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Apr. 11th, 2010 | 01:45 pm

I sit,
at a desk,
with a pen,
and outwait my stupidity.

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That's Doctor To You

Apr. 6th, 2010 | 12:08 am

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More Artistic Yelling For Drunk People

Mar. 15th, 2010 | 07:11 pm

I had a great time featuring at the Victoria Poetry Slam last week. So much poetry enthusiasm in that city. I stayed withmagpieulysses, poured wine from broken-neck bottles through tea strainers into tumblers, and hammered out some fine lyric gold. 

The feature set was great. Magpie was hosting. She couldn't think of anything to embarrass me with for the introduction, so I did it myself. You know how when you get nervous, you get clammy hands. Well, I get clammy ass cheeks. True story. After that, I broke into "In The Name Of" (aka "Crusades Take Two"), ending with Let's get drunk and rowdy with poetry! which I didn't plan to say, but summed up the mood of the evening. The rest of the set went swimmingly.

fyi, Quatchi Clearance at London Drugs!

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Haiku inspired by a quote from chainsaw sculptor George Sawchuk

Feb. 22nd, 2010 | 11:43 pm

art without humour
is like sex without foreplay
it can really chafe

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Poetry is Dead! Long live poetry!

Feb. 10th, 2010 | 10:15 pm

A new lit mag called Poetry is Dead launched their first issue this Sunday. I wrote an essay about the rise of spoken word, an extended version of my drunken response to Betsy Warland. And "Dear Sasquatch" was published as well, just in time for the Olympics.

The party, though, that's what really has me excited about this crew. They throw a great party. The Grace Gallery was packed! It probably helps that they each work for a bunch of magazines, including Geist, Narwhal, Sad Mag, Megaphone, Adbusters, and others. These folks know how to get the word out.

I closed out the readings with a performance of "Dear Sasquatch", which slayed. I was telling Natalie Gray (an awesome poet also published in PID) afterward that, really, we don't need to write new material, just find new audiences. I can't wait to break out "Donair Daze" on an audience like that, the full ten minute version. I can't wait to break out RC Weslowski on a crowd like that, the full Duchamp version. To quote my ex-gf, they will shit their minds.

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The Only Reason You'll Ever Need to NOT Read the National Post

Jan. 28th, 2010 | 05:13 pm

If you hadn't figured it out already, the National Post is basically FOX News with a Canadian slant.

Exhibit 1: http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=2484139

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Golden Age of Masturbation

Jan. 25th, 2010 | 05:05 pm

Also courtesy of Paul Fischer and his YouTube channel... performed here by myself and ragingvalkyrie , aka Nora Smithhisler.

Direct link if you're reading this on facebook Notes.

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"Dear Sasquatch" in HD

Jan. 25th, 2010 | 11:08 am

A huge thank you to the man with the ever-present ninja HD camera, Zaccheus Jackson, for this video. It's on facebook. Those without a facebook profile will be unable to view it, which is crap. If anyone knows how to embed fb video into the greater interwebs, please let me know.


UPDATE: haHA! Paul Fischer found the same performance from another angle uploaded to somewhere I can embed from. It's not HD, and the preview screen grab is ridiculous, but for those of you not on fb, here it is!

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Vancouver's WOWps Rep: Julie Peters

Jan. 12th, 2010 | 04:48 pm

After a wild and rocking night of poetry, Julie Peters will be Vancouver's WOWps rep, narrowly edging out magpieulysses  for top spot.

Julie is a tower of poetry power. Besides being part owner of a yoga studio, she hosts Audio Text, and holds a Masters in Canadian Poetry from McGill. Make sure to catch her bouts in Columbus!

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Porn from the Future

Jan. 10th, 2010 | 08:21 pm

Two short videos made as part of Awesome Face's show "3002: A Face Odyssey".

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[ If you're reading this on facebook's notes, you can see the videos at my LiveJournal or Vimeo pages. ]

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