While I regret the damage to property, any who were there in person must have been moved by the shower of sparks emitted by that antique amplifier.
Daniel Ari writes, publishes, performs and teaches creative writing, and humor infuses everything he does, thanks to a childhood full of Stan Freburg, Spike Jones, the Marx Brothers and his Uncle Mike. He made the stand-up comedy rounds in the 80s and 90s, fronted a dada rock band in the 90s and 00s, and continually wrote poetry, prose and humor for BigEmpire and CheapoVegas (which was eventually sold and is now not about humor at all). His most recent book, One Way to Ask, combines his poems with illustrations by 67 artists including Roz Chast, R. Crumb, Henrik Drescher, Bill Griffith, Wayne White and his wife, Lauren Ari. The book won the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award for Design and was a finalist for the Lascaux Poetry Prize. Daniel’s work has appeared in Poet's Market, Writer's Digest, McSweeney’s, Winning Writers, Defenestration, carte blanche, Thema, and many other venues. He teaches regularly at The Writing Salon and at his home in Richmond. He is also currently poet laureate of Richmond, CA,