Upcoming Posts in February

Posted: February 4, 2017 in Livin' in the USA, Music, Politics, Religion
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Things are hopping here. I’m working on two sci-fi novels (one the sequel to Free Radicals), am translating Rodolfo Montes de Oca’s “Contracorrientes” (in English, not that it corresponds, “Venezuelan Anarchism: The History of a Movement”), am doing a bit (not enough) to expanded 20 Reasons to Abandon Christianity to book length, have resurrected with new and old friends the Pinche Blues Band, and am just getting a good start on an as-yet-unnamed acoustic project with Michael Turner, another old compañero, bassist, and former bandmate, who just moved back to town.

Beyond that, I’m taking a very useful studio recording class out at Pima (great instructor), am writing a lot of songs all over the map (funk to fusion to jazz to blues to country–the next for public performance is probably the alt-country/hard-rock tune “Sieg Heil Y’all”), am spending an hour a day on the  veggie garden (just spent two hours mixing potting soil and compost, and then filling the containers — cut-off soda bottles, etc.–for the spring starts); I’ll have just over 300 starts this year, with various types of tomatoes, bell peppers, chiles, eggplants, beans, squash, melons, herbs, etc. I’ll give, as usual, about two-thirds of them away–I always try to get other people into gardening: it’s a form of self-reliance and mutual aid, and in general just a good thing to do. (Fuck selling this shit for three bucks a start. Just fucking give it away. Do your friends and neighbors  “a solid,”)

Anyway, here’s what’s coming up:

  • A review of Charles Stross’s wonderful new novel, Empire Games;
  • A long post on loneliness, the reasons for it, and how to combat it;
  • Another good old-fashioned religious roundup;
  • Excerpts from the various upcoming books;
  • A long interview with alt-country player Al Perry;
  • A very long post on who’s to blame for the present political crisis;
  • A perhaps even longer post on what to do about it.

Anyway,

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  1. Sara says:

    Hi Chaz, been loving your posts lately. you sound busy! i am thinking of our conversation about some editing sometime, and i am mentally hungry and bored and would love to engage my brain in some word work. so anytime you need a look at something let me know. sorry i missed the star party out here – i was very ill that night and could barely move. hope it was great. thanks for sharing your stuff on this blog. i don’t do blog-following but with yours, i’m glad i made an exception. Sara Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Theodore Geisel

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