In our afternoon reading: an interview with Jarvis Cocker, thoughts on Maryse Condé’s new novel, and more.
Sombrero Fallout is about an imagination in crisis. It is a “what am I doing with my life?” book. It is full of doubt and self-loathing – and it is also incredibly funny. Yes, I am talking about that dread phrase laugh-out-loud funny. In the Independent, Jarvis Cocker wrote about his love for the writing of Richard Brautigan.
I’ve been a fan of Jesse Lortz since his days making music as one-half of The Dutchess and The Duke. And while Lortz’s musical history goes back before then — the man has an abundance of garage-rock work under his belt — his stark tales of hard living rarely fail to resonate.