Archive for September, 2009


faked by Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009


Help me in my weakness because I’m falling out of grace

faked by Tuesday, September 22nd, 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

Love, Mom


Vertigo and the New Yorker.

faked by Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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.



faked by Tuesday, September 8th, 2009


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?

Happy Vampire A Go-Go Day!

faked by Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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.