Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Project Object on Tour: Tonight in Madison!

Eric Slick at World Cafe Live October 14, 2007 (photo bt Gary Slick)

So tonight is the second to the last show on the Project Object Fall Surge Tour, and it takes place at the fabulous Majestic Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. What a beautiful venue that is - and I see Robert Fripp will be performing there in three weeks as well...you gotta love the synchronicity.

Tomorrow the tour wraps up in Cincinnati, and well, more on that later, I guess...I'm still searching around for reviews/articles on the Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago shows but haven't found any yet -- if anything pops up this afternoon or evening I will be back and post them.

In writing news, I had a flash (a story under 100 words) accepted today over Tuesday Shorts and I'm way psyched about it, especially as this is my second appearance there and I'm in esteemed company - some of the other notable authors published include Todd Zuniga, Jim Tomlinson...wait...what am I doing with those guys? (And err...Todd...in case you find this via a Google vanity search...and don't be shy, we all do them...where are the archives for Opium Magazine prior to 2007? I had a hard drive crash and lost two stories you published in 2004 and 2005 or is that 2005 and 2006...anyway...I'm dying to get them back as I have no other copies anywhere)

And err...note to my stalker: Coming to me from other writers' websites doesn't work though I'm impressed at the one you visited yesterday before clicking on his link to me - I would have thought his writing is way above your comprehension -- anyway, just to let you know, I am aware that you are here. I'm flattered, I guess, that you still want to drop in on me daily though as we all know, I'm simply irresistible so I know it's a hard habit to break har har but okay, as long as you don't use my name or habitually steal my "contacts", feel free to lurk and you can even have a virtual glass of champagne with me when I announce any upcoming big news. Cool? Cool!



Kimberly M. said...

I give! I give! I'll quit stalking you!! (but can I still stalk the other Slicks?)


LOVE the short!

Let the champagne flow! Huzzah!

RobinSlick said...

Ha ha - you can stalk me any time, Kim. Hell, I am a stalker myself - just ask Mrs. Henderson, Neil Gaiman, etc. etc....but holy cow, I do it because I love them, not because I am a passive/aggressive jealous lunatic.

RobinSlick said...

Oh, and thanks for loving my story! Naturally I want to change the last line now that it's up to "she grinned" instead of "replied instead" but oh well...I am the eternal editor, even once something is published ten years.

Damn it would be stronger with "she grinned" at the end, though...

Kimberly M. said...



The dashing redhead throws back her head and laughs as she types rapidly.

What she doesn't realize is that she can always save it for the script!


RobinSlick said...

It's so funny you said that, Kim, because this is in fact an out-take from my new book and I just wrote that particular chapter/scene this weekend - I merely switched it from first person to third person for the flash and tweaked her age (by book #3, Elizabeth is 42 but for a flash, age 40 had much more impact).

I am obsessed with Tuesday Shorts. It's such a cool exercise in redlining yourself and conveying/compression as much information as possible in under 100 words. For poets it's an entirely different exercise and every bit as cool, but nope, I'm not a poet and like using it as a prose vehicle and getting rid of those unnecessary words.

P.S. Are you going to the Happy Ending in NYC for Kesey's reading tomorrow night? Oh man, I am sooo tempted....

Kimberly M. said...

Actually, I AM going tomorrow night! Oh come come come come! It'll be so much fun! (and then we can pin Susan down and get her to commit to a date...)


claud said...

Nice short, Robin. VERY nice. I had to go read it, of course. And I actually think "she replied instead" is stronger than "grinned" would be, for whatever that's worth. I like is exactly as it is.