WAR HERO and May 17th at BODHI TREE etc., etc.

The good news just keeps on comin’! I just got word that the first 0DFx (Zero Defex) 7 inch vinyl EP is now available from GET REVENGE RECORDS. This record contains the demo we recorded in 1983 at a studio called The Island in North Royalton, Ohio. The guy who ran it was a total Neil-from-the-Young-Ones type hippie dude whose studio was decorated with all kinds of medieval swords and suits of armor and stuff. But the music is pure speedy thrashy hardcore in the style of Minor Threat and Negative Approach with a bit of psychedelia thrown in for good measure. For more about 0DFx as well as some samples of what’s on the record GO HERE. It took 24 years to get it released. But here it is! Order yours today! In a month or so Get Revenge will bring out a second 7 incher containing another demo we did about 6 months prior to this one. And a couple months from now the contents of both 7 inch records plus a live show from 1982 and some recordings we did at our 2005 reunion will be available on a double CD.

And just so nobody forgets the stuff I posted yesterday, here it is again (thanks to Jinzang for help with the links):

I’ll be doing a talk and book signing on MAY 17th, 2007 at the BODHI TREE BOOKSTORE which is located in West Hollywood, California (click for directions) at 7:30 PM. This will be the very first book signing event for SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!, my brand new book from New World Library. So show up, dammit! A good time will be had by all.

Also, there will be no Zazen class at Hill Street Center on Saturday May 12th cuz I will be in Japan.

AND, yesterday I got profiled for a story in the June issue of LA YOGA magazine. So look for that next month. They took loads of pictures and did a nice interview.

AND, an excerpt from SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP! will appear in WHOLE LIFE TIMES magazine in June as well. WHOLE LIFE TIMES is an LA based mag. But they’re also affiliated with CONSCIOUS CHOICE magazine in Chicago and Seattle, and with COMMON GROUND magazine in San Francisco. So I think the excerpt will appear in those magazines as well.

AND on Sunday May 20th at midnight I’ll be a guest on the SUICIDE GIRLS RADIO SHOW on Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles. I’m pretty sure this is avialable on the Internets and as a Podcast as well if you’re not in SoCal.

On May 3rd I was a guest on Scott Cluthe’s show POSITIVELY INCORRECT on Sirius Radio. I think there’s a Podacst of this. But I’ll be dog-goned if I can find it. If anyone out there finds it, let me know.

AND on May 23rd I’ll be a guest on a radio show called THE GOOD LIFE with host JESSE DYLAN at 10:15 Pacific Time/1:15 Eastern. That’s also on Sirius Sattelite Radio. My dad’s got one of those in his car. So I hope he listens.

AND Saturday June 2nd, 2007 at 7 PM I’ll be in Phoenix at the ARIZONA ZEN BUDDHIST SOCIETY giving A TALK (click for details & location). So be there or be square! I’m doing two other book signings in Phoenix on that Sunday (June 3rd) and Monday (June 4th). But I can’t seem to find the details. I’ll either revise this post or put up a new one when I get that info.

AND I’ll be all over the San Francisco Bay Area the following week. Here’s what’s lined up so far:

Tuesday June 12th at the VIRGIN MEGASTORE in San Francisco
Thursday June 14th, 7PM at GATEWAYS in Santa Cruz
Friday June 15th After Dinner Talk at the SAN FRANCISCO ZEN CENTER
Saturday June 16th 7 PM at COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, CA 94952
Sunday June 17th at San Quentin Prison (this isn’t open to the public, but all inmates reading this are invited!)

AND on Wednesday July 25th, 2007, my movie CLEVELAND’S SCREAMING! will have its world premier at the EGYPTIAN THEATER in Hollywood. So mark your calendars!

I’ll put up more details as I get them. Basically book signings tend to start at 7 PM, so I’m guessing that’ll be the time for most of these. The After Dinner Talk is a regular thing at the SF Zen Center, so probably if you look on their website there’ll be info.

I’m also working on possible gigs in Boulder, New York City, Akron and Montreal. So I’ll let you know how that goes.

Rock on!

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  1. Arturo
    Arturo May 11, 2007 at 8:37 pm |

    Hi Brad
    Maybe I’ll see you practicing at Zen Center in SF when you visit. Don’t park a bike out front.

    I threw out a yoga and spirituality question in my blog.
    I blog maily about yoga. If you have a moment in your schedule, could you comment?


  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 13, 2007 at 12:37 pm |

    just picked up Sit Down and Shut Up. the check’s in the mail!


  3. Jinzang
    Jinzang May 13, 2007 at 4:42 pm |

    I just read your Suicide Girls column and it reminded me of something Chogyam Trungpa once said. He was talking about the accident that left him paralyzed on one side. When the doctors took him into the emergency room, they told him for some reason or other they couldn’t give him anesthetic before they sewed him up. So, summing up, he said life is like a piece of gristle. You have to chew it and chew it before you swallow.

