INTERVIEW with National Poetry Slam Champ Roger Bonair-Agard
by Jimmy Jazz
“Because my work deals with a lot of themes: family, revolution, race etcetera etcetera and because I come from a tradition that has produced so much protest music whether it be calypso, whether it be reggae, whether it be jazz, whether it be hip hop, one cannot help but be influenced, so Bob Marley is as much an influence on me as is Shakespeare, calypsonian David Rudder is as much an influence on me as is Amiri Baraka, Coltrane is as much an influence on me as is Sonya Sanchez.” Continue reading “Swashbucklers ~~ Roger Bonair Agard”
Cindylee Berryhill interviewed by Jimmy Jazz
Jazz: How is writing a book different than writing a song?
Cindy Lee Berryhill: That an interesting question [one of Cindy’s fans comes up to our table at the cafe…] With song writing– before I made my first record, because nobody knew where I was coming from it was really easy to just say anything I wanted in a song and not have somebody think that it was non-fiction all about me, now whenever I write things people think that it’s really about me, and I hate that, Continue reading “Swashbucklers ~~ Cindylee Berryhill”
WTO protest in Seattle/account of days events by Doug Littman.
Photos by Doug Littman. and Carla Brown.
We were just down at the standoff on Capitol Hill. I don’t know if you knew there was a standoff, but the cops just gassed and shot the fuck out of my neighbors Continue reading “Swashbucklers ~~ Against the WTO”
GoGoGo Airheart 1999 West Coast Tour by Chris Woo
A couple days before San Diego’s GoGoGoAirheart (GGGAH) were to embark on their third tour up the West coast, I Continue reading “Swashbucklers ~~ Chris Woo”
Soccer Debacle by Jimmy Jazz
I have trouble understanding why the Palestinians and Israelis, the Kosavar Albanians and the Serbs, the East Timorese and the Indosesians, the Hutus and the Tsutsis, the Russians and the Chechyns can’t get along without fighting, yet I found myself ready kill a soccer dad from the burbs. Continue reading “Jimmy Jazz ~~ Captain’s Blog -1”
The Adam’s Avenue Street Faire Riot by Jjimmy Jazz
The riot started only about a week before the street faire. Continue reading “Jimmy Jazz ~~ Captain’s Blog -3”
McTeague: a story of San Francisco by Frank Norris 1899 reviewed by Jimmy Jazz
The only thing holding this novel back from being one of the greatest in American literature is probably the title. McTeague? What if Dostoevsky had called Crime and Punishment “Raskolinkov?” What if John Fante had called Ask the Dust “Bandini?” Continue reading “Jimmy Jazz ~~ Captain’s Blog -2”
Chris Woo Reviews the Music
Jet Generation (Matador, 625 Broadway, NYC 10012; OLE331-2)
Joan Jett was in town recently playing her proto-riot grrrl hits and even
threw down with a few Iggy Pop- Continue reading “Swashbucklers ~~ Chris Woo”
Two poems by minerva
Gertrude Stein, 1910
I abhor you.
I read you on the toilet Continue reading “Swashbucklers ~~ minerva”