UG! much like i did last year, i bailed at the last minute from going to the brooklyn comics thing. there are a lot of reasons, and the least interesting but “most real” is that i had totally no money, and no prospects for making money. the newspaper is free and all my deadlines stacked up (MN monthly deadline, hi hat show, comics fest) in such a way that i was unable to pull something salable together in time. i wanted to meet personal hero mark newgarden, see gary panter (probably) again, low hassle dan nadel about buying an ad in the next issue, and “just hang out” with mike t et al, but New York Means Spending Money, and when the dollar’s down it’s tough to travel you know. i guess there was lots of free pizzas to eat, the show was a walk and not a train ride from mike’s place, free ride there and back… i don’t know, i guess i just let everything stress me out too hard and i had to just hang back. that’s probably the most real answer. since then some checks have come through, everything is en route to OK. haha, just as i finished writing that last sentence someone knocked on my bedroom door and gave me $20! it’s 2am tuesday night.
anyway sorry everyone i let down! i hate going back on my word, it happens more than i’m comfortable with, for less than honorable reasons. especially sorry to new yorkers who showed up to see me, especially leonardr! i’m a shit…
i spent the time instead motivated by guilt and working on a mild webstore idea that should soft launch in a few days with some zines and other nice fixtures leftover from HBML.
oh, while i’m writing i should say thanks to everyone who came out (and come out early/on time) to the hi hat / missoula oblongata show! it was totally fun, i had a good time playing in this new “dub lecture” style, and nick reville sang one very loud note of it. also my entrance music was “la vie en rose”, which is the entrance music i would want if i were ever on a talk show or awards ceremony.