Monday, November 06, 2006

Rigoberto Gonzalez is guest blogger this week for the Poetry Foundation. And his new book Other Fugitives and Other Strangers comes out this week. I got to see him read at Elliot Bay books on Saturday, something I wouldn't have been able to do before switching to day shift.
Yeah, I'm starting to reap the benefits.

Something else to be excited about: Sean Nelson's contribution to the awesome 33 1/3 series came out on the 1st. It's about Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark, an album I've loved ever since my high school woodshop teacher Mr. Legee loaned me his copy. Can't wait to see what he has to say about it.

Not that I'll ever find time to read it. November 30th and the end of National Novel Writing Month seem very far away right now. I've been getting up at 5:15 and typing like crazy, but I'm still only just barely reaching my prescribed daily word count.
Last night, however, I did find time to see Crispin Glover. He answered my question in the Q& A but expressed disappointment the audience wasn't asking harder questions, such as "Why did the film you just showed have people with Downs Syndrome hitting each other with bricks by order of a Nazi Shirley Temple?" He is quite intelligent and thoughtful in person. Inspiring, actually.

As if that weren't enough controversy for a weekend, yesterday I also saw Shortbus. And today my sister and I saw Borat.

Borat is hilarious.

Tonight is Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. He's not controversial (Herbert!), but the idea that I need to wake up at 5:15 tomorrow to make my friggin' word count after being out at a concert till 1:30 a.m., well, that'll be controversial.

Go Dems!


At 3:44 PM, Blogger Ash said...

DK and I are going to see Borat tonight! We wanted to go on a week night to avoid all of the annoying teenagers talking during the movie and letting their cell phones ring. We started watching Da Ali G show years ago and love that. The Ali G movie is pretty funny too. Boo-ya-kashaw – Respek!

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Ash said...

Also - I read that Universal purchased the rights to make a movie of his Bruno character and there is talk of filming it during Fashion Week. That would be funny!

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Shaftway said...

Hey Pete. I had a good time at BPB. Sorry I had to take off. He was just getting to the moody stuff I liked on the album you lent me but I was getting sleepy and these old legs don't hold up like they used to.
Can't wait to see Borat. I wonder if it's going to be possible to do a 'gotcha' movie with the Bruno character, especially at Fashion Week now that the cat is out of the bag and he's so famous. We shall see.


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