Your Flesh Magazine

Ok, it sounds like a porn mag, but it isn't. That is, unless you consider my inane drivel a form of porn. If not, check out the interview in the latest. I got to make a couple of lame jokes as well as send some shout outs to long neglected punk rockers and friends. Just remember -- if it appears all I'm doing lately is posting news about myself ... well, what can I say, I guess I am. It's the busy time of the semester and I don't have as much time to write here as I'd like, so I'm letting others who are writing about relevant JewPunk topics do so for me. If you're fed up with this line of blogging and you prefer I begin sharing the secrets of my soul yet again, just say. I'm here to serve you, my dear readers. Your wish is ... well, you know the rest.



Happy Birthday Tommy Ramone

Belated birthday wishes to Tamas Erdelyi, the quiet genius behind The Ramones.

Turns out the German newspaper Die Zeit ran a very interesting article on Tommy's special day. Also turns out the article spoke at length about Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's. For those of you who tune in here regularly, this is not the same article that Die Zeit ran a few weeks ago, but an entirely new one.

To check it out go to the link below. You can then translate it using one of the free online services such as Babel Fish. Or, you can click on the second link, where I've conveniently translated it for you. Unfortunately, the translation reads like something out of a Fortune Cookie Factory run by Chairman Mao -- it's damn confusing, in other words. Kind of like the Strange Flavored Chicken. Good luck!




Insomniacs on Film

I was just alerted to this recording of a reading I did in Atlanta for "AWAKE! A Reader for the Sleepless," the anthology on insomnia that I put together for Soft Skull Press. Joining me for the show are Hub Cap City (former Chowder Shouter and Jody Grind leader Bill Taft's new band) and Tom Cheshire (poet, magazine editor and lead singer of All Night Drug Prowling Wolves.) The video's a bit dark -- but then again, so am I.




Here's an odd bit of JewPunkocity that I just heard about. It's the Wednesday, January 28 entry in the Book Lover’s Page-A-Day Calendar 2009. Belated JP Day to you all!