Saturday, February 28, 2009

Back when boots were boots. . .

and straps were straps and a nickel was
a nickel and a dime was (two times that.)

Found two videos from the archives of Derek's cousin, Derek Fener (with one N,) who ran our live auction and drank twelve bourbons (Kentucky Sunshine) on stage in about 40 minutes.

"Daisy Duke's my girlfriend":

video

"Sold for $120.00":*

video

Y'all remember when the economy was a big bubble?

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Remind us again why the credit card companies get a bailout?
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REPEAT AFTER ME:
BOOTSTRAP BE / SHOVEL-READY.
BOOTSTRAP BE / SHOVEL-READY
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"Fourier's concept of a secret society paving the way for a Utopian 'uprising' deserves some serious consideration." (Peter Lamborn Wison Escape from the Nineteenth Century "Fourier--Or, The Utopian Poetics 34)

Anyway,
Stay radical*, bootstrappers.

*the amount we owe this month (but can not pay) between storage and credit card interest.
*Radices: the roots of human existence.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

THE BOOTSTRAP WESTERN REGIONS BAILOUT TOUR 2009

The shovel ready proprietors of Bootstrap Press are hitting the road.

They will be in Boulder, Colorado February 15-18 and in San Francisco, California February 18-21.

No readings are scheduled in Colorado and information on the readings in California is below. If you are in either place and want to meet up give them a ring. Their phone numbers are on the bootstrap site.

Support small press authors.

February 19, 2009
4:30 p.m.

Derek Fenner & Ryan Gallagher
@ The Poetry Center

512 Humanities
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Derek Fenner is an artist/writer and the author of MY FAVORITE COLOR IS RED and his recently published his first assemblage novel, I NO LONGER BELIEVE IN THE SUN: LOVE LETTERS TO KATIE COURIC. He is one of the founders of Bootstrap Press.

Ryan Gallagher lives in Lowell, MA with his wife and daughter. He is co-founder of Bootstrap Press and is the author of PLUM SMASH AND OTHER FLASHBULBS published in 2005 and THE COMPLETE POEMS OF GAUIS VALERIUS CATULLUS published in 2008.


February 19, 2009
7:30 p.m.

Derek Fenner, Ryan Gallagher, & Julien Poirier
@ Books & Bookshelves

99 Sanchez (at 14th Street)
San Francisco
(415) 621-3761

DEREK FENNER is an artist/writer and the author of MY FAVORITE COLOR IS RED and his recently published his first assemblage novel, I NO LONGER BELIEVE IN THE SUN: LOVE LETTERS TO KATIE COURIC. He is one of the founders of Bootstrap Press.

RYAN GALLAGHER lives in Lowell, MA with his wife and daughter. He is co-founder of Bootstrap Press and is the author of PLUM SMASH AND OTHER FLASHBULBS published in 2005 and THE COMPLETE POEMS OF GAUIS VALERIUS CATULLUS published in 2008.

JULIEN POIRIER was a founding member of the Presse, where he edited NEW YORK NIGHTS newspaper from 2001-2006. He now edits Gneiss Press. He is the author of ABSURD GOOD NEWS.
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