Posts Tagged ‘new york’

Hipper than you – A Visit From the Goon Squad

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Elvis Costello released his third album in the snowy winter of 1979.  In those days, Elvis was known as a ‘new wave’ rocker, not ‘punk,’ not mainstream, but hard to define, left of center, quirky.  Kicking off side two of Armed Forces was a vaguely martial, grim tale of trying to make it as a […]


Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Here’s a poem I wrote for Robin Behn’s workshop this month.  That “Fish Out of Water” workshop was the highlight of the residency.  Great stuff.   Exiles   Cymbal sheen and cymbal swirl, Sheets of sound unfurl with a jukebox dimed In the back, Coltrane. Giant steps in seven league boots with Miles to go […]