WOMEN WITH GLITTERY TASSELS AND TIARAS, GENTS AND JUGGLERS IN FANCY HATS AND LONG MOUSTACHES…A special event featuring the poetry and music of Susan Cossette Eng, Bill Buschel and Neddy Smith
I am truly blessed. On Tuesday, September 27th I will be reading some of my poetry with the fantastic Susan Cossette Eng and Neddy Smith. Susan will be reading her work—it’s amazing—and Neddy will be playing Bass—but watch out, he might sneak in a poem or two also. If you haven’t heard him play you’re in for a treat.
Where: Curley’s Diner; 62 W. Park Place in Stamford, CT.
When: Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 (SEATING IS LIMITED SO GET THERE EARLY) The event is free.
Why: A fundraiser for GraceWorks.
CLICK HERE for more information about GraceWorks.
CLICK HERE for the FB page for WOMEN WITH GLITTERY TASSELS AND TIARAS, GENTS AND JUGGLERS IN FANCY HATS AND LONG MOUSTACHES.
A Conversation with John Sazaklis, author of many, MANY books, but most recently Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know and The Lazarus Plan (You Choose Stories: Batman), Sept. 15, 2016
Have you heard about the newest super hero? His power, though somewhat odd, is one I often wish I had: The ability to go without sleep for days at a time. Oh, and his name is No Need To Sleep Man or NNTSM for short.
His secret identity is that of the mild mannered author and comic book aficionado, John Sazaklis. Unlike Batman, who doesn’t need much sleep either, being that he’s the fancy billionaire, playboy Bruce Wayne by day and the cowled crime fighting Batman by night, John puts his super power to work as a writer. How else can you explain his 27 pages of titles on Amazon. Yes, that’s 27 pages, not 27 titles. Mind you some of them are repeats and different formats but still…27 PAGES is 27 PAGES and no matter how you cut it that’s a lot of books…and not much sleep.
Okay, he also does a book signing every now and then. In fact he’s going to be at The Astoria Bookshop on Saturday, September 17 from 3 to 4 pm to sign copies of Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. The Astoria bookshop is located at 31-29 31st Street in Astoria. Phone: (718) 278-2665.
While there see if you can sneak a peek and see if he’s got his costume on under his street clothes. Here’s a hint: Look for the big, bold letters “N S“ (No Sleep) stitched in midnight blue across his pajama—I mean costume—top.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with John on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. You can also find us on TuneIn on your smart device.
CLICK HERE for the publisher’s page for Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
This is enough. I could just continue adding more and more things for you to click on but these should keep you busy for awhile.
REMEMBER: I’ll be doing a fundraiser (with Susan Cossette Eng and Neddy Smith) for GraceWorks on Tuesday, September 27, at 7:30 pm at Curley’s Diner (run by some lovely Greek ladies) in Stamford, CT. For more information please click here. You can see the wonderful poster for the event on the right. It’s a free event but seating is limited.
A Repeat of my Conversation with Daniel Klein, author of Every Time I Find The Meaning Of Life, They Change It. Original air date: Jan. 21, 2016
Tune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to our conversation. Or click here to listen to it as it streams live over the internet.
I also want to let you know that I’ll be doing a fundraiser for GraceWorks on September 27, at Curley’s Diner in Stamford, CT. For more information please click here. You can see the wonderful poster for the event on the right.
A Conversation with Chris Strompolos & Eric Zala, the guys who made what many consider to be the greatest fan film ever made— Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, August 18, 2016
35 years ago Raiders of the Lost Ark came out and was a hit. Folks flocked to the theater to see it. For some it was like a blast from the past—bringing back memories of the serials they watched in theaters back in the 30’s and 40’s. For other—those a bit younger—it was just great, exciting fun.
If you listened to last week’s program—a repeat from November of last year—you heard the conversation I had with Chris Strompolos about how he and Eric Zala—all of 10 and 11 years old at the time—decided to do a shot-by-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s a remarkable story of friendship, dreams, perseverance, boulders and flying wings.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Chris and Eric on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.
A Repeat of my Conversation with Chris Strompolos who played Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, August 4, 2016
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation is considered by many to be the greatest “FAN” film ever made. Started in 1981 when Chris and his buddy, Eric Zala, were 10 and 11 years old it took them 7 years, essentially the rest of their childhood, to “complete” the film. I have COMPLETE in quotes because, for obvious reasons, they never filmed the airplane scene back then…that would come 20+ years later.
One of the reasons I’m replaying this tonight is to prep everyone for the upcoming August 18, 2016 edition of Graffiti. Two weeks from tonight I’ll have both Chris and Eric on to talk about everything that’s happened recently including the release of the documentary about Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program, Graffiti, and listen to a re-run of my conversation with Chris Strompolos on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website.
A Conversation with Alexandros Megas, Fine Artist, Photographer, Certified Hypnotist, Screenwriter and Musician, July 21, 2016
FLYING by Alexandros Megas
The clock’s just struck 12 midnight and I’m mesmerized.
As I started writing this blog I came across Alexandros’s list of accomplishments and wondered if maybe—just possibly—he hypnotized me when I met him at the Agora Gallery last week.
Maybe. Or maybe I’m just blown away by his work, his vision, his understanding of what the role of the artist is in the world.
Quotation used to introduce the film: Megas Art promo
But enough words. Enjoy the work.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to listen to my conversation with Alexandros on Hellenic Public Radio/CosmosFM, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the CosmosFM website.
Meg and I had our first conversation three years ago…almost to the day. Since then we’ve done four more shows. Today’s show, I think, makes it an even six. It’s been a wonderful collaboration, though I’m not sure collaboration is the right word since Meg does most of the work. She supplies me with the information about what’s happening in Astoria and nearby communities then we get to talk about it on-air.
Unfortunately for me, and many others, all that is coming to an end as Meg prepares to move to that coast way over on the other side of the country. She will no longer be the Queen of Queens, possibly now she’ll be known as the Countess of the Coast.
Whatever she goes off to do I’m sure she’ll put all her many resources and skills into it and be extremely successful.
Meg, I wish you well.
Please tune in tonight at 7pm to listen to my conversation with Meg on Hellenic Public Radio/CosmosFM, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the CosmosFM website.
Below are a number of links to things we’re talking about tonight.
Open Mic Nights 2016 – Our Open Mic Nights, the 3rd Friday of each month, will give you an opportunity to share your words, music or comedy … in a nurturing, comfortable space with some great people.
Bill Buschel is our host for the evening….