4/3 Lunch at 12 Bones in the Asheville River Arts District: collards, ribs, cheesy grits eaten outdoors off a tin plate at a picnic table under a corrugated roof next to the parking lot, wind whipping dust, gnawing firemen at a nearby table, $1.25 key lime pie / Julia White Jeans at Appalachian Strings in downtown Asheville hands me an upright dulcimer I strum, Ben Ho, yodeling a few bars of “Blue Hawaii” / we tour Thomas Wolfe memorial: I note new darker rocking chairs on porch of Old Kentucky Home donated by famous NC writers (including Clyde Edgerton) and bump into the same jolly lanky guy who gave me the tour last year (he recognizes my tropical shirt) / buy teensy elephant candle at French Broad Co-op plus carrots / pick up magic keys from Erin and Alice at the BMC Museum / computer broken at gas station, I suggest the befuddled cashier jot an old-style receipt on the back of a paper bag, she does / 78 hour Lake Eden odyssey begins! 68 more words
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4/2 …vision of a man buckling his seat belt during an accident, while the car is flipping. Who is he, that consummate adjuster? Me? / south of Roanoke spot first blooming trees I’ve seen this spring, and yellow conflagrations of forsythia / vision of a mountaintop hamlet of storm-traumatized sailors seeking highest driest ground / Bristol, Tennessee harmonic sprawl / Seat-sore hips threaten to add a verb to the English language: sjkorblefluttle / the artist’s eye = the eye that holds things in place / mountains pull closer as we enter NC at a steep angle / Asheville bricks! 34 more words
4/2 We start calling the black backdrop behind the stage the “blackdrop”…Bascom Lunsford tunes on the rental car CD player, songs stripped to the bare knuckles of a voice and a few silver strings. 99 more words
Ben Miller is to guest in a Mark Gatiss penned episode of Doctor Who.
Ben will play a villain opposite new Doctor Peter Capaldi. Miller left the series Death in Paradise this year, handing over to Kris Marshall and recently appeared in the play The Duck House in the West End. 27 more words