I have no excuse for my poor posting frequency.
Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records and subject of 24 Hour Party People, just died.
On Monday morning (8/13), I leave on a cruise that will stop off in the Bahamas and Key West. My birthday is the 15th. B-day on a cruise. Look for a blow-by-blow of this experience in the next issue of Chunklet.
Yes, The Wire is the greatest TV show ever. Iâ€™ve had two run-ins with The Wire today. Sadly, I was reading a Pitchfork interview with Patton Oswalt, and he gave major props to the show. Check out his latest album; itâ€™s the tits. Do not check out his music recommendations, as they fall into the standard alt-comedian fare (TV on the Radio, the Alarm Clocks reissueâ€¦one of the worst 60â€™s psych interests ever, and well, I forgot). He does make fun of the â€œI donâ€™t own a TV/TV is garbage/TV is bad for societyâ€ people – something I can always get behind. Patton also gives props to Tom Scharplingâ€™s Best Show on WFMU, though I doubt heâ€™d speak to me for over five minutes, even after finding out that I spent â€˜01 to â€˜06 contributing to the show.
So next week is going to be thin. The computer rooms/libraries on cruise ships can be a real hassle.
A quick guide to cruise writing:
Klosterman: Boring (I might actually read IV)
David Foster Wallace: Great