Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


My kids someday will be doing stuff I’ll never understand. People ten years younger are already leaving me in the dust.

If you haven’t already, check out Andy Riverbed’s blog. He doesn’t update often, but when he does, it’s an event. Embedded music, translations, links to his own work, links to other people’s work. In a lot of ways, this is better than a literary journal, it’s more of a magazine. Punk rock aesthetics. I’m especially enjoying his new collection up at Read Some Words, a journal I haven’t heard about until now but which publishes some poet I admire. The poems inMissed Connections and Casual Encounters were all published originally in that cool journal Craigslist. Public performance at its finest.

Now Madore’s Dispatch has incorporated audio, with original songs included with each issue. Issue 14 gets me excited because the author, Ian Singleton, is in the writing portion of the grad program I’m a part of, and I’m pretty good friends with the girl who edited the piece. He’s also getting his work out there.

And somewhere down the road, once I get Mark Baumer’s new book. Wait, Mark Baumer has a new blog about life as a getting-paid member of the Brown University MFA program?

“We are selfish and feel entitled to add to the world's clutter. It is our right to do exactly what we love, and to do it as well as we please.”

Thursday, October 15, 2009


"I did what I had to do... I injected heroin into the monkey's head."

This is something I found on a Wholphin DVD. I can't recommend Wholphin enough. This quarter's issue features a Joseph Gordon Leavitt-directed adaptation of an Elmore Leonard short story starring Eric Stoltz and Xander Berkeley.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Darrin Oliver

It's always a treat to go way back and read Steve Shea's Ode to Darrin Oliver, especially because Darrin Oliver is still pitching.

Related link: Carl Everett. Everett doesn't belive in dinosaurs and once headbutted an umpire. He was traded from the Red Sox for Darrin Oliver.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Science geek take note

All this talking about Wired magazine and did you see they're going to crash a satellite into the moon just to see what happens and you can watch NASA chase-craft coverage in about eight hours? Why didn't they tell me about this before now?