1. I have been listening to this song on repeat for two hours, except not this version, the album version.
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4. Here is another blond singer from Canada. They’re kicking it up there these days. I recently saw Diamond Rings here in Chicago and it was. Outstanding.
Brandon Blackburn’s work has appeared in, among other places, Skive Magazine, Jersey Devil Press, Rose & Thorn Journal, and Haunted. He holds an MA in English from the University at Albany, SUNY; his master’s thesis on Thoreau was published last year by Lambert Academic Press. His story, “Black Sails by Sunrise,” a maze of footnotes, endnotes, and addenda, appears in Artifice #2.
I think Side A would be good to listen to while watching the sex scenes in Blue Velvet on mute. Side B would be good to listen to while throwing porcelain plates at a brick wall or breaking up with your girlfriend or doing both simultaneously.
“Black Tongue,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs
“I Think I Need a New Heart,” Magnetic Fields
“Gold Guns Girls,” Metric
“Spell,” Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
“Stuck Between Stations,” Hold Steady
“Ever (Foreign Flag),” Team Sleep
“Laredo,” Band of Horses
“Black Balloon,” Kills
“Great Expectations,” Gaslight Anthem
“Beg,” Evans Blue
“California on My Mind,” Wild Light
“90-Mile Water Wall,” The National
- The editors of NANO Fiction are “pornographers and agents of pornography,” according to the IRS. Which means that probably you should subscribe.
- Brian Oliu owns exactly 33 track suits.
- Brian Oliu has some unspecified, but exact, organizational system for his track suits.
- xTx is real. She is not (previous theory) an internet being created by the online literary scene’s communal longing for such a writer to exist.
- Unless she sent an actress.
- In any case, the person we met who called herself xTx was wonderful.
- The band Matmos, or members thereof, were apparently roaming around the bookfair floor.
- Tim Jones-Yelvington can stand in heels for four days in a row without falling, much.
- Vanessa Place likes Tim Jones-Yelvington’s “thing” (SFW).
- Artifice Magazine has a secret admirer, who sent us flowers to our room. Was it you? Would you like us to send you a Valentine this year? Let us know (editors AT artificemag DOT com). We totally will.
- If you ask a drunken roomful of writers who their favorite explorer is, they will yell out “Magellan.” Unless they are M. Kitchell, in which case they will yell out “Dora.”
We had a great time seeing all of you who we saw/meeting all of you who we met, and we’re looking forward to hanging out with y’all in our hometown next year for AWP Chicago.