“Journal of Grievances” – Available NOW!

Posted by The G on September 20, 2016 under The G Spot | Read the First Comment

Cover Art by Carl Paoli.

Journal of Grievances by Geoffrey Dicker

Journal of Grievances by Geoffrey Dicker

New York, NY (September 18, 2016) – Poet and blogger Geoffrey Dicker announces his fourth book, ”JOURNAL OF GRIEVANCES” which will be available to purchase through Amazon on September 20, 2016.  The book marks Dicker’s first novel, a fictional autobiography, told in an unconventional way – through daily journal entries.

The official synopsis of JOURNAL OF GRIEVANCES:

Warning: this book is recommended for immature audiences only. It contains ridiculous amounts of adult language and really twisted situations. “Journal of Grievances” is a controversially raw and uncensored look into the ups and downs (both in and out of the bedroom) of a struggling, single gay male writer in New York. Told through daily journal entries on his year long approach to 40, the protagonist spills his guts with hilarious wit as he waxes philosophically and analyzes his raunchy sex life, drug addictions, debauched relationships, life encounters, and his frustrations with society while navigating through relationship drama and job-loss as he struggles to find his place in the world. This is Geoffrey Dicker’s first novel. He asks that if you are easily offended by profanity or graphic depictions of gay sex to please not buy this book. Alternately, he advises the reader to flip to any page and promises that within 2 sentences, you’ll be laughing.

“I’d like to think of this book as a gay loner version of ‘Sex and the City’ meets ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ meets ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ in other words – it’s completely fucked up!  It’s an unconventional coming of age story with zero filters and even less apologies.  All of the characters in this story remain nameless because what matters are their actions and how they affect the main character. Despite the story containing generous helpings of extreme gay sex, I think people – straight or gay –  will relate to the situations and moral dilemmas the main character often finds himself in,” Dicker says.

He continues, “I’ve read so many books that never teach me anything new or make me think differently or at the very least, make me smile.  JOURNAL OF GRIEVANCES will make the reader do all of these things, hopefully repeatedly.  There are 11 months worth of daily journal entries and one month worth of random ideas, including a short story told almost exclusively in the F-word.  You’ll never be the same again after reading this book.”

The Kostabi Show

Posted by The G on May 21, 2011 under Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G (except where noted).  Art by Mark Kostabi.

The Kostabi Show

The Kostabi Show

I wrapped up “Kostabi Week” by attending a taping of “The Kostabi Show” on May 20, 2011.  If you’ll recall, I met artist Mark Kostabi for the first time earlier this week.  I had a really great encounter meeting him.  I was subsequently invited to Kostabi World the next night to watch Kostabi’s band perform an intimate warm up gig for a show at Iridium Jazz Club on May 26, 2011.  It was a night so fantastic, it literally defines the reason I live in New York.  Of course you should quit when you are ahead when it comes to these things, but I think by now, you’ve figured out that I have a very serious addiction – to having fun!  Upon the personal invitation from Mark to attend a taping of his cable TV program, “The Kostabi Show,” there was no way I’d miss it!

Once again, from the second you set foot in Kostabi World, you instantly feel welcome and you immediately go into sensory overload as there are works from Kostabi everywhere!  Towards the back of the very large studio space is the set where “The Kostabi Show” is filmed.  If you’ve never seen it before, the format is simple:  Mark Kostabi is the host and he shows his latest untitled works to 3 panelists.  They each come up with titles for the works and the audience votes on the best title.  The winner gets a cash prize.  In between segments, the audience is treated to a live performance by Kostabi’s band (featuring Mark on piano).  The show wraps up with Mark Kostabi giving away a stack of dollar bills to the audience which are blown into the air by a fan in the shape of a cash register (see green paddle below), a motif that reoccurs in Kostabi’s work.  Whoever can grab that dough gets to take it home with them.

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