Author Archives: Keith Birthday

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE FUN OF JOSE FOR WRITING A ‘I SHOULD POST MORE’ POST CUZ THIS ISN’T XANGA

SRY I STILL OWE YOU $12 BUT I PROMISE THAT ONE DAY YOU WILL GET IT AND YOU WILL SMILE. WISH I KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE IN GREATER DETAIL. ONE DAY WE’LL BE ON GCHAT THE SAME TIME AND THEN WE WILL TALK ABOUT LIFE/GOALS.

Think it’s lol that this blog has died/Post return thoughts

I remember when this blog was alive and thriving, felt like Jose and I had a serious ‘we no longer live in the city but we’re really good blog friends’ vibe. I guess that now I’m back in the United States and fitting in to the culture that surrounds me that I no longer feel […]

I PLAYED A CONCERT IN TOMSK (Google Translate Experiment)

I played a concert in Tomsk. People came. I made some money. Some girl interviewed me after. I was really happy that I successfully was interviewed in Russian. Then she wrote this article (excerpt) За год в России он научился хорошо говорить по-русски, и перед каждой композицией на концерте озвучивает небольшие комментарии к ней. Большинство […]

I Haven’t Been Posting Cuz I’m Traveling Around Russia Playing Music/Teaching

It’s a pretty lame excuse and all, but at some point I sorta forgot this blog existed. And then I remembered but I was busy and I didn’t post anything. And then I had a good idea and started writing a post but then I had to leave on this current month long trip I’m […]

PICTURE AS PROOF

RUSSIA TURNED ON ITS SIDE LOOKS LIKE A PHILLY PHANATIC CLUB-FOOTED IF THAT’S WHAT A CLUBFOOT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS HOW I FEEL HERE OR AT LEAST THE BEST I COULD COMMUNICATE BUT AFTERWARDS I MAY FEEL DIFFERENTLY

I Am The Judge Of A Poetry Contest

picture by Keith Birthday I’m going to take this poem and I’m going to turn it into something else probably something like a rock or maybe an airplane I’m going to take this rock or airplane or poem and turn it into a forest I think that you’ll be impressed if I take this poem […]

To Berlin: Westward via Pole and Deutsche

part four in a potentially complete documentation of Keith Birthday’s travels in January: part 1, part 2, part 3 linked respectively I had taken the tram to the outskirts of Krakow. Like many European cities I have been to, the outer edge of this city resembled American strip mall suburbs. Large stores surrounded me on […]

I’m Sorry I Didn’t Know You Dressed Emo

In Russia emo is this year’s cool well more like last year’s Counterculture reduced from an ideal or maybe lifestyle to blacknpinknskullsnsadness ‘sadness’ these girls cuddle teddy bears on streets call it ‘dressing emo’ The front strands of her hair are dyed black the area around her eyes is colored black her fingernails are painted black […]

Taiga

I got out of the train, stepped out into the evening cold. I was in ‘Taiga’, the city named after the forest, or perhaps vice versa. This city connects Tomsk with the Trans-Siberian line. I had two hours. I walked up onto the overhead crossing in order to snap a few shots with my cameraphone […]

Floor/Ceiling

blog post turned story about a real life event. still consider it fiction, though. I was just about ready to leave when the pounding started on the door. Heavy, rhythmic, coupled with my name  shouted in a heavily affected Russian accent ‘БРЕНДАН’ (pound pound pound). I opened the door. Before me stood my downstairs neighbor, […]