Friday, July 25, 2008

Something Else That's Been Bugging Me

New link on the right side: Issa's Untidy Hut, which is a sister blog of the Lilliput Review. I added it mostly because its proprietor recently posted a short clip of a movie featuring Richard Brautigan and two of my other favorite writers: Jim Harrison and Tom McGuane. At one time, these guys were the backbone of the Montana literary Mafia. Check it out.

A new video from Drummers World will be posted here this weekend. A fantastic Latin/Fusion drum solo from a young man in Brazil who reminds me of Joe Morello. I just gotta get to the right computer to make the 'embed video' feature work.

The Twins start a three-game series in Cleveland tonight at the regressively-named Progressive Field. Jacobs Field was a nice name and lent itself to a clever diminutive form: "The Jake." What kind of nickname can be fashioned from Progressive Field? "The Prof?" "The Pro?" Don't bother.

If you happen to be in or around Northfield on election day this November, don't forget to stop by a polling place (there are many to choose from) and write in Brendon Etter's name for mayor. His write-in campaign is off to a rousing start, with dozens of slogans, a lawsuit or two, intriguing proposals, and preemptive apologies. Local politics have been quite entertaining in recent years, but not in a good way. Etter's candidacy changes that.


Bleeet said...

Damn straight, Jim.

I think I can count that as an endorsement AND a vote for me, using my newly-created UltraDemocracy principles which enfranchise everyone, everywhere, all the time.

It's what the founders would have wanted.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Thanks very much for the link. I've been a big Brautigan fan from back in the day (yeah, I'm that old) and so info and poems pop up on the website all the time. Happy to find your's and I've counter-linked since many readers of the Lilliput blog are also B. fans.

In fact, I received a note from a Brautigan fan in Italy that gave more info on the original post and so posted that info yesterday, in case you haven't seen it.

Well, this is kind of a windy way of thanks and it's good to know you're out there.

Don @ Issa's Untidy Hut

Michael Fountain: Blood for Ink said...

Harrison, McGuane and Richard Ford all appeared together in East Lansing July 10, but I didn't hear about it until the day it happened. Maybe Michigan NPR will broadcast it.