At The Atlantic: NASA says Jurassic Park is plausible. We’re all doomed. At Largehearted Boy: Michael Hearst interviews Mary Roach. At Paper Cuts: Misunderstanding Marshall McLuhan. A look at Coal to Diamonds, the forthcoming memoir by Beth Ditto of The Gossip.
“Shame is embarrassment on Ritalin.” Rick Moody and Michael Hearst admit to slacking by doing only ten episodes in about three years, which might explain why the newest episode of their 18:59 podcast is titled, “Shame”. On this episode, they talk to psychologist Tara Goodrich, and funny guy Eugene Mirman all in just under 19 minutes. On a personal note, I personally feel a hint of shame for not mentioning the podcast when I interviewed Hearst a few weeks. Freakanomics […]
By Jason Diamond Michael Hearst has one of the most impressive resumes of just about anybody I can think of. His band One Ring Zero had Denis Johnson, Jonathan Ames, Michael Chabon, Myla Goldberg, and others contribute lyrics to the album, As Smart as We Are. He’s involved in the Cassette From my Ex project, a multi-instrumentalist that has toured with The Magnetic Fields, a writer that has contributed to McSweeney’s, and from what I gather, a pretty nice guy. […]