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ON TO OXFORD--see you soon, Oxonians. (Soon=4PM at Square Books).
AND THEN, on OCT 30 to AUSTIN, TX (Then=Oct 30, at Book People, at 7PM).
AND THEN, to Ohio for the Daily Show.
PLEASE NOTE THE PHOTO FOR IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE FROM CPT JOY
That is all.
Ritorna, John. Ritorna, Jonathan.
But until then, perhaps the most pleasant bar in Austin is the B-Side Lounge, .9 miles from BookPeople. 311 Colorado, east of Lamar.
P.S. I believe the phrase is "FLEM Flam," from Faulkner's Flem Snopes. Or perhaps it is "Phlegm Flan." I cannot be sure.
Did anyone capture the hobo poetry accompanied by bagpipes at the Durham NC event? That was a great night. Thanks John for the many guffaws.
Thanks, Suzanne--we shall check out the B-side and doublecheck our Faulkner references. Are you the Shakespeare scholar?
Slippmann--I do believe some audio was captured of the bagpipes (his name was Daniel, no?), and I'm as eager to hear it as you are.
a rather large (26MB) video of the poetry/bagpipe mashup is here:
your bootleg-book girl-
In response: yes. Joel Slotkin.
Christa, thanks for posting the video! I bet other people will now show up to readings bearing their oddest musical instruments trying to wrest Jonathan Coulton from his position as official Hodgman Troubadour/Mountain Man.
Christa mentioned the word mashup and that got me thinking...John, have you considered recording a vocal-only version of that poem and "groupsourcing" other mashups? After the 700 hoboes project, who knows what could come out of it?
Just read that tonight is last tour night. I guess Mr. Coulton is safe...for now.
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