Saturday, March 26, 2011

Live from New York...


So where am I? New York City! We drove up yesterday and have been enjoying the city in preparation for the Shorty awards on Monday night, where One Stop Poetry is up for the #arts award.

Last night we went to the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe for a poetry slam. For those that don't know what that means, think competition poetry performance that is very crowd interactive. We waited in line (in 30 degree weather) for 90 minutes just to get in the door. To hear poetry, how crazy is that eh?

It was the semifinals in determining who would represent the state of New York in the World Finals. They rocked my face off, sick good.

All this to say, sorry I was not around yesterday and I probably wont be around today either. Thank you to all of you that have supported One Stop and given me/us this opportunity. And for all of you that each day encourage me with your words.

See you tomorrow and maybe Monday I will post some pics of me and Keifer Sutherland (for you ladies), Ms America (for you guys) or Justin Beiber (for the kids). I look forward to the ones with some of my friends I met here in the blogosphere, whether we walk away with the award or not.

b

ps. for those that did not pick up on it yesterday, i am trading postcards for poems.

80 comments:

Heather said...

That's wonderful news! Congratulations - fingers crossed for you too win the Award! Enjoy the City! xo

secret agent woman said...

Good luck and have fun!!

Mighty M said...

So exciting - enjoy your wonderful weekend!

ayala said...

Good Luck and congratulations. Have a wonderful time :-)

Daniel said...

Hope you have a great time. Make sure you stretch before you participate, sounds like a rough crowd.

... Paige said...

Exciting to say the least, have a great time & don't forget us little peoples

TechnoBabe said...

So cool. You have come a long way. Deservedly so. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing pics and hearing all about your adventure in NY.

Boom Boom Larew said...

This is truly exciting news, Brian! I can't think of any person who deserves a poetry award more than you. Have a delightful time in New York!

Giulia said...

So exciting, Brian! I look forward to reading more. I'll find you guys on Twitter.

Susan

Eva Gallant said...

My money is on you! No contest!

David Allen Waters said...

ENJOY the city, lucky man ;)

Captain Dumbass said...

Sounds like a great weekend whatever happens. Enjoy.

Bonnie said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time - deservedly so!

sage said...

Have fun there! I hope I can get time to work on a NY poem

Sheila Moore said...

oh, have so much fun...I know you will. I am so happy for all of you :) be safe.

Myrna R. said...

How exciting! I hope you have tons of fun, and of course hope you win. My fingers are crossed.

tracy said...

Enjoy your trip and BEST OF LUCK!

LadyCat said...

Sounds SO exciting and fun! Good luck and keep us posted : )

Rhymetime(aka Pat) said...

Good luck and I hope you win too
Should be a fun weekend for you
What you get to meet Jack Bauer?
He beats the terrorists with his power
I'm jealous now
You made the cat go wow
Once again good luck and have fun
Now I'm off and all done

Valerie said...

GOOD LUCK! I can't wait to hear the results.

kkrige said...

Have an amazing time Brian! You lucky duck get to meet some good friends from the blogosphere too! I hope you and T rock the shorty red carpet in your fancy duds!

New York City
sometimes thought of as gritty
others describe as pretty,
but I've always imagined full of people so witty.

The lights and sounds
of the US at its best
with personality that abounds
to impress the rest.

Catch hold of those dreams
and ride high on your star
fame and fortune it seems
are not ensconced now afar.

Congratulations on this wonderful milestone in your fame and writing career my friend. Of course I am dying to hear how the awards go, but I hope that you just have a great time taking it all in. We all know already that you are our star. One Shot rocks!

Sue said...

Sending lots of good energy your way...

=)

Maggie May said...

Now this is really exciting.
Best of luck with it.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

AmyLK said...

Have a fabulous time!! Can't wait to hear how you did!!

Hilary said...

Oh very cool. Good luck.. and have great time. I'm sure you will. :)

gayle said...

Have a wonderfu time in New York city and good luck to you! Can't wait to hear/see more!

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds so fantastic! Enjoy every second and good luck!:)

ladyfi said...

Fingers crossed! And congrats on being shortlisted. Enjoy New York!

Magpie said...

Glad to hear you're being acknowledged and having such a fun time. Can't wait to see some of those pictures. :)

e said...

Wishing you a lovely time and best of luck as well!

California Girl said...

This is wonderful. Good luck to ye, Brian. xo

Suz said...

who hoo!
like I said...#1 fan

rosaria said...

Yehahhhhhh! Have fun.

ds said...

How cool to have gone to Nuyorican Cafe! Hope the rest of your weekend is equally fun. Keeping fingers crossed for One Stop's victory. :)

Goofball said...

congratulations for being up for the award! Good luck. Have a fabulous poetry weekend

Tara Miller said...

Nuyorican Poetry Cafe was definitely worth the wait...cool atmosphere and extremely talented poets. Wow! I think what you and the others are doing with One Stop Poetry and your vision for where it is going is amazing. Award or no, you all touch the lives of others and what can be better than that.

btw...I'm STILL thawing out!!

Tabor said...

Not sorry you are not around. Yea, miss you, but you are having a rocking good time and it is so well deserved.

MorningAJ said...

Fingers crossed!

Baino said...

Have fun but don't forget to vote on Tenth, you're running out of fingers

Barbara Shallue said...

Sounds so exciting! Good luck - hope you win!

Arts web show said...

