J.G. Ballard

There is no question that Ballard was one of the most talented, innovative and insane writers of the 20th century. He was the fucking balls. Ballard is a god. Anyway, HTML Giant as a never before seen interview with the man himself. Check it.

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Rip Torn

I . My brain isn’t right. The dogs are barking. Night is coming, or going, or confusion or something. I’m writing this tonight but wont post it until tomorrow. I don’t think the meds are working. I’ve been in a terrible manic state all night. The tremors are back too. Empty eyes in the dark. Fuck you, this shirt is sexy. I do not, for a single instant, believe in writer’s block. Ask Barton Fink. He knows. I keep sending out submissions without editing them. I know that it’s stupid, but I can’t concentrate long enough to rewrite what I’ve already written. If Dorothy Parker was still alive I would find her and beg her to go out with me. I want to fuck Dorothy Parker so bad that I can hardly stand it. I’m in love with her.

Bruce Dern was cool. Is cool still, I guess. Rip Torn has the coolest name ever.

The liquor store was out of Maker’s Mark, so I bought Wild Turkey. I haven’t had WT since I was fifteen, and I’m not the same person now that I was then, so I decided to try it. Flavor wise it isn’t bad, but here is a residual burn that could leave scars.

I’m watching The Sopranos over again. I wish I was in the Mafia. Of at least Amway.

I don’t know where this was going.

Oh- and it looks like there will be a cool reading at The KGB Bar featuring Lincoln Michel, Rozalia Jovanovic, Kimberly King Parsons, Justin Taylor, Nicolle Elizabeth, Tao Lin*, Nick Antosca, Todd Zuniga, Dennis DiClaudio, John Madera, Timmy Waldron, Forrest Roth, Terese Svoboda, Barry Graham, Dawn Raffel, Sasha Graybosch, Eric Nusbaum and more.. I loves me the KGB.

Tao Lin Ebay

Tao Lin is selling his Myspace account on ebay. I don’t know if this is genius or moronic.

Jello Horse

Matthew Simmons has a new book coming out. It is called A Jello Horse (great title). I hear good things about this book.

He’s running a contest. Read about it here.

Gustaf, HTML Giant, Stuff on the Blotter

Blake Butler posted a little thing about Gustaf Magazine over at HTML Giant (will I never tire of linking to that site?). If you still haven’t checked out Gustaf, you should.

Today I discovered The Blotter Magazine. This looks interesting.

I think John McCain should get a tattoo on his tongue of Sarah Palin.

Michael James Martin

Sam Pink has interviewed Michael James Martin for HTML giant. This is a massive interview and must be read. I mean it.

Thunk

Ryan Manning has interviewed me for Thunk. I say some strange things.