New episode of Drinking and Talking is up. I speak with writer, actress, and live lit star, and (lesser point on her bio) my friend Jen Bosworth. We recollect the fun horrors of college life, clogged up toilets, Jen’s LA life (including her stint as Nick Cage’s assistant), our mutual love of smoking despite both of us having quit, my wayward housing in the 1990s, the illegality of pissing on a Christian college campus, the bullshit hype of The Haunting of Hill House, my insane dog, Jen’s time as a radio host on WGN, and, of course, lots of talk about music—the music playing in the bar, the music we used to listen to, the music we love still. Among other stuff.
Part two of my bar chat with writer Jeremy T. Wilson. I again talk too much, but he manages to squeeze in some stuff about Tobias Wolff’s masterful short story writing, and we both geek out about R.E.M. before discussing the times people have flashed us.
My chat with Jeremy T. Wilson, author of the damn fine short story collection, Adult Teeth. We talk about writing, mostly, and I talk way too much.
Part two of the chat with Eric Brunick. We get a bit drunk while discussing hangovers and how to get (and avoid) them, strange eating in New Orleans, Tom Waits (who we all, except for Jeff, love), Bob Dylan (who we all, except for Jeff, dislike), appreciating The Smiths in middle age, Bowie (my hero), the Mekons and how I embarrassed myself in front of them, Chicago as a great place to live if you love music and food, and other random bits.
Here’s the latest podcast featuring the inimitable Eric Brunick. This is two aging punk and noise music fans talking music as well as the hilarious nature of Kafka, the Twin Peaks reboot, the terrifying and beautiful music of the Swans, Melvins vs. Rolling Stones, Dead Can Dance’s fantastic Spotify station, noise music in general, Wild Turkey 101 Rye, the time I got my ass kicked at the first Lollapalooza, and Flavor Flav’s sad VH1 era, among other strong opinions. Also, Eric tries often to convert me to Katy Perry’s music, unsuccessfully.
Part two of my chat with the cousins, Mike and Joe. We talk about weed v booze, technology, and their past exploits in Las Vegas.
A family podcast wherein I chat with my cousins Mike and Joe over some Laphroaig scotch. We comment on language, our insane family, and how delicious scotch is (to me alone, apparently).
The last installment of my long as hell conversation with Chad Post. We discuss Roxanne Gay Twitter piling on Chad, the genius of Kathy Acker, how trends and brands are ruining art, and how whiskey is the highest human achievement.