baseball, poetry, and kim chi

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Robert Altman, Director With Daring, Dies at 81

from the NY Times

Sunday, November 19, 2006

who are you on google

Who reads this blog?


When you do a "Jim Goar" google, this is the first thing that comes up. Welcome to Jim Goar. I've been applying for a few jobs and have wanted to keep things a bit low key round here. Don't want too much of me seeping out to the world, scaring off great jobs.


Just got word that I landed one of the great jobs. Have another interview coming tonight. Huge vacations. 12 hrs per week. Good enough pay. Life is good and poetry is my friend. Working real hard right now. The poems are coming out. Hangman is going to put up a few in the next issue. I am now three sets in. my second set I sent only to university magazines (two...bc I did not want to put them in the mail). Now I have a third set going. Will start sending it around soon.


When I am wearing my Past Simple hat I ask poets to submit work. Would say that half of my submissions come from the ask. But as a poet, I don't like the ask. I want to send work where I fucking want to send work and get your wants out of my head. So it is a strange game. If you want my wants out of your head, just tell me.


Ladies, please submit to past simple. What can I do? More men submit. I've asked some of my favorite poets, and some were very receptive and some were like yes, but not yet, so I wait. I don't mind waiting, even forever, it is totally not my business where you put your work, but what can I do?


The next issue is going to be so good. Give it about a month.


I still get a real nice feeling when I see someone on a list serve say something good about past simple. Don't have any idea who this person is (and that makes it better) and he was just like, “past simple!” and I'm like, “past simple!” so it was great.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Pirooz never slows. Listen to this voice. Feeling LA here in cold ass seoul.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues

Star Theatre Dismantling 1902

Billie Holiday: SWEET AND MELLOW

Big Bill Broonzy: Guitar Shuffle

Big Bill Broonzy-How You Want It Done

Waylon Jennings - This Time

Dr. Dre f. Eminem - Forgot About Dre (uncencored)

Geto Boys - My Minds Playing Tricks On Me

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Waylon Jennings - Are you sure Hank done it this way

The Highwaymen - Highwayman

Johnny Cash Memorial: Kris Kristofferson: sunday morning coming down

Johhny Cash and Kris Kristofersan: Sunday morning coming down

Mississippi John Hurt-Spike Driver Blues

Black Sabbath- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Frank Zappa: Peaches En Regalia

Frank Zappa - Uncle Remus

can never hear this enough

Friday, November 03, 2006

Skip James-All Night Long & Crow Jane

Dead is where I was. This is where I am now.

Ramble On Rose

The Dead owned my life for maybe three years. I loved those guys. Still do. Almost never listen to their music anymore though. But this one here, this is a good one. If it is really from vegas 94, I was there.