APE Today (But Not Tomorrow)

I’ll be appearing for most of today at APE ,the Alternative Press Expo. My publisher John Fleskes is flying me up for this event, one of my favorite conventions. I’ll be at the Flesk Publications booth.

I thought I was going to have to cancel but we worked it out so that I’ll be at APE today, Saturday, but not tomorrow, Sunday (I need to finish packing for my studio move).

That, of course, means I found a new studio — which I did. No, let me correct that statement: a new studio which my brilliant realtor, Nancy Valentine, found. Thanks again, Nancy! It’s a huge space in the city of Monrovia. It takes me only about twelve minutes to drive there, about the same amount of time it took me to drive across Pasadena to get to my current-soon-to-be-ex-studio.

I found the skeletal remains of a dead sparrow there yesterday (we’ve named my new studio mascot Myrtle, after the street on which the studio is located), which in my world is a very good sign.

So, if you’re in the Bay Area today, please come up and see me at APE (location details in “Appearances” on this site)! But remember: I won’t be there tomorrow.

4 Responses to “APE Today (But Not Tomorrow)”

  1. Rick catizone says:

    You didn’t name it “Jack” ?

  2. Aaron says:

    Great news!
    But I’m a bit perplexed. I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa in the mid eighties. When I went to Monrovia it was to get a burger and a beer at the U. S. Embassy in Liberia. 🙂

    Glad you found a new place to create your magic.

  3. Benno says:

    Glad to hear it played out on the new studio. Have they gotten all the industrial equipment out??

  4. Steve Rock says:

    Congratulations on the new studio!

    MAYBE SPARROW
    Neko Case 2005

    MAYBE SPARROW YOU SHOULD WAIT
    THE HAWKS ALIGHT TILL’ MORNING
    YOU’LL NEVER PASS BEYOND THE GATE
    IF YOU DON’T HEAR MY WARNING

    NOTES ARE HUNG SO EFFORTLESS
    WITH THE RISE AND FALL OF SPARROW’S BREAST
    IT’S A DROWNING DIVE AND BACK TO THE CHORUS
    LA DE DA DE DA DE DA

    OH MY SPARROW IT’S TOO LATE
    YOUR BODY LIMP BENEATH MY FEET
    YOUR DUSTY EYES COLD AS CLAY
    YOU DIDN’T HEAR MY WARNING

    MAYBE SPARROW IT’S TOO LATE
    MOONLIGHT GLANCED OFF METAL WINGS
    IN A THUNDERSTORM ABOVE THE CLOUDS
    THE ENGINE HUMS A SPARROWS PHRASE
    FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT HEAR THE WORDS
    FOR THOSE WHO WILL NOT HEAR THE WORDS
    LA DE DA DE DA DE DA

    MAYBE SPARROW

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