Ryka Aoki discusses her second novel, LIGHT FROM UNCOMMON STARS.
Tags: 9/11, AIDS, AIDS crisis, AIDS epidemic, aliens, anti-Asian, Asian American, capitalism, COVID, COVID-19, Douglas Adams, Galaxy Quest, genre, genre fiction, LGBTQ, Light from Uncommon stars, Maylin Tu, Monty Python, musician, musicians, pandemic, patriarchy, queer, queer family, queerness, romance, Ryka Aoki, San Gabriel Valley, sci-fi, science fiction, sex work, space opera, Tor Books, trans, transgender, transwomen, trauma, trauma porn, violin
Rachel Genn discusses her new novel, WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON.
Tags: addiction, Amy Winehouse, And Other Stories, Dries Van Noten, drugs, hilary mantel, Jo Varnish, kafka, Mat Treiber, Max Brod, music industry, musicians, neuroscience, Paul Celan, perspective, point of view, power dynamics, psychiatrist, psychiatry, Rachel Genn, rehab, relationships, satire, science, social satire, the cure, the sopranos, tony soprano, Ursula K. Le Guin, What You Could Have Won
“The fact is we’re all living part of one long song.”
Tags: Allyson McCabe, COVID-19, How to Write One Song, Jeff Tweedy, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back), Love Is the King, memoir, Music, musician, musicians, pandemic, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, songwriting, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Uncle Tupelo, vulnerability, Wilco
Allyson McCabe speaks with GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer John Congleton about what it’s like to make music in today’s technological and economic environments, and the benefits of being open to adaptation.
Tags: Ada Calhoun, Allyson McCabe, Angel Olsen, Blondie, Dallas, engineer, Explosions in the Sky, Fat Possum, Foo Fighters, GRAMMY, horror films, John Congleton, John Congleton & the Nighty Nite, John Peel, Mountain Goats, Music, musicians, New York City, Nirvana, Nite Nite, Paper Chase, Pink Floyd, producer, punk, Ramones, record labels, record store, Roger Waters, Soho, Sound & Vision, St. Marks is Dead, St. Vincent, stephin merritt, Swans, Texas, The Squid and the Whale, The Wall, The War On Drugs, Until the Horror Goes, ZZ Top
Musician and writer Lara Downes and composer Daniel Felsenfeld embark on a year-long collaborative project,
A Year in the Life, and chronicle their journey. ...more
Tags: a wrinkle in time, A Year in the Life, classical music, collaboration, daniel felsenfeld, Facebook, Lara Downes, musicians, parenthood, parenting, Social Media
Whoops! MacMillian is in trouble with The World Bank for offering bribes to Sudanese officials in exchange for textbook contracts. (via Bookninja) “35 essential posthuman novels.” (via Largehearted Boy) On that note, this is what happens when musicians read sci-fi. Apparently, Henry James thought historical fiction was “fatally cheap.” Austin Ratner has some choice words, […]