Taking a proof reading break at the Harvey Milk Festival in Downtown Sarasota. Watching Brazos the Rat!
My article on the Youth Screenwriters’ Circle LIVE! (part of the Outreach and Education programs of the Sarasota Film Festival) is up on This Week In Sarasota! Read it here!
driving to orlando, listening to & loving @BrazosTheRat, Lo-Fi Loop Pop Folk on the “Noise Ordinance 3” compilation of Sarasota bands that somebody gave us at the ninja gig. (song: “no don draper”) (at Stop Sign From Hell)
This is so awesome! And so well deserved, Brian and Mikey!
Sons of Hippies tearing Sarasota, Fl a new ass
Waking Giants are freaking phenomenal and I am in the front row!
TAMPA/SARASOTA, FLORIDA !!!!
NINJA ACTION, SUNDAY MARCH 17th!
2 pm, ringling college
FREE and ALL AGES!!!!!!
ANYTHING GOES YO!
….random whatever in effect motherfuckers.
backstory: neil and i flew down here from #SXSW madness to visit his cousins, helen and sidney, who are both 95 and live in sarasota.
we decided to ninja and invite them…though they may leave early. we’ll play a little, neil will read a little, we’ll all hang a little (and so’s you knows: neil wants to make it clear that he won’t actually be signing things…but he’ll be back and signing in miami in June for OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, which is an amazing book if i do say so myself).
bring pillows and chairs and milkcrates if you want - it’ll be anarchy!!! bring a uke! bring questions! bring a food and a drink and a sad, naked stuffed animal! bring a glitter sandwich! bring your knitting! bring a baby! bring a an battered copy of the babysitters club series!
actually: if you WANT TO BOOK SWAP, bring a BOOK and we’ll set up a little post-ninja bookswap area. i love doing that. just leave one, take one. or leave several, take several. make sure to write your twitter name (or email if you are open) written in the book.
i put the call out through twitter today and some folks/students at ringling college waved their hands, including the assistant to the president (whoooo) and a great girl named grace (@graceahlizabeth) who sent me the above picture of john, who says HI. HI JOHN.
someone on twitter offered to bring a violin. jamming may happen…
grace says there’s a nice little courtyard we can take over, pictured above. if you can’t find us: follow the twitter and the noise, we’ll probably be lost too.
the main entrance is right off of US 41/Tamiami Trl and Martin Luther King Blvd. (MLK runs right through the center of campus)
(the schools physical address is 2700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. So it’s two blocks south of the Ringling Museum/New College Campus.)
a word from grace @ ringling college, who texted me and helped me with the location:
“christine (the presidents assistant) is very vocal in bringing in inspiration people for the students.
i’m a senior illustrator that’s an advocate of the local community / music scene. we’re just a melting pot of creatives that seek inspiration in all forms.”
well, YES OBVIOUSLY.
you guys rock. i like florida.
see you all tomorrow.
and FLORIDA: SPREAD THE WORD. very excited to see you.
the whole thing probably won’t go past 4 pm or so, get there on time!
After 21 days of novel writing madness, a lack of sleep, and enough caffeine to fell an elephant, I feel as though being a drunken vagrant would be a valid career choice.
As I finally wrap up the revisions on my first novel, I can attest to the inherent truth of this cartoon.
We bring our own entertainment when we dine.