Friday, July 16, 2010

Hello, Cleveland?


...I’m thinking about reading some blog stuff at this open mike at a local coffee shop this Saturday*...............................you heard it right...that's:


*****YOGA FOR CYNICS—ABSOLUTELY LIVE!!!!*****


...which means, yes, the cozy anonymity and serene dignity of the yogi blogger’s staid, quiet life, typing away and silently meditating like an aesthetically sensitive urban anchorite, a mystic radical subsisting on prana, stale bread, and the sad solemn songs of the heart in his dusty, book-lined, cheap incense-scented garret...lost, forsaken, repudiated for the tantalizing allure of footlights...the empty glare and ever elusive satiety of fame and glory...

...and who knows where things could go from there...

...screaming fans, endorsement deals, and giant bowls of M&M's...(minus the brown ones)...promoters, bodyguards, and ostentatious sunglasses worn indoors...a life of outrageous, excess, tired tour buses, trashed hotel rooms, jaded groupies, and absurd quantities of booze and dangerous drugs...the hopelessly compromised artist's desperation in trying, at first, to hold on to lofty ideals and integrity in a crazed whirlwind of contracts, parties, frenzied dissipation, and increasingly expensive habits...squandered talents, supermodels, private jets, and paranoia...teenage angst has paid off well, now I’m bored and old...fulfilling an endless round of contractual obligations, only now and then wistfully remembering the days when it meant something more than than a vain struggle to maintain a decadent lifestyle worthy of a Viking chieftain or Borgia pope...

...sounds cool...in a way.................maybe I’ll skip it...



* the High Point at Allen’s Lane, West Mt. Airy, State of Caffeinated Samadhi, USA, sometime between 2:00 and 4:00 PM

14 comments:

francessa said...

Wow, would love to be there! I can hear the screaming fans already ....

Eco Yogini said...

WOW, that would be ridiculously awesome- and very brave. I have to say!

I can give ppt presentations in front of loads of people, sing in front of people, but read my writing? for some reason it sounds so personal.

I admire you Dr. Jay! I look forward to hearing how it went :)

(will people snap their fingers? do they DO that still for readings??)

louloulovesbooks said...

Couldn't help but think of this song

"Well you're in your little room
and you're working on something good
but if it's really good
you're gonna need a bigger room
and when you're in the bigger room
you might not know what to do
you might have to think of
how you got started in your little room"

(The White Stripes)

Good luck with that gig

{*}

skyewriter said...

Sounds fun! Just don't forget the little people who read you before you hit the big time :).

Have a great weekend.

Kim said...

Very cool! Good luck!

Rebel Road Sister said...

Good Luck - sounds like it will be fun!

Brooks Hall said...

That is so great!

Anahita said...

Brown M&Ms need to be replaced by purple ones. The Americans could take a hint from the Canadian candy makers ;) Then again, maybe there are brown Smarties too...I don't remember anymore.

Have fun in the State of Caffeinated Samadhi! You'll have to tell us about it when you return to the cheap incense-scented garret, where we know you will be eagerly logging back onto the blogosphere to tell us about your adventure!

earthtoholly said...

How very cool, drjay! Sounds like like a good time, and if Lucy and I were closer, we might drop in for a listen.

Maybe you'll skip it? Are you expectin' to find a brown M&M?

Have fun!

DrowseyMonkey said...

you should vlog it for those of us who can't be there. That's a video post ... in case ya didn't know.

have fun!

Lana Gramlich said...

My ex used to wish he was a rich, famous author. Then I pointed out his antisocial ways, which he'd never thought of before. "They" say we'd all like to be rich & famous but I, for one, gladly bunk that generalization.

Laura said...

Love the vlog idea above!!! Sounds like fun...the reading and coming out of your cave part that is. Ahhh good ol' Mt Airy...takes me back to my yoga beginnings...also in a dusty book shelf lined, incense infused space.

good for you!

Bob Weisenberg said...

Have you ever read Faulkner? I think you would like him.

Bob W.

DESPERADO said...

Well,How did it go?