-worked on the latest issue (no 46) from columbia: a journal, which is now out. included within are stories from diane williams, steve almond, and a piece i solicited from michael parker.
-gave some readings (one of them, up here. "wry sardonic sensibilities to the sentimental strumming of the guitar," says one source.)
-held a sausage fest
-became a "friend of BAM"
-went to endgame at BAM, tickets bought sans handling fees due to BAM friendship
-read, saw, heard: bolano*, kurosawa**, feist***
-discovered the band thinking fellers union local 282, possibly my new favorite bay area band, topping deerhoof, rogue wave, etc. (pavement excluded, since they're from stockton)
-wrote a few bad stories
-edited a few others to make them less bad
-sent out a few others, hopefully even less less bad, to people whose publications i like
-finished classes, possibly forever
i will be in taiwan from june 16-august 6, doing this government slash getting back to my roots thing. anyone want to sublet my nyc apartment?
*last evenings on earth (stunning, moving)
**seven samurai (stunning)
***free ticket thanks to friend