judas priest - hell bent for leather
quicksilver mssr service - best of
dylan thomas - christmas in wales reading
alice cooper - school's out
hospitals - hairdryer peace
the monks - black monk time
brian foley's chapbook is now available!
you can order it | HERE
a better image will be uploaded once it
ceases to be over 90 degrees in my apartment.
in the meantime, you get a fuzzy and
colorless image of the cover. sorry.
on a side note, i have VERY FEW copies of
peter berghoef's and Christopher RIzzo's
Chapbooks left. I mean, very few. i mean,
you wouldn't want to spend your fourth of
july pissing around because you got a bad
case of the "s'posed tas" [ "supposed to " ]
now would you?
me? i'll be working. then i'll go home,
order a steak, watch a movie, then read
the hell out of peter's and chris's books.
followed by fireworks. on tv.
posted 3:11 AM
posted 3:04 AM
these are #74 & #75 of brian james foley's Tornado chapbook. they have special covers made from discarded album covers. they are different from the other 73. they might be signed. they will be randomly mailed to two lucky people who order the chapbook! speaking of the chapbook, i just need to stamp the envelopes and then they're good to go. most likely by monday they should be done. get ready, kids!
posted 3:49 AM
a friend of mine asked me to describe the overall goal of my press. i replied, "its like Scatman Crothers in The Shining. It might not be the most visible or sexy, but in the end, it'll show up out of nowhere on a snowmobile, kick in the front door and get knifed by a crazy guy...while wearing a very nice sweater."
after a last minute touch up, i'll be sending out Bramhall's Walden artist copies. when he gets em, i'll put em up on the joyride. i'm very proud of this book. the writing is exceptional. they'll come with map covers and in hand stamped envelopes.
i'm also making pocket sized notebooks out of scrap paper, and they will be available also soon. in packs of five. they too will have hand stamped covers. all will be various sizes. its called riding the green wave.
foley's tornado is about a week away. everything is printed out just need to staple and whip up some envelopes.
expect some broadsides soon too.
posted 10:42 PM
posted 1:17 AM
i am listening to records. the record player is hooked up to the vox amp. it is like being at a show. i love sundays. i've eaten ice cream today. and a cheeseburger. tonight's LP lineup:
posted 1:12 AM
To hear the box in my brother is to place his suitcase in the grand viewing room of a funeral parlor. There was a time when his strut electrified most of the Midwest. The people there wore his name on cotton. In terms of historical significance, there was the death of Pope Pius IX and then my brother’s. So for me to hear the box that’s buried in his chest I have to go back to the times he sang me an unfurled strut. He had a funny way of walking. He was born with two clubbed feet but he could still unfurl a strut. One time we drove all the way out to Iowa City on a dare. We ate Mexican food in a yellow brick building. During the drive back to Mason City he asked me if my girlfriend had a moustache. “Some girls have moustaches,” he said. “Usually you can’t tell unless you’re right up close and at an angle,” he said. “Most of the girls back home have one.” This was followed by ten continuous years of minimum payments and stints in cream auditoriums backlit by the rattlings of empty-assed hecklers. With his clubbed feet and funny way of walking he was a natural fan favorite. His prefessional name was The Widowmaker. When he died I told his wife the moustache story. Then I told everyone the moustache story. As a tribute, the women of Mason City shave their upper lips every Saturday night before heading over to the gymnasium which has since been renamed in his honor.
written in notebook 6/20
posted 4:09 AM
let me preface this rant by saying i am a used book buyer for a used book store.
the most annoying part of my day is hearing people whine when i don't buy their books. folks, if you bring in, say, two bags - roughly 50 books - and i buy, say, 25 of them, please do not smart off to me about how hard it is for you to carry the refused books back with you or to the donation drop bin located in the parking lot of a supermarket down the street. please. i understand that it is an inconvenience to you as you were hoping to amass such immense wealth from these books that smell as though they've been basting in dog piss and moth balls in the garage since the Ford administration. i completely understand your plight. but please keep in mind that:
posted 12:46 AM
The Long Hallucinations is down to three copies.
i'll print a second edition later in the summer.
updated the Greying Ghost site.
i wil be mailing allen's copies of his chap tomorrow.
he lives nearby. so by the end of the week they will be
available to ya'll.
brian foley's Tornado is seeing the light at the end of
the tunnel. in honor of western mass being under a
tornado watch, i will work in this heat.
also get ready for chapbooks by shane jones, laura carter,
adam fieled and more!
also, the cassette portion of the menu will
be kicking things off in mid july with a
healthy assortment of jams.
contrary to an earlier post, i trimmed my beard.
posted 10:19 PM
if you are reading this and you came out to the poetry reading tonight, give yourself some applause. the reading went great. everyone brought their A game. gave a bunch of books away which seems sort of smarmy, yes, i agree. but whatever. they're all way better poets and in some cases traveled from afar so hell, have some extra reading material! in all, it was great to meet everyone and we had a good crowd and free beer, that's all a man could ask for.
i have a few extra copies of The Long Hallucinations which i'll throw up on the Joyride on tuesday.
also, i found this zach schomburg poem while going through the old pettycoat relaxer archives:
posted 1:52 AM
quick reminder about the awesome reading on sunday.
i've never been this excited to do a reading.
i will have copies of my new chapbook, in a special
limited edition for those of you attend. they will be
cheap and beautiful. like hotel paintings.
chapbook is called "The Long Hallucinations"
and will come with a separate short story
called "The Short Hallucination"
posted 10:35 PM