2/25/08

The Exploding Plastic Inevitable Tired Jew Tour

Hi Everyone,

I'm heading back on the road to launch 1.) my new insomnia
anthology, "AWAKE! A Reader for the Sleepless" and 2.) the
paperback edition of my JewPunk tome, "The Heebie-Jeebies
at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk."

As usual, I'm a bit late in notifying you about the first event, but if
you can make it, I'd love to see you. Otherwise, be sure to make
note of what's ahead so that you can begin to plan your calendars
accordingly!

Oh yes -- as you'll notice, many of these readings involve music; but
not just music, music as aural support for the readings. Others also
include audio-visual presentations, actors and performance artists
(among them, Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls). It's a kind of
Exploding Plastic Inevitable for a new generation. Show up and you
just might witness the birth of the next Velvet Underground. Imagine
being able to tell your grandchildren that!

Oh yeah, all events are free -- especially for invited guests like you.
And one even includes free beer. PBR to be exact.

RIP,

s

THE EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE TIRED JEW TOUR

1. Tuesday, Feb 26 -- Mercantile Library (NYC) -- Mark Mirsky, Claire
Moed and yours truly.

http://www.mercantilelibrary.org/events/

2. Monday, March 17 -- McNally Robinson bookstore (NYC) -- Jonathan
Ames, Molly Kottemann and Ed Champion with yours truly as emcee.

http://www.mcnallyrobinsonnyc.com/2008/02/14/awake-a-reader-for-the-sleepless/

3. Wednesday, March 26 -- A Cappella Books (Atlanta, GA) -- Area
actors read selections from both books, accompanied by Hubcap
City, the fevered brainchild of former Jody Grind frontman Bill Taft.
Hubcap City features guitar, banjo, concertina and saw!
http://www.acappellabooks.com/index.htm

4. Thursday, April 3 - The Middle East (Cambridge, MA) -- Steve
Almond, Beth Woodcome, Franz Wright, Steve Brykman, Myles
Gordon, Amanda Palmer (of The Dresden Dolls) and yours truly
backed up by ambient sounds duo "Kosher Ham" (who will be
doubling as either "Ambien Sounds" or "Kosher Hambient Sounds"
for the night). This reading/music-happening in one of Boston's
coolest clubs is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
http://www.mideastclub.com/

5. Sunday, April 13 -- KGB Bar (NYC) -- Priscilla Becker, Catie Lazarus
and Bud Parr with yours truly as emcee. Also, amazing guitar work by
"the thinking man's ax man," Gary Lucas.
http://www.kgbbar.com/calendar/event/2008-04-13_fiction_awake_a.html

2 Comments:

Blogger salomedesade said...

How could you not have called this the "Wandering Jew Tour"? I guess "tired" works better with the whole insomnia theme.

February 27, 2008 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger G-D said...

You're right. Even though I was going with the insomnia theme, "wandering Jew" is too perfect to pass up. How about this -- "The Exploding Plastic Inevitable Tiredly Wandering Jew Tour." Pithy, ain't it?

February 29, 2008 at 7:06 PM  

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