Nate East

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artists never return home / all artists return home always

steadily adding to the “big piece of writing” in both notebooks and on computer – i’m not anticipating sending portions out for review/etc for a while, but it’s getting seriously longer, which is nice


working on some non-fiction stuff too. new book review posted soon – will post link when it’s done!


I read Cormac McCarthy’s first novel:

which was published back in 1965, which is kind of crazy because McCarthy published The Road in 2006, more than forty years later, and during those forty years he wrote/published tons of other awesome books.  Pretty gnarly and hardworking dude.

As for the book, I loved it like I do all stuff by the author, and am now kind of torn about where to go next in his catalog of novels: delve deeper into Appalachia-era McCarthy, go back to Southwest/Texas-era McCarthy, or just re-read Blood Meridian ?  As always, I’m leaning towards the last one.


I also read this guy:

and although I bought it originally for the cover art by Chuck Sperry, I really enjoyed the actual text as well, and about a third of the way through I had lots of trouble putting it down I was so caught up in the pretty enthralling/exciting story.

If you’re interested, there is an outrageously long article on the author Charles Bock here at the NYT.




Also, like a month ago, but I forgot to blog about it, I went to a JAPANTHER show with some friends, and it was mind-blowingly awesome, and yeah, just see them if you get the chance, which chances are you will since they’re constantly touring

video by Lila Burns 2009 @CALARTS

not names written years ago on drainage pipe and bridge trusses

Remember when we saw the best show ever last week?

The record is great too, but the live show is completely insane.  See below live video for approximation of the craziness.

song starts around 0:50 mark


Finished this the other day:

and it was amazing, and I’m thinking about doing a full writeup for The Rumpus soon.  In the meantime, if you’re a Patti Smith or Robert Mapplethorpe fan, or at all interested in the NYC post-Warhol scenes during the 70’s etc, check it out.  Really well written, fun, sad, just awesome.


Lots of new music!  I’ve been listening to tons of music on commutes lately, so have gotten back into the groove of picking up new albums.  Very excited.

Here are the week’s finds: