Friday, July 06, 2007

A quick bit of clarification. Now that the posts by email function is fixed, you will need to re-sign up for it.

It’s been a big week so far for me so let me begin with some self-serving announcements. Although I can’t (contractually) give any specifics yet, I’ve spent a good deal of time this week working on a piece on upcycled art to be part of a big-press book sometime in ’08.

Yesterday, I also got the call that Bent Tree Books wants to contract me to write two textbooks – one an introduction to studying the novel and the other a plagiarism (presumably anti-plagiarism) piece, one out fall ’08 the other Winter 09.

Finally, my first review (Jimmy Catlett’s The Big Beat) with Indie Music Stop is now up.

So, it looks like I’ll be able to buy shoes for my baby.

Brother Bean hosts Dennis McCurdy and the Lonesome No More Band Saturday 7-9 pm, no cover.

The Butler Art Center’s 17th Annual Nature & Wildlife Show is seeking artists. For more information, including rules and application forms, visit the Art Center. Taxidermists, please call The Art Center at 724-283-6922 or email

Tomorrow, Allegheny Cemetery will host the second annual Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival/Doo Dah Days.

If there is a distinct Pittsburgh Blues sound, I’m guessing it doesn’t have a lot to do with a wealthy pasty-white guy.

In the Guardian, Steven Adams of the Broken Family Band discusses being in a band while working a regular job (via Largeheartedboy).


miss fickle said...

I have been meaning to thank you for the 'zine. I guess the issues are the same for all of us in libraries...I read it daily to remind myself of this.
It looks like you have some excellent opportunities that have come your way- nice.

Peter A. Greene said...

Having people ask you to write and then offering you money to do it-- how sweet is that!

Dittman said...

Hey miss fickle! Glad you liked it! I guess I forgot to say that my baby's almost 16 and the shoes are Fluevogs! :)
Pete - I personally always am amazed when people want to pay me, no matter how many times it happens. I keep waiting for them to go, Nope! Just kidding!