so my friend (and ex-bandmate) bob sent me some tracks that I had sent him on AIM or iChat in like 2007 or 2008.
i had forgotten about all but one or two of the songs.
my computer that they were on broke a couple years ago, and even before that i had deleted them to make room for probably some complete discography by some band i never listened to
this is the first in ABC order, and it’s pretty weird (humblebrag?)
it is called “arcadia”
i know i am singing and playing bass. i dont know who is playing drums
you can hear me being mean and yelling at someone about an amp or something
i have been feeling nostalgic for music lately
but i plan to probably not to start playing again
i will try to have more anecdotal/interesting info the next time i post one of these
this is just to get you started?28 plays
HOT DOGS! By Andrew Duncan Worthington
Homes are full of heart. Cities hold millions of homes. People pay rent for the homes dependent on location, desirability, and need. Andrew Duncan Worthington lives in one of those apartments that people tend to look at and wonder “Why do people live in New York?” Rats of varying sizes hang out outside of his apartment. Unlike Andrew Duncan Worthington who has to pay rent and worry about overdrafts, the rats live rent-free. Benefits of being a rat in New York City include strength in numbers, free food, and the power to terrify others. With enough time spent in the city the rats get less terrifying and more annoying.
Andrew Duncan Worthington describes a perfectly normal range of emotions for a New Yorker. Yes it is aggravating to deal with idiots on the subway. They always sway to and fro refusing to find a proper standing spot. Everything is overly expensive in New York City. Metrocards end their lives with weird amounts left on them. Poor Andrew Duncan Worthington experiences this firsthand with that $1.40 amount which doesn’t help him at all. Rather he finds himself frustrated at a world designed to price people out. Hence cigarettes are incredibly expensive and everything is for sale. Cheap food becomes an art form in New York City. Plenty of things surround a person in New York City showing off how unaffordable they really are. Millions flock to see New York City hope to thrive there because they don’t know any better.
Geography is important throughout New York City. Five boroughs make up New York City and each one has its constraints. Hardly anybody survives the brutality of Manhattan. On the other hand there is Brooklyn ready to take up the artistic cause. Within Manhattan there are cheaper locations kept further away from the teeming populace. Silence in New York City is virtually impossible. The Internet makes it harder. By unplugging everything and simply sitting that is the closest anybody gets to real sublime nature. Even Central Park in its splendor and glory shows off the skyline jutting above the trees. New York City wants to dominate everything even its own parks.
Life gets together gradually. Usually people get to their end points before they re-evaluate their lives. Bad habits feel great. People try to break out of them for their health. Economically it is far easier to quit something than it is health-wise. To be healthy typically costs money. Andrew Duncan Worthington understands his life is going great because he knew how badly it was going before. Hindsight is always 20/20, and it splits the 20 with great ease.
new juliet escoria video in which cooler ppl than me (mira gonzalez, scott mcclanahan, jamie iredell, etc) answer questions about heroin and i have no good stories.
BLACK CLOUD out from CCM april 24th. (blurbs by me and other dirtbags)
p.s. scott looks real skinny in this video. REAL skinny.
Wow! Look at that high quality photo!
That is me holding up a copy of a new fiction & art chapbook that is out now. It is called EVERYDAY MR. KENT. It has words by me and illustrations/art/[hey sensitive artist please insert the correct term] by Niki Schur-Narula.
I wrote a review of Noah Cicero’s new novel for Bookslut.
I think I would change maybe 5 things in the review if I rewrote it (even though I only wrote it 2 months ago).
For a while, I thought I wasn’t in that phase of throwing away writing sometimes or being ashamed of writing sometimes, but now maybe I’m back.
I’m back baby….