Wednesday, October 7, 2009

of poets and fireflies

This past weekend, I had the honor of spending two evenings with one of my favorite poets, Derrick Brown.
Saturday I saw him read/sing/drum etc. alongside Shira Erlichman, Andrea Gibson, and Buddy Wakefield, and  they were all amazing.
Sunday we went out to dinner and saw a zombie movie.
One of my favorite parts of the performance (I think this video was filmed at a show a couple of nights before I saw them): this poem by Derrick accompanied by Shira's singing.
I'm very excited to be collaborating with Derrick on something right now, which I'll explain further in the future!! I hope you're all having a wonderful week. I'm sorry my entries have been so sparse lately! (I've mentioned before that sometimes I get shy on my blog...and I'm not quite sure why...but I think it comes and goes in waves and the shyness will be leaving soon!).
Also, thank you so much to my dear family friend Jill, who bought the Bunky Walton print! She's a wonderful, kind animal-lover and person. :)
xoxoxo
Amanda
P.S. - "My God, it sounds like Beejees lyrics, does it not?"
video
I got one of those bars of chocolate that come with a love poem. It came with Percy Shelly. Derrick began to read it in a ridiculous voice (is that what Percy Shelly sounded like?) while we were waiting for the movie, until a theater manager told us no film allowed. Tragedy!

2 comments:

A Painted Journey said...

Oh my gosh, I so enjoyed seeing all your photos! What an amazing weekend you had! Jill is just the best, isn't she? Off to see some of the You Tube videos now... Love, Mumsy

madeleine said...

Looks like an awesome night - as any night that includes a man dressed as a hotdog should be! Don't be shy, tell us about this mysterious project!!

I just finished That Mad Ache- I've read other work by Sagan, but wasn't sure I'd like it, but on the strength of your recommendation I plunged in and OH. just OH. Her writing is brilliant.

I spent 6 months traveling Europe last year. It was going to be longer, but I rang out of money. People keep telling me I failed, but when I've got photos like that one (so Seussian, I can't believe I'd never noticed before) I find it hard to think so.