Thursday, February 28, 2013

Geocaching with Mandolinist Avi Avital

This week's episode of Geocachers features Grammy-winning mandolinist Avi Avital. Avi was awesome. He played some Bach for us in Red Hook Bait & Tackle. We'll post that video next week.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Geocachers w/ Dave Hill and John & Molly Knefel

We got to do an episode of Geocachers with some of the folks I like the most in New York. Dave Hill, who made a couple appearances on Radio Happy Hour, took Sam to Hamlet's Vintage (next to LPR and has some really cool stuff) and dressed him like a madman. Then we went geocaching with John and Molly Knefel in Washington Square Park. If you don't listen to their show The Radio Dispatch you should. They do it live once a month at The Gallery at LPR too. Ok. That's all.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Set the Dial to Implode

This was the best photo I could find, without trying very hard, of the world exploding. If you Google "world explodes" all of the images are much more serious than you might expect. In retrospect, of course they are, but I expected Google to have the same point of view I do about the world exploding: what can you do?

Google is very serious about the world exploding.

All that's for nothing because all I really wanted to say is I have two poems up in the new issue of Out of Nothing, one of which is called "Turn the Dial to Implode and Enter the World." I wanted to have a picture of the world exploding because of that poem, but that doesn't really make much sense. If the world explodes then it did the opposite of what would happen if you set the dial to implode. Unless the machine that the dial was attached to was broken and did the opposite of what it was told. And then again I think implode and explode, as it pertains to the world, may only be opposite grammatically or theoretically. In both cases I think the world ends, so maybe the opposite of exploding is "everything stay put." Also, I don't think you can enter the world once it explodes. I'm not even sure you can "enter the world" at all, since you're already in it. Unless you're a spaceman. Then you could. Because you would have exited the world. You have to exit the world before you can enter it, if you're born in it.

Just one man's opinion.

Anyhow, new issue of Out of Nothing is up, and it's very beautifully designed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Get Behind the Wheel Annie

I've got a new poem over at Pismire Poetry (where I read the poem into an answering machine). It's from a series of poems about the movie Speed that I wrote on a plane, all while watching Speed. It's also about pacing and speed of life, but it's mostly about Speed the movie and this android guy in the picture.