“You can’t ask for flowers– know what I mean– you either get’m or you don’t.”
Fall is (finally) here. This is what I’ve been up to for the first week in November:
What I’m reading:
The Killer Inside Me — Jim Thompson: A classic of neo-noir and American Crime with a forward by Stephen King. Thompson’s masterpiece (if you want to call it that) tells of a amiable small town Texas deputy with a homicidal streak. The influence of this disturbing little book is all over American Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and No Country for Old Men.
Show Your Work! — Austin Kleon: The book that ended my blogging dry-spell. Thank you, Austin!
What I’m listening to:
The story of Vice’s humble origins in Montréal on How I Built This.
A Killing on the Cape, ABC’s podcast series on the Christa Worthington murder.
Liam Gallagher’s solo album. It’s very good… Sounds more Oasis than his brother’s solo work.
Also, Liam’s Weekly Music Corner for Vice is on point.
Our new music critic, Liam Gallagher reviews new music in his debut installment of Music Critic. Today’s songs include: “Cellophane” by Metz, “Fuck Ugly God” by Ugly God, “Lady Powers” by Vera Blue and “Medication” by Damien Marley.
What I’m Doing:
Working on a novel, but I can’t talk about it yet.