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In this episode of the podcast, Brian Upton sits down with Tell Us Something Executive Director Marc Moss to talk about his story “Parting Ways with Henry Miller in Egypt”, which he told live onstage at The Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT in June 2015. The theme that night was “Oops! I Changed my Mind!”.
His story was recorded in front of a live audience was recorded on June 9th, 2015 at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT.
They also talk about his extended family in Egypt, about Henry Miller and separating the art from the artist, and about the atmosphere at a Tell Us Something live in-person event.
Brian Upton buys Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn at Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France. He begins reading the book in Alexandria and discovers that the book is considered pornography in Egypt.
Brian is originally from the Great Lakes country and came to Missoula from Indonesia in the mid-90s to go to the University of Montana. He has since discovered that Butte is the more interesting place, but is settling for Missoula anyway.