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September 5, 2007

american movie – the making of Northwestern

This clip isn’t Sabotage related, exactly, but it embodies what I feel is the Midwestern Spirit. Such despair. Such fatalism. It’s from American Movie, the great documentary about a Milwaukee filmmaker and his struggle to complete his horror masterpiece.

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August 31, 2007

Sabotage Cafe 5 – Disillusionment / Conclusion

This is the final video in the series. Note the Nobody’s Fool logo drawn onto Cheryl’s sweatshirt. You’d almost think they were a real band!

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August 27, 2007

The Sabotage Cafe 4 – Where I’m Living Now

Here’s part four of our five part series. In this one, Cheryl gives a tour of the squat in which she lives. It also features music by the Swing Heils, a Westchester punk band–that’s Chris Sweeney, one of my students, on vocals. The concert footage was shot at the legendary ABC No Rio.

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August 20, 2007

Sabotage Cafe 3 – New Tattoo

This one is, I think my favorite. Mandy, our actress, riffed her way through it, and she came up with some great stuff. “Tramp stamp.” What a terrifically descriptive phrase.

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August 15, 2007

The Sabotage Cafe – Street Level

Here’s video two! The frighteningly doped up guy at the beginning just happened to be walking past. We traded a cigarette for the rights to film him and he left us all feeling desperately sad.

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August 7, 2007

The Sabotage CafĂ© — The Fire Escape

Some friends and I put together a bunch of youtube videos for the new novel. This is the first one, full of youthful rage and ennui. More will be on the way…

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Upcoming Sabotage Cafe readings!

August 7, 2007

Tuesday, August 28: NEW YORK

7:00 p.m. — Wine and Cheese reception at Morningside Books, Broadway and 114th

Wednesday, August 29: NEW JERSEY

7:00 p.m. — Book Ends, 232 E. Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ

Wednesday, September 5: BOSTON

7:00 p.m. — Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

Sunday, September 16: NEW YORK

7:00 p.m. — KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street

Monday, September 17 MADISON, WI

7:00 p.m. — Borders, 3750 University Ave.

Wednesday, September 19: MINNEAPOLIS

7:00 p.m. — University of Minnesota Book Center, Coffman Memorial Union,
300 Washington Avenue SE

Thursday, September 20: MINNEAPOLIS

7:00 p.m. — The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South

Friday, September 21: IOWA CITY

7:00 p.m. — Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque Street

Wednesday, September 26th: NEW YORK

8:00 PM — The Happy Endings Reading Series, Happy Endings, 302 Broome Street (@ Forsyth)

Friday, September 28th: Philadelphia

6:00 PM — Robins Bookstore, 108 South 13th Street

Tuesday, October 23rd: Event in New York

8:00 PM — Literary Death Match at The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street, NYC

Sunday, December 2: Reading in Chicago

Time TBA — The Myopic Fiction Series