- December 31st
All in all, 2010 was a good year. I got no beef with it.
- December 27th
the end-of-the-world will be no concern for the people who live
- December 20th
“they can’t all be the one / you are much more than your age / battle over a parking zone in his memory motel / continue to wonder / wait and see / waiting for something to come would work against you / fuck the committee / a double life is allegiance to the not true / our message is dispatched to us eventually / bail on those things don’t count / now you plant seeds / go back in time”
- December 13th
spend time running through the forests / flee the office / take a nice, quiet beer after work, and survey the crowd / the merits of drunkenness it is hard to find anyone without it / never back down / with a slight shrug hold back / get yourself a suit / work it / people listen 2 a story / be true / on occasion crying in front of the house is ok / for the dark days we practice
- December 11th
Playing around this Saturday afternoon…
- December 11th
Found this tea drawing on my Flickr, but I don’t think I ever posted it here…
- December 6th
“forgive em / you always with you were somewhere else but you are here / you really have trouble when you know that you understand god / make a speech / remember your audience / that itch needs itching / after a while go home / get out of your league / look, listen / be over the ex / it doesn’t get better it just changes / on tough days when things aren’t going right be still”
- December 1st
Ten good books I read this year: I Rememberby Joe Brainard “I remember Saturday night baths and Sunday morning comics.” The Anthologistby Nicholson Baker “I ask a simple question. I ask myself: What was the very best moment of your day…this one question could lift out from my life exactly what I will want to [...]
- November 30th
A collection of pages from my notebook.
- November 29th
“learn music / be like a tree trunk, sturdy / grow into the challenge simply not to ruin it / sing to an attacker / abadon all poise / bring all your good stuff, and don’t worry / be a good date to everybody / don’t say anything specific / laugh at every single thing / give credit and get out of the way”
- November 26th
Illustrations from a project I tag-teamed with my friend, Mike Rohde.
- November 26th
I was happy to draw the logo for 3 Squares. Here’s a few process doodles from my sketchbook.
- November 23rd
So cool: ACM Chicago has commissioned composers and musicians to set my poems to music.
- November 22nd
“B thankful / treasure the time”
- November 15th
“clues proliferate in the gut / the fun is going to get funner / do not murder mysteries / hand-writing is fake research / do less / no talent through television / threaten yer formal education / people discover a padded resume / permission is a sugared drink not food / miss speedy slow down / partner and tag-team the problem / be a wiser witness”
- November 13th
Whenever I have a free night and no ideas, I make collages.
- November 11th
“let us go on and do what our parents accuse us of doin”
- November 9th
Drawings of the last ACL taped in the historic 6A studio on UT’s campus.
- November 8th
“our expectations won’t do everything / we may have to invent a new method / crash in a quiet room / parents cannot be put in place / test the helmets / know money / adults accept they have to b involved in daily operations / all grown men duck and run / lose the tough guy acked / go along be a smart kid don’t whine / play the problem is more the mood lurking behind shoulder blades / talk a good game with a sense of humility”
- November 7th
Doodles from Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010. Thanks to Paige and Austinist! See my drawings from 2009 →
- November 5th
Sketches from The Austinist’s Pre-Fun Fun Fun Fest party.
- November 3rd
“finally we are naked / and on a mission / i wish I could have you all November”
- November 1st
ride the bus hear the yelling / be boisterous / make sure how much sleep you get shine it up and wear it / adore the world / switch sides / stand closer / be brave i don’t think it’s a hugely common thing / u cannot be tied down to DNA / move in there are no rules about how far is too far / the money is never the search / sometimes forsaking the circle is slippery / everything changes this is one of the hardest things to know
- October 28th
“trying to get goldilocks / to go home”
- October 25th
seek a new location / go outside / you would like to think that Bohemia is a kind of work / invest more energy in intense quiet playing / prove that none of this should be taken for granted / fall back on memories / begin a long courtship / take a woman in passion / act tough / picket the strike / the desperate follow not u / the wizard to seek is not on TV
- October 20th
To celebrate the anniversary of my first blackout poem five years ago, I thought I’d post my 10 favorite poems from the archives.
- October 18th
Drawings of Maira Kalman, Doug Dorst, Jennifer Egan, and Silent Diane.
- October 14th
“in her $667.16 satin wedding gear / she said, I do! / and high-heeled it to the champagne”
- October 12th
Drawings of The National taping Austin City Limits, October 11, 2010.
- October 9th
…but not often.
- October 7th
iPhone + iRetouch + Camerabag (+ Tiltshift Generator) = de-Sign
- September 30th
“oh the megachurch music / i don’t want to go”
- September 28th
“everything is telling you punt…”
- September 28th
On Sundays now, Meghan and I meet in our library and pack orders…
- September 20th
Signed, limited-edition screenprints, t-shirts, and books are on sale over at store.austinkleon.com
- September 16th
A de-sign = iPhone camera + iRetouch + Camerabag + FlickIt
- September 16th
“talks with the Giant did not go far, / he made clear to us / he is very happy to be alone / and out of work / get one last look / before he begins his defensive”
- September 14th
PBS Newshour is profiling me as part of their Poetry Series.
- September 10th
“summer is cooking my heart”
- September 9th
I didn’t start a blog because I had something to say. I started a blog because I wanted to find something to say.
- September 8th
“Cinderella’s Trouble was that she sat waiting for some Fairy Godmother”
- September 7th
A visual map of the book.
- August 31st
“marriage is two people in love / standing in the same bathroom”
- August 30th
“I still root for the town / it got into my blood”
- August 27th
“it is a victory of sorts / to take a drive in the country!”
- August 26th
“he saved the day / and then they were married / now the pirates / are after his organz”
- August 25th
“Go on Google me / ask Google how much u miss me”
- August 23rd
After going years without one, I finally have an online portfolio of my work.
- August 19th
“she was the sophia loren of ohio / and she belonged to me”
- August 17th
“a woman is living with me / she wanders around / quite as a whisper”