May 11, 2006

Ringers and Minions


- I'm told they are ordering up a fifth printing now.

- It's like Day of the Locust with King Dork out there in Hollywoodland. If I understood enough about the tales of intrigue and drama and general craziness to be able to relate them, I guess I might give it a shot. But I do not.

- Pin Monkey Press wonders: "What’s up with the lead singers of all of these Ramone-a-Clone bands becoming authors?"

- Former MTX bass player Gabe Meline wrote an article on me and my book in the North Bay Bohemian. (This is in advance of my "appearance" at Copperfields in Petaluma tomorrow - Friday, 5/11, 7 PM.)

- The NW dates and shows and what-not are shifting gradually. If you thought the appearance at Corvallis's Grass Roots Books and Music was on Friday, you're not alone. So did I. But it turns out it's on Sunday 5/21. Mark your calendars.

There's also some confusion as to whether my acoustic set on Thursday May 25 in Portland will be at the Twilight Room (5242 N Lombard) or the Twilight Bar and Cafe (1420 SE Powell.) I will let you know when I find out. The event at Reading Frenzy in Portland starts at 7PM. As does the "Portland Zine Symposium Humiliation Nation Fundraiser." We're gonna try to walk together, rock together, is what I'm saying.

There's also a chance of another Seattle show, and I think I may have managed to jump on a pre-existing show in Olympia as well. The whole list of dates as I currently understand them is here. More soon, I hope.

- Finally, please consider stopping by Books, Inc., 3515 California St. in San Francisco. Tonight, Thursday, May 11. 7 PM. "Not Your Mothers Book Club." They suggested I try to bring along some of my minions; I think I made a pretty good show of behaving like a guy who has tons of minions. (The key is insouciance, I believe. You toss your head in a certain way, as though you're saying "ah, minions, don't get me started," like you take your minions for granted, that they're a bit of pain at times, but all in all you find them rather charming and lovable in the end, despite the fact that you're always getting tangled up in them. In fact, though, I'm actually very uncertain about my minion situation at the moment. Seriously, minions aside, I'd definitely settle for a couple of ringers.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 11, 2006 04:25 PM | TrackBack

I didn't realise you were a 'former' punk rocker.

Posted by: Richard at May 11, 2006 05:30 PM

How many copies are there in a printing?

Posted by: Aryamehr University at May 11, 2006 05:35 PM

i will happily pose as a minion, so expect me there... with a couple found presents too.

Posted by: just me at May 11, 2006 06:38 PM

Man, I have ALWAYS wanted some minions. Mostly just to fetch me a cold soda pop and such. But still...

Posted by: Jodi at May 11, 2006 07:39 PM

Oh... you haven't got any minions?


Remind me why I invited you again?

(Just kidding - I'll lend you some of my minions!)

Posted by: jennifer, aka trouble at May 11, 2006 08:39 PM

Hey I'll be there... If I can... I'm in San Francisco (I'm from Reno, NV) for a certification class and I don't get out until like 7:00 or 8:00 PM tonight so I hope I can make it!

Posted by: Patrick at May 12, 2006 12:48 AM

Any info on the Olympia show? Dates/times, etc.?

Seriously, it seems like you could use some minions just to tell you, definitively, when and where to appear.

Posted by: marc w. at May 12, 2006 12:51 AM

good times at the 'show' (is that what it would be called?) today. sorry my girlfriend and i missed half of it, but the half we did catch was a lot of fun!

Posted by: Nick G. at May 12, 2006 05:35 AM

Well, if you ever make your way to Central or Southwestern Ohio then I'd be happy to be an evil minion for a day. I guess that involves a lot of skulking and fetching of water and sodas, right? I'm pretty good at skulking... ;)

Posted by: Zaphod at May 12, 2006 02:27 PM

I guess it takes 10 male minions to constitute a minyan.

Posted by: paul at May 12, 2006 08:16 PM

I have a bunion, will that work?

(Not really -- just metaphorically, from all my pilgrim's progress. With that big blue ox.)

Posted by: Wesley at May 12, 2006 11:36 PM
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