Michael Emerson and Mike Errico, “Light Show” (Live)

Michael Emerson and Mike Errico, “Light Show” (Live)

Michael Emerson (“Lost,” “Person of Interest”) joins Mike Errico at the Living Room in New York City. “Light Show,” by Mike Errico, originally appears on the official site: http://www.errico.com Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...
Books Worth Reading: “The Bayou Trilogy,” Daniel Woodrell

Books Worth Reading: “The Bayou Trilogy,” Daniel Woodrell

Picture Dashiell Hammett in the Big Easy. More Books Worth Reading on the Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/mikeerrico/books-worth-reading// More Tune in for music, shows, announcements, giveaways, videos and all that stuff, here: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Bandcamp || Pandora Tallboy 7, Inc. Box 20463 NY NY...

Henry Miller’s Eleven Commandments

That crazy book, Tropic of Cancer, was written with a sane, controlled program. But this advice to himself could be advice to you, or me, about writing, or about anything, really. COMMANDMENTS 1. Work on one thing at a time until finished. 2. Start no more new books, add no new material to Black Spring. 3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. 4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time! 5. When you can’t create you can work. 6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers. 7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it. 8. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only. 9. Discard the Program when you feel like it—but go back to it the next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude. 10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing. 11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come...
“New Dystopia,” by Mark Von Schlegell

“New Dystopia,” by Mark Von Schlegell

Psyched to crack this, from the very brilliant Mark Von Schlegell. From the sleeve: Put together in the wings of the “Dystopia” exhibition at the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, acting as a resonance chamber, this illustrated novel raises the issue of possible futures in the form of a critical fiction, and involves the outposts of the novel to come. About New Dystopia, the city in which the novel’s protagonists live, the narrator states: “As an American … one only came to New Dystopia City to become an artist. That only there was it a way of life.” According to von Schlegell, we are living in that new metropolis. He states, “Dystopia is today.” Plus: The exhibition Dystopia is the offshoot of a fiction written by the American science fiction novelist and theoretician Mark von Schlegell. Curated by Alexis Vaillant of the CAPC, the art-works of 46 international artists are presented within a world turned horror film. Utopia’s wretched flipside is presented not as subject matter but as setting, not as end but as point of beginning. According to von Schlegell and Vaillant the enlightenment tradition of Dystopia—“the imaginary place or condition in which everything is as bad as possible”*—offers contemporary art specific pathways (of re-mix, collaboration and radical tradition) into present-tense science fictional struggles with the disintegrating real past and imaginary future. Immersed in the present, dystopian art presumes a weakest-possible point of view within an unresolved fictional narrative presumed to be worsening. As with the theory of black holes birthing new universes within them, it is within concentrated dystopia that the actual utopias appear.(*Oxford English...
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