Vaudeville Mongrels & Piaf's Accordéoniste

Back in Albany for the great bookpacking push after a blitztrip to New York to catch Nicole & a whole slew of superb vaudevillians at “Brooklyn’s newest, queerest variety show, starring hot divas, sideshow freaks and musical sundries!” organized by Julian of Nowherr a.k.a. Julian Brolaski in Freddy’s backroom. But have to pack, so go and check out the following sites for details of that amazing evening: Mongrel Vaudeville, … Read more Vaudeville Mongrels & Piaf's Accordéoniste

Moving & Music

Packing the books, what’s the first thing to do? To set aside my copy of Walter Benjamin’s Denkbilder so as to be able to reread “Ich packe meine Bibliothek aus (I unpack my library)” during the necessary breaks between boxes. Might as well keep out Jean-Luc Nancy’s On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books & Bookstores (translated by David Wills), just out from Fordham University Press, as I’ve been … Read more Moving & Music

This & That

Nearly a week without a post — rushing between Brooklyn & Albany, getting ready to move from the latter to the first, trying to finish various large projects before having to crate the library, etc. etc., has taken its toll. Was going to put up some photos from my guest appearance on Nicole Peyrafitte’s ever so enjoyable Song & Food show at 5C last Friday (with Mike Bisio on … Read more This & That

"Whisk! Don't Churn!" Concert @ Bowery Poetry Club

Adishatz! Hello! Bonjour! We are looking forward to our NYC CD release multimedia concert of: “Whisk! Don’t Churn!” Nicole Peyrafitte (voice, video, electronics & whisk) Michael Bisio (double bass) & with guest poet & producer Pierre Joris THIS COMING SATURDAY May 16, 2009 6:00pm $8| Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery New York, NY 10012 (212) 614-0505 We hope to see you there. Nicole & Pierre Details here. Read the … Read more "Whisk! Don't Churn!" Concert @ Bowery Poetry Club

"Whisk! Don't Churn!" Reviews & more

Two reviews of Nicole Peyrafitte & Michael Bisio’s CD Whisk! Don’t Churn!: — Laura Hinton: “How to Cook Live Poetry: The performance Art of Nicole Peyrafitte” —>here —Greg Haymes review in the Albany Times Union: —>here * * * A good piece by David Noriega on Jerome Rothenberg’s “total translations” of the Navaho Horse Songs (with soundfiles) at the Poetry Foundation’s site: —>here * * * Since the publication … Read more "Whisk! Don't Churn!" Reviews & more

Ballard, Edwards, Peyrafitte & Waldman

Last full day at the University for this semester, thus little or no time for the blog today. But do go and check out Ken Edwards’ lovely & thoughtful piece on J.G. Ballard as a central figure of a “lost avant-garde” on Ken’s Reality Street blog — here. Nicole Peyrafitte also has a lovely busy entry documenting her busy week — here. And, finally, before disappearing into doctoral dissertations … Read more Ballard, Edwards, Peyrafitte & Waldman

MOVIE NITE AT DIXON PLACE

MOVIE NITE SCHEDULES & LINEUPS MAY 1 & 2, 2009 8PM 161 Chrystie Street is on the west side of the street between Rivington & Delancey! F to 2nd Avenue, 6 to Bleecker A Mini-Festival of Live Interactives, Musical Attacks, Neo-Benshi, Experimental Video and other damages to the World’s Cinematic Legacy A Benefit for Dixon Place Advance Tickets: $12/show ($15 at the door) Both nights: $20 Advance Tickets Available … Read more MOVIE NITE AT DIXON PLACE

& now for breakfast

Well, the best part of this gloriously sunny Bay Ridge Sunday morning were not the poetry reviews (see below) or even Jim Andrews’ poetry shooting game, but breakfast! Nicole proposed her pancakes, I made the “appareil” (I love that french kitchen word that describes a variety of combinations at the root of given recipes — makes me think of a more interesting Heidegerrian “Gestell”), i.e. the batter, according to … Read more & now for breakfast