I finally, after running two virus scans, a registry cleaner and defraging my computer, got my computer running properly once again. So, I fixed the errors I had with the video I uploaded, as well as finished uploading clips from the event at the Issaquah Coffee Company.
Once again, thank you to everyone who showed up, and especially to those of you who bought a book. If you want a copy and you know me personally, just let me know and I’ll give you a copy for $10 (sorry, no discounts, they’re expensive to make). If you don’t know me, be sure to come by my next book reading event or seek me out on the streets of Seattle or Issaquah because they are not going on sale on line, not for a good long while anyway. Right now I have a batch of 20 printed, many of them sold, and inside the front cover it is labeled “1st printing”. Next batch I order will be a batch of rougly 100 and labeled “2nd printing”, and so on, so if you are planning to be a fan for the long haul, be sure to get your hands on an early copy, they might just be a collectors item some day (that’s the plan anyway). Call me, hunt me down, stop me on the street, look for me at The Issaquah Coffee Company, at Round Table Pizza (for now anyway), just don’t try to get it online or through comments, cause you wont get it. You can try emailing me, but it wont go through the mail (unless you have a great website, such as The Last Chance Texaco. Read his story.).
Anyway, below are the videos of me reading excerpts from The Island and the Sea, and Everything Else by the Wayside. The short story “The Hanging Gardens” (which is in the running for the best prose piece of the Bricollege Magazing, I’ll let you know if it makes it when I know) is not here because the camera died midway through the filming of it. There are also Photos of the event if you scroll way down to the bottom, all of them taken by my lovely wife, Tana, who did a great job capturing the atmosphere of the show.
The Island and the Sea: Part One
The Island and the Seat: Part Two
Guest Musician – Valeri Lopez
Guest Musicians – Jason Barrus and Ian Christensen
Everything Else by the Wayside: Part One
Everything Else by the Wayside: Part Two
Photos – The Night Before
Photos – The Night Of
Thank you Ryan and those of you at the Issaquah Coffee Company for letting me put this on. Jason Barrus, Ian Christonson, and Valeri Lopez for playing great tunes. Thank you Steve and Angela Barrus for help financing the printing of the book. Stuart and Brit Heath, Bret and Shirley Heath, they know what they did. Thanks Chad Riddout for the camera, Markus Harris for the Cord, Kyle Winkle for the Mic, Sarah Cox for picking up the Mic, and everyone who showed up to listen to me talk for an hour and a half.