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OCTOBER 24, 2008 3:53PM

waiting for home

In case you didn't know, Bowie at the Beeb is one of the best albums ever, particularly on fall days when you are feeling a tinge of melancholy and are unsure about your life and outside around you there is the sight of physical change in the landscape and there is… Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2008 2:18AM

thoughts of Woody

In the elevator, riding up to the apartment, I wanted to turn back. The elevator was filled with other people going to the bukkake party. They were the type of people had I an imagination more based in reality and its actual grittiness may have imagined as the type of people… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 10:45PM

pink floyd's "wish you were here" playing on the radio

Pieces are coming together and the puzzle is still nowhere near completion but it is starting to take a recognizable shape; I am more aware of which section of the puzzle to direct these stray pieces. Lines from Whitman are still floating through my head from doing those performances this past… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 12:24PM

Walt's Song

I went over to Diego's new apartment yesterday, not having seen it yet and wanting to continue to hang out with this person, unsure a bit about how to continue to be friends with this person who has become a big presence in my life, a good friend, now that I… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2008 9:49PM

"I Know It's Over"

I wore pants today and at no point, even with the sun shining bright, felt too warm; in fact, most of the moments of this day, particularly once the sun went down, I found myself wishing I had worn long sleeves. There is that and then there is the texture of… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 3:29PM

free man in new york

At some point last night, on the back patio at Metropolitan, sitting next to each other in plastic deck chairs a bit wet, Diego made some reference to the fact that we have been seeing each other for seven months. Nearly ten, I corrected him.

And it's over now. He was… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 11:37PM

Go Joe

Dizzy and tired, I watched Joe Lieberman praise John McCain tonight. I was lying down on the couch because this PEP treatment has the side effect of sometimes making me very dizzy, mainly late at night and early in the morning. I haven't felt totally present since starting this medication a… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2008 9:57PM

the end of summer

I was looking at Diego last night while dancing with him, smiling a lot, really happy about this person in my life, him so beautiful. We went into the bathroom together. We started to kiss and I was in the midst of intense affection for Diego. I am not sure what… Read full post »

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AUGUST 25, 2008 1:10PM

Patti Smith

I was thinking about sin yesterday, whether I still have any conception of it, whether the concept holds any currency with me, and whether the guilt that I feel after doing something "wrong" is some remnant of my early Catholic upbringing. So when Patti Smith came out for her encore last… Read full post »

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AUGUST 21, 2008 4:50PM

An expired ID, questions of identity somehow posed by this

The bus ride took an incredibly long time on the way there, the driver probably an actually licensed driver, non-Asian, and not the speed-fed, speed-loving Asian drivers that normally helm the wheel of the Chinatown buses, careening down the left lane the entire way, passing everything by in a whir,… Read full post »

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AUGUST 20, 2008 12:08PM

The Wheels of the Bus Go Round and Round

My phone has a hangover, but at least appears to be working now. Last night, it was raging drunk, me having not properly put the cap on a bottle of whiskey I was carrying in my bag, the whiskey pouring all over my bag and its contents while I was sitting… Read full post »

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AUGUST 18, 2008 11:35PM

And is there still any typical foot?

I am drinking a quart of Sol because, for the cost of $2.50, it couldn't be beat. It probably could but I wasn't in the mood for malt liquor, never really am, not since puking it up too many times at the age of 18, puking it up in Florida. And… Read full post »

AUGUST 16, 2008 11:34AM

todos me miran

I woke up this morning, put on some clothes, and went downstairs to the bodega, got some milk to put on my Raisin Brain, to put in my coffee. Coming back to my apartment, I was interrupted by a religious procession. A large group of Spanish-speaking Christians were walking down the… Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2008 2:27AM

beauty, mid-august 2008

I am stoned out of my mind right now and have had such a beautiful night. Before getting stoned, I had some drinks at Eastern Bloc, then went downtown, to Tribeca, to a house for a friend's fitting, and a ten year old girl was awake at sometime past ten, and… Read full post »

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AUGUST 12, 2008 11:31PM

Stardust Memories

The other night, I rewatched Woody Allen's Stardust Memories. The movie is brilliant, one of my favorites, and this time it took on new meaning for me. Movies can do that, songs too, when you are going through some particular thing, some particular situation, emotional crisis, and can see that… Read full post »

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AUGUST 10, 2008 9:53PM

Black Moses

This afternoon, in Memphis, Isaac Hayes died. I turned 27 a couple of months ago. It was a fairly miserable birthday. There were thoughts about aging and about how far I have (but more to the point, have not) made it in this life, and there was also an overwhelming feeling… Read full post »

AUGUST 8, 2008 1:33PM

The Annex

I was washing my hands in the bathroom, having just pissed. Some guy drying his hands, this a bar, made some comment to me. I made some comment back. He asked me what I did. I told him I was a hooker. Really, he asked. And because it is all so… Read full post »

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AUGUST 5, 2008 1:30PM

Erykah Badu, Wingate Field

There was the feeling of "What now?" when leaving Wingate Field last night, a two hour performance by Erykah Badu having drawn to a close, the feeling, increasingly more rare these days for me, that a really amazing piece of art is able to inspire in one. I had just watched… Read full post »

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AUGUST 5, 2008 1:05AM


I went out to Riis Beach yesterday, and during the subway part of the journey, Gabriel, Bob, and I read Roberto Bolano's "Clara" to each other, alternating reading aloud each paragraph. We never finished the story before we got to Rockaway. At that point, we biked the rest of the way… Read full post »

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AUGUST 3, 2008 2:49AM

The Bouffon Glass Menajoree

Last evening, I went to a performance of The Bouffon Glass Menajoree at The Green Room. The three cast members were all terrifically talented playing their outrageous characters. I was impressed watching it in the audience and was laughing more than I am prone to doing while watching a performance, e… Read full post »

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JULY 30, 2008 10:46AM

La Casita

I paid the 95 peso entry fee and checked my bag at the front desk, being buzzed into the main part of La Casita, the naughty part, La Casita being a sex club in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. I wandered through the place, maze-like hallways, stairways taking you to… Read full post »

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JULY 29, 2008 7:27PM

Mexico City

I arrived here in Mexico City early this morning, ending a 14 hour bus ride from Palenque. My trip here is coming to a close, circling back to its beginning point and, on Thursday morning, its ending point, when I fly back to New York. As the bus left Palenque yesterday,… Read full post »