A Deep & Gorgeous Thirst

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
Okay. But I'll make sure you're prepared. We don't want another Houdini incident on our hands.
No...no we don't.

By the by, there's a drunk poem in the book about the time my buddy, while aiming for my gut, actually crushed in what I've taken to calling one of my "ball garages" (as in one of the two garages where a ball parks)...not good times! Tell me again where the Wordsworth or Ezra Pound or e.e. cummings poem about THAT is? I rest my case, your honor.
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
Yeah, you spend all kinds of time thinking about my ball garages... Not gonna get me in your basement Buffalo Bill!
 

bospress.net

www.bospress.net
Over 5000 posts
It is worth me printing some bookplates that you can stick in there. Signed helps them sell?

Hosh is coming here in about a month to bind the hardcovers and clamshells. Maybe we;ll make some up...

Bill
 

LickTheStar

Sad Flower in the Sand
Over 1000 posts
Signed can help sell. If I could find a way to make it a "local author" thing even though he isn't actually local... But I could probably fake something.

I mean, we're all local. Planetwise. And Hosh, you... you do live on Earth, right?
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
Quick query from one who works in a corporate bookshop... Since they're from Ingram, are they returnable to the publisher?

Also, as someone who is a manager at a corporate bookshop... I don't give a shit, I'm ordering 5 anyway... I know what's good for me.
The regular trades ordered through Ingram would be. As the special editions are coming from ADP/me, they wouldn't. At least that's my understanding...but the gut-punch stands on the special editions. A gut-punch guarantee!

Signed can help sell. If I could find a way to make it a "local author" thing even though he isn't actually local... But I could probably fake something.

I mean, we're all local. Planetwise. And Hosh, you... you do live on Earth, right?
Well, the publisher is Artistically Declined Press from Phoenix, Oregon. Is in Oregon local enough? Local Publisher?

As for earth -- I vacation there. Most weekends and holidays. For 40 hours each week I'm in another dimension...
 

LickTheStar

Sad Flower in the Sand
Over 1000 posts
Hey, local publisher I can work with. I may even have a corporately mandated sign to go with it...
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
I may even have a corporately mandated sign to go with it...
Well well well...we're halfway to a beer commercial then!

But seriously -- that's really awesome of you. If you do get it in the store, you gotta send me a picture of the book on the shelves. I have never seen one of my books in a bookstore!
 

mjp

Your Host
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Over 5000 posts
I used to go into either/or in Hermosa Beach and pull out the two or three copies of alternative man they had there and prop them up front-cover-out on the shelf. I'm sure the staff really appreciated that. But you gotta do what you gotta do.
;)
 

jordan

lothario speedwagon
Over 1000 posts
ok hosh, i'm gonna come clean. i want nothing to do with this book. i recently discovered this writer who does these "poemstories", and it's changed the way i think of the written word. you were cool in my book for awhile, but now i think your shit is weak. LAST WEEK.
 

mjp

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Over 5000 posts
Yeah man, that Valdez kid could teach you a thing or two about how book promotion is done.
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
Well, the truth is, I'm not a big enough man to take my lessons from anyone but me. So I fumble along as best I can...

ok hosh, i'm gonna come clean. i want nothing to do with this book. i recently discovered this writer who does these "poemstories", and it's changed the way i think of the written word. you were cool in my book for awhile, but now i think your shit is weak. LAST WEEK.
I humbly respect your decision. It's because I'm losing my hair, isn't it?
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
Man who'd risk his neck for his brotha man? Check
Complicated man, that no one understands but his woman? Check.
The cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about? Check.
Picked up your man Leroy and threw him out the goddamned window? Check.
Black private dick who's a sex machine with all the chicks?...uh...

Well 4 outta 5 ain't bad!
 

pig ear press

Over 500 posts
I can't believe you didn't tell me you were losing your hair before I bought a copy.


You're not including some with the HBs are you?
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
Well...if you'd settle for pubic hair, then I guess something could be arranged...
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
Indeed. I'm hoping we can make some more when I'm there. Maybe some of my profile graphic as well, maybe 70 of each?
And hardbacks.
Oh, and clamshells.
Then there's the broadsides...
Sheesh, we've got a lot to do...
 

Hosh

hoshomccreesh.com
Over 1000 posts
For your reading pleasure: Two excerpts from the DRINKS section of the index at the back of the book:


flask, a little, 36
forties, a bunch of, 77
furniture polish, it almost tastes as good as, 153
girly, umbrella, 235
glasses, a small battalion of, 145
Guiness, bottles and bottles, 37
Guinness, 18
Guinness, a yard of, 179
Guinness, and single malt, 198
Guinness, another pint of, 169
Guinness, bottles of the old, and all, 235
Guinness, more, and another Scotch, 161
Guinness, to cleanse the palate, 272



shots, why not, 179
some shit like that, 170
something to take the stink off, 36
Springbank Single Vat 1966, 286
Steel Reserve 211, high gravity, 77
Tanqueray and tonic, 239
taurine, pure, 68
Tecate, 139
Tecates, rocking down, 277
tequila, a bottle of, between her thighs, 196
tequila sunrises, two, 196
TNT’s, fourteen apiece, 205
 
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