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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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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…


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