Archive for September, 2009
Postcard by the legendary Cynthia Connolly.
Miss Deborah Stein
c/o Ambassador Hotel
535 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, Lou. 70130
Well baby here I am in NYC again. Practice is going pretty good even if we can’t hit half the notes in Ain’t No Mt. We fudge the margins + shimmy some but it is working OK.
GREAT NEWS about your tour!! Fla. can be amazing even when you are there in the off-season like when you all will be there. Bring extra socks, you never know when you will get a laundromat!! LOL
In last week’s Ivan Brunetti-covered New Yorker (and what a great cover!), towards the back—’round Joyce Carol Oates’ book review and the literary backmatter—I noticed a couple of ads for—gasp!—the lowly comic book.
Back in 2008 I spent about three months chronicling everything I ate or drank, in handy sketchbook form, inspired greatly by Kate Consumption and Candy Jernigan. Lula and I are currently in the culling phase of pulling out the thirty or so drinks and meals that will make the cut for a new Sandusky Review, that legendary literary zine of surpassing influence, wit, and also maybe some wisdoms, too.
I think this one should make the cut, eh?
Yes, I realize it’s not an official holiday yet. But it will be. And don’t you want to be able to say you were ringing in the season back before it got all commercialized, back when people remembered the real reason for Vampire A Go-Go Day? That is, celebrating the release of PrettyFavorite Victor Gischler’s new novel Vampire A Go-Go, which you can read more about here and which you can purchase here or at your local seller of quality books about, among other things, “gun-toting Jesuit priests”?
Local folk: All the Baton Rougeans of good taste and discerning judgment will be at the Citiplace Barnes and Noble on Thursday night at 7:00 for a reading, signing, and exorcism by Gischler. FIRST TWO ROWS WILL GET WET.