Tuesday, December 4, 2007

This Friday: The Bass Player from Hand Job

The Bass Player from Hand Job is the punk poet incarnation of a well-known New York musical figure. He lives in the shadows observing and watching, storing and processing, crunching numbers and making calculations. Grinding it all out into a poetry so unique, you'll rework your definition of the genre. At this special reading on Pearl Harbor Day, TBFHJ will be featuring material from his new book, Splitting Hairs (Three Rooms Press).

Joining him at C-Street will be hostess Kathi Georges, whose unbridled enthusiasm for the exciting world of live poetry has no boundaries and no equal!

DETAILS:
What: Son of Pony Poetry Reading at Cornelia Street, featuring poet The Bass Player from Hand Job. PLUS NYCs greatest open reading series, which warmly welcomes YOU (limited space, sign up early!)

When: Friday, December 7, 2007
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (doors open 5:45)

Cost: $7 (includes a glass of wine or a beer)
Where: Cornelia Street Cafe
28 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th St. and Bleecker, just off 7th Ave.)

ADDITIONAL FAQs ABOUT THE DEC. 7 READING
Can I read in the open reading?
Yes you can! All you do is arrive early, and put your name on the list. You are allowed to read up to 2 short poems (3 minutes maximum). The number of people allowed to read is limited, so if you really want to read be sure to arrive before 6. Doors open at 5:45 pm).

What if I don't want to read?
While we encourage people to read at Son of Pony, we also encourage lots of people to just come enjoy the show. The variety is truly amazing! The place has launched the careers of such famed poets and musicians as Suzanne Vega, Poez, Eve Ensler and more. Something about hearing the work read at Cornelia Street gets you charged up and excited about life. Plus you never know who will show up. I had a dream that David Byrne read there. Was this a premonition???

Do they have food?
Do they ever! The food at Cornelia Street is fantastic. Check out the menu in advance if you like!

December 7: On this day in history
0043 -BC- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman writer, gets his head & right hand chopped off by Mark Antony's soldiers
0185 Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova
1917 US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I
1941 Japanese attack Pearl Harbor (a date that will live in infamy)
1994 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide
2007 Bass Player from Hand Job reads at Cornelia Street Cafe
BE THERE!

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