Sunday, April 6, 2014

Remember-This Friday:
Spring 2014 Book Launch
& Party at Poets House, NYC
When: Friday, April 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: 10 River Terrace, New York City
Free and Open to the Public

I'll be there reading from my new Marsh Hawk Press book Dipstick (Diptych)
Hope I get to see some of you there!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A drunken algorithm.
A wanton recognition.

I will never
Play the tuba.

Three words can
Change the world.


A drunken recognition
A wanton algorithm.

I will never
Let you go.

Three words can
Build a house.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Yesterday I spent 4 hours practicing guitar:  2 hours before class, an hour during class, and an hour after class.  That's a record for me.  I'm paying for it today with a variety of aches and pains.  A slow but dogged learner is what I am.


Yesterday was the first day in the seventies since October.  Heaven.  Today won't get that warm but it's not going to snow.  A very good thing indeed.


I'm listening to A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, a CD which was recorded live in 1995.  Bonnie Raitt, Jimmie Vaughan, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Dr. John, Art Neville (among others) play beautifully on it.  Lovely, lovely recording.


I play a lot of scales.  Have fallen in love with an ascending-descending scale.  You play 3 notes then back up to the second note, play it and then 2 notes forward and so on (a minor pentatonic).  If I get frustrated with trying to get my fingers to shape chords, I play scales and rhythms and then come back to the chords later.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Marsh Hawk Press Spring Book Launch In New York City

will be at Poets House on April 11, 2014.  For info, go  here.  Hope to see some of you there.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Early yesterday morning I was shoveling snow.  This morning I dealt with a sewer backup and am waiting for the drain service now.  It's always something.




Plumber has come and gone.  I've cleaned things up again.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bibliotheca Invisibilis

My Blank Suite is up at Bibliotheca Invisibilis.  Bibliotheca Invisibilis: what an interesting project.  Thanks Eileen and John.