Saturday, November 04, 2006

Infernal Forum: The Arts and Civic Engagement

Infernal Forum: The Arts and Civic Engagement:

"While foundations and arts organizations increasingly have been taking isolated steps to staunch the bleeding away of younger patrons, Iyengar hopes the NEA's survey results will help galvanize a more unified effort. A 2005 study by the Rand Corp. contended that exposure to the arts in childhood is the most important predictor of whether a person will appreciate them as an adult."

It worked on me...
and my dad was a band director,
so it's not like I was even exposed
to good art...

nothing I can say

to you people I ain't already said
i try
real hard
to give ya
the things
that you want

and all
I want
is the things
I can't have

is that
too much
to ask?

Thursday, November 02, 2006



The Wednesday night gig went great...
we'll be there most Wednesdays with Fist of Kong,
and maybe some other folks filling in from time to time...

if you live in the neighborhood and wish there was more cool
stuff to do around here you should support this place...
They plan on having a lot of live music,
and they're really great folks...

even if you can't come by on Wednesdays come by and get a coffee, something sweet and talk to the owners...

maybe stop there for dessert after you eat some Thai food at Kanomwan...
it's right across the parking lot.

NonAlignment Pact: Music in Seven Days from Seven Writers

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NonAlignment Pact: Music in Seven Days from Seven Writers

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Cognitive Daily: Halloween special: Does Batman party with SpongeBob?

Cognitive Daily: Halloween special: Does Batman party with SpongeBob?:
"So it appears that children even as young as four distinguish between different fantasy worlds in the same way as adults do. Batman doesn't party with SpongeBob. "

a story

when i
was in fifth grade
we had
a talent show.
I was
going to do
some magic.
I had picked
two cute girls
to be
my assistants.
In the end
I decided not
to do the magic show
and did impressions instead.
I dedicated
my Barry Manilow impression
to my
would be
I am music
and I
write the songs.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Fwd: [TDU] Czech it out, Bohemian Music

a missive from our percussionist/madman re: wednesday night's show

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Thomas Zermeno
Date: Oct 30, 2006 7:08 PM
Subject: [TDU] Czech it out, Bohemian Music

Oh, what a perty, perty day.  Today was one of them days that makes
Houston famous.  Now, I'm not talking about those days filled with
smog, or humidity, or rain; I'm talking about those 3 weeks of
perfection that get scattered through out spring and fall.  I'm
talkin' blue skies, soft winds, kind bud, and no where to be until
mid-afternoon.  Ah yeah.  I'm talking about Houston Heaven.


So, anyway, all you fans and fanettes, you'll be happy to know about
the awesome show this Wednesday.  We're tearing up a new coffee house
on the East Side (wow, they serve coffee in that part of town?),
BOHEMEO'S.  This is a nice little place with two stages, a patio,
great coffee, and... get this .. it's BYOB.  Wow!

Czech us out Wednesday, at 9:30 pm.  The address is 708 Telephone, at
the corner of Telephone and Lockwood.  (Check their website for
directions,, but it's over by UH Central.)  Did I
mention that the cover was cheap? That's right!

CHEAP COVER - $3 / $5 couples, under 21 $5.

Wow! That's like...  supercheap! Those are like 1980's prices, what's
going on? why is TDU pimping themselves out for such an affordable
price?  Well, kids, I'm glad that you asked. We hope that we, as super
improv gods, will bring in enough people to this wonderous little
coffee house to start an improv weekly.

Can you imagine?  Weekly jazz at affordable prices?  And I'm not
talking about that crappy smooth jazz kenny g shit. I'm talking about
the real McCoy:  squanking, funking, wah-wah, bang-bang,
DamnitJimI'mI'mAMusician, who the hell let that llama into the room,
improv jazz.

Shit, you can't beat that for $3.

Grab a bottle; Grab a girl; Grab a guy; Grab yourself and come on down
to Bohemeo's.  Wednesday, 9:30.



"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only
think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the
solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
    - Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

Sunday, October 29, 2006

oh yeah....

TDU's playing wednesday night...
right around the corner somewhere...
watch this space for details...

feeling relatively
spirit filled
I expect this show
will be good...