Posts Tagged ‘magazines’

…Memoirist Augusten Burroughs

In books, magazines on April 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Memoirs are a hawt topic these days, with all kinds of scandal going on and such. Thoroughly enjoyed this piece from NY MAG on Running with Scissors (and now, cash) author Augusten Burroughs. The author set out to disprove them, and it was humorous about what Burroughs didn’t remember, but was scary what he did.

Having a good memory is apparently a talent that society fails to properly recognize, or at least are skeptical of. How Burroughs describes the author of the mag piece at the end is eerie.


…ben gibbard in Paste mag

In interview, magazines, music on April 17, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Is that a halo around Ben Gibbard’s head?

This first person essay by Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie in the May issue of Paste Magazine is a manifesto of sorts. It’s to promote their new album, Narrow Stairs, but it’s also his declaration that a band can be cool and have longevity. That a band gets better with age and popularity rather than worse. That it’s ok to sell out.

“I don’t want to go back to that period of being obscure and having nobody know who I am, let alone have to struggle to get people to come to the show. I remember what it was like, and it was shitty,” writes Gibbard in Paste.

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