Nicholson Baker Gives Us Two More Songs

A few days ago John Jeremiah Sullivan described one of Nicholson Baker’s sentences as “Bakerian (Bakeresque?)” in his New York Times review of Baker’s latest collection of essays, The Way the World Works. I’m starting to feel like “Bakerian (Bakeresque?)” might also be an adequate way to sum up the music the writer has been posting up on Youtube over the last few months, or it could serve as an appropriate title if Baker decided to put out a record.

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Nicholson Baker Really Needs To Put Out An Album

A few weeks ago we mentioned what we thought at the time was a really one-off thing. Nicholson Baker, the author of several books collectively loved by Vol. 1 folks, issued a song protesting the construction of a military base in Gangjeong. We mentioned that the song sounded a good deal like Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt and even some Arthur Russell, and the conversation continued on Twitter about how great “Jeju Island Song” sounded (not to mention the important message):

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Bites: Where Nicholson Baker writes, bathtub Longreads, Sam McPheeters, Dragon Tattoo in jeopardy, and more

Nicholson Baker (above) shows us where he writes. A. N. Devers’ gives her top 5 Longreads read in the bathtub for the year that is about to end. Huffington Post Books pick their favorites of 2011. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hasn’t done too hot at the box office, does that mean the sequels will be scrapped?  (Via Sarah Weinman) Sam McPheeters writes about laundromats for Vice.  (If you aren’t familiar with Sam, check out our interview with him, and […]

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Morning Bites: Balzac’s food, literary personal ads, Dennis Cooper, notes from a talk, and more

Vintage Moby-Dick fabric courtesy of Etsy. The foods of Honoré de Balzac. Dennis Cooper talks with Brad Listi at the Other People podcast. N+1 and The New York Review of Books team up for some personal ad action. Ed Park’s notes from a Nicholson Baker talk. PopMatters reviews Ersatz G.B., the latest album by The Fall. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, and our Tumblr.

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