Bill Walton Knows the Rules, Go Sit Down

Posted in people to watch for, poetry, random, the universe will wreck you with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/03/2012 by alex c


Bought the team from Jerry Sloan a division to somehow acquire Boris Diaw you see how he’s changed everything his genius that 200 years ago today the age of romanticism and when I look at Boris Diaw and the age of the Romantics this guy has got it all

Shaq landing here in the desert is the satellite crashing down to earth approximately 50000 years ago a meteor came to the beautiful great state of Arizona you have to think of the Grand Canyon and remarkable picture of erosion and he just wears them out I watched his last game in Miami and he was awful and I watched his first game in Phoenix and crashing down and that big meteor crater Phoenix the greatest team ever in the NBA

This is an epic and historic day for Los Angeles and they gave up nothing it’s the anti-Kwame Brown nobody knows how good Pau Gasol is because he’s never played a meaningful game

Things could not be better here what the Kings have done here is absolutely incredible we had a conga line over 400 people Mickey Hart driving that train right onto the court we’ve done this so many times all over the world the Kings dancers they’re right out there and $5000 donated

I love the creativity in Ray Allen he doesn’t even know what he’s going to do he’s like a guitar player on a roll

“Just Screwin Around”: King Buzzo On Writing

Posted in interesting things that caught my attention, math-rock, music, poetry, random with tags , , , , , on 05/13/2012 by alex c

The best laugh in the business.

Tuva or Bust: A Richard Feynman Adventure

Posted in interesting things that caught my attention, people to watch for, random, the universe will wreck you with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 04/01/2012 by alex c

Friday Morning Subway Ride Random Rock Playlist

Posted in Lists, math-rock, music, random with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03/30/2012 by alex c

Settings > Shuffle > Songs

Music > Genres > Rock > All Songs

Subway > M train

Dazzling Killmen – “Captain Is Dead”, Dig Out the Switch

Tera Melos – “Party With Gina”, Patagonian Rats

TAD – “Trash Truck”, 8-Way Santa

Torche – “Erase”, Torche

The Catalyst – “Jesus Garcia”, Marianas Trench + 9

Melvins – “Big As Mountain”, Gluey Porch Treatments

Soundgarden – “Half”, Superunknown

Karp – “Pistol Whipped”, Action Chemistry

Radiohead – “Airbag”, OK Computer

Faith No More – “Crack Hitler”, Angel Dust

“Why I Laugh?” Poetry Readings & Audience Feedback

Posted in essays, interesting things that caught my attention, poetry, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 03/29/2012 by alex c

As both a co-host of a poetry reading series and someone who has lately attended a fair amount of readings, I’ve begun to notice certain reading trends. The most notable one, and one that more seasoned readers and reading-goers probably recognized long ago, is the inherent connectivity bias an audience develops with more humorous readers. At our Mental Marginalia reading last night, of our five readers, the work of three tended away from overt humor, often eschewing it entirely. The other two poets utilized it extensively, which isn’t to say they used it as a crutch, but it was a heavier element in a broad emotional mix. These latter two received the most immediate and obvious audience reaction (though all five readers received very positive reactions at the end of their “sets”).

This makes sense. People laugh at funny things, so there’s always a straightforward way to know what worked. When that element isn’t present, it’s much more difficult for an audience to outwardly demonstrate their affinity for a particular poem. People tend not to applaud after each poem – unless it’s totally mind-blowing – which I’ve always found a little bit too polite, but I think it also stems from the fact that if people did do that, it would be very obvious when something failed, whether intentionally funny or not.

Failure is a good thing, though. Continue reading

Monday Rock: ICONCHASM // MATTER WAVES STRINGS // WARMTH

Posted in event, math-rock, music, the universe will wreck you with tags , , , on 03/18/2012 by alex c

After nine months of no shows at all, my band [WARMTH] returns to play as a duo. We’ll be opening up for our friends/space-mates, ICONCHASM, on their debut show. This should be real rad, it’s cheap and at Death by Audio, which is always a great place to both see and play shows.