Friday, September 16, 2011

Come have a listen...

So you opted to not show up at Quimby's Bookstore last Friday. Okay. I understand. It's not too late. You may click on the title above, scroll down and hear the whole damn thing, three readings, AND you may buy the book, AMERICAN WASTELAND by name.

You can buy it in e-book form or in a wondrous hand-made ink-on-paper thing. Okay, you can get the e-version for free but you can opt to pay for it if you believe things of this sort--books, stories, and such--should be paid for and that the people who produce them deserve payment for their work.

Here... To fix on as you listen, here are some shots from the reading. Sorry. I'm a lousy iPhotographer. My hands shake too much. Here's Jason, introducing us...

Below... is Delphine. She's an excellent writer AND she's got a French accent. See what you missed?

Farther down is Mark Brand...a great writer and also one of the editors from Silverthought Press.

And there am I, at the bottom and the last reader of the evening. Tycelia took this one. You can't really see, but I'm sweating like a metaphor...

well, I'm sweating like me. It was 90 degrees in there and I was dressed for a chilly night. Dumb.

Did you listen? Yes, yes. I read much to fast. Trying to get to a certain point in the story in a truncated time limit. I didn't make it. That's what I get for not rehearsing.

So go and get the book. Pay for it if you can. We'll love you for it.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I wanted to share this. Watch it in full screen mode. This is why we explore, why we leave the cradle and go into the world.

About Outside In: Fundraising Launch Summer 2011 from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

See? Why aren't we out there along with our machines? Did we get bored? Was it too expensive? Did we have better things to do?