Category Archives: Jazz Or Bust Tour

2012: My Ridiculous Year In Review

I hesitate to write this, but 2012 may have been the most tumultuous year of my life. (Dear 2013, please don’t feel you have to break any records.) Toward the end of 2011 I met someone who in 2012 turned … Continue reading

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Tour Diary: L’histoire de Mon Anniversaire

(September 11, 2012) ON A TRAIN FROM MONTREAL TO NYC — I spent my birthday in Montreal. The first birthday in 39 years that I spent without my close friends or family. But you know what? It turned out OK, … Continue reading

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POEM: caught in the St. Mary’s Current

caught in the St. Mary’s Current the guide’s singsong voice like the constant winding of a siren calls our attention to the left or right of the captain to see the sights of Montreal owned by American multinationals sold to … Continue reading

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Tour Diary: In French, No One Can Hear You Scream

(September 10, 2012) MONTREAL — It sometimes amazes me that I’m still standing. Take tonight, for example. Here’s the scene: I’m in Montreal (I’ll fill in the rest of the day later), and I left my host’s place to find … Continue reading

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POEM: I just want to go home, that’s all

I just want to go home, that’s all I just want to go home, that’s all sit on my futon couch reading a book poop in my toilet with nobody listening I want to walk from the bed to the … Continue reading

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Tour Diary: 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival … And Canada!

(4 September 2012) TORONTO, CANADA — I’ve managed to eke out another week of the “Jazz Or Bust” Tour, or, as it’s now known, the “Desperately Looking For Places To Sleep” Tour. My search for a bed is taking me … Continue reading

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