Sunday, March 5th – 2 pm
Electric Cool Jelly!— a reading by Buster Baer
I wrote most of the book over the Summer of 2015. It was the only way I could keep my head on my shoulders. Then by the end of the Summer I got the wild idea to collect up everything I’d written, format it, and get it printed. Thus, Electric Cool Jelly was born. I got the name from a vision that haunted me when I was 17, in which everything was lava lamp goo that shot lasers. It cost $300 to get 100 copies. Over the year that followed I sold them to everyone I came in contact with. My parent’s friends, my friends, my friend’s parents. Until eventually I moved to San Francisco leaving all but two copies of my book in Los Angeles. One copy will never leave me, its the only copy I have of my own book and I intend to keep it. Its the one in the video. The other copy I sold to an Independent book shop called Dog Eared Books. Within two days it was sold. To a stranger. Right now, there’s someone walking around with my words in their head and I don’t even know them! Well, I went in to see it on the shelf and sigh when they told me it had already sold and they wanted some more copies. They want to buy them from me for $10. They want five copies as soon as possible. And that’s only one bookshop! That means its possible that I could run around San Francisco selling my book to little independent shops and if I sell sixty five copies I’d make rent! With my passion! Say goodbye to all the dead-end, blue collar nooses and hello to a lush life of artistic poverty! Help me get some more printed and I swear I’ll never stop writing them.
We wish him luck, and suggest that you might ought come to hear him read! Maybe even donate to his cause a few bucks! How much could that hurt?
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