I just checked out the premiere of Neil Young's new video of his first song from the upcoming new album, Psychedelic Pill. It is called "Walk Like A Giant" and can be seen at RollingStone.com here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/premiere-neil-young-crazy-horse-walk-like-a-giant-20120921
It is totally awesome!! I love it. But there is something very personal about it for me. It is almost a direct reply to a poem I wrote in 2005 titled, "To The Blind," about our 1960s heroes. Here is a link to my poem... http://www.thestarlitecafe.com/poems/105/poem_91178582.html
I'd love to know what you all think!!!
Here is the announcement for the Eugene @ 150 Birthday Celebration Poetry Event that I organized and am hosting on Saturday, September 29th at the Eugene Public Library. I created and co-published a book especially for this event. It is of
Eugene-themed poetry by 30 Oregon poets and it is titled, EUGENE 150th Birthday Celebration Poetry Collection. It will be available here on my website soon, but meanwhile you can order the book directly here...
It is also available at Amazon.com.
Here is the official announcement for the event:
Eugene @ 150 Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday, September 29, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Celebrating Eugene's birthday with poetry and the book launch of the Eugene 150th Birthday Celebration Poetry
Collection (with Eugene, Oregon themed poetry), featuring the work of 30 wonderful poets.
Join Eugene’s creative and vibrant poetry community
for a sesquicentennial birthday bash hosted by C. Steven Blue.
From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., a Poetry Showcase will feature local poets including C. Steven Blue, Deb Casey, Jon Labrousse, and Jennifer Chambers reading works written in honor of the unique history and spirit of Eugene.
From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., enjoy an open mic reading. Or bring your own Eugene-themed poem to read; sign up the same day, starting at 2:00 p.m., for a limited number of 3-minute spots.
Co-sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Arrowcloud Press,
and Groundwaters Publishing. Free.
Here is the event announcement at the City Of Eugene website:
Here is the announcement at Lane Literary Guild:
and another one here...
Here is the announcement at Groundwaters magazine:
And last, but certainly not least, here is a pre-announcement that was posted for us at Mid-Valley Willamette Writers, which includes the videos from my July 14th Poetry Showcase at the Eugene Public Library: http://willamettewriters.com/mid-valley/update-videos-on-eugene-poetry-workshops-150th-birthday-celebration/
My intention with this blog is to catalog and update my progress as I pursue my writing career in retirement. I will be posting about poetry events I am involved in, as well as the publishing and performing of my work. Here you can observe my adventures. Feel free to comment.