    Anyway, whenever I run into hard times I think of that and it gives me some comfort.

  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 14, 2007 at 1:19 am |

    dogen smiles!

  5. brad
    brad May 14, 2007 at 6:04 pm |

    If there’s no truth, francisca, then you shouldn’t mind showing me your boobys!

  6. Just a guy
    Just a guy May 15, 2007 at 7:19 am |

    Koudelka said…
    I’ve been toying with going to fire lotus temple in brooklyn, but in all honesty I can’t be bothered with the monastic bullshit and the toolbox buddha fanboys.
    I just sit by myself at home, it’s rad.

    That is quite a cage you’ve put yourself in; you dismiss those who have dedicated their lives to practice, and then denigrate those who appear to fail to invoke that same serious dedication.

    As a sometime practitioner at Fire Lotus, I can tell you that those who are less than diligent in their pursuit tend to self-select themselves into non-attendance after a time, so you needn’t worry about ‘fanboys’ forcing you off your seat.

    I do hope you find the answers you are looking for, though I would heartily recommend you take another look at the answers that are being given away pretty freely; the tradition exists because it works.

  7. Koudelka
    Koudelka May 15, 2007 at 11:32 am |

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  8. Koudelka
    Koudelka May 15, 2007 at 12:02 pm |

    >>”just a guy”

    “That is quite a cage you’ve put yourself in”


  9. Fanny
    Fanny May 15, 2007 at 1:47 pm |

    “If there’s no truth, francisca, then you shouldn’t mind showing me your boobys!”

    Is this a statement or a question?

  10. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 15, 2007 at 10:11 pm |

    Looks like a request.

  11. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 16, 2007 at 10:44 am |

    Brad…what you said to francisca is pretty low.

  12. Koudelka
    Koudelka May 16, 2007 at 1:21 pm |

    I’m sure Francisca is adult enough to take it as a statement to be learned from, rather than be offended.

    Whatever happened to being playful?

  13. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 16, 2007 at 1:59 pm |

    Yeah….I’m sure that statement is REAL deep. So zen!

  14. Koudelka
    Koudelka May 16, 2007 at 11:36 pm |


  15. Francisca
    Francisca May 18, 2007 at 1:24 am |

    Thanks Anynomous for being my “knight in shining armour”, but its ok. It sounded more like a true Brad koan to me than an offense. So now if this was a statement Brad…how do you know that I would not want to show you my boobies? Maybe I would love to show you them, but maybe I don’t. I couldnt tell you as there is no truth you see…. ; )
    What might be a problem though is my ego, this might get in the way of you enjoying seeing the finest boobies ever!
    But maybe not as you are becoming one hell of a famous guy these days…

  16. Francisca
    Francisca May 18, 2007 at 1:30 am |

    Did I just use the word true in that comment….damn!

  17. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 18, 2007 at 10:56 am |


    Is that a dharma door?

  18. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 18, 2007 at 10:59 am |

    And you shouldn’t tease Brad like that, he’s a Buddhist priest, it’s unethical.

  19. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 18, 2007 at 12:01 pm |

    Francisca … an FYI: Soto zen (this is the form Brad practices) doesn’t incorporate koan practice. Rinzai does that. So both Brad AND you are going to hell!


  20. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 18, 2007 at 12:04 pm |

    Francisca … an FYI: Soto zen (this is the form Brad practices) doesn’t incorporate koan practice. Rinzai does that. So both Brad AND you are going to hell!


    “Knight in Shinning Armour”

  21. Francisca
    Francisca May 19, 2007 at 2:01 am |

    It’ll be nice and warm there then…heehee!

  22. Francisca
    Francisca May 19, 2007 at 2:03 am |

    “Is that a dharma door?”

    Nope, thats a corridor I photographed in Peru, Arequipa. Beautiful convent there with all these bright colors.

  23. Anonymous
    Anonymous May 19, 2007 at 1:41 pm |

    Just incase any of you tootsie-rolls missed it, what the Man said loud and clear was that what’s important is to sit down and shut up, not this idiocy.

  24. Francisca
    Francisca May 20, 2007 at 4:57 am |

    Hmm…typical, I dont see him sitting down and shutting up in his posts a lot.
    And frankly, Brad participated in this idiocy.

    BTW, I think he can speak for himself too.

    Take Care, Francisca.

    p.s. I dislike the fact that some people hide behind the anonymous button.

  25. Koudelka
    Koudelka May 20, 2007 at 10:48 am |

    It may be hard to believe, I know, but even an idiot can be awake. I offer myself as an example of this.

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