May 31, 2019

Brass Tacks, May 21

It was a relatively quiet night at The Low Beat with only 3 of us signed up for the open mic. Thom Francis, el presidente, was back to host.

Some of the readers (not me) had shown up early to pace & wait, perhaps mentally preparing their material as they would on the other Tuesday’s stand-up comedy night here.

Reed Gungrass began with a ramble about his reactions to the film Natural Treasure: a Book of Secrets (2007), then on to comments about weapons, & to other movies he’s seen.

Zahin’s commentary was about the 2014 movie Ride Along, which he seemed to enjoy so much that he said at least 3 times “here is my favorite part” before describing his next favorite scene.

I hadn’t seen either of these movies, so I read “Prophylactic” & “The Job” from my 2011 chapbook Poeming the Prompt.

& that was that for this Tuesday. Brass Tacks is gotten down to at The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, starts at 7:30PM — bring poems.

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