Saturday, December 29, 2007
I also recently taped an interview for KGNU in Boulder and Denver, although I don't know when that will air.
And apparently there may be something coming up in the NY Post, and Ladies Home Journal.
But, next Friday will mark one year since the murder of Helen Hill, and in that case there are still no leads. This is true of most of the approximately 210 murders in New Orleans this year.
On January 11th, SilenceIsViolence will be marking the anniversary of the march to city hall with several events, including a Brass Band blowout at the Howlin' Wolf, with the Hot 8, Soul Rebels, Free Agents, Rebirth Brass Band, and more. Tickets are $15 and are available at the box office, online, and at Sound Cafe. All proceeds will go to the Dinerral Shavers scholarship fund.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
--from The San Francisco Chronicle
The postman just delivered a copy of Cami Johnson's new book The Dog Who Loved Cheerios! This book of dog portraits isn't due out until March, but I contributed the foreword, so I get an advance copy. Cami, of course, did the portraits of Brando and Sula for the jackets of my books. Yet, when I was asked to write something for the front of her collection, I wondered if I had anything to say. At that point, the title of her book was something about a rogues gallery of devil dogs, and the editor said, "Don't you have some stories about Brando?" I insisted that I'd told them all, but the editor, who knows Brando, said, "What about that time he ripped that woman's skirt off in Manhattan?" Oh yeah, that time. Suddenly a flood of intentionally forgotten adventures surfaced. So, to learn some of the worst things he's done, go buy Cami's book when it is out.
Meanwhile, if you haven't already, go buy Dogs I Have Met!
Monday, December 24, 2007
And I haven't yet strung lights on the porch, which seems particularly important when you are the only house on the block.
Canine Culture just called to let me know that the blue rubber ball that I special ordered for Brando has finally arrived.
Beth's Books is open until 2pm, and I am manning the store after a wave of record-breaking sales. (The new arts and graphic novel sections have helped lure in new business.)
The Sula Foundation received a nice contribution in today's mail.
Yet I am still waiting to be paid for the Mediabistro course I taught in October and November. Brando's ball may have to wait behind the counter a few weeks due to that delay.