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12/15/09 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, About me

If there is anything I can't stand is no-shows for events that I sweat my ass off organizing. I don't mean attendees, but features, the stars of the party the show. I used to get disappointed, then miffed, then got angry, then went fucking bonkers (See the on-line rants about David (last minute apology for lazy shit) Hassler.)

So for the final poetry night, I had another no show. The biggest night we would ever have and this prick doesn't call, email, or anything. I had to respond. Worse off, I thought he was a friend. I should be more choosy. From Facebook wall exchange:

Steve Goldberg
You how I feel about no-shows, mutherfucker!
Sat at 6:31pm

Michael Grover
My bad Steve the weather was really bad and I was sick.
Sat at 6:34pm

Steve Goldberg
weather was fine and you seem well enough for Oliver House, asshole.
Sun at 9:30pm

Michael Grover
Alright Steve, you obviousely don't understand what's been wrong with me, and I don't need to explain it to you. Think whatever you want to think.
Yesterday at 9:06am

Steve Goldberg
I know what's wrong with you. You're a fraud. You claim to be a professional poet, but no-shows is NOT professional. You think you were the only one unable to come. The difference is they called, wrote, sent a message to cancel and not hang me out to dry. You fucked me, asswipe. NO excuse, nothing to explain except admission that you're a lazy, whiny pussy. Definitely not a friend. You did it to me before with Blue and your "guarantee." You have no credibility at all and your word is isn't worth the puke I spilled into the toilet all week. BTW I still made it to the reading. That's what I think and until you prove otherwise, that is it.
2 seconds ago

Find him on FB and send him your opinion. Bottom line: DON'T FUCK WITH ME.



Comment from: andy [Visitor]
andyThat video amuses me because everybody except for you and Nick seem to be upset about the poet not showing up.
12/15/09 @ 22:57
Comment from: Neve Black [Visitor]
Neve BlackDeep breath. Namaste.
12/16/09 @ 10:24