Jess Row on James Baldwin, an interview with Mike Watt, new writing from Jamie Iredell, notes on Lee Klein’s new novel, and more.
Morning Bites: Kiese Laymon and Leigh Stein, Lost Breece D’J Pancake Fiction, Roxane Gay, Mike Watt’s Tour Diary, and More
Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State is discussed at Bookforum, a lost Breece D’J Pancake story is found, Mike Watt shares his tour journals, a look at the work of Kiese Laymon and Leigh Stein, and more.
Morning Bites: Mike Watt’s Favorite Albums, Helen Oyeyemi Interviewed, Zachary Lipez on SXSW, Wes Anderson, and More
George Saunders has won the Folio Prize, Mike Watt’s favorite albums, Helen Oyeyemi interviewed by Alexander Chee, and much more for your morning reading.
on and off bass by Mike Watt Three Rooms Press; 100 p. If you’ve followed the music made by Mike Watt since the late 1970s, then you understand: the man has slowly crafted his own language. Through albums by the Minutemen and fIREHOSE, as well as a string of acclaimed solo albums with the Missingmen and collaborations such as dos and Spielgusher, Watt has charted his own personal history, cited influences obscure and well-known, and coined phrases that have entered […]
Afternoon Bites: Bookstore Napping, Mike Watt and Rick Moody Chat, Reading “James and the Giant Peach,” and More
“For years after reading Dahl, I would invent my own words, unconcerned that the gibberish I was scribbling might not exist in a dictionary.” Janelle Brown on James and the Giant Peach. Rick Moody interviewing Mike Watt? Yes, we’ll read that one. Rosemary DeWitt once napped in bookstores. Francisco Goldman on his view of Mexico City. The upcoming Books Beneath The Bridge Festival sounds excellent. Titus Welliver, interviewed at the AV Club. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Afternoon Bites: Mike Watt’s Photography, Grant Morrison Gets A Convention, Etgar Keret Interviewed, And More
Mike Watt is interviewed about his new book of photography, kayaking, and the fIREHOSE reunion. Not to be outdone, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter talks about her band’s new album as well. Rebecca Sacks interviewed Etgar Keret for The Paris Review. Mike Doughty made Electric Literature a playlist. Ta-Nehisi Coates on filmmaker Neil Drumming. If you’re a fan of Grant Morrison’s work, this news about a convention focused on his work will likely make your day. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google […]
In today’s literary news surrounding punk rock legends: Three Rooms Press will be releasing on and off bass, a selection of Mike Watt’s tour diaries and photographs, in May. A lost short film directed by Robert Altman has been discovered by filmmaker Gary Huggins. In one of the more surreal moments of television in recent memory, Stephen Colbert talks about the EMP Pop Conference. Then again, he did once book Carl Wilson as a guest… Alexander Chee weighs in on the […]
At The Outlet, Ryan Chang reports on the release party for Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet. On April 5 and 6, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin will be holding a David Foster Wallace symposium. Maura Johnston talks Leonard Cohen. This fall: new Chris Ware. We’re guessing that some of you are looking forward to that one… Mike Watt and Richard Meltzer made an album. This interview with Matthew Wasovich includes references to SST Records, Cleveland punk, Oneida’s Kid Millions, […]