Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Auld Lang Snack

“The following song, an old song, of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript until I took it down from an old man"
-Robert Burns, on his poem "Auld Lang Syne."

"I mean, 'Should old acquaintance be forgot'? Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot?".
-Harry, from When Harry Met Sally

Click Below to Watch The Best Use of "Auld Lang Syne," and Probably Cry:

fotografia courtesy of googz

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Leaving Las VegaSnack

I used to write a lot of poetry.

Now it's two years later

and I'm stuck on a plane

with some schoolmarmy flight attendants,

a dude from Vassar on my left flank,

a chick from Bard on my right,

a hacking cough, Claritin notwithstanding,

and some Rilke.

They put us in a hangar

to dry the ice off our wings

so we left two hours late.

I have no way out of Vegas,

which some would deem no awful thing.

Maybe I'll stay at the Excalibur

and walk around and take pictures

or collect porn advertisements

for my yet-to-be-titled poen scrapbook.

Maybe I'll rent a car

and be slightly afraid as I venture,


across the Hoover dam

into the darkness and subsequent light.

The future holds so much potential.

The world is full of possibility.
-scribbled last Saturday, on a plane (eventually) headed home for the holidays.

A Snack, Covered in Fresh Ground Pepper

Fresh Ground Pepper's
Inaugural Open Mic Extravaganza!
presented by The Centrifuge
on The First Friday of 2009!
January the 2nd.

The 45th Street Theatre
354 West 45th Street
between 8th and 9th Avenues
2nd Floor

Cost: FREE!!!!

We will have drinks, new-year merriment, and a variety-show style evening of works-in-development

The night begins at 7 pm
Featured Artists: You.

Otherwise, the mic will be open for you to bring new artistic works of all shapes and sizes.
Bring anything and everything. If you don't have something yet, you have TEN days to CREATE. It's not every day we have an THEATRE TO OURSELVES and a roomful of artists! Even if you want to bring writing, find actors there, and have them read for us, that's perfect.

We can't wait to see you!
We can't wait to see what you bring to the table!
Let's kick in the New Year with some Fresh Ground Pepper!
for more information email:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SoundBite ShoeSnack

"No, I — look, first of all, I didn't much time to reflect on anything. I was ducking and dodging. And I — first of all, it has got to be one of the most weird moments of my presidency."

President Bush, on the shoe-throwing incident.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Journal Snacks

"There goes a man with a feather in his cap."

Remember the alamo.

They are the Andrews to their Bobs.


Meanwhile, Simon decides, "I've had enough amateur boxing."

Attempted Artistry.

Palm readers.

Read Milton Friedman?

hamster on a piano

sounds like a personal problem

clint eastwood?

Jerry and the Pacemakers. cat sleepovers. collegiates. inaugz. BC interception for TD!that dragonheart theater.

sheep sexism/sheep gender issues--> "bellweather"

"we live behind the fry's."


"the job of the writer is to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange."
we could use my top hat!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I have trouble enjoying breakfast.