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This is the Hand Drawn Map Association. Wow. I’m sure there’s a poem in there somewhere… http://ow.ly/2EaQ6

This is the Hand Drawn Map Association. Wow. I'm sure there's a poem in there somewhere... http://ow.ly/2EaQ6
Sep 14

"…there are stars inside your thumb, your breath, and how you say yes or no is how they shine or burn out." – Bob Hicok, In These Times

"...there are stars inside your thumb, your breath, and how you say yes or no is how they shine or burn out." - Bob Hicok, In These Times
Sep 9

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-9-5)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-9-5):
  1. Shed (20)
  2. Mount Kimbie (12)
  3. Bunny on Acid (10)
  4. James Blake (8)
  5. TRG (6)

Awright. You’ll have noticed the tumbleweed rolling through silence here over the past ten days or so. Two reasons: a) my MacBook Pro caught another bad case of “gammy logic board” (I can cough up the lingua technica when I need to, can’t I?) and died quite suddenly, and b) that gave me the excuse I needed to immerse myself in my (other) writing. Working on my next collection as best as I can. Got the MBP back at the weekend, and my working habits have instantly slipped back into bad. Spent 7 hours upgrading a Vanilla forum for The Vineyard poets last night, not to mention catching up on email etc etc.

And as far as the listening stats go? In truth, more than anything else, I’ve been listening to WYEP’s Prosody, back to back episodes drawn from their archives. I don’t remember listening to that much Shed, but hey, the Last.fm/Tumblr pipe by JoeLaz doesn’t lie. At least, I don’t think it does. 

Sep 8

For anyone who asked whether I backed up: yes. Tech guy, remember?

For anyone who asked whether I backed up: yes. Tech guy, remember?
Sep 8

MacBook Pro went down again on Sunday, hence the radio silence. Just dropped it in for repair; diagnosis: not good.

MacBook Pro went down again on Sunday, hence the radio silence. Just dropped it in for repair; diagnosis: not good.
Sep 8

"Is pursuit of clarity technique? Maybe. I hope so. I want to make sense. I want to be clear and say…"

“Is pursuit of clarity technique? Maybe. I hope so. I want to make sense. I want to be clear and say something true about the world, my world. I recently saw a statement from an editor who said “I am certainly not advocating a return to know-nothing plainspeak.” Since when does plainspeak equal know-nothing? I’m not talking about dangerously folksy politicians here. I’m talking about art. I think it’s very scary to be direct and clear – in a poem, in prose, in life — because people will be able to see you. Really see you. It’s very vulnerable, being seen. But I’m not much interested in playing around with language for the sake of playing around. I’m not interested in toying with readers. I’m with Vonnegut on this: pity the readers. I have very little patience with pyrotechnics. We all have so little time.”

- How a Poem Happens: Lori Jakiela
Sep 5

At @daddydark’s Accidental Powercut gig. Acoustic music in a church. And Mr Dark’s looking trim. Must be all that RunDemCrew business…

At @daddydark's Accidental Powercut gig. Acoustic music in a church. And Mr Dark's looking trim. Must be all that RunDemCrew business...
Sep 2

Last.Fm vs iTunes Ping? Wondering if they’ll intermesh or collide… #mac

Last.Fm vs iTunes Ping? Wondering if they'll intermesh or collide... #mac
Sep 1

iOS4.2 on the iPad in November. Was hoping sooner, but can’t complain. Steve’s currently pimping updates to every iPod model… #mac

iOS4.2 on the iPad in November. Was hoping sooner, but can't complain. Steve's currently pimping updates to every iPod model... #mac
Sep 1

I’ve been asked to spread the word: Tongues on Fire – A tribute to the Black Panthers, f/ The Roots, The Last Poets… http://bit.ly/cMbnBY

I've been asked to spread the word: Tongues on Fire - A tribute to the Black Panthers, f/ The Roots, The Last Poets... http://bit.ly/cMbnBY
Sep 1

In this day and age, I take a very dim view of any web based systems that only support IE or Firefox. Very, very dim.

