announcing the release of
THE STORM GENERATION
God's Open Nerve, We Are The Fucking Storm
available on Bardstown Road (earX-tacy records, Wild n Wooly video, Carmichael's books), the streets of Louisville, and round the world.
produced by The Storm Generation members Helina Berryman, Jen Burks,
Lisa Sullivan, Marcus Maraldo, and Ron Whitehead
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"I have long admired Ron Whitehead. He is crazy as
nine loons, and his poetry is a dazzling mix of folk wisdom
and pure mathematics." Hunter S. Thompson
We are The Storm Generation!!!
THE POET'S GALLERY JULY 2009 CALENDAR
CAFFE' GRECO 423 Columbus Avenue Monday, July 6, 2009 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Vince Storti Mark Eckert Riki Chen CAFFE' GRECO 423 Columbus Avenue Monday, July 13, 2009 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. John Norton Jesse Mills Jerry Ferraz CAFFE' GRECO 423 Columbus Avenue Monday, July 27, 2009 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Neeli Cherkovski Dee Allen Howard Whitehouse Patrick Flanagan SUPPORT "PENS & PLUMES” ALONG GRANT AVENUE AND COLUMBUS AVENUE WRITE TO MAYOR NEWSOM PRES. OF THE BOARD DAVID CHIU AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS! -- Hackett
----------------------------------------------------------- "A treasure chest of the written word. A master work from a brilliant poet.” - Mark Healey, Baseball Digest "Manly odes, autobiographical fragments, whimsical descriptions of crazy fans, concessionaires who fill out the tapestry that is American big-league sports." - Jim Beckerman, The Record "Frankie is a very disruptive student. Never follows rules and instructions." - Mrs. Brickman, Frank's Kindergarten Report Card, 1973 ---------------------------------------------------------- Upcoming Events: June 10, Heart of Little Italy: hosted by John Anello, broadcast live from Grotta Azzurra Ristorante in Little Italy. 177 Mulberry Street, New York City. 8PM. Streaming Live on the Dolce Channel. June 13, Barnes & Noble, Hackensack, NJ, Frank returns to his old stomping grounds in Bergen County. Reading and Book Signing of Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry. Barnes & Noble at the Shops at Riverside, 187 Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ 1:00PM. 201-488-8615. June 14, The Happy Recap Radio Show, The "All Mets" radio show hosted by James Blind. Sunday, June 14 at 6PM, following the Subway Series Mets vs. Yanks game at Yankee Stadium. http://www.thehappyrecap.com June 29, 30 and July 1, Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI. Mets vs. Brewers. Taping of selected baseball-related poetry segments to be aired during the Mets 2009 season. July 12, Frank Talk Art Bistro & Bookstore, Frank reads poems both old and new including works from Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry and Disorderly Conduct, plus debuts new poems. Frank Talk Art Bistro & Bookstore, 163 Shrewsbury Ave, Red Bank, NJ. 2pm. Also reading will be poet/author Adele Kenny. Hosted by John Petrolino. July 14, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Frank gives the first ever poetry reading and booksigning in the famed venue's 125-year history! This happens on All-Star Game day! More info announced soon. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 West Main St. Louisville, KY 40202 1-877-7-SLUGGER (877-775-8443) July 16, Mets Viewing Party at Foley's Pub, NYC, Join us at America's most famous baseball bar as Frank Messina signs copies of Full Count: The Book of Mets Poetry from 6-7pm. Then, cheer on the Mets as they battle the Braves in Atlanta. Live on the flatscreens. Foley's Pub, 18 W. 33rd (bet 5th and 6th Aves) Directly across from the Empire State Building. http://www.frankmessina.com
Best wishes Frank
Master Musicians of Joujouka Festival 2009
Booking form Tomorrow on www.joujouak.net
Event: Master Musicians of Jououka Festival 2009
Date: 5-7 June
Place: Joujouka, Morocco
Tickets and Booking www.joujouka.net
Following the success of last years Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in Joujouka, the Master Musicians of Joujouka are holding their second annual festival from the 4th-6th June 2009 in their village in Morocco. The Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival was hosted to mark the 40th Anniversary of Brian Jones recording the seminal LP Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan, at Joujouka in 1968. In this the 50th Anniversary of William Burroughs's Naked Lunch the Master Musicians will welcome a small group of guest to their village and homes to experience their Sufi trance music in its natural setting.
