Friday, October 16, 2009

what I am up to...story slam on OCT 26th 2009

We knew we had to bring the mouthoffs inside and that Toscis was kind to let us take over on the odd MON but we couldn't really grow and be fair to their clientele. So, we were looking for a place for October when we got, well, ambitious? And some surprisingly good things evolved...this just in, The next slam dates are set --NOV 23rd and DEC 14th same place and same time.

"...because you have a mouth, you have a story..."

massmouth challenges all comers to bring their stories to their first story slam on October 26th at 7pm. "...because you have a mouth, you have a story..." and you can be a part of a new story scene right in the center of Boston at "Kennedy's Midtown at 42 Province Street, upstairs.

What is a story slam ? Based on a poetry slam format and simila r to American Idol, a story slam is a contest of words by known and undiscovered talent. Like the Moth, who will visit this month at the Tsai center, massmouth posts a theme on it's website ( and story slammers will sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening's theme. Ten lucky tellers will be picked at random and other audience members may be drawn to can join in on a judging team. Like the famous Moth story slams in NYC, there will be 3 teams of 3 judges. Unlike the Moth, each set of 5 stories will begin with a short-short feature by one of the judges. Listeners will be engaged in story improv games and other interactive entertainments between each 5 minute feature.

Each of the featured 5 minute stories is judged on how well it is told, how well it is constructed and how well it honors the time limit and relates to the theme. The 3 highest-scoring tellers are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the "the big mouthoff" venue and date TBA. Prizes will be awarded at each slam. There is a $5.00 cover and a one drink minimum. This month's story slam theme is "scared to death ". Plan on a night of live story and tales of fear, terror and dread, which may be supernatural or real as mud.
For details, rules and future slam dates: Norah Dooley c. 617-460-3544 add in your cell ? for who ever wants calls...

The 23rd Psalm according to Goldman Sachs

The 23rd Psalm
according to Goldman Sachs from

The FED is my shepherd; I shall not

It maketh me to lie down in green
shootsdom: it leadeth me beside the
still Lehman.

It restoreth my credit: it leadeth me
down the paths of leverage for its
name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of debt, I will fear no

For thou art with me; thy TARP and thy
TALF they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in
the presence of politicians.

Thou anointest my balance sheet with
digits; my bonuses runneth over.

Surely profits and influence shall
follow me all the days of my life.

And I will dwell in the house of the
FED for ever.