Bad Reviews of Great Books

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Not everyone agrees with me, and I’m cool with that.  Here’s what people on amazon.com had to say about some of my favorite novels. 1. Ironweed by William Kennedy “WHAT A WASTE OF MY TIME! I had to read Ironweed. I admit that the beginning was horribly slow, but I had faith that things would pick […]

Vanya Returns!

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This is Vanya, who ran away from home three weeks ago.  We tried and tried to find her, but eventually gave up hope that we’d ever see her again.  And then, this morning, she came home. Vanya is seven years old, and for the last few months she’s been living with my parents while my […]

Playing at the Buccaneer

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This weekend I played another show with the Perfect Vessels at the Buccaneer. I used to frequent The Buccaneer when I was a student at Rhodes.  There was nothing like checking out of a sunny Memphis afternoon for a vinyl barstool in this darkest of dark bars.  Entering the Buccaneer during the day was sort […]

Rock ‘N Romp Recap

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I played the Rock ‘N Romp with The Perfect Vessels this weekend.  Judging by the response of the under-three set, it was a huge success. The Perfect Vessels’ smallest fans. A Rock ‘N Romp is a combination rock and roll show and kiddie party.  We have one every month here in Memphis, and they are […]

I’m Missing Baseball Already

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Some subjects just lend themselves to poetry perfectly.  There are many great poems about sex.  There are many great poems about World War I.  There are many great poems about baseball. The World Series ended just a few days ago, but I’m already missing baseball.  This morning, on the way to work, my iPod dialed up […]