Friday, July 29, 2011

Scrap Paper

At  The Globe tonight, a lovely young woman in a long, petal pink dress was reading Richard Dawkins. Couldn't see the title. She had a pile of books spread out across one of JoEllen's dinette tables. Very much wanted to tell her about the bus and give her a card.  It just doesn't pay to be shy sometimes.

For you, pale reader, a Dawkins quote from our notepad: 
"It feels good and true to know as little as I do about the true nature of the world. At least what little I do know, I can truly believe."

Later, we navigated a packed house at The Bricks to pick up a copy of Tony Patino's book The Road, a compendium of punk-rock memories from the touring circuit. A Tampa native now hailing from Kentucky, Patino appeared in Ybor tonight for an unusual book-signing and concert.

" ... A first-ever collection of real accounts detailing life on the Rock & Roll trail."  One signed copy, please!

The stories are down and dirty, short and wild excerpts from the likes of Superchunk, Bad Religion and Gwar. Creative Loafing's Julie Garisto further explores the writer and his work in this article.

Tomorrow, we journey to Full Sail University in Winter Park to experience the Sketchbook Tour 2011 before it rolls back to NYC. This exciting project, put together by the good people at Art House Co-op, is "like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks." 

Wonderful. Expect a full report.
Artists and writers, sign up by Oct. 31, 2011 to participate in the 2012 Sketchbook Tour.

On Sunday, we clear-coat the bus. No rest for the wicked this weekend.

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