Year: 2014

  • I Know It’s Only Rock’n’Roll

    I’m not stupid. Not all the time. So I know it’s only rock’n’roll. But the very thought of it makes my heart beat faster. Every art form is unique. What sets writing apart from its sister artscomes from its solitary nature. Great writing reveals the audience to itself. The inspired reaction is recognition: You feel […]

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  • Review: Weather Warlock at Secret Project Robot

    Weather Warlockonly plays during sunrise and sunset, so it was dark and cold when they hit the outdoor stage at Secret Project Robot in Bushwick the day after Thanksgiving. Fortunately for the assembled horde they were serving hot toddies at the tiki bar. The cold and dark also offered an easy excuse to fondle your […]

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  • Review: KGB Monday Night Poetry – Justin Marks and Timothy Liu

      Justin Marks just lost his job. He apologized in advance of his reading for being unprepared and distracted but, as someone who just lost his own job, I can tell you that such things are often blessings in disguise. For the audience at KGB Barit turned out to be an opportunity to hear some […]

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  • Watching The Wheels – Mike’s Musical Monday

    …I just had to let it go. It seems fitting that since I launched this blog with one of John Lennon’s tracks from Double Fantasy, I’ll kick off the second year with another. I recently lost my job (where did it go? I just had it) and feel no urge to find another one. Sometimes […]

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  • Review: Darcey Steinke In Conversation with Rick Moody

    “Let’s start with the bad sex. In the basement of the Word Bookstore in Brooklyn, Rick Moody said that he and Darcey Steinke would be talking about bad sex, among other things, in relation to her new novel Sister Golden Hair, published in October by Tin House Books. It turns out Ms. Steinke has a […]

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