I was invited again by my excellent camarada Diane to talk about my book on her KKUP show. No spoilers happened. She was interested in the realistic Gentri-Fi part, ha ha ha! We didn’t talk at all about hatestep, the perceptual problems or my essay in dialogue. You’ll have to read the book for that!
ALSO DUDE, I don’t know how, but SJPL finally has both my books. Hella stoked. Is there a machine that you feed a book to it and it scans it in or …? Spooky! I had not previously had any luck getting the eBook or hardcopy of Meat Ladder to SJPL and an eBook of Byebye doesn’t even exist so wtf. OHH or Exitos Gnosis submitted it to some local-invitation cycle? Not gonna complain or ask questions!!! Get yer library account open and do Biblioboard!
Byebye and Shlort is “approved” by IndieReader.
Finally, finally made it to the fourth floor of my beloved King Library, after a bitter monthlong absence, to be shit last in seeing San José old hand David Mejia’s exhibition Before and After Thanksgiving. It’s a painting (watercolor, right?) exercise and a modest history lesson. Mejia has been pushing his stuff for years. One of my favorites is the profane and puerile Ballman. It’s excellent that he’s getting some love at the library. Go see the paintings before November 30! I’ll let the paintings speak for themselves:
Low-res, off-center photos posted for collegiality and appreciation only. I really dig the playful but purposeful use of color and the comic book-style planning in general. It gives an emotional directness needed by the subject, just as an improvised shamanic performance would in a more advanced culture than our own.
I also like how he mentioned using fish as fertilizer in poor soils, because it reminded me of the many years of my life I spent wondering why the fuck, as it said in some school textbook of mine, they “planted fish.”