Monday, February 11, 2008

The Thing

I've written before about The Thing, a quarterly 'publication' whereby subscribers get a mystery, text-based object sent regularly. You can see a photograph of my blind by Miranda July up on the website here - I don't know why I get so much pleasure from Tunbridge Wells being featured on the world map here, but I do. Wish I'd thought to lean a bicycle up against it though, how cool does that look? Anyway, Issue 2 has been delayed and I'm eagerly waiting to see what Issue 3 will be, so if you're near San Francisco and fancy wrapping up my 'thing' for me so it gets here quicker, I'd be very grateful...

Wrapping Party at Chronicle books in San Francisco
If you are in San Francisco on Friday, February 15th, and looking for a way to perhaps wrap packages, tape boxes, drink beer, eat pizza, and listen to music on an old portable record player, then you are in luck because we will be doing all of this at the same time at Chronicle Books for the Wrapping Party of Kota Ezawa’s issue #3 of THE THING.
That’s right, Chronicle books is hosting the THE THING’s Issue #3 wrapping party in their very spacious lobby (which is not even a year old... it’s very nice). And we will be there wrapping from 4:00-7:00 PM. And we will have free beer and pizza (for a while at least). And you can bring a record and listen to it. And we will be very excited to say hello to you if you stop by.
Wrapping Time:
Friday, February 15th
4:00-7:00 p.m.

680 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

And I didn't put up a prompt yesterday so here are two - yesterday, I worked with a list of brand names, writing down as many as I could and then shaping them into a poem.

Today will be ... It's very simple. It is love ...


jem said...

Wow - I've never heard of 'The Thing' till today - but I love the idea. I can't wait to see what you get next...

After going away from your post I realised why the name Miranda July was familiar - I watched her film the other week (very good indeed, lots of room for personal interpretation which I like).

Alex said...

Where's the Astaire?

Sarah Salway said...

It's brilliant, isn't it, Jem? I'll put up what I get as soon as it comes! And have you seen her short story collection - well worth reading.
Sheesh, Alex, you're so demanding ... but your wish is my command. See today.