A Year of Favorites: Jason Diamond

It was cold the morning after it was announced David Bowie had died. Not surprising since I live in New York City and it happened in January. Yet I found myself standing outside my apartment around six in the morning, gym clothes on, not really dressed to be idling around. I put on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which I’ve listened to countless times since I was about 13, and simply referred to […]

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Happening: InDigest Magazine do CMJ With Franz Nicolay, Dark Dark Dark, and More

CMJ isn’t fun.  This InDigest Magazine showcase is pretty much one of the only showcases that we can say we really want to attend.  If that means anything to you, hope to see you there. Tonight at Coco 66, featuring: Dark Dark Dark Franz Nicolay Vandaveer The Lisps Milagres Spirits of the Red City 7pm doors | 7:30pm music $10 CMJ badge holders get in free

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The #Drunklit Contest

We’re running a contest over on our Twitter, asking readers to give us their best drunk lit title.  Sometime tomorrow, we will pick the best one, and they will receive two free tickets to the Sept. 26th session of Vivo in Vino. ViV is an “intimate wine salon” where you will be given four free glasses of artisanal wine, and be treated to a live set from our buddy Franz Nicolay. And you thought we weren’t classy.

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Songs for Lazy Weekends: Franz Nicolay and Hurray For the Riff Raff

Posted by Jason Diamond Full disclosure: this is pure nepotism on my part, and I’m not afraid to admit that.  Obviously I like everything Franz Nicolay does, so there was no way I wasn’t going to post this single from his forthcoming album, Luck and Courage, out in October. “This is Not a Pipe” features members of Son Volt and the Debutante Hour, and has a passage inspired by Nicole Krauss. Listen: Franz Nicolay – “This is not a Pipe” […]

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Franz Nicolay Hips World and Publisher (Me) as to What’s Next

Over at Largehearted Boy, Mr. Nicolay discusses the future, and I get excited. Karan Kanan Correa: What can we expect from the next set of stories? Please no more pigeons. Franz Nicolay: How do you feel about magicians? And moose? In all seriousness – I’m trying to connect the two worlds you refer to in the previous question. Since “CGT” is the first in a series of chapbooks, there’s more material in that vein. I guess I’ve reached a point […]

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Bites: Why Franz Quit, Johansson Does Arthur Miller, Salinger Reviews, iPad Prophets, Magnetic Fields FAIL, and More

Franz Nicolay, whose “Complicated Gardening Techniques” is coming out on our very own Julius Singer Press, talks about why he left The Hold Steady. With Scarlett Johansson tackling one of his best plays, Wall Street Journal takes a look at “How Arthur Miller Found His View“. A brief history of J.D. Salinger reviews. Thomas Edison: iPad prophet? At The Faster Times, Michael Kimball Interviews Padgett Powell. According to this review, The Magnetic Fields FAIL. The Rumpus gives us Czechoslovakian book […]

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