Just returned from a family trip to New York, a city with which I have a little history. We created some more. Here’s the first part of a mixed-media accounting of some past and present New York states of mind.
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.
December 30, 2012
In the first part of a series of reprinted articles from 2012, a profile of Trappist monk Thomas Merton, on the occasion of the founding of a Merton study group in Charleston, West Virginia.
December 28, 2012
Alleys are curious places. It is where you witness a city or town in a state of deshabile. They are where a town’s careful pose to visitors droops. Trash spills out. Graffiti grows. I kind of love alleys.
December 15, 2012
In this second installament of footage from the official Cabaraet Cam of Third Eye Cabaret, we hear Raymond Wallace on a snippet of Leon Redbone’s “Champagne Charlie,” Crystal Good performing her poem “Coach” and Bobby Altmann on blazing blues guitar.
December 10, 2012
When you’re awake at 3:44 a.m., not willingly, and even all three cats are sleeping, and you’re having one of those insomniacal moments in the pre-wee hours of the morning, you decide instead to share some pictures.
December 2, 2012
So, you’ve taken part in National Write Like a Son of a B*tch Month this past Novermber. Now what! Set down to your pencils! It’s time to Mail & Deliver.