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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

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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.

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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:

it was round now last year during the rains when

I’ve been doing lots of writing, including a couple new poems now in submission queues, a couple short-short stories now in submission queues, and I’m still polishing the longer ones. Let me know if you want to read anything!

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I bought the latest issue of ZYZZYVA at Needles and Pens a few days ago and read it and it was unquestionably the best literary journal I’ve ever read, by far.

It is utter and complete destruction.  I can’t wait to submit a story to them someday.  If you’re in the Bay Area, it’s available at tons of bookstores; check out a copy!

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Finished this guy today:

which was predictably amazing.  Cormac McCarthy is rapidly becoming maybe my “favorite” living author.  So far this year I’ve also read The Road and Blood Meridian, and I’m really excited to read the rest of the Border Trilogy now.  Also, i’m always on the lookout for a used copy of The Orchard Keeper, his first novel.  These seem to be pretty rare though, so next up is probably re-reading Blood Meridian.

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Meanwhile, in Lawrence, Asteroid Head brings the St. Patrick’s Day heat/weirdstuff:

Hyped to see some photos from their recent trip to SXSW!

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Bought this like a long time ago and have had it in constant rotation forever:

Perfect music to write or read to.  Planning on either picking up Silver next or diving headlong in Justin Broadrick’s extensive back catalog and maybe buying a Godflesh album or something.

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This guy (that is to say, Sam Owen) is now a contributor at the un-google-able Forty Eight Hours In A Day blog, which seems super rad so far.

Check it out here!  I still miss the days of The Aim Was Song, though…