Friday, March 2, 2012

spotlight on songstory: brad rosen

On Wednesday, Brad Rosen is going to be reading from his novel, The Bunkie Spills, which is in its finishing touches stage right now. I've had the privilege of witnessing much of the creation of this book, and I think you should be jealous of that, because I'm head over heels in love with it. Here's Bunkie demonstrating how to be a true musician.


First off, you got to be open to it. You got to open your ears up real wide and you have to open up your imagination so it can hear all them notes coming into your ear canals and you can imagine a fanfare of clarinets and violins and bells and whistles and drums and trombones and tambourines and trumpets. All them tonal essentialities of a symphony. You can get all them different tones out of your urinactic stream by concentrating real hard and moving it from the middle of the toilet water and out to the edges of the bowl and around and back again. You can use your hips if you want. A gyration of sorts. A slow groove. Like you was fucking a butterfly.


[brad and me in our writing group, me censored, brad curious. those are some weird glasses i'm playing with.]

Brad will be reading with Kevin Sampsell, Lidia Yuknavitch, Courtenay Hameister, Vanessa Veselka and me on March 7th at Someday Lounge as part of the March Music Moderne music festival.

Facebook invite is here. And info on the other great events that are part of March Music Moderne is here.


Bradley K. Rosen started playing drums when he was nine. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Oregon. He has travelled around the world playing music professionally, mostly with the singer/songwriter Jerry Joseph and the band Little Women and Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons. He has numerous recording credits. He currently plays in three local bands, Humbleweed, Burn the Field, and Ramblin’ Rose and plays timpani in three local orchestras, including the Mt Hood Pops.

His short story, An Ancient Air, was recently published in the anthology The Frozen Moment. His first novel, The Bunkie Spills, is in its final draft.

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