Nothing like the joys of Comic Book Wednesday to take the edge off of a tough hangover. Even better is when your Midtown Comics $20 rebate kicks in the same week 75% of the comics you usually buy unexpectedly come out at once. Yay! Tuesday's Acentos was another great one with Willie Perdomo doing what … Continue reading Comic Book Wednesday
Tonight is Acentos and the cluttered attic that is my brain has been toying with an idea that Rich Villar mentioned last month, a couple of weeks after their show with Louis Reyes Rivera. When I heard they had a disappointing turnout for it - including my stupid hungover ass among the missing! - I … Continue reading Nothing representing Latinos
Omar just called: LA beats Union Square (2001 redux?) while Nuyorican beats Urbana, ensuring NYC's streak of Finals appearances since 1996 (at least) continues. They also landed someone named Jive Poet, ranked 7th overall, in the indie finals. (Celena Glenn was Urbana's top individual @ 21, Ta'i Freedom Ford for Union Square @ 45.) Had … Continue reading NPS Update
Been sent some interesting names for the show so far, with early favorites Performance Anxiety, Breaking Form and Word of Mouth. Send more. Haven't heard back from Jackie Sheeler yet about the length of tomorrow's feature so I'm getting a little antsy about my set. There's a big difference between 20, 30 and 45-minute sets. … Continue reading Remember the Open Room?
I met with Cristin last week for the interview for her upcoming book on slam and, after nearly three hours, we'd only gotten up to the 1999 Nationals! Hadn't thought in-depth about the early days in ages but sitting with Cristin, one thing led to another, one story uncovering another uncovering yet another, and I … Continue reading What ever happened to Surge Frost?