In this day and age, I take a very dim view of any web based systems that only support IE or Firefox. Very, very dim.
Sep 1

Just found the Prosody radio show, and the poetry of Jennifer Perrine. Pretty good start to the morning! Listen here – http://bit.ly/cBfzYT

Just found the Prosody radio show, and the poetry of Jennifer Perrine. Pretty good start to the morning! Listen here - http://bit.ly/cBfzYT
Sep 1

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-8-29)

Most Listened To (Week Ending 2010-8-29):
  1. Shed (39)
  2. Mount Kimbie (23)
  3. James Blake (17)
  4. Bunny on Acid (14)
  5. Dirk Rumpff (9)

Did I really listen to that much Shed? Wow. Drifting into tech-house territory. Mount Kimbie’s still up high, James Blake is here for ‘CMYK’ , Bunny on Acid is here for ‘Snow’, and as much as I really like Dirk Rumpff’s Offtrack Radio Show, it only charted this week because he played Dimlite’s remix of Ahu’s ‘To Love’ (let’s just say there was much looping of that specific part of the show). Looking forward to the release…

Chart powered, as ever, by the popular Last.fm/Tumblr pipe by JoeLaz

Aug 31

RT @flippedeye: To read all the blogs from the @flippedeye residency on @incwriters, visit: http://bit.ly/flinb14 Thanks for reading & p …

RT @flippedeye: To read all the blogs from the @flippedeye residency on @incwriters, visit: http://bit.ly/flinb14 Thanks for reading & p ...
Aug 31

Michael O’Hare’s open letter to his incoming Berkeley students… http://j.mp/9NZTva

Michael O'Hare's open letter to his incoming Berkeley students... http://j.mp/9NZTva
Aug 28

Smoking. On the Southbank. 



Smoking. On the Southbank. 

Aug 27

"Our language, Tiger, our language, hundreds of thousands of available words, frillions of possible…"

'Our language, Tiger, our language, hundreds of thousands of available words, frillions of possible legitimate new ideas, so that I can say this sentence and be confident it has never been uttered before in the history of human communication: “Hold the newsreader’s nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers.” One sentence, common words, but never before placed in that order. And yet, oh and yet, all of us spend our days saying the same things to each other, time after weary time, living by clichaic, learned response: “I love you”, “Don’t go in there”, “You have no right to say that”, “shut up”, “I’m hungry”, “that hurt”, “why should I?”, “it’s not my fault”, “help”, “Marjorie is dead”. You see? That surely is a thought to take out for a cream tea on a rainy Sunday afternoon.'

-

Stephen Fry (via quotesaliraefinds, via linguish)

Note: Linguish has recently become the hot new thing on my Tumblr dashboard. Recommended reading.

Aug 27

"MANUAL FOR AN EFFECTIVE WORK DAY – Wake up early – Do the MOST IMPORTANT WORK in the morning – If…"

MANUAL FOR AN EFFECTIVE WORK DAY

- Wake up early
- Do the MOST IMPORTANT WORK in the morning
- If it is important – STAY AWAY FROM THE OFFICE

Take one day – which is your day.
- Turn off the phone
- Don’t check email
- Let everyone know you are not available on that day

Keep an active and accessible list of tasks, needs, wishes:
- Make wish and needs visible | accessible | in the office

Utilize Interns and volunteers
- Have them do the little stuff – pass it off

Focus on the big picture

dream

ask others to help you


a letter
from greg kelly,
(via facebook) may 24, 2010



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via Max Fenton

Interns and volunteers? Dang. Knew I’d forgotten something.

Aug 26

Sandra Alcosser on Brevity in #poetry | Robert Peake http://instapaper.com/zqnvxp51T

Sandra Alcosser on Brevity in #poetry | Robert Peake http://instapaper.com/zqnvxp51T
Aug 26

Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park 



Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park 

Aug 25