Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NO COLONY Promotional Shaving Video + Byebye

DON'T FORGET

This FRIDAY AUGUST 22nd 7:30 PM in Park Slope Brooklyn NYC @ Barbes

NO COLONY issue 001 Launch Party

Featuring readings by Nick Antosca, Giancarlo DiTrapano, Tao Lin, Robert Lopez and Justin Taylor, hosted by myself and Ken Baumann

Issues on sale, I think $10, something.

Yesterday I shaved my face and spoke into the light in recognition of the folding forces, please observe:



Yeah, I'm really bad at shaving.

I tried to add text titles to the video but iMovie is a real piece of shit and I don't have Final Cut anymore, use your imagination, pretend there are words going in the video saying about the reading or something, pretend my head is leaking fry grease.

Blogger replications of this news &/or clearly erotic video in a promotional effort to garner attendance will be most thanked via mental explode.

aka

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. :)

Those attending the event are encouraged to bring a tennis ball or other spherical object that may be thrown at my head or body while I am speaking, my skull is large, I make a good target.

Concurrently with my offer, Ken Baumann is accepting offers of manual stimulation and/or cash rubdowns.


** SNEAK PEEK **


We got the issues in yesterday, they rub on my eyelids without my nodding.

It looks crooked in the first photo I don't know why, its not actually crooked:





Excitedz.

Anyhow, hitting the road tomorrow morning early and won't be back till late Sunday, so in the meantime, keep your panties tucked tight and your fingers liquidated. Order will begin shipping upon return, thank you to those who preordered, thank you to those who will order soon or now. :)

Byebyez.

27 comments:

The Man Who Couldn't Blog said...

blog updated with embedded video. ride on.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

'preciate ya :)

sam pink said...

watching this video made me very uncomfortable but not in a way that ultimately made me upset. if i would have known about shaving for promotion, i would have filmed myself shaving off my beard yesterday. in some places, it was longer than two inches. whenever i'd sweat a lot, the beard would keep dripping for a long period of time. it looked like my beard was crying but i know my beard wouldn't cry because it has nothing to cry about. for some reason while watching this video, i kept thinking someone was going to walk in and then you would yell at them. watching this video made me very uncomfortable but not in a way that ultimately made me upset.

Alicia Pernell said...

i concur with sam pink.

i am very excited about NO COLONY.

please pleez plz post pictures/videos/something when you get back.

have a safe and enjoyable trip.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

sam, what can i do to make you upset

i am ready to make you upset

someone did come into the room during the video

can't you tell

BLAKE BUTLER said...

alicia, much will be posted, i am glad you are excited, that makes me excited.

Catherine Lacey said...

grrrrrrreat.

I will be there.


Hoorah.

Jimmy Chen said...

i wish you would say 'friday august' forever. that was funny. i'm sad i won't be there. the book looks amazing. friday august (+~).

jereme said...

you make me laugh

good job

but this is precisely why i do not shave

what a hassle

BLAKE BUTLER said...

catherine :)

jimmy, i am also sad you won't be there. hopefully we will have a reading on your side of town sometime also

jereme, shaving is shit

Mike Young said...

i will come and hug your shaven face with my whiskered face

face hug

anybody at the no colony party "up" for a face hug will get free copies of magic helicopter's new chapbooks forthcoming fall 08

BLAKE BUTLER said...

face huggin orgy

ryan call said...

sad face down here in houston

BLAKE BUTLER said...

get on the train main

KEN BAUMANN said...

video is better than all olympics combined

stoked on it

ex-NYCer said...

how about live video feed? Someone bring a computer and skype it to me..

BLAKE BUTLER said...

mhmmm i reckon

i like the way you talk

i like the way You talk

Daniel Bailey said...

the cover looks really good.

gena said...

i agree with daniel

it's kick-ass

gena said...

i just felt odd saying "kick-ass"

Matthew said...

Beautiful.

The Man Who Couldn't Blog said...

Dammit! Come home and post now!

BlogSloth said...

I ordered my issue and will you please stop shaving online.

Sean

BlogSloth said...

I ordered my issue and will you please stop shaving online.

Sean

BlogSloth said...

Why did I post my comment twice?

My mom does that.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

thanks folks

there is nothing wrong with saying kick ass

BLAKE BUTLER said...

sean thank you for de buying