Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Grizzly that is the bear: This Monday, Memorial Day, Soundfix record store in Brooklyn will start selling Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest, one day before street date. Go to their listening party from 4pm to 6pm and enter to win a pair of tickets to the band's sold-out May 31 show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with Here We Go Magic.

Cannibal Books hath released Untitled Wave by Carolyn Guinzio
20 pages, hand-sewn, in a limited edition of 150. $7

Additionally:Now Online: The Home Video Review of Books, Vol 2, Issue 3: April/May 2009.

Congratulations to Tim Peterson on his new Pennsound author page

I love xiu xiu & I read devotedly & unfailingly William Bower's Puritan Blister installments on Pitchfork. #44 is provocative & poignant. Please read it and if you care to share, send me some lines about the column.

I'm enjoying the time off. finished Bolano's Savage Detectives. Wrote some. Grilled. The headphones clamp into my consciousness
  1. Xiu Xiu: Knife Play
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz
  3. Jason Lyttle: Yours Truly, The Commuter
  4. Andrew Bird: Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
  5. Deerhunter: Rainwater Cassette Exchange.
It feels silly, another idiotic instance of individuality, to list what I'm listening to. I would love one day to have John Cage's ears. maybe his beard too.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

For your eyes only: Play by Mathi‏as Svalina. 1 tape-bound volume. Book Design by Todd Seabrook. Covers by Randy Bright. From Cupboard. 15/year subscription, $5/individual.

in addition to:

From Tupelo Press. Joshua Marie Wilkinson's The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth.

President Obama and funding for the arts.

Today was a day of roberts (Dylan & Pollard) and a late afternoon beer with Miriam. Some playgrounding with Lucas. & some roberting with Lulu.

As this hand makes typing sounds the sounds that are "typing" are typing to the brooding joys of the Danger Mouse Sparklehorse collaboration. The new music was to be accompanied by a book of photos taken by David Lynch. Maybe? maybe not? O the legal hassles, & O the crestfallen. The songs on Dark Night of the Soul were written by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, but feature a different singer on each track.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

a gone dialogue

New York's Seaport Music Festival, has announced this summer's upcoming lineup.

Every Friday from July 3 - August 14th, headliners include Superchunk, Polvo, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Black Moth Super Rainbow and Casiokids. Each show is free and begins at 6pm.

This first edition of The New Museum's triennial showcases some 50 artists born since 1976. New Museum of Contemporary Art. 235 Bowery @ Prince Street.

The Multifarious Array .
Fri., May 15, 7 p.m.
The poetry reading series welcomes Karen Anderson, Yona Harvey, Matvei Yankelevitch and Jenn Morea. 709 Lorimer St., between Frost and Richardson Sts

Read Matt Hart's poem Sidebrow

Dear Morgan Lucas Schuldt, feel better.

Dear free time, I know where my head is at, but I don't know what its been up to.

Dear headphones, please let me finish Grizzly Bear.

Dear skateboarders, please keep riding past my evening window. My descriptive acts won't come close to the sad joy i feel.

Dear Brooklyn Public Library, please ignore the hold on my Bolano book.

Dear East River, thanks for swallowing the rocks Lucas and I threw at you.

Thursday, May 7, 2009