Wow, that must be so great.
One stop is doing well.
I hope you win.
Looking forqard to seeing the pics.
Congratulations

Vicki Lane said...

Best of luck! Have fun in the city and bring it back in words...

Nancy said...

Good luck!!!

CM said...

Wow, the poetry slam sounds like a blast! Good luck on Monday!

Kat_RN said...

Way cool that you are in NY and even cooler the reason. Well deserved! Enjoy.
Kat

happygirl said...

You will rock the poetry cafe, I'll bet. You just be careful you don't get so crazy rhyming, turning phrases, running runes, stringing stanzas, or bellowing balladry you can't find your way home again. Those NYC poets can beat and speak and boho their coolness in such an enticing way.

Pseudo said...

Yea! How exciting. Break a leg, good fortune, and have fun!

Corinna said...

I'm so excited for you! Wishing you well wishes and wishing wells. Look forward to hearing about it.

Ocean Girl said...

I am joining in the excitement with you Brian. I can just imagine you in the line and enjoying the show. Have you enjoyed a glass of Virgin Bloody Mary yet?

I want to tell you to bring home Steven Tyler for me, but he's in LA;)

All the best Brian, and gang. I don't know how big or strong the competition is but I do know you are in the lead.

Betsy said...

Enjoy the big city! And best of luck! And most of all, may you be inspired to write even more!

Ruthiey said...

I so want to go to New York some day! Enjoy! Don't kill your feet with too much walking. ^_^

Linda said...

City lights, poetry nights!! Have a rhyming good time!!
Good luck with the competitions. I wish the weather was a little warmer for you. Just shine!! =D

Raven said...

Awesome! Good luck and tear it up!!

Matty said...

Hey friend, sure hope you guys win. Enjoy, and get an autograph for us.

Teri said...

If you get to see Kiefer, I will be so jealous! Absolutely love that guy. He has a great record label and finds new artists all the time...and promotes them. So, Brian...a photo would be great!!!

Helena said...

How amazing for you Brian!!! Happy Dance Fun! lol! Brain, I want to thank you for your encouraging words, I appreciate your visits.

♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

PattiKen said...

Have a wonderful time, Brian. And give Leslie a big hug for me. Good luck!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Sounds like so much fun! Be safe! Enjoy and practice your acceptance speech.

Marla said...

So exciting!! Can't wait to hear more.

tattytiara said...

Well rock and roll, Brian! You have yourself a fabulous time!

Bernie said...

Enjoy your well deserved weekend, good luck.......:-) Hugs

Zuzana said...

Oh how exciting dear Brian, enjoy your stay in NYC and good luck on Monday.;))
Looking forward to see the pictures.;))
xoxo

trisha said...

in old times bengal used to have these poetry slam, if i am not wrong, it was mostly interactive, the poets used to have a duel of poems (sort of), and it was called war of poets- one poet used to recite a poem the other one used to answer it through another one, it continued till one gave up, is it similar?

wordpress server is down here today. its been troubling me the whole week, today it is almost dead.

that will mean backlog for me!

trisha said...

all the best!

slommler said...

Woot! Woo!!! Congrats and sounds like you are having a blast!!!!! A poetry slam?? Wowzers! How cool is that!
Good luck dear friend!!
Can't wait to see these pics!
Hugs
SueAnn

adeeyoyo said...

Holding thumbs for you Brian... I can't imagine that anyone else could beat you... The poetry slam sounds like fun! Enjoy all those special moments.

clean and crazy said...

sounds amazing

Liza Ursu said...

New York City!
Sounds flipping fantastic!
You deserve a standing applause.
I am standing now,
I am applauding,
you!

Monkey Man said...

That sounded like a fantastic event. Wish I was there. Guess I'll just have to live vicariously through you for now. Good luck on the award.

deb colarossi said...

so so happy for you , Brian.

mama-face said...

poetry slams. so much I love.

CONGRATULATIONS! Hope you're having the best of times in NYC.

haikulovesongs said...

yay! One Stop Poetry! have a fabulous time.

Syd said...

Nice. I am sure that you enjoyed that. Good luck!

Pastor Sharon said...

Keifer Sutherland????? He is one of my favorite male actors! Hug him for me. It'll be okay. . . I promise.

Oh, and you go Brian Miller!!!! WE love you here at Waystation One!

Rob said...

Congrats! That's a fun weekend.

lori said...

How fun! Enjoy it all, and good luck to you. You deserve any accolades that come your way :)

The Retired One said...

How COOL..and congratulations to you...it is wonderful you could go there and get some inspiration and fun.

The Empress said...

Exciting

Not surprised

Of course

How could it not be

About time

You have worked it

What a difference a year makes

God is good

And I got a feeling...


If I were a betting woman, I'd place all my chips on your number

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Congrats! I hope you win. And in any event, I hope you're enjoying NYC. It's unseasonably cold right now -- sorry about that long line in the freezing weather. But it sounds like you're having fun anyway. Take care!

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hello! Brian...
Congratulation!...I wish you and "One Stop Poetry" good-luck!

Brian said,"We waited in line (in 30 degree weather) for 90 minutes just to get in the door. To hear poetry, how crazy is that eh?"

Not crazy at all if you are a poet and love poetry.(Which you are, but Of course!)

This was a very informative "fun" and "warm" post
I too hope that you, enjoy your stay in The Big Apple!

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D