Thursday, April 29, 2021

Art Visit!!!


Between driving to reach interviewees for documentary....Stagg and I got a chance to see some art in museums. We saw some amazing stuff. I talk about it a bit on recent podcasts. I'll link a youtube broadcast of THE AGENCY podcast...and here...THE AGENCY. You can also find us on Spotify, iTunes and podcast app on your phone.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Interview for Documentary


This week Stagg and I have been working on my documentary and we interviewed Rick. We had a very small crew with sound, camera and drone. Lots of fun!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday Pop Up Events

 Every Sunday Pilsen artists are vending their creations. Our friend, singer songwriter NEONBOMB is showcasing her clothing designs. We interview Claudia early in quarantine for a podcast episode. Caludia is a singer songwriter in the band %HITIZEN. This pop p shop is open every Sunday 11-5 at 1756 W 19th. Get your ass there Chicago. #theagencypodcast #shitizen #neonbombdesignz #pilsenarthouse 

Claudia had a brilliant idea she created chains fto hold our masks! They allow you to keep your mask on you so you can safely put it on and off while working driving, and doing errands.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

The Simple Elegance Of The Semicolon

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This week we talk with singer/songwriter David Tombesi-Walton, the new novel HENCH and trains. Please join us! The music selcections are provided by Mr. Wu's Pigs. You can find the band on Facebook and Spotify and Bandcamp. We met David over 15 years ago blogging. This is the first time we have ever spoken. 

Tuesday, April 06, 2021


Here are some still photos from my imeetings for my documentary and sometimes just visits with people I met who I know from nline. If you would like to donate to the recent theme I've been sharing here about completing a multi-year can visit my Crowd Funding page. Or donate on the button to your right on my page if you scroll down.

Above is at Kaplinsky's in toronto I think around 2014. Below is at a Cormac McCarthy conference in Memphis in 2015. That is Rick, me and our late friend Peter.

Here is Peter Joseph at Memphis conference in 2015...he has been a part of online activities since the 1990's.
On left is Marty Priola who designed and maintains care of the Cormac McCArthy forum. On right is McCathy expert Nell Sullivan.

The photo above and the three following are at Giordanos in Chicago in 2006. Many of us from online participation and the McCarthy Forum went to see a premiere of THE SUNSET LIMITED at Steppenwolf. Then out for supper.

Above is a few of us in Alberquerque in pop culture conference but sout for dinner at Route 66 Diner. 


Friday, April 02, 2021

Still More Outtakes

 To those of you folling this stuff..I've been working on a documentary for quite a while...and I'm hoping to get it completed. I am looking for support as a sort of kick in the get the final interviews and editing done. Any little bit truly does help! I'm sharing photos and video outakes in order to inspire interest in this effort. Here is a bit of video I found of a few of us from The Cormac McCarthy Forum meeting in Knoxville. The Portuguese translator Paulo Faria was doing research to translate SUTTREE so a few f us met him and spent time exploring the settings of Suttree.

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Here is some fun bit of videos....

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