When he isn’t playing in bands like Old Time Relijun or Girls in Trouble, Aaron Hatman can be found honing his popcorn making skills and writing stories about growing up in San Diego. “La Jolla Babylon (Part One)” by Aaron Hartman We thought we thought big. Our goal was to be able to leave any party and have more fun. We liked to steal flags. We discriminated between cotton and polyester, and would not take one if there was no […]
Thanks Largehearted Boy for showing us this cover our pals Girls in Trouble did of The Magnetic Fields “The Book of Love”.
Bites: Howard Zinn, Tobi Vail on George Pelecanos, Shakespeare’s Pad, Alicia Jo Rabins and David Bazan on Faith and Art, and More
Over at The Millions, Jesse Ball reviews a year of reading, and makes us want to go buy the book pictured above. Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History (Seven Stories Press) “collects the works of outsiders, rebels, and disenfranchised Americans“. Over at the Bumpidee Reader, Tobi Vail reviews The Way Home, by George Pelecanos. “We are hoping to find organic debris that will teach us what the great man had for dinner.” Says Richard Kemp, of the Shakespeare Birthplace […]
Bites: Klosterman Needs to Pick a Train, Pamuk’s Museum, Blah Blah Ayn Rand, Girls in Trouble, High Places Get Spooky, and more.
I think by saying he is the “Buddha of New York’s L-train set“, Taylor Antrim of The Daily Beast is saying that Chuck Klosterman is big with “the hipsters”. However, I gotta say, I find Klosterman to be more of a F-train kinda guy — big with “the freelancers” and “hipster parents“. That’s just me of course, and I’m usually wrong. Lit. Orhan Pamuk has a museum. What do you have? The UK name their first laureate for storytelling. His […]
Alicia Jo Rabins (of Golem and Girls in Trouble) is over at the JDub blog, making me wish I would have continued playing the violin. She also says that growing up she was “pop-culture illiterate”, but yet she listened to Crass and Diamanda Galas. If you are spending your time listening to operatic goth and anarchist punk, who needs time for pop culture? Rabins new band, Girls in Trouble will be playing their record release party on November 11th as […]