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September 18, 2012

I’ve been reading and often rereading Robert Christgau since I was a teenager, so it was a thrill to get this typically sharp short-form review, a form of which Christgau is a past master. Alas the book made his “teeth hurt,” but he liked the songs and even “loved” the first four. If you’re looking to buy the LP or CD, the easiest way it through Bandcamp. A download code (but no dental referral) comes with the book.

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The Scientists

September 15, 2012

Here’s my review of Marco Roth’s debut memoir.

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I Forgot to Remember to Forget

September 5, 2012

Such a thrill that my novel helped inspire Patrick Nathan’s lucid and acute essay about fiction and memory in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Friday at Banfill-Locke Center

July 12, 2012

I’m reading and singing this Friday night (the 13th) at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley. Here’s a link to their website’s listing, and to the Facebook event page.

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Cafe Waugh

July 12, 2012

One of my favorite passages from Evelyn Waugh comes from the author’s note to Vile Bodies. As they say, wait for it:

“It has been suggested to me that the chronology may be a little obscure. The book begins on November 10th, and the events of the first six sections occupied three days. The airship party and Lady Anchorage’s reception were on the same night–December 2nd. The motor races were on December 5th. Adam’s visit to the nursing home was on December 15th. Christmas is observed by the Western Church on December 25th.”

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Poets & Writers

June 26, 2012

It was kind of Sam Lipsyte (whose forthcoming story collection I eagerly await) to interview me for the summer issue of Poets & Writers. I’m noting this because I’ve set a precedent for noting most press for the book, though the practice is touch more embarrassing when I can’t specifically link to the article, not available online. I can at least link to the website.

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Magic Rocks

June 20, 2012

Here’s my review of Hari Kunzru’s latest.

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I think that concludes the book tour

June 14, 2012

It was fun, mostly. Here’s a little interview in MinnPost.

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Two Events in L.A.

June 1, 2012

So I’ll be in Los Angeles (which this stupid website thinks I’m misspelling) next week doing two events and hanging out with friends and my wildly supportive family. The event I’m mainly promoting is my reading on Wednesday, June 6 at Sklyight Books. (Here’s the Facebook event page, if that sort of thing appeals to you.) And on Tuesday, June 5 I’ll be participating in Literary Death Match, which I’m sure will be quite a lot of fun despite the fact that the whole premise makes me deeply anxious. One of the other readers is the very sharp comedian and writer Moshe Kasher.

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Tonight at the Red Stag Supperclub

May 30, 2012

Dylan Hicks and the Toughies play tonight at the Red Stag, from ten to midnight. It’s our last show till August.

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