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Thursday, February 6, 2014

I have a new grown up website:
all content and updates will be contained therein. See you on the other side!
 
fare·well
ferĖˆwel/
exclamation
exclamation: farewell
  1. 1.
    used to express good wishes on parting.
    "farewell, Albert!"
    synonyms:goodbye, so long, bye, bye-bye, see you (later), cheers; More
    informal,toodle-oo
    "farewell, New York"
noun
noun: farewell; plural noun: farewells
1.
an act of parting or of marking someone's departure.
"the dinner had been arranged as a farewell"

Monday, October 14, 2013

Not a Psalm


Hungry Ghost Festival, photo: Matt Brandon


Not A Psalm

Teenager sells kidney for an IPad.

At the Water Festival they decorate graves with money,

burn paper IPhones so they’ll get one.

Eyes bloom Facebook icons.

Malaysian couple charged with Cambodian maid murder.

In the jungle the papaya hang like the cancer

on the teats of Malaysian strays.

Man snatches $200 gold chain from old woman at Redhill Close:

Baby sick, baby sick, baby sick. His father would have given them the finger.

Malaysian couple charged with Cambodian maid murder--Barbie reports Ken a eunuch.

Tiny people board tiny helicopters. At the Water Festival they decorate graves with money.

Sony says it will cut 10,000 jobs in restructuring.

Iceland has no military, Icelanders drink more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.

Teenagers sell kidneys for IPads, decorate graves with IPads
originally published in Far Enough East

Hell Bank Note, Penang, Malaysia, photo: Matt Brandon

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Anne Waldman by Gloria Graham
Why Anne Waldman Should Matter to You

If she doesn’t already:

1.      She’s Allen Ginsberg’s “spiritual wife.”
2.      She founded the first Buddhist engaged program with Allen Ginsberg called the Jack Keroauc School of Disembodied Poets at Naropa University in Colorado.
3.      Her life’s work benefits you directly. Her chants for peace, women’s rights, against extinction of endangered species, for poetry, for accountability for nuclear waste are just some of what she’s already doing for you, tiny human, right now.
4.      She is one of the founders and directors of The Poetry Project at St. Marks’s Church In-the-Bowery, having served as director there for twelve years. That’s right, the same place where Patti and Lenny did their first spoken word show.
5.      She is the bridge between poetry and music, her voice is an instrument, her words are the song of the universe written just for you.
In short, Anne Waldman is that rare voice that encourages the voices of others. She teaches you how to sing your words, beat your drum. She is an American treasure in every sense of that word: artist, teacher, dancer, singer, poet, muse, goddess.  
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Come see for yourself at the place where all goddesses go: that sacred redwood grove on Highway 1 we like to call the Henry Miller Memorial Library where she’ll be giving a show on Thursday, September 19th, at 7:00pm.  During this special fundraising event you will also be treated to the wondrous musician Ambrose Bye, poet Sara Goodman, and the illustrious Father John Misty.


See you there . . .

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Be There!!!!
 
Gala Finale of the Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series!
 
 
We'd love to pack the place. And we think the night sells itself - see below...
and all this for $10 !!!?

The best four movies of the year as chosen by our Jury
Food from Happy Girl Kitchen
Wine from Heller Estates Organic Vineyards
Beer from Peter B's Brew Pub
Chocolates from Trader Joe's
Music from Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
Raffle prizes, and more!

So what can you do?  Glad you asked.  You can...

1.  Come to the show and bring friends!  Ticket link is here:
https://bigsurfilmintown.eventbrite.com/

2.  Email the ticket link to your friends.  And...

3.  Invite 10 of your friends (town, San Jose, SCruz, whatever) on Facebook!   To do so, click this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/391798800932379/  Then click Join, and then Invite Friends.  Easy! (You can also just forward this e-mail: super easy!)

By our last count, we send these personal pleas for help once or twice a year.  That's not bad, right?  So you can imagine that this is a big deal for us and the participating local vendors.

Anything you can do to spread the word is greatly appreciated.
  

See you on the 7th, and thanks for supporting the arts in Monterey County!