“There is a box, with a bird’s head sticking out of it,” came the message from the guys at Trophy Bikes. I’m the owner and the box stops with me. When I saw the note tucked inside, I couldn’t ignore the situation: the Typewriter Insurgency had found me; it was time to get clacking. 2 B Continued….
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Here’s the “sig” cartoon of Joe McGinniss, at his start, banging out a Metro Column
on an unidentified typewriter for the Philadelphia INQUIRER. For a story about the days when a
Metro columnist could say, “I’d rather cover the Viet Nam war than City Council…” and
wind up on a plane for Saigon in short order, click here.
SO– Here’s the scoop: first one (Friday, 19 Sept.) is a big benefit to help make the 215 Lit Fest happen. So it costs money (a cool twenty), but you will have a good time in a bookstore like you have never seen.There will be typewriters, including an Olivetti Lettera 32 on auction, and other goodies.
Details RIGHT HERE.
Second one (Sat., 19 October) is part and parcel of the 215 Fest, which will bring a great array of literary and musical talent to Philadelphia. It’s outside, free and will feature amplified typewriter haiku… among other things! DETAILS SOON.
SO… there’s the bad kind of DTs — the Delirium Tremens that comes when someone–in this case, Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend, tries to kick a (very) Bad Habit. Then there’s Daily Typing–the DT that I am considering making into a Good Habit. Any Daily Typers out there? What’s that like, knowing you’ll bang the keys every day?
Or anyone considering making a Daily Typing pledge for 2011?