Jason Diamond read from “A Guided Tour of My Midwestern Failures.”
D. Foy read his debut novel, Made to Break. Previously, he read at McNally Jackson.
Megan Stielstra read an essay about growing old from her collection Once I Was Cool.
Erika Wurth read from her debut novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend, released yesterday by Curbside Splendor press.
Dmitry Samarov read a selection on driving cabs from his memoir, Where To?, also from Curbside Splendor press.
The first wave of psychedelia was formed by a fairly narrow set of experiences. By and large, it was made by people in their 20s — people who had taken some drugs and had some sex and wanted more of both. It was all about an appetite for sensual overload. What priorities and life experiences might shape psychedelia made by a guy in his 50s? Probably enough sex and substances to know the limits and live with the consequences of each, as well as plenty of other experiences that those youngsters couldn’t even imagine. Facing the deaths of people you know and living on, raising kids on free-lancer wages, partnership beyond the dissolution of love, take your pick… how will that stuff make your head spin when you put it into the brain that spits out a tune?
Things we enjoy: most everything The Clean-related.