WEEKEND UPDATE: We had a surprisingly good crowd from the Bloomsday event at Composition Gallery on Friday...standing room only actually. Some lovely readings, especially Rupert Fike reading from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Theatre Gael's actors performing selections from Finnegan's Wake and Ulysses. I read a section from Ulysses as well, a long passage from the section where Leopold Bloom finally meets Stephen Dedalus at the maternity hospital where Mina Purefoy is giving birth. The end of that section becomes a poetic ode to conception and childbirth. Hats off to Composition Gallery owner Ron Hughes for a great evening.

The Blondie concert was cancelled last night. Apparently, one of the members of The New Cars broke a bone and couldn't play, so they just scrapped the evening until sometime in the fall. I was going to dinner with Malory, but we were both too lazy to leave the house. I wound up watching two World Cup matches and making dinner. The referee in the USA vs. Italy (1-1) game should be banned from ever calling a game again. He ruined the play with too many unnecessary foul calls and eliminations. I also finally watched Walk the Line with Joaquin Phoenix playing Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter. It was excellent. Great music...great performances. I recommend it.

Tonight is the release of the Java Monkey Speaks Anthology Vol. 2. If you're in Atlanta/Decatur come and join us!


Anonymous said…
Joaquin or Leaf or whatever he calls himeself is good but he'll never hold a candle to his brother.

michi said…
blondie eh? i saw them in stockholm in 98.

i also thought phoenix's and witherspoon's performances were terrific.

Java Monkey Speaks last night was amazing. You and Kodac did an incredible job with the book. It was great to be back again after a few years away. Come to dinner soon. Deborah
jenni said…
I loved Walk the Line. Probably my favorite movie of last year. Sorry to hear about the Blondie getting cancelled. That sucks!

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