Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011


Only a few days until our final episode of Radio Happy Hour. Pretty happy that a bunch of cool places are picking up on the show and think it was a worthwhile thing we were doing. Hope you can be at the show.

Time Out New York made us a pick of the week.
The Rumpus made us a pick of the week. (The Rumpus also has this Sunday's InDigest 1207 Reading as an event of the week.)
Unveiled Arts made us a pick of the week, and had some really nice things to say about the show.

AND The New Yorker talks about the show in the Above and Beyond section of this week's issue. (see below)
Yes! Finally cool enough for the New Yorker. I'll never go to the bathroom the same again.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Person of the Day: Sean Bean

When he invited me over
I thought I was going to be
surprised by how normal
he was. You know? Like
How Steve Buscemi is super
weird, but probably not really.
but he answered the door in nothing
but a bear skin and great
sword. I said, I brought
My swimming trunks.

His hair was long, uneven,
and super greasy, and I thought,
you know, it’s fine, I’ve been there,
but he’s rich. Inside the walls
were totally bare and stone, and every
window was situated to let dual columns
of light strike the room gothically,
dramatically, with a cross in the middle,
falling on something ironic, or not ironic,
at exactly noon. You’ve arrived
at the humble, I pray, home of the artisté
Sean Bean
, he said swooshing his cloak
to the left with a slight bow. Dude, what the hell?
I threw my tote bad on throne-like chair
near the door in case I don’t stay over.
the chair has eagle claws at the end
of the arm rests. Eagle claws. You never
act like this in public. Why are you
freaking out the first time you invite
me over? Ease into a bit!
He pointed
the great sword toward me. T’is
because I only act in public.

I could see the pool and the teal
diving board through the patio
windows. It was so hot out today,
and he didn’t have A/C. The living
room, where we stood staring at each other,
radiated heat from the stone walls
to the point where you couldn’t touch them.
What say you?! I grabbed my bag.
You’ve got to be kidding me.
He sheathed his sword, Don’t
go. We haven’t even gone swimming yet.

Jim Balance's Testimonial from Dustin Nelson, DDS on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

InDigest Issue #21 on Magazine Racks Nowhere

We slaved long and hard over this one. InDigest issue #21 is on the streets. Though don't look in stores. It's not there. It's literally in the streets. And on digital devices like the one you're looking at right now.

In the new issue you'll find poems from folks like Greg Lawless, Wendy Xu, Paul Siegell, Monica McClure, Charlotte Seley, and others....then there's new fiction from Amy Bergen, Michelle Cheever, and Eli Hager....a gallery from Maura Kelly Doyle, with an interview by Kate Casanova....plus a whole new series in the music section called The Lyric Sheet which presents lyrics to unreleased songs with no music....the first contributors to The Lyric Sheet are Zach Condon of Beirut and Richard Buckner....

Thanks for reading. Hope you like the new issue.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011