Friday, October 28, 2011

Pirates Gangsters and Jackknife at the Li Po Cocktail Lounge

 Li Po Cocktail Lounge
916 Grant Street, San Francisco
Tuesday November 15, 7:00 PM

I'll be reading at the Li Po Cocktail Lounge on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 PM, with two of my favorite poets, Michelle Murphy and Keely Hyslop. I was really jazzed when I approached Michelle and Keely about reading together, although appearing with two great poets - wow! I shall have to be on my best behaviour !!! Looking forward to seeing there ...


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tee shirt idea

New Tee shirt idea for my novel ... as I play with ideas ... whatd'yer think?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

comment in the Huffington Post

“Colliding through the internet as you point out, Warren, is the most perplexing puzzle authors face. Yet, I am finding with my novel, "Charlie Six," the debut novel published by a small San Francisco publisher, Poppynoir, that the old fashioned method of taking it to people, alongside never ending internet promotion, is beginning to pay off. When City Lights, one of the most illustriou
­s book stores in the world, refused an in-store reading by me, a natural hook-up as my character, Charlie Six, is expelled from boarding school for reading the Ginsberg poem in the chapter called "Howl," a flash of inspiratio­n came to me. I read instead in Jack Kerouac Alley next to City Lights followed by a party at Specs, a bar across the street. It was a unique event and well attended. We sold a lot of books in the bar, now I read in Alleys all the time, promoted on the internet through my website, www.WhereI­sCharlieSi­, and inexpensiv­e videos posted on YouTube. Now I'm going to start taking my small amplifier to farmer's markets, in fact anywhere there are people gathered, for I believe the biggest mistake new authors make is trying to reach the whole country. First gain a local following, and brick by brick, I do believe you will find a following that will expand, because in the end there is nothing like word of mouth ... the internet goobly-goo­k becomes your fans and not yours.”

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

East Bay Loop Running a picture of Brixton Key

The East Bay Loop is running a picture of me, Brixton Key.... taken by the rock and roll and sports photographer Michael Zagaris.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Brixton Key Charlie Six Chinatown Reading

The Alley Tour 

Poppynoir is pleased to announce that San Francisco author,
Brixton Key will be reading from his novel, Charlie Six,
on Wentworth (at Washington Street, between
Kearny and Grant Streets, San Francisco.)  
 Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00 PM

Brixton Key’s reading will be followed by a party at
The Li Po Cocktail Lounge
916 Grant Street

“Four Chinese men were noisily playing Mahjong in the private room by the kitchen at Wong’s when I sat down to supper with Morris. They were all chain-smoking State Express 555’s and knocking back Johnny Walker in bucketfuls, with excitement or dread as their winnings went up or down. Morris was as wrapped up in the game as the players themselves. He grimaced, saying “ouch” under his breath when one of them, a waiter with gravy stains on his grubby white nylon shirt, lost twenty quid turning up the wrong tile.” 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RIP Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch died today. Very sad. He was one of my favorite guitarists, and hugely influential. God rest and thank you for a lifetime of fantastic music.

Bert Jansch 
3 November 1943 - 5 October 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Brixton Key Charlie Six Chinatown Reading Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00PM

The Alley tour picks up again in San Francisco's Chinatown on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00PM when I read from the "Mahjong" chapter from Charlie Six on Wentworth. Wentworth is off of Washington Street, between Kearny and Grant. The party afterwards will be at the fantastically funky Li Po Cocktail Lounge, 916 Grant Street, a gem of a bar and a treat to visit. I'll read again in the lounge from Charlie, I'll even have my good friend, Claudia Holmes, read a little. Young Max won't be there, because although he's grown a beat beard, he's still not old enough for cocktails . And talking of cocktails, as the Sixes often do, the Mai Tai's at the Li Po are out of this world with an added elixir poured from smuggled bottles of wowie zowie from Shanghai. What there is in those terracotta containers old Mr Wong from Soho knows ... wow bless yer cotton socks. Have your hobnailed boots hobbled, as it's a bit of hike up to Grant. See yer Tuesday, and now here's the new video... Pirate TV takes over the Beeb in the wee-wee hours... poppynoir coming through ... nice and almost clear ...