The Reluctant Writer: Something Else to do When I Should Be Writing

February 18, 2010

Joshua Drews, Undefined, 3 Popes, Compass 5, tonight

Fun stuff in Cayce tonight when the artist Joshua Drews opens his show at Compass 5 at 1329 State Street.

The show is sponsored by the Partners at Compass 5 and the newly resurrected magazine, Undefined, with Mark Pointer, Jeffrey Day, and myself at the helm.

Josh is a printmaker who specializes in monotypes — he’ll be offering a talk on his exhibit tonight at 7 pm.  The reception runs from 6 – 8.

Check out Joshua’s work on his website at http://www.joshuadrews.com — see it in person tonight at Compass 5.

The show runs from February 18th – March 18th.

April 19, 2009

Lost news? Try a cyber-cure.

Feeling a little brain dull lately? 

Missing your daily dose of acumen, humor and critical appraisal?  Like you know something must be stimulating or waggish or stupid, but you just can’t seem to put your thoughts into words or pictures? 

You may be suffering from State-Poor Blood. 

But don’t worry — you’re not alone. Since the recent axe-waving at The State s’News, a veritable epidemic of lackadaisy has spread across our fine state with the virulence of a pox and the veracity of a Pickens County STD.

But all is not lost.

Through the miracle of modern technology you can regain the crisp edge to your thoughts that can only be cultivated by an erudite commentary, a clever caricature or an artistic assessment that basically just pisses you off.  Why suffer smudged fingers when, with the click of a button, you can avail yourself of all the news that is fit to be blogged.  Brad Warthen, Robert Airial and Jeffery Day are the antidotes to local intellectual dotage, and they are conveniently available in child-proof packages located at http://bradwarthen.com/, http://robertariail.com/ and http://carolinaculturebyjeffreyday.blogspot.com/

 

(Check with your doctor before beginning this program.  Side effects may include enlightenment, informed decisions, chuckling, a smart-ass grin and the ability to speak intelligently on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to, sports.  If you have an erection that lasts longer than three hours, you may have clicked on the wrong blog.)

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