Happy Birthday, Pops! Love you!
Best of My 2009
(Not everything here was released in 2009. I experienced them in 2009.)
Field Notes on Democracy
The Forever War
Reading Novalis in Montana
Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing
The Ticking Is the Bomb (an advance copy)
There was an accident in the kitchen. And though the picture is terrible, you can get the idea. There was madness in the kitchen. I picked up the baking dish without hot pads. I could not use my hands for a week. When the blisters popped, the pockets of skin caught gusts of wind like tiny kites or parachutes. The wind blew and my hands fluttered up from my sides, above my head, like Hallelujah!
"Back from the Slums" by Raekwon
"Decapote" by La Patere Rose
"Eleanor Put Your Boots On" by Franz Ferdinand
"I'll Dream Alone" by The Magnetic Fields
"Black Like Me" by Spoon
"I Can See the Pines are Dancing" by AA Bondy
"I Love You and Buddha Too" by Mason Jennings
"Coochie" by Blakroc
Collection of Chewed Bubble Gum
Mine (May-August, assorted Orbit)
Poem to Read Aloud
"I Love Karate" by Nick Twemlow, appeared in Jubilat 15.
Speaking of Faith
Slate's Hang Up and Listen
Slate's Cultural Gabfest
Jordan, Jesse, GO!
WTF with Marc Maron
Stones Throw Podcast
Tie: On December 4: Thick, multigrain bread. Muenster cheese. Spicy sprouts. Roasted red pepper hummus. A Zorro of mayo.
Sometime the first week of the semester, the week before Labor Day: One tortilla. Two organic eggs. Two links of veggie sausage, torn apart. Assorted cheeses, smoked something or other. Sprouts. Red cabbage. Home grown tomatoes. Cucumber. A Zorro of mayo.
Look at the big, Texas-sized eyes on it. (August 14)