Ticket holders will spend a weekend as guests of the Master Musicians of Joujouka homes. The Masters will play everyday. On Saturday 6h June the musicians will perform the Boujeloud ritual. This is a unique opportunity to visit the beautiful Ahl Srif Mountains. Joujouka is a small village 90 km south of Chefchaouen and 20km from Ksar El Kebir. The nearest major airport is Tanger. Ksar El Kebir is served by mainline rail to the city's station Mouley El Mehdi. Buses and taxis also serve the city
Guests will be transported to the village from the nearest town Ksar El Kebir on 5th June. They will stay in the village in traditional Joujouka houses with musicians and their families. Transport to Ksar El Kebir will be available on 7th June.
Places are strictly limited as Joujouka is a small village. Places are currently limited to 70.
This is an once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a days and nights in Joujouka as guests of the Master Musicians of Joujouka and their families in their mountain village.
Joujouka was founded by the 8th century Sufi mystic Sidi Ahmed Scheich. It is famous for its Sufi trance music, its connections with the Beat Generation figure William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Paul Bowles, Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones and the celebration called Boujelod which has been compared to the ancient Rites of Pan. In the past three decades visitors have included Ornette Coleman, John Giorno, Anita Pallenberg, Billy Corgan, Mick Jagger, Lee Renaldo and several other musicians and artists seeking an intimate audience with Morocco's most famous trance musicians.
The Rites of Pan/ Boujeloud
In Joujouka the villagers still perform Boujeloud a ritual that has been compared to the ancient Rites of Pan. A man sewn in goat skins dances wildly to the music of the Masters. This music and festival is called Boujeloud, or the Father of Skins in Joujouka. It is a fertility rite directly related to the ancient worship of the God Pan. Pan was evoked in the springtime to ensure the fertility of both the crops and the people. The people of Joujouka have kept this ancient tradition alive. The Master Musicians of Joujouka 2006 CD Boujeloud features various variations on the ritual music associated with Pan.
Brain Jones Joujouka very Stoned
In his short stay in Joujouka Brian Jones made a big impression on the musicians. To this day the song "Brian Jones Joujouka very Stoned" sung in English and Arabic, is a standard at all ceremonies and celebrations in the village.
This is an once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a weekend in Joujouka as guests of the Master Musicians of Joujouka and their families in their mountain village.
Master Musician of Joujouka Ahmed Attar recalls Jones' visit in 1968 "I was a twelve years old learning drumming with my father and the Mallims (Masters) when Brian Jones came. Brian Jones was very good. My father played rhiata with and for him and I danced and played my drum. He came with Hamri and Brion Gysin. He had long hair and he rubbed my head. He brought a lot to Joujouka. Besef Baraka. We will mark the 40th Anniversary of his visit here in Joujouka to honour Brian Jones and to let people come to Joujouka and see what it is like here for themselves. It is good to feel the Baraka (Blessings) of Sidi Ahmed Scheich. Joujouka is his country. He is the Cultivator with Lions and Healer of Crazy Minds."
Food and Board
Full board will be provided: lunch on arrival on the 4th followed by an evening meal and a night of music at the musicians madrassa. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday will be prepared and served in the houses that guests are staying in. Lunch and celebratory feast will be served at the musician's madrassa.
The early bird price is Euro 250.
Places limited to 70.
For any further details email Joujouka@gmail.com
Or phone Frank on 00 353 87 625 4901
I am failing like no other dare fail. failure has been my greatest success.
don't know anything, beginner's mind, learning. nam myoho renge kyo
COACHING WINTER TRACK IN TIME OF WARThe boys are running "suicides" on the football field today: ten-yard increments out to the fifty and back again, push-ups in between. It's thirty degrees, but they sweat like it's summer in Baghdad, curse like soldiers, swear to God they'll see you burn in Hell. You could fall in love with boys like these: so earnest, so eager, so ready to do whatever you ask, full of themselves and the world. How do you tell them it's not that simple? How do you tell them: question it all? Question everything. Even a coach. Even a president. How do you tell them: ask the young dead soldiers coming home each night in aluminum boxes none of us is allowed to see, an army of shades. You tell the boys "good work" and call it a day, stand alone in fading light while memory's phantoms circle the track like weary athletes running a race without a finish line. (c) by W.D. Ehrhart
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President Obama is now Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:51 Peter Edler, Stockholm President Obama is now sitting at the controls in the driver's cabin of the US war juggernaut. It's a very large vehicle. Even if he finds the levers and brakes that will stop it, it won't stop on a dime. Coming to a halt takes time. All we can do is watch and hope. If it starts slowing we know he's trying. But even as it slows it will keep on crushing bodies. And so far it has shown no signs of slowing, so we don't know what Barack is doing in there. It's a juggernaut, it's made to kill! Let's hope he finds the brakes soon. Heck, let's hope he's looking for them.
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