In our afternoon reading: Colin Winnette’s book trailer, a review of a Swans reissue, new writing from Mish Way, brief thoughts from Sean H. Doyle, and more.
Remember that time last year when John Zorn released A Dreamer’s Christmas? And rather than being an ear-shredding deconstruction of holiday standards, it turned out to be…well, all kinds of pretty? We do. And in the interest of being seasonally relevant, we figured we could do worse than cueing up his band’s version of “The Christmas Song,” which finds Mike Patton in full-on crooner mode. Enjoy. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Morning Bites: Alice Bag’s “Violence Girl,” DeLillo talks, Gingrich as Ahab, V.C. Andrews talk, Mike Patton scores with Ryan Gosling, and more
Alice Bag, the frontwoman of the seminal LA punk band The Bags, has a new book out called Violence Girl. She talks to SF Weekly about it. How Newt Gingrich is like Captain Ahab. Don DeLillo talks to Granta. Zadie Smith, Howard Jacobson, and some other famous writers are putting out new books this year. Tonight: Edith Zimmerman, Rachel Shukert, and Emily Nussbaum reading and discussing the works of V.C. Andrews live in Brooklyn. In the event you need a Ryan Gosling fix, […]