Daniel’s new book, Everything is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person, is coming out from Arsenal Pulp Press! I’ve raved about him before. If you’ve read his first book, Davie Street Translations, you know why you’ll want to be here for this. If you haven’t, find it for purchase at your local bookstore or direct from Talonbooks here.
March 25th 7:30 pm
Cartem’s Donuts at 2190 Main St. in Vancouver
Event details here.
“Hi friends and potential new friends, my book comes out soon. The launch will be at a donut shop and booze will be available along with the book.
I will probably read for a very short time but mostly would like to eat donuts and drink wine.
Here is some actual info on the book including nice things people have said about it:
Pulp Fiction will be at the launch to sell books because they are cuties.
The space is accesible, no stair ways and is on street level.
Hope to see you there! ♥”
I spoke before the Park Board last night, and the motion to create a memorial for Bud passed! Thanks to the board, and to speakers in favour of the motion. Democracy in action! Yippee!
Been thinking recently about the song “By the Rivers of Babylon” (mainly the Melodians version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NcbyzqILd8). About state repression and the desire for freedom, and Ferguson, and the power of the state. A friend sent me this great image of a biblical illustration. I love the river flowing from the man’s (Jehovah?) mouth.
Where is salvation? Where is freedom? Where can we find peace? The captors required of their captives a song. Ours require a purchase. Both a buy and a buy-in to the goods and to the system itself. It’s not optional. Like one great tweet about Ferguson stated, “They hate us for our freedom.”
Rob Mclennan interview with Elizabeth Bachinsky
Good short interview with Elizabeth Bachinsky on her new book The Hottest Summer in Recorded History.
“We’re still on the edge of things out here on the West Coast. Last of the time zones. Hidden from the rest of the country behind mountains. Suits me fine.”
Thanks to all the positive feedback and appreciation for my work on the crack pipe vending machines. I don’t often post about my day job as manager of the PHS Mobile Needle Exchange here, but there’s been lot of buzz about these, for better or worse. The machines have been a key piece of the puzzle in keeping people in Vancouver from contracting HIV and Hep C, and I’m proud to have been a part of it. We’ll keep advocating for free pipes to be more widely available, but in the meantime, they’re a pivotal healthcare device that helps stop the spread of disease. You can read Garth Mullins’ brilliant first article on the machines here:
and follow his excellent blog here:
Hard to believe this, but i’m headed out on a book tour…yowsa!
In Toronto wed 17 april at The Garrison – event details here
In Montreal friday 19 April at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly – details here
Giddy with excitement. Going to be a ton of fun.