Getting sentimental about the fifteenth anniversary of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern? So are we. Check out the commemorative, The Best of McSweeney’s, a collection of the publisher’s best and brightest writing since 1998. Can’t wait? Go here to see an excerpt from Rick Moody....more
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Read Rumpus columnist Rick Moody‘s interview with songwriter-visionary Mark Mulcahy (formerly of the legendary ’80s–’90s college rock band Miracle Legion) about Mulcahy’s latest album “Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You” over at Salon.
Here Mulcahy discusses the writing and recording process, the album’s thematic darkness—something he attributes to what he describes as “a bleak view of people”—and (unfortunately) the reasons why we shouldn’t expect a new Miracle Legion record anytime soon....more
Lovers of progressive rock legends like King Crimson, Genesis, or Emerson, Lake and Palmer should check out Yes is the Answer: And Other Prog Tales, a literary anthology edited by Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell and featuring work by musicians and novelists alike; Rick Moody, Seth Greenland, Joe Meno, Matthew Sweet, and many others contribute pieces....more
At Sidesplitter, Ben Worcester shines light on John Lurie’s art and his campy yet emblematic ‘90s tv show, Fishing With John, where he interviewed celebrities while casting a line.
“Stuff that happened in the filming was 90% improvised. The narration took a while to write while we were editing....more
What is the impact on the human condition when we expect to have everything we want, whenever we want it?
So asks Zach Rogue in the first issue of Radio Silence. This is the question that will define my generation, and a question that I have struggled with for my entire adult life....more
The Rumpus has made it possible for me to talk to a lot of musicians I might not otherwise have met, but meeting Mike Watt, founding member of The Minutmen, fIREHOSE, Dos, etc., has to be the most memorable encounter that has come to pass since I began writing this column three years ago....more
The band Aeroplane Pageant and novelist, musician and Rumpus contributor Rick Moody have collaborated on a new version of a song from the band’s recent album, Float Above the Yard. Moody’s remix of the song “Big Little Wolfs” is ambient and drifting without being lulling, a place (near the docks) as much as a song....more
The Believer will present Laurel Nakadate’s The Wolf Knife at the IFC Center on Monday, April 9th at 8pm. The screening, which celebrates the release of The Believer’s new film issue, will be followed by a conversation between Nakadate and Rumpus columnist Rick Moody....more
It’s hard not to think a lot about Tucson lately, a place where I have spent a lot of time in the last five years, and which I have written about multiply on this site already. (See, e.g., my columns of January 29 and August 28, 2009.) Not long ago I was visiting there and met up briefly with Vicki Brown, a violinist of whom I have written above....more
This week in New York Judah Friedlander does Karate, Ian Frazier joins the FDG Reading Series, The Word Made Flesh celebrates in Brooklyn, James Franco takes a stab at writing, Rick Moody battles, Amy Sedaris is The Sound of Young America, Love and Other Drugs is this week’s MOVIE PICK, and a CMJ Music Marathon rocks your Saturday....more
This week in New York David Grossman translates with Paul Auster, Justin Taylor and Eva Tamladge exhibit tattoos for the literary inclined, Tao Lin reads, Guernica celebrates, Bill Bryson is Private, Rick Moody joins the Sunday Salon, Catfish is the SATURDAY MOVIE PICK, and James Frey combines Dante, literature, and ART....more