Woman As Art
It’s around two in the afternoon in Pittsburgh on an overcast, winter day (high around 40 degrees) and the Old Soldier is getting ready for karaoke at Del’s in Bloomfield in “Little Italy” tonight. How do I get ready for karaoke?
I do breathing and stretching exercises all week-long. I sing (in a low voice but use the throat and abdominal muscles I will need for) the songs I’ll sing at karaoke. I get my karaoke outfit (dark clothing and a bandana) ready and I shave my face and my head.
You have to understand that the Old Soldier is not just a karaoke singer. He’s a performance artist.
Sonny’s Tavern did not show my full-length Super 8, color-sound film last night. No one showed up for it. They screen films in the backroom. What a bummer. Oh, well, I’m a performance artist and a blogger. My Super 8 film days are long over. I shot my only full-length Super 8 film in 1990.
Yesterday, I did publish one of my guest writers for February. I published the poem “Riding Up The Thruway” by Marcy Sheiner. Marcy emailed me that she had never been paid for a poem. Well, it was only $3.00 but it’s the idea that counts and she is in line for several more poems that will get her $5.00 a piece. Her poem will be stuck to the front page for several days. Check it out.
Kodachrome 40 KMA464P Super 8 Cartridge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tomorrow, I plan to publish the flash fiction story “Happy For Now” by Anna Bayes. And there are several more guest writers to be published this month.
In the meantime, the Old Soldier is listening to classical music on the radio, drinking cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and frying potato wedgies. A writer has to eat.
Keep reading and keep writing that flash fiction.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.
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