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Moon/Saloon: a play in nine innings

"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game, and do it first by watching some high school or small town teams."

-- Jaques Barzun, God's Country and Mine    

I'm in a play!

Through Axiom, I met a colorful denizen of the East Villiage, a man by the name of David Watkins. He heckled some of my stuff at the Axiom Holiday Party back in December '01, but then Julia shut him up. Later on, he invited Her, Jeremy and myself to be in his play. I though, "what the hell, I'll give it a read."

The script was interesting. It's a surreal science fiction comedy about people in the future on the moon who listen to baseball on the radio to alleviate boredom and people in the present day who don't have it so good. I think the overriding theme is the importance of overcoming the fear and uglyness in the world and seeing the simple beauty all around you. There's also lots of shamelessly irresponsible liberalism... so I kind of dug it, and I thought it would be a fun way to meet some people of another generation.

Now we're actually doing the thing.

Bootleg Theater Presents

Moon Saloon: a play in nine innings

Starring: Nick Capodice, Jennifer Danilchick, Julia Henning, Ron Hirt, David Kelsey, Josh Koenig, Jeremy Slusarz
Guitar: Peter Conlin
Design: Samuel C Tresler
Special Thanks: Al Groner, Roslyne Hahn, and Ingrid Strauch

Performances: Friday May 17th, Thursday the 23rd, and Friday the 24th at 8pm; Sundays the 19th and 26th at 7pm.

Arthur's Dress Shop: 141 Ridge st. 1/2 block below Houston bet Aves. B & C.

Tickets: $15 general public (includes priority seating and complimentary beverage); $10 Students (with ID)

Reservations: (212)760-5911

Produced by Josh Koenig, Samuel C. Tressler and Bootleg Theater. Written and Directed by David Watkins

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Trips

Trips in Space and Time 8/02/03

Big Wheels in Berkeley
I scored a set of west-coast wheels today at the Ashby BART station flea market. It's a very tall schwinn road bike, black, deceptively heavy but smooth-riding. Thirty-five dollars to boot. I oiled and cleaned the works, dialed in the bakes and took it out for a shake-down cruise immediately. Nice riding on a beautiful saturday, realizing how out of shape I am as I wheezed my way though the hilly area behind the Berkeley campus.

After about an hour I started to get the swing of it. Made some minor mechanical adjustments (including a free wheel truing at the bike collective on Shattuck), drank a few liters of water and started finding my groove, cruising up and around and ending up with a beautiful view of the whole bay. The roads here are not kind to the speed inclined -- too many stop signs and crosswalks and lights -- but it was good to get out and proj for a while. This changes my summer dramatically.

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