Monday, September 29, 2014

FILM COURSE LIKELIHOOD










Looks like I might teach a Film Appreciation class at CR Garberville site.
Tuesday nights, 5:30 -8:00
October 21 - November 25

One week, watch. Next week, discuss.

3 by Coen Brothers:

THE BIG LEBOWSKI
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THE LADYKILLERS


This would be a Community Ed non-credit course for very much fun!
Feedback welcome!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

THE FIRST ELVIS

Before it was Earth, the planet started out as a fantasy locale.

Originally the colonizers were visitors wanting to recreate, recreate in both senses of the word. Before genetically-engineering us from preexisting hominids as easily as we make glow-in-the-dark cats and test-tube sheep, the original visitors were romping around in cosmic feng shui.

Megalithic architecture all across this small blue island we call home imitated that of far-flung times and places for them. Eventually to the visitors, pyramids were basically strip malls. But when first found, before it was a colony, the planet was a playground, a global Disneyland open only to an intergalactic Elvis.

The first Elvis sat on a giant stone throne staring at the stars and sometimes shooting at them, occasionally recalling how first stepping through the inter-dimensional door gave him that fresh-from-the-package rock star feeling. The hugeness. No doubt about it, the first Elvis was huge. His head was huge. With commensurately far larger cranial capacity than ours. Plus double rows of teeth and big dark eyes that looked like built-in shades. The first Elvis was ten feet tall and bulletproof and distributed largesse wherever he went. No, he didn't invent civilization. But he did popularize it.

Back in those days, other inter-dimensional travelers were also going about doing their thing, too. On one occasion he invited four of them to his remote paradise. He and the four had never met, and this would be a chance for him to entertain rare peers, maybe get creative, and just generally have a good time...



















TRUE,
I DO HAVE OTHER STORIES STARTED,
BUT LET'S JUST NOT TALK ABOUT THAT.

MORE,
MAYBE...


Saturday, September 27, 2014

KMUD CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR

In case you missed it,
here's the link to the
Children's Story Hour
which ran on
KMUD 91.1 FM Garberville
9-28-14 at 8:00 am

http://www.kmud.org/programs-mainmenu-11/kmud-audio-archive


I read, with full-bodied richness,


LUNA RACOON by David Wilson

THE HOUDINI BOX by Brian Selznick

THE TWITS by Roald Dahl




Thanks, KMUD!


Friday, September 26, 2014

LOST COASTER TO RUN ON KMUD

FLASH!

LOST COASTER
is now a radio show 
on
KMUD 91.1 FM Garberville
starting
Thursday, October 2
5:00 - 5:30 pm


Tune in and listen to the serialized radio story
in 7 half-hour installments!

That's right, 7 weeks of the COASTER
in which to get lost!



Further elaboration
and story synopsis
forthcoming...

A YEAR AND CHANGE





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