I read the national award-winning poet to juice my cadences. Maybe to steal his stately, nutritious, languorous lines. For it has been months since a pen, a real ink pen, touched down upon the snowy lined plains of my journal.
April 21, 2013
Funny songs are great. Funny songs delivered by superior performing songwriters are even better. Here’s an except from Mark Bates’ song, “Why Don’t You Wanna Go Out With Me?”, performed live recently at Third Eye Cabaret.
April 13, 2013
This is all I got. A big ole magnolia tree in a full-throated shout of Spring blossoming, a mile from my house in the village of Barboursville, W.Va. Four viewing variations, from real to less-real.
March 14, 2013
Christopher Harris of the West Virginia-based band Qiet, kicks off Third Eye Cabaret’s One Song Series with a song about West Virginia he hopes will vie for anthem status: “Wild and Wonderful.”
March 1, 2013
Last night’s Third Eye Cabaret at The Cellar in downtown Charleston, W.Va., was filled with excellent players at the top end of their game. Here’s a video sampler of some their past performances, straight from the Cabaret Cam.
February 26, 2013
Actor, musician and West Virginia native Lou Myers died Feb. 19 at the age of 76 . A 2011 Gazette profile captures some of the wide range of a man who was much more than just Vernon Gaines on “A Different World.”
February 20, 2013
It is hazardous to write poetry when you are tired, horny, disgruntled, lonely, in need of a lover’s ministrations or even just a session of kisses. This may be, of course, the only time, even the best, to write poetry.
February 19, 2013
It was his fourth fourth death. Not that he was counting. But he thought about it later. ‘Keep yourself in the room,’ some oracle of wise practice — was it the Zen Hospice Project? — had said. How did you do that?
January 26, 2013
Attention, cabaret appreciators, electronic music fans and spacey music video devotees. Here’s a music video that accompanied a cool electronic composition by David Synn, titled “Asteroid M,” from last Thursday’s Third Eye Cabaret.
January 23, 2013
“Third Eye Cabaret” recommences at The Cellar this Thursday as the weekly multimedia cabaret showcases our first visiting electronic music artist.
January 5, 2013
Fragments stop me in my tracks — Charles Wright, Taiga’s Zen, T.S Elliot. Wait, one more check, there is the number (2) atop my Facebook page. One more fragment of attention before bed.