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May 2014

RED DIRT #3

Here please find Chapter 3 of the poem cycle titled Red Dirt Chronicles (see also Red Dirt #1 and Red Dirt #2). Updates: Two brand new art works on the ART page which are previewed here as well, “Minotaur in Blue” and “King of the City.” Also note the new pull-down on the ART, Noir/Pulp Fiction Art. I’ll keep updating, adding …

RED DIRT #2

Note: this is another sequence from my poem cycle titled “Red Dirt,” posted in mid-April. You don’t have to read the first part to follow it, but it’s a nice intro. MANIFESTO When every beer is a final argument every cigarette an indictment of the way they did you. && When …

AUSTIN NOIR, MINOTAUR, REPRISE

  May is the month of Taurus, my birthday is May 15, so I am appropriating the entire month and calling it The Month of the Minotaur. Two weeks ago I started posting new Minotaur visual art by me on the Art page, with more to come. May 1954 has always …

GRACKLE CHRONICLES – repost

Tonight’s art blog is a short one: I just finished the above piece a couple of days ago. “Minotaur Undefeated” is one of a number of Minotaur pictures I’ve done, with a new one on the easel this weekend also nearing completion. But the following is my first post in …

HOW TO FLY WITH A HEAVY HEART – repost from 4.24.14

I like having a good intro. I started off my story with an invocation of the great Son House. Here’s the whole story on YouTube, when I was speaking at All Saints Episcopal Church, Austin, TX, during Lent, as part of their their Autobiographies of Redemption series. I was booked …

Noir at the Bar Monday May 12, repost

UPDATE: MAY 13, 2014: Thanks to all of you who attended our event last night. Had a great time. After the intro by Scott Montgomery, the BookPeople / MysteryPeople / Number one Austin bookseller, played a couple of songs, starting with one I haven’t played in a while, “Girl From Armageddon,” …

Apologies to my readers

My blog is in a shambles. The last three weeks of work I’ve done here, including a completely new design, revamping all pages, composing new pages and writing chapters for the new feature, Austin Noir, have been lost during the migration to my new domain at Bluehost. It’s possible they …