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Night blooming jasmine will never smell the same is a collaboration between Michael Alago and Keith Caputo, in which they share poems, observations and rants.

The book emerged out of their long standing friendship and their love of the French Decadent Movement (Rimbaud, Baudelaire), the Beat Poets (Ginsberg, Burroughs and Ferlinghetti) as well as American artists such as Charles Bukowski, Jim Morrison and Patti Smith.

This is the first of many collaborations as Michael and Keith are already working on a second book, tentatively titled “Today is the day”.

Michael and Keith will be touring Europe and the US (US dates will be communicated later on).

At each show, they will be reading the entire book, which will also be available for sale and signed after the show.

The first dates are:

Oct 25: USA - New York, Bowery Electric
(327 bowery, NYC 212-228-0228, tickets are $8.00)

Nov 01: GER-Cologne, Blue Shell
Nov 02: GER-Wiesbaden, Kulturpalast
Nov 03: GER-Munich, Feierwerk
Nov 05: GER-Berlin, Roter Salon
Nov 06: GER-Hamburg, Frau Hedi


About the Author

Michael Alago
michael1013 New York, New York, USA
A seminal producer and talent scout for nearly 20 years, Michael Alago has become a household name in the music industry for his expertise in a variety of musical genres. In addition to discovering Metallica, Alago has accumulated a roster that includes such diverse artists as Michael Feinstein, Johnny Rotten, White Zombie, and Nina Simone. “Recording with the incomparable Nina was my finest hour,” says Michael, who worked with Simone on her final album, the critically acclaimed “A Single Woman." 2010 saw Alago team up with Cyndi Lauper on her Grammy-nominated album “Memphis Blues,” for which he acted as A&R executive. Alago left the music business in the summer of 2003 to concentrate on another lifelong passion—photography. Working initially with a Polaroid camera, Michael embarked on a series of stark male portraits—a series that continues to this day. Many of the photographs included here are Polaroids from this early period. While these images of friends, models and bodybuilders f

Publish Date  September 10, 2010

Dimensions  Pocket  116 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Poetry

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Comments (6)


xixdisappear says

a true visionary with a silvery blue soul you could stare into for hours and swear you see all the truth that is hidden by the world. To think of beauty is to think of Keith. His sweet and sour words of genius have the power to choke you upon the tears of his hypnotic voice and beautiful suffering his voice bring so familiar..... I long to stare into those eyes again and see myself the way his eyes view...

posted at 06:21am Apr 24 PST


killswitch81 says

keith has been one of my favorite songwriters/artists/singer and holds a personal place in my heart. hes been thru alot in his life and when he sings it brings shivers thru out my entire body, i cant wait till the 25th. im counting down the days.....eagerly..
selfish with myself,
killswitch81 <erika>

posted at 05:06pm Oct 13 PST


manuela7 says

wow, that's great! I really cannot wait! Will you tour also Austria? You really should ;) ... see you there and listen to you!!!

posted at 05:17am Sep 21 PST


ianjopson says

Congratulations Michael and Keith, it was a pleasure to bring this to fruition for you, I hope its a huge success.

Ian Jopson

posted at 01:08pm Sep 20 PST


michael1013 says

thanks erica i love keith too and the book is terrific. hope you purchase one and come to the gigs.

posted at 08:15am Sep 18 PST


erica91919 says

I love Keith C.! i can't wait to read this:)

posted at 08:07am Sep 18 PST

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