|March 10, 2014||Posted by hazardw under Uncategorized|
Here we go with the second installment of my new every-other-week segment for the The Missouri Review‘s blog wherein I curate and comment on the “perfect playlist” for picking up notable literary figures (poetry or prose, alive or dead) from the airport. Up this time was Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy K. Smith. The list features some Joy Division, Sun Ra, a little Madvillain, and of course David Bowie (Smith’s most recent collection was named Life on Mars after all). Take a look, give it a listen, I hope you enjoy!
|February 28, 2014||Posted by hazardw under Uncategorized|
As Black History Month comes to a close, this one goes out to anybody who was ever told “You aren’t black enough” or “You act white”. F that.
With a little help from Stefan Urquelle I just want to say: never judge anyone until you’ve heard their story.
Recorded at a show commemorating the 20th anniversary of Stefan Urquelle’s debut episode on Family Matters.
|February 23, 2014||Posted by hazardw under Uncategorized|
Very pleased to announce that The Boston Globe selected the February edition of “It Just Got Weirdo: A Wordy Evening @ Weirdo Records” as one of this week’s event picks in their style section. So glad for the notice, it’s def added motivation to bring out a stellar night of comedy, poetry, and…. PRINCE TRIVIA!!
Link to the Piece (There’s a big ol’ picture of me included…my mom was very happy about that…)
And here is just some of the Prince related loot you stand to gain by coming out for the show. I know what you’re thinking: “Is that a vintage Purple Rain Tour backstage pass??!!” Yes. Yes it is.
|February 15, 2014||Posted by hazardw under Uncategorized|
Check it out! My good friend was assigned to interview author Colson Whitehead and pick him up for the airport. I jokingly mentioned that she should make a playlist for the occasion. One thing led to another and I ended up creating this, which has been picked up by the AMAZING literary journal The Missouri Review for their blogs section. Every other week I’ll be curating and commenting on what I believe to be the best playlist for driving a wide variety of writers and poets (living or dead) to and from the airport. So glad to be working with such a great publication on this.
My 1st post is HERE.
|February 14, 2014||Posted by hazardw under Uncategorized|
Dig if you will the picture
of you and I engaged in some INTENSE laughter at the latest edition of “It Just Got Weirdo: A Wordy Evening @ Weirdo Records”.
Yes indeed! That time of the month is almost upon us where we cram a handful of some of the finest area performers together with an ever-adventurous audience into the smallest/bestest vinyl record store in Cambridge MA for an evening you won’t soon forget.
On MON. 2/24 (8:30) you have the chance to be treated to comedy from Andrew Durso, Jere Pilapil, Alvin David, Will Noonan, Chris Coxen AND some stellar poetry from Gemma Cooper-Novack!
PLUS if that wasn’t enough this month will feature a little something extra in the form of an ALL-ABOUT-PRINCE Trivia-Off between Andrew & Jere…to the Death!!! (Well, probably not really…) But def come out to see who knows more about the lyrics, deep album cuts, bootlegs, romances & filmography of The Purple One. The winner walks away with the Purple Reign title and a fantastic Prince prize.
Of course the victor won’t be the only one walking away with loot. As with all our Weirdo shows all performers & audience members walk away with something to remember the show by (even if bad VHS rip of “Under The Cherry Moon”). Who knows??! It could be you!!!
See you there.