Friday, December 23, 2005
The return of Knut Hamsun. I've mentioned him before, but I highly recommend Hunger.
Christmas books on the bedstand...
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn
High Lonesome by Barry Hannah
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Norwood by Charles Portis
Selected Stories of Phililp K. Dick
Whatever by Michel Houellebecq
Super Flat Times by Matthew Derby
Saturday, December 10, 2005
TWA in 2010.
Thomas had a gig at a friend's shop in Salado last Saturday. He played guitar while shoppers from the Christmas Stroll came through. We put out a tip hat and he made $57. Most Austin musicians don't make that much money for a gig. Several little girls put $5 tips in the hat. "If I had $100, I'd put that in there," one of them said to the other as they left. Naturally, I've decided to quit my day job, give up writing and become Thomas' agent.
We're going back up there today for another set and tomorrow he has a recital at La Tazza Fresca on Guadalupe in Austin. His instructor told us Thomas makes him look good so he wants him to do both recitals (this Sunday and next). Now I just need to work on William with the drums. However, Mike's working Wes on the drums, so maybe we should focus on bass. Talk about a power group. Thomas on lead, Lilly singing, Wes on drums and William on bass. We'll start taking names now.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Scott Adam has a blog.
I esp. enjoyed his tips for debating on the Internet.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Poem of the...month.
The quickest way to a man's heart really is through his stomach, because then you don't have to chop through that pesky rib cage.
- J. Jacques
Monday, December 05, 2005
I dredged up my old site.
That's so 2002.