Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Challenge Read 09

The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

After reading F. Scott's biography I returned to "The Great Gatsby." Incredible man and writer a very complicated man. I Love this book. PS...Challenge reread or read "Moby Dick" whoa and tell me how you feel when the task is over. I read the novel in high school unwillingly so but as time moved forward I picked up the book again in college and decided to really read it just for the hell of it. Now I am doing it again. lol

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Keep this date...12/11/09 BAM (Brooklyn)

Miguel Algarín

Part of BAMcafé Live

Fri, Dec 11 at 9pm
Bar opens at 8pm

Renaissance man Miguel Algarín has been speaking out—literally—for decades. The founder of New York’s Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Algarín has received three American Book Awards and has just published a memoir, Survival Supervivencia. Performing spoken word accompanied by local musicians, Algarín brings slam poetry to BAMcafé Live.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Court Square Wine Events

It's that time of the year! The time when we celebrate a bountiful harvest year with the feast of Thanksgiving. Although an American tradition, the winemakers of Beaujolais conveniently celebrate their Gamay harvest at the same time. The third Wednesday of November marks "Beaujolais Nouveau Day", a clever marketing ploy by those crafty French winemakers. I'm sure the spectacle has absolutely nothing to do with the coincidence that the US market celebrates Thanksgiving the following week, but nobody is pointing fingers here; everybody loves an event!

To revel in their Gamay cache, the vineyards of Beaujolais release "Beaujolais Nouveau", a wine fermented for only a few weeks before its release to the public, leaving the wine with low alcohol and lush, fruity flavors. What you'll find in the bottle is a fruity, robust drink with sweet notes of banana, bubble gum, and ripe fruit flavors. The soft, smooth, flavorful, and easy-drinking vino is the perfect compliment to your holiday fare and your psychadelic wine label collection!

Domaine de la Madone:
$11.99 (750mL bottle)


Friday, Nov 20:
Wines from Matt Bros and Limoncello Liqueur and Sobieski Vodka

Tuesday, Nov 24:
Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting with Tempranillo Imports


Thursday Dec 3:
Art Opening and Fundraiser for LIC's "The Space" with free tasting

Friday, Dec 11:
Holiday Party with a massive tasting and live music! Details soon....

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tiny houses - Goodread

Tiny Book of Tiny Houses Tiny Book of Tiny Houses by Lester R. Walker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A fascinating book. Considering our present economy of today downsizing is no longer an option it is necessary for survival. Save the planet movement.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Howl a very good read.

Howl and Other Poems (Pocket Poets) Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have mostly all Allen Ginsberg works. My introduction to Ginsberg was at a poetry reading in 1980 at the St.Marks Poetry Project. I fell in love with Beat poetry and saw Allen Ginsberg at St, Anns School (Church) in Brookyln Heights. I sat spellbound and very committed to the word.

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My Sag Harbor summer read Margot Berwin's Hot House Flower

Hot House Flower Hot House Flower by Margot Berwin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Margot Berwin's book was my Hampton read over the summer. I really enjoyed her work a great write. A wonderful outer body experience.

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Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America by Rich Benjamin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
An intellectually compelling look at Americas segregation. An introspective look at the views of America. Strong and expertly written. Bravo! A must read.

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House Of Incest House Of Incest by Anaïs Nin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My ex introduced me to Anais Nin work a longtime ago. A creatively classic and sexy read this is a must for any book collector/lover.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Hooked won't turn you loose
I won't let you go
hard to say
how many lives perished away
tricked out by my Brooklyn appeal
I deal you steal
your grandma's pension checks
to satisfy the get high
off my most potent shit
that keeps you running down black streets
searching doorways
along deserted blocks
with whores
rolling the stroll
running my track
holding my back
straight you hear
underneath my bridge
many men wait the night fall
gaining access to my family ass
bedizen in skimpy ensembles
switching booty cheeks
moon peeks smile
stiletto skyscrapers grinding asphalt
patent leather black catching the gleam of high beams
mighty mack trucks strobe by
I wait
I pole lean
a bent kangol tipped to the side
hiding one fucked up eye
that shifts without permission
stand looking and licking for cash money
sporting skinny jeans
my Abercrombie & Fitch
sneaker laces unhitched
keeping one eye on the main bitch
I call baby

Baby girl

Yeah, my name Baby
they call me baby
spy calls me a lady
his main woman
I not a child
a silly little girl
I am woman at twelve
we smoke trees
eat value meals from mickey d's
shop at the coliseum
watch Hannah Montana on tv
he treats me well
I make his money
cause I love my man
oh my job
I'm a whore
his bitch
who is on his track
I party
you know 20 for head
50 for that
(baby stands proudly pointing to her what she calls "pineapple pussy")
finger twisting her weave
just like a little girl

© 2009 Lepadah

To: lepadahxxx


Your poem affords a glimpse into a kind of life I have only either read about or seen in a film.  It is simply stunning in it's simplicity and hard hitting truths.  It is up to your usual standards of excellence.  An exceptional read--- thank you for sharing this one


To: lepadahxxx
Posted: Nov 08 09 05:21 AM

An extraordinary piece of writing....which stopped me in my tracks.

Would you give me permission to nominate this one from you for the next IBPC?

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To: lepadahxxx

I'd pay to hear this read. Someplace that serves boilermakers and I could smoke while listening to it.

Nice rhythm here. It runs down the page. Not even sure why you have separation. You don't need it.