Thursday, March 29, 2012

GET LIT at The Vin Club

Come and GET LIT at The Vin Club, San Francisco with readings by authors Brixton Key, “Charlie Six,” Dana Sitar, “The Hart Compound,” Michelle Murphy, “Jackknife and Light,” and “survival poet” Hollie Hardy. The evenings compère will be the inimitable Claudia Holmes.

Hollie Hardy’s poetry is published in Eleven Eleven, sPARKLE & bLINK, The Common, A Sharp Piece of Awesome, Parthenon West Review, Transfer, One Ded Cow, Milvia Street, and other journals.

It's fab to read with great writers. Keeps you tippetty-toed. Wonderful ideas transpire and open up the mindwindows when you listen to writers as gifted as those joining me at the Vin. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Blown Up Like Al Capone

I've been editing a bunch of Charlie Six videos with my friend Larry "Trousers" Drabble. He's cool with the moving montage. The videos are for a promotion via Kindle for next month. In the meantime we had a great reading by my Claudia Holmes from the chapter "Blown up like Al Capone," which didn't quite fit into the series of readings by Max Harley Rogerson. It was put aside until Freddie Fable popped in to see me on a business trip to San Francisco from London. Freddie loves mobsters being a bit of a wide boy himself. He reckons I modeled Spider after him, which is weird as Spider is Jamaican and Freddie's paler than newspaper. Still he's deft with the video cut and after polishing off a couple of bottle of Charles Shaw he banged this together with some great music by Pippa Lang and John McManus for the soundtrack.

Here it is