Posts Tagged ‘Justin Moyer’

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work, by Mark Franko.
I'm not a guy who's interested in dance, but unlike most guys, I want to be a guy that's interested in dance, and I think a biography of Martha Graham [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Seagalogy: The Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal, by Vern.
I had a friend who claims to have seen Above the Law six times in the movie theater. (When I say "my friend," I don't mean me. I mean, I actually do have a friend [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, by Billy Bob Thornton and Kinky Friedman.
Does anyone else think it's weird that William Robert Thornton, the auteur who made Sling Blade, is now a Canada-hating country singer while Angelina Jolie, his former wife, [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. In One Person, by John Irving.
I'm in my fourth decade of confusing John Irving with John Updike and, rather than fake my way through conversations among the literary set, have decided to go public. Sometimes, this confusion works in Updike's favor, as when [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More: The Essential Guide to the Whedonverse, by PopMatters.
Joss Whedon went to my college. So did Jem Cohen and, uh, MGMT and, uh—did I mention Joss Whedon?
2. A [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. The "I Ching": A Biography, by Richard J. Smith.
I was in a band with a dude who consulted the I Ching regularly, even when making setlists. This makes me curious about the I Ching, and I was excited to find this book abandoned [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. The Studio, edited by Jens Hoffmann.
My first "studio" was my high school bedroom. Then my band played in my friend's basement, which his parents inexplicably converted into a practice space/marijuana-smoking area. At college, I played in the basement of my dorm, and the [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW—The End

We wake up in Knoxville, Tenn., and drive to Harrisonburg, Va. It is the last day of our SXSW tour.
We exit I-40 at Dolly Parton's Dollywood to eat at a much-praised pancake house. We find that the pancake house is closed. I eat French fries and a garden salad at a Wendy’s near the highway.
Not [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 12

We leave New Orleans at 9:30 a.m. to drive what one friend calls “every bit of 10 hours” to Knoxville, Tenn. This drive takes us through the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and a corner of Georgia before depositing us safely in the Eastern Time Zone. In Knoxville—which, in the words of the promoter, is [...]

Heat Wave: Edie Sedgwick Goes to SXSW, Day 11

I try to collect the band and leave Austin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17—St. Patrick’s Day—to drive nine hours to New Orleans. But, before we go, Drummer J. needs breakfast tacos, Fill-In Bassist C. needs Advil, and Singer C. needs fried chicken. She fails to secure it—Church’s Chicken opens at 10 a.m., but [...]

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