>Here's Who I Am Now
>Manifest Destiny 2000
>Burl International
>Exquisite Corpse

>"In the Jerry Springer Crowd with Captain Spank."
>"Ennui Flees: a Nada Surf show story"
>"Bartering Art with El Rey"

>"The Man Who Loved Waitresses"
>"This Really Happened..."
>"Shakin the Shakes"

>Tom Waits Fest 7 (1996)
>LA, CA (Oct., 2K)
>Chicago Winter 2000-2001
>New Year's Eve 2000-1 (SF)
>New Year's Eve 2001-2 (NYC)
>NYC (May, '01)
>San Diego (August, '02)
>Burning Man (August, '02)
>Tom Waits Fest 12 (Oct., '02)
>Burnett 15 (April, '03)
>LATE Ride (July, '03)
>Burning Man 2K03 (August, '03)
>New Orleans (May, '04)
>Caius/Lessley Reception (June, '04)
>Keg/Carrie Wedding (June, '04)
>Noelkins Wedding (July, '04)
>X/Kennedy Wedding (Oct., '04)
>Storm King (Oct., '04)



"Time's Fool"
Thematic underpinnings to the plot

The mutable forms of identity. How choosing to act like a certain type of person - for example, an honest person - can lead to becoming that kind of person. How trying to be many identities all at once is destructive in relationships. Yet everyone does it. Every single character in San Francisco, with the possible exception of Frank Marion, and unlike the characters in Washington DC, is first perceived as one type of person by Gib, yet each person is also shown in other lights, pretending to be different. Sometimes as a lark, sometime for office politics, sometimes as Gib gets to know them better. Sometimes for fanatical purpose.

Gib developing stable, less assholish, identity is the thematic underpinning of the plot.



El Rey Del Art
Clive 'The Robot' Thompson
Mark McClusky
James Wolcott
NY Press
Ken Layne
Matt Welch
NY Press
Sports Guy
Crooked Timber
Steve Gilliard
Michael Berube
Important Things
Sun-Times Cubs
Trib Cubs