Friday, February 23, 2018

Charles Bukowski, "Air and Light and Time and Space

air and light and time and space

"–you know, I’ve either had a family, a job,
something has always been in the
way
but now
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
the light.
for the first time in my life I’m going to have
a place and the time to
create."

no baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
or
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
welfare,
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown
away,
you’re going to create blind
crippled
demented,
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
back while
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.

baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
new excuses
for.

Joni Mitchell, "Blue"

Some truth

I love the people at The MacDowell Colony. They treat the artists amazingly, giving them (us, when I was there in September 2009) everything necessary ... except wifi. But that's not what I'm writing about here.

I'm writing about the fact that MacDowell seems to let in the same people over and over. I see this come down over Facebook all the time. Yay, I'm coming back to MacDowell for the 26th time!

Come on, guys. Give someone else a chance, will ya?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

From Marcus

As Thelonious Monk ostensibly said: “A genius is the one most like himself.”

Hung out with Pennie last night

She's awesome. Super complimentary on the fam, which I really appreciate. Fact is, Adam and I do connect in a way that's kind of ineffable and beyond anything else I've ever experienced. We've known each other 15 years, been together 13, married nearly 10. Of course there's something there. I'm stoked that it's apparent.

We sat at Farm Burger and talked while Baz played. It was super nice. If only she didn't live in damn Colorado.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Written, not sent

Shaken, not stirred.

There are good people, jerks, and those in the middle. You are strongly on the jerk side of the spectrum. I hate you, hate you with the white-hot heat of a thousand suns, hate you more than Shakespeare or tofu. That's saying something. 

Next On the Cusp

Confirmed:

Joyce Maynard
Maw Shein Win
Joe Clifford

Still waiting on our fourth. It's taking place in May; more details to follow. Exciting!