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Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Writing Links

Greg Shemkovitz has a nice little story about time and wounded hands over at The Foundling Review.

Short Round's got some movie/book reviews for you over at Alternative 1985. Oh, and here's some more of his awesomely hilarious "Summaries Of Movies [He Doesn't] Remember."

And here's the New York Times' review of the very book Short Round mentions in this post, Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.

Matt Stewart's got some good pointers on how to be a good little Literary Automaton at The Millions.

And, finally, you need to know this guy...or at least his writing. He's got a gut-puncher in PANK 4. If you don't own it, buy it here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Engine Troubled

My buddy Nicholas J. Carter wonders what Stephen King's Christine would be like if Artie and the titular automobile switched souls to hilarious and thought-provoking results in this twisted little tale over at Everyday Weirdness.

You can check it out here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Warships

Up to this point I have primarily written about my Nashville experience, but I had an entire external hard drive worth of musical doodads and humdingers long before I moved below the Mason-Dixon line. So, to catch y'all up to speed I'll give you a small primer in Tres Crow's musical history.

I came to the University of Michigan in the fall of 1998 with one goal in mind (other than those obvious other things *wink wink nudge nudge*): to start a band and become a huge rock star. For those of you who may not remember, in the fall of 1998 the biggest rock star in the world was Fred Durst of the now very much passe nu-metal outfit Limp Bizkit. I, being only 17 at the time, was not immune to the narcotic testosterone-fueled pull of a tiny Napoleonic b-boy wannabe shouting about broken hearts and how society'd done 'im wrong, and so I, like just about every other Midwestern boy of my age, was a huge Limp Bizkit fan (and by extension, Korn, Deftones, Coal Chamber, etc., etc.). This is to say that in the fall of 1998, I wanted to form a hard rock band and become a huge rock star.