Friday, August 15, 2008

Names dropped include: Jimmy Chen, elimae, Yankee Pot Roast, Michael Kimball, Gena Mohwish, Kim Chinquee, Jesus, Sean Lovelace, No Colony, Shane Jones

I ran out of room in the title, but you'll see.

Praise Obama! Jimmy Chen has new mind children at the elimae nursery and the Yankee Pot Roast day care. They are bored. Visit them. Hold them.

Michael Kimball strikes again (albeit gently) with Gena Mohwish's life story on a postcard (well, for us, a blog). He did an excellent job with Gena's amazing story. No hyperbole, I promise.

Uh, it appears that Kim Chinquee has defeated Jesus in a flash fiction matchup as judged by Sean Lovelace.

Hey, everyone, there's going to be a muh-f'kin NO COLONY release party in NYC on August 22. Readings by Robert Lopez, Tao Lin, Giancarlo DiTrapano, Justin Taylor and Nick Antosca. Wear your Nomex suits.

My copy of Shane Jones's chapbook I Will Unfold You With My Hairy Hands and Peter Berghoef's News of the Haircut arrived yesterday from Greying Ghost Press. These chaps are gorgeous. I am excited to read them. I have been really impressed by the chapbooks I've seen from independent presses like Lame House, Publishing Genius, and of course Greying Ghost. I know there are lots more, but these are the ones my hands and eyes have caressed lately. Same thing goes for The Cupboard Pamphlet. Not only is the writing excellent, but the chapbooks themselves are beautifully designed and hand crafted. It is ridiculous to get something of this quality for these prices. Plus, most of them take PayPal. Sell some crap on eBay and you can get a mailbox full of good writing that feels good on your eyes and in your hands and will massage sparks through your synapses. It doesn't make sense to not order chapbooks from these presses. This is the hard sell.

8 comments:

gena said...

:)

peter b. said...

EXACTLY!

peter b. said...

EXACTLY!

Jimmy Chen said...

thanks for the name drop. i dropped my testicle once, but they called that a hernia. life's a ball.

Josh Maday said...

you got it, jimmy chen. i dropped your name because i didn't have any of your testicles on hand.

i'm glad you're back. i wanted to leave a comment on your blog, but i couldn't. man, if your writing comes out meta, then write the meta. i like your metafic. i can tell that you have rippling brain muscles and it calms me with hilarity.

Josh Maday said...

peter b, i still remember your tooth brushing contributor pics from the parody issue of lamination colony. you inspired me to take up brushing again.

Josh Maday said...

gena, that is a nice smile.

Jimmy Chen said...

thanks josh. the man who coulnd't blog nailed me on the metamucil pun, as it was a mcsweeneys list of his way back when. i swear i'm no plagiarist.

i gotta fix the settings on my blog, i think the comment restrictions are jacked.