January 11, 2006

Tango in the Night

Last night's Ritalin Reading was swell; the audience was very responsive and laughed even when the poems I read included words like "cetacean" and "endotherm". I sold no books, but I did get quite a few compliments after the show, which always does my fragile ego good (as you know, the bigger the ego, the more delicate). I was particularly pleased when two women told me they found "Skinny Domicile" moving -- a surprising but gratifying compliment to receive after a comedy reading.

Anyway, I also enjoyed getting the chance to meet more funny writers and performers; I found Todd Levin and Jon Friedman's sets (and Lindsay's rendition of a very heartfelt poem written at age 19) particularly funny, but really, the whole show was highly entertaining, and a good reminder of why I should make an effort to perform more.

Posted by Francis at 10:56 AM

My mom says that you were the best one there, and that she was the oldest.

I'm disappointed that she didn't buy a book, though. But I'll bring mine up when I go to visit next week and she won't be able to resist it.

Posted by: Jess at January 11, 2006 02:28 PM

You should cart a stack of Holy Tango copies to Stamford in March. I bet you could sell a lot of 'em. And then someday, in a few more years, the established phrase "holy tango" will make its debut in a crossword. Next step, get your lexicographer friend to work it into the dictionary. Start assembling citations now!

Posted by: Orange at January 11, 2006 02:31 PM
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