Indexing: Dennis Cooper, Largehearted Boy, Sara Marcus, The Wipers

Nick Curley My house was robbed moments after last week’s Indexing was published, and my, what an amusing week of not-reading things on my not-laptop!  It’s incredible how much non-reading you can get done in the information age when you’re stuck in the appreciated but still woeful bunker that is borrowing someone else’s Powerbook.  First world problems y’all!

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Judging a Writer by Their Book Notes

Posted by Jason Diamond The Largehearted Boy Book Notes series is one of the great wonders of the internet that actually has caused me to buy a couple of books I wouldn’t have otherwise bought.  When a writer I was unfamiliar with exercises good taste, I notice, and that was the case with Brian DeLeeuw’s choices. On is selection of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians/minimalism: I came at Minimalism via contemporary electronic music, which shares some of its DNA: […]

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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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Bad Brains Sell Jennifer Gilmore’s Book

Dear publicist for Jennifer Gilmore, I don’t know what the press release you’re sending out to writers looks like (because you’ve failed to send me a copy.  You can fix that by sending one here) for Something Red, but I’d like to suggest you revise it and use her Book Notes from Largehearted Boy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-7tryyJ0Ro&hl=en_US&fs=1&] I have to start with “Banned in DC.” Sadly, I was too young to be around for Bad Brains inception in 1977, and I never […]

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Music Notes: The Classics Go Out of Style

Calling Will.i.am the “successor” to Sly Stone is total bullshit on so many levels. Everybody with an ounce of smarts knows that the faces on the Mt. Rushmore of funk are: James Brown, Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton and the real “successor” to all those guys: Prince.  Will.i.am doesn’t even get a plaque near the bathroom to the fictional mountain I’ve created in my brain. I wrote about The Shape of Punk to Come by Refused.  Warning:  I hate […]

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Talking Poetry With the Shoegazer

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suxw2FcpKpI&hl=en_US&fs=1&] “Cage and the Beatles, my favorite combo” – Matvei Yankelevich The conversation between Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon and Naomi) and poet Matvei Yankelevich at Largehearted Boy,  is the thing you should put at the top of your list of things to read this morning.

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