Friday, February 20, 2009

Silver Lining …

... to the cloud that is having to miss the book launch for Alicia Cohen’s new Debts and Obligations and Jules Boykoff’s Heretical Text, Hegemonic Love Potion, at Powell’s on Hawthorne this Sunday;

Rules for Drinking Forties
arrived from the Cy Press dream team last night, so will see its world premiere in Eugene on Saturday. That’s why I got into this business, folks—so I could say “world premiere in Eugene on Saturday” some day.

Which reminds me to shout out to my next-door neighbor, who grew up in Eugene being babysat by Ken Kesey, then rode The Bus as one of the last Merry Pranksters on Kesey’s “flawed, ill-advised, and often embarrassing” tour through Britain in 1999. Sounds like poetry.

4 comments:

Jordan said...

Sweet!

DUSIE said...

you know, i still have a school bus aging away in my father's RI apple orchard, nick-named. the beast, which is screaming for some more merry times. in portland it could happen! land of ports and dreams as it were.

mark wallace said...

Fantastic news, Rodney. I wanna read it. Wanna trade?

Dan B. said...

congrats on the new book -- looking forward to reading it!
-Dan