A Week in the Life of Gustavo

"Seems to think that if he fails to write, la migra will find him."--OC Weekly More merriment available at ronmaydon@yahoo.com

sábado, julho 13, 2002

Went to Venice to go see my mentor Ruben Martinez perform songs with his Border Balladeers. Folk isn't really my thing, but Ruben has a strong command of lyrics (he always has, being a poet) and the proper raspy voice. Too bad there wasn't that many people tonight.

I talked to him for a bit and he expressed amazement at how much I am published. He also introduced me to other people (strangers, actually) as a young writer "who's making a name for himself." His words, not mine.