Amnesia/Modern Times


Well, I guess I’m a seasoned reader now that I had two readings in two nights for my book last weekend.

The Amnesia/Modern Times event was more than I ever could have expected. The bar was packed. Lots of old friends were there. So were co-workers, cheese people, and some annoyed people who thought “I Can’t Feel My Face’” was starting early. But man, there were lots of strangers too. I guess that almost-lifesized picture of me in the weekly really worked (Thanks Hiya!)

Look, it’s packed!
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(I know the two woman in the front and the smiling guy in red serving cheese, but who are those other folks?)

I’m getting less nervous with every reading, just a couple of hours of sheer terror rather than days. Whoo-hoo!

I feel like this picture really sums up the event:
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As I mentioned from the stage it was particularly funny that I did my San Francisco launch at Amnesia since I lived at 20th and Mission and back in 1991 or 1992 it was my local bar (I think my housemates and I started going there after the Crystal Pistol became a tapas bar.) It’s funny because Bucky Sinister started what would become a well-regarded open mic night there (it was then called The Chameleon) and we hated it because it interrupted our regular drinking.

Sorry to any early Saturday night regulars who I annoyed. If we hadn’t provided free cheese I would say that I owe you a beer. I am only hearing now that it was too crowded for a few folks to even get in!

If you missed out than you can watch clips because the wonderful folks from Mission Local took video and interviewed people at the bar.

I tried to get rid of our remaining Cooperative 7”s but at least 25 remain. I think they’ll be given out at Reading Frenzy now. Look out Portland.! Hide your turntables!

Here’s the view from the back of the bar
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Thanks to all the folks at Amnesia (especially the folks working that mob scene) and Leah from Modern Times for making this a reality.

4 responses to “Amnesia/Modern Times

  1. Gordon, I was addicted to your book–couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I saw the review on Tami Parr’s website, ordered it from Powells in Portland, and once I started reading I just couldn’t put it down (like a chunk of good cheese . . . ?)
    Thank you for writing it–now we all wish we could work at a worker co-op (unless we work at a goat cheese dairy!)
    I wish I had a bumper sticker with your words: “We all share the rind.” — superb!

  2. Well, yeah, then I don’t have to drive to show it off!

  3. Pingback: Cheese on the Street | Gordon ("Zola") Edgar

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