Get Hip to the Hot! Hot Club of San Francisco, that is . . .

Whether you are new to the Hot Club of San Francisco or a longtime fan (or even a longtime fan who already has many of their 14 previous CDs) . . . 30 Years is a worthy addition and pretty much a must-have album. For the person just at the gateway of gypsy jazz and …

August, September, BASEBALL!, November, December. Part 1

The Dry Statistics The Yankees eliminated the A’s, only to be vanquished by the Boston Red Sox, who beat the reigning champion Houston Astros. The Astros got there by beating the Cleveland Indians. The Rockies knocked the Cubs out, then lost to the Brewers, who lost to the Dodgers. The Dodgers had eliminated the Atlanta …

August, September, BASEBALL!, November, December. Part 2

Getting It out of My System I’m from the Bay Area. Hate the Dodgers (it’s genetic, and it’s the law), and Puig + Machado have given me new reasons. But I hate the Yankees for obvious reasons, and the Red Sox (and their cheating Green Monster) for slightly less obvious reasons. I’ll be watching the …

Banksy? Banksy? Did somebody say Banksy???

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.  …Banksy   Play is dangerous. I’m remembering The Fight Club and how the film incorporates some aspects of a play revolution but mixed in with …

Well, First Things First…

…as in this nifty article from the NYTimes closest competitor, the West Seattle Blog. PS, none of this is true, but it makes a great read! Book launch for Shepherd Siegel’s ‘Disruptive Play’ And here’s the narrated-by-caption picture gallery from the paisley and green event [Hint: With headphones on, play Side 2 of Dark Side …

The Difference Between Playing and Playing Games

I want to share the opening pages of “Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture” . . . I think you’ll find it engaging, and I hope to expand your ideas of the transformative power of play released into society, into our lives, at new, higher levels… Introduction: Play as Politics . . . …

Quoth The Raven, Better More . . . Disruptive Play

Getcher print edition of Disruptive Play on Monday, September 10 …wherever books are sold Reading and Launch Party West Seattle’s ArtsWest 4711 California Ave SW, 98116 Wednesday, September 26, 6 PM more details coming Preorder Kindle Edition. Print & ebook coming September 10. …imagine how the ancient is in our bones still, and informs current events. Why Are Ravens Black? …

Ehhhhhhh….

Things have been a little bit crazy around here lately… …but then, love is like that—isn’t it? And it’s Disruptive Playtime! It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like . . . woof! Working the manuscript into its final and fun-tastic format, the one you deserve. Because, well, love. And folks…it’s done! …

I’ll BET You’ve Been Wondering…

when IS that book Shepherd Siegel’s been yammering on about, Disruptive Play, EVER going to come out? Okay, maybe you’ve had A FEW OTHER THINGS on your mind . . . but, well, take a big bite! Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture WILL be available this fall. IN September… Right soon, but …