Saturday, April 02, 2005

I want to be a Girlyman

Sounds like you AWP-ers are having a good time! Maybe someday I'll get to go. I love that kind of thing -- conferences, festivals -- the intensity of it. I'm a fairly shy person, though I am relatively good at finding common ground with people and making conversation once I feel like I know them a bit -- though I tend to hang out on the fringes. I suspect my Provincetown trip/workshop in June is going to drain my travel/vacation budget for the next couple of years, so who knows when I'll make it to AWP -- but hopefully someday.

Right now I'm in full-on "wish I were a musician instead of a poet" mode though. I went to hear Girlyman last night and they were just so much fun. You haven't lived until you've experienced a queer-folk-singalong of "Rock Me Amadeus," in German and everything. And then there were songs like "Speechless" and "The Shape I Found You In" that just about made me cry. There are things you can do with music that you just can't do in poetry. Plus, of course, musicians get flirted with WAY more than poets do. Heh.

I did buy a Girlyman T-shirt, which will be especially fun to wear to my workshop in P-town.

I meant to get some writing done today but have had a headache most of the day. I know -- whine, whine, whine. Maybe this evening.

This is, I think, the world's most boring blog today -- so I will close.

1 comment:

jenni said...

"You haven't lived until you've experienced a queer-folk-singalong of "Rock Me Amadeus," in German and everything."

For some reason this statement made me choke on my coffee with laughter.

hey, I'll phone ya tonight! Have a great day!