Born Under Saturn is pretty cool but it gets kind of same-y. It’s definitely more of a wunderkammern kind of thing than something really thesis-driven, except the wunderkammern is only full of really sad dudes going wild.
Thanks for the heads up! I’m pretty sure Sad Dudes Going Wild is the new Girls Gone Wild though so I’ll wanna get on that trend while it’s still fresh
When was super depressed, I wasn’t working—I was always too depressed. Hemingway did his best work when he didn’t drink, then he drank himself to death and blew his head off with a shotgun. Someone asked John Cheever, “What’d you learn from Hemingway?” and he said “I learned not to blow my head off with a shotgun.” I remember going to the Michigan poetry festival, meeting Etheridge Knight there and Robert Creeley. Creeley was so drunk—he was reading and he only had one eye, of course, and had to hold his book like two inches from his face using his one good eye. But you look at somebody like George Saunders—I think he’s the best short story writer in English alive—that’s somebody who tries very hard to live a sane, alert life.
You’re present when you’re not drinking a fifth of Jack Daniel’s every day. It’s probably better for your writing career, you know? I think being tortured as a virtue is a kind of antiquated sense of what it is to be an artist. —
In an interview with The Fix, Mary Karr debunks the toxic mythology that it is necessary to be damaged in order to be creative. My own vehement defiance to that mythology is what led me to choose Ray Bradbury – the ultimate epitome of creating from joy rather than suffering – as the subject of my contribution to The New York Times’ The Lives They Lived.
Pair with Karr on why writers write.
This reminds me that I should try to get my hands on a copy of Born under Saturn this summer.
(Source: , via nickminichino)
Today is the 1 years anniversary of the death of Jake Jobs president of Apple Printer company and inventer of the phone. R.I.P. Jake Jobs
A T L A S T
trying to eat an ice cream cone that melts faster than you can eat it. The struggle is saddeningly real. Now I know what Hades is like
dude i luuuuuve the carpentersss
I’ve liked a couple of their songs for a while now, but until today I hadn’t really listened to their music — then I was like “hmm, maybe I should listen to Close to You” and now things are getting pretty next-level!