will have some sort of broadside available for the first few orders. More on their awesomeness when time allows. I am going to go sleep.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

rocky point (1840-1995)

new talking sausages

holy balls is humid. for some reason i woke up early (day off from work), watched the steve wilkos show, bought a breakfast sandwich and went to town [wrote]. that's all i have for today.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

at the pulse...

the first 20 Laura Carter's chapbooks entitled At The Pulse will come with handmade broadsides! the chapbooks themselves should be available sometime in early august. each broadside will be 5x7 and each one will be unique.

i'll also be doing the same for adam fieled when his chapbook hits the streets.

stay busy.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

foley's chapbooks are flying. better get em while you can. also, started work on another batch of amazing chapbooks by shane jones, adam fieled, and laura carter. they will rock in their forthcomingness. also, the neighborhhod staples opened late due to a "system error"

when casually pressed for details, the clerk said "eh... y'know, shit happens."

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

lookout mtn lookout sea

bought the new silver jews record on saturday after work. the more i listen to it, the more i love it. it feels more classic rock. i'm a huge fan of classic rock. but calling it classic rock might seem like a backhanded compliment. i assure you, it is not a backhanded compliment. this is a damn good album. albums like this make me want to move to the eastern part of the midwest again. after the third listen, i wrote a poem about a bunch of kids stranded on a hillside watching their town be towed away. in the poem, there are several reports of brawls. here's my list of favorite joos records in order of greatness:

    bright flight
    the tennessee ep
    lookout mtn lookout sea
    natural bridge
    american water
    starlite walker
    arizona record
    tanglewood numbers