Monday, April 09, 2007

You can (and should) preorder Venango poet extraordinaire Phil Terman's new book, Rabbis of the Air

Jerome Wincek will be playing at Slippery Rock's North Country Brewing tonight from 7 to 10 pm. While the rest of us have been getting fat(ter) over the winter, Wincek has been at work. His label, Meat and Potatos lists, not one, but two new albums from Wincek dropping this month: I'm my Own Jug Band and an as yet untitled solo album. I'm hoping he calls it Jerome Winecek so I can use the word "eponymous" a lot. In the meantime, purchase his work with the Old Hats, Astral Road .

The Young People's Art festival featuring the artwork of Venango County High School students (like my daughter) is this Saturday at Franklin's Barrow Civic theatre - the exhibition runs from 4 - 7 pm the County Band plays at 7 pm and there will be a silent auction of some really nice stuff proceeds of which will go towards the scholarship fund. I'll be there goading people to bid on the books I donated, so say, "Hey aren't you that Venangago-go guy?" or just whisper about me after I leave.

Seneca's Brother Bean (2803 State Route 257, Seneca, Pennsylvania 16346) is hosting Remora Deign this weekend. A local band that I really like quite a bit. Show starts at 7pm and is free with a tip jar. Here's a clip from a recent show:

Charles Lockhart and John Franklin Carll have new PA Historical makers in Venango County whilst poor Hidegard Dolson's home still goes unacknowledged. Shame Venango County, when will you get over your robber baron crush and move on?

The Venango Campus Activities Board is hosting singer-songwriter Adrianne live and for free, in Rhoades, 7:30PM, Friday April 13. A preview of her live show:

The Venango Vegetarian Society is hosting a potluck Saturday Apr 14, 2007 at 6:30 PM at the Franklin Biketrail Adirondack Huts . Yes, meat eaters you are welcome. It will be a bonfire/cookout style potluck to start off the year, Plan on bringing a vegan picnic food and RSVPing.

Anthony Zerbe's one man e.e. cummings show, "It's All Done With Mirrors", scheduled for Butler on April 14th has been cancelled.

Five Chapters is anthologizing Still Life Amongst Partial Outlines by Meghan O'Rourke for National Poetry Month

What would poetry month be without a good ol' poetry controversy. Read what happens in the comments section when Ron Silliman categorizes the Pitt Poetry series as a "cabal" and saves extra venom for Penn State prof Robin Becker:
It’s impossible not to guffaw at an opening sentence like that. Unfortunately, the rest of the poem makes plain that this isn’t a satire on bad writing, but rather is the real deal itself. Reading Becker’s selection in APN, however, suggests that “Sound View” represents some sort of lower limit of bathos toward which her work might descend.
Honestly though, as over the top this seems, it's the sort of commentary that's been missing from American Letters for decades. I think, as painful as it is, it's for the best.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is undertaking a survey to identify historic twentieth century public schools statewide.
We are looking for buildings constructed between 1920 and 1969. They can be school buildings still in use, adapted to other uses, or vacant, and any grade levels K-12. When the survey is completed, it will contribute to the preparation of a statewide study on historic schools and public education in Pennsylvania.
Carol Lee
(717) 783-9918
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau for Historic Preservation
Commonwealth Keystone Building
Second Floor
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0093

Via the Great Lakes Film Fest
If you are a student, independent producer or a writer and have a good script or a great idea for a short movie, please send us a treatment or synopsis for consideration.
We will provide full production as long as it is good. Project must be no longer than 15 or 20 minutes and must be fully copyrighted to your name.
You must be willing to be part of the production process and agree to send this project once finished, to various film festivals and to the HBO Short movies competition.
For more information, please contact:
Julio Cesar Romero
Producer – Director
Enigma Productions Group, Inc.
P. O. Box 9266
Coral Springs, Florida 33075
Or send an

Top Shelf comixs is having a huge $3 sale on graphic novels.

What makes me dizzy? Seeing my teenaged self on YouTube:

I can just see young me turning towards me-me and saying, "Dude. What did you do to me?" Sigh. time to up the medication.

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