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Jef

Jef being shy outside Asylum, Tucson, Spring 2004.

IMAGE: CIA ROMANO 2004

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Oh, Jef. He has many infamous Jef moments. My favorite: Kicking off Tucson's first-ever Fray live storytelling event with an excruciating tale about living in the same house as your ex. Those of us who have been in that special hell understood why Jef went into graphic detail about how a gun barrel tastes in your mouth. The rest of the audience looked horrified. It was a classic, complete with lubrication of the alcoholic sort. Jef gives wanna-be-extreme types a real role model; he owns one of Tucson's kewlest tats (a large spider covering his right hand) which he shows off in local cameos, sometimes accompanied by brother Jinx. We love him for his bitter humaneness.

-- CIA ROMANO, spring 2004 | interview by Kyle Kulakowski

TYPE:

“Bartender/Artist/Writer/Gambler.”

QUOTE:

“That which does not kill you was not intense enough. Wait a few moments and try again.”

OTHER CO-CONSPIRATORS:

“Jinx, my girlfriend, and some people from Safehouse.”

LIFE STORY IN BRIEF:

“I moved out here for a girl. Married her. Got a divorce. End up staying for the warm winters.”

BORN IN:

?

HOW LONG IN TUCSON:

"See above."

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE TUCSON:

“Pseudo-metropolis.”

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN ON THE LOCAL SCENE:

“Less cliché in the art styles. Most shows at galleries show only the more mundane art, featuring desert landscapes, paintings of pottery on blankets, that kind of thing. There is no real diversity encouraged in local art or writing. There IS originality out there, it’s just not heavily promoted or encouraged.”

ARTIFACTS:

“I have a website (www.deadbaby.net) It’s currently down but it will be back up in a few months. I also have 4 chapbooks out there: Go Kill Yourself, I See Nothing, Rhetoric, and Worms of the Earth. My first spoken word CD has been released; Renegade Poetry Sessions. I have a second CD that is getting mixed with multilayered tracks. No release date on it yet.”

CONTACT:

dedkid@hotmail.com


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