Nate East

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quick update

Mailing more stories out to journals and more zines out to shops!  Also finishing up a longish review of a poetry collection for The Rumpus.  Bigger blog update soon, but for now wanted to say “hi!” and list some stuff I’ve been digging lately.

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Recently read and loved these two:

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Also re-reading the ole Wasteland.

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Couple books I’ve started but not finished recently: 100 Years of Solitude (read ~200 pages) and Thus Spoke Zarathustra (read ~20 pages … should probably give another try.)

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Finally picked this up at Aquarius the other day–

— and have been listening to it constantly.  At home, on the bus, on walks.  Super original, epic.

cottonwood groves and mineral ravines

A writeup I did of On the Lower Frequencies by Erick Lyle was posted a few days ago at The Rumpus- check it out here! This is my first piece of non-fiction to be published, so I’m pretty excited.

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Just finished reading House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

which was great.  I had actually started the book like five years ago and didn’t get past the first few pages, but I’ve been very into reading about the desert lately and thought I would give it a second try.  This time around I really loved it.  Fully realized / informative / beautiful / mystical / just go grab a copy.

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I haven’t bought any new music in a while, but have been listening to this album a ton:

Really cool kind of neo-goth-rock stuff.  I think I may have blogged about it before, but it’s so good it’s worth posting about twice.

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I saw Atlas Sound play in SF last week, which was super fun.  At times I felt like I was watching a Bob Dylan show because of the combination of transcendent awesomeness and lots-of-harmonica, and at other times I was just thinking “holy shit how is it possible to play a 2-hour set by yourself,” but overall the experience was super great.  I haven’t picked up Logos, his 2009 release yet, but have been way into his previous album for a long time.