Posts Tagged ‘fiction’

lit randomness: eggers, punk fiction intro, greg ames, poets’ beards and more

In books, lit randomness on May 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm

We try to do Lit Randomness every Mon and Wed.

Dave Eggers, of McSweeney’s notoriety, and his brother Toph (yeah, that brother from that book) do their first interview together to promote their new book on Cold Fusion: At Paste. BTW, help save Paste.

Intro by Johnny Marr to new punk fiction anthology:
At 3am.

Interview w/ Greg Ames, author of Buffalo Lockjaw: At Maud Newton.

All-time 10 ten best and worst mothers in comics: From Newsrama (h/t Fangirls Attack)

Poets ranked by beard weight: At Journey Round My Skull (h/t Bookslut blog)

The Millions’ Staff must-have subscrip list: At The Millions.


Sonic Youth, Inspired by…

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Not sure if it’s actually cool to like Sonic Youth, or to like them in a ironic way–like how an indie hipster likes Justin Timberlake. SY has been around for awhile now, with so many claims of influence, I don’t see how they can keep living up to themselves. Thurston and Kim probably put on masks in the morning before looking at the mirror.
Now here’s some fiction inspired by the book, (from Village Voice) compared to actual experiences inspired by the song titles, like someone named Eric taking a trip, or someone else trying to find out the meaning of “Kissability.” Buy it from Powell’s.