We’re gonna miss this crazy bastard. Derek Paul Firenze is moving to Seattle, where the climate is more suited, it would seem, to sucking the melancholy from a Marlboro and postulating eternity’s pen through the down pour. It was over three years ago at the first ever Poetry Ruckus at Ducky Waddle’s that we first met Derek and were introduced to his style. Ejaculating loudly from the stage like a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company on various psychedelics, Derek has made us laugh, cry and hurl. He’s pushed the boundaries of written word and performance in imaginative directions that could only have originated from his uniquely mixed up cerebral stew. And now we bid him adieu for a few years until he gets sick of the rain or writes the Epic poem of America.
Join us at the Poetry Ruckus on Wednesday March 27th @ Ducky Waddle’s Emporium (414 N Coast Hwy 101). Doors at 7, poetry at 7:30 and Derek’s performance at 9 PM. Please RSVP if you would like to read, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a list of really, really sweet other events the Ruthless Hippies are putting on very soon:
April 1st – Freak for All @ E-Street Cafe: No Joke! 6-8PM
April 5th – Tomorrow’s Tulip’s @ Lou’s Records 4:30 PM FREE show sponsored by Raen, one lucky attendee will win free shades
April 24th – Shadynasty – Wednesdays @ Noon Encinitas Library – funk jazz trio featuring Tim McNalley, Dillon Casey and Kirk Portuguez FREE show!
We leave you now with Derek performing TS Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ at his last Ruckus guest spot…