Over at the main site, we interviewed Mike McGonigal of Yeti Magazine. Mike is something of a 21st Century Harry Smith or Alan Lomax style documenter of all things cool and weird. We highly suggest reading this interview, and also seeking out everything Mike has ever been a part of.
Dear 1st edition of Rabbit Run with the shelf wear at the edges, author’s photo at the rear flap, sunning and chipping at the spine, spots at the rear panel, opposite side of the jacket repaired by tape,
I’d buy you. Maybe not for the 314 dollars your going for on Ebay, but I’d buy you for something.
We talk to members of Dream Diary in our latest Band Booking. Twee literature is apparently a real thing. If you could pick one book that could be considered “twee as fuck,” what would it be? Jacob: It would be a book from the time of the British New Wave in the 1950s and 60s, such as Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. So many twee song titles and band names come from those books. Didn’t Alex just read A Taste of Honey? Alex: I did just finish A Taste of Honey, but it’s not as “Twee” as Morrissey makes it out to be. However, I have to choose Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea …. it’s like ATOH, but with more kids doing bad stuff, and an even more bizarre mother. It’s totally worth writing a song about this book, especially a tough-wimpy one.
Everyone, the fine writer and d.l. Jon Reiss has had a ‘flashback’ from his new, as yet unpublished novel posted online. I really think you want to read it, and, here, let me help you out. Look forward to that. I’m up and down, but I’m around and basically okay.