I have three things in the SNR this week. Am I insane? I'm headed that way. King Tuff interview! This is my first thing to get reprinted: it's also in the Chico News and Review for which I received a sweet, sweet payment of 25 bucks. My real reward is if he sells a few more tickets in either place. That guy should be rich as far as I'm concerned.
Other thing, a short piece on the Slant Step show at the Nelson. I am unhappy with the truncation of my article, which my editor will probably be annoyed I am writing. That's the way the cookie crumbles, I know. And I accidentally turned it in at least 125 words too long. Here's the original ending. Read it after the piece, if you care to.
The opening was kicked off by a panel discussion which included conceptual artist Stephen Kaltenbach and Verge Executive Director Liv Moe, among others. The moderator asked the panelists what they thought the original purpose of the object might have been and Moe punctured the playful mood somewhat with her prosaic, yet suddenly obvious answer: “I think it’s a shoeshine stool.”
And the third is my second food review. I am still way to nervous about those things to link to it. I try not to think about it, even though I stand by what I write. I am the most happy about the review I'm about to turn in as soon as you pick my joke. It will run in a few weeks.