Monday, May 4, 2009
Nu @ HObart: "Ode to a Bad Album..."
As everybody knows, Hobart is one of the best reads on the net, so I'm happy happy to be there.
I think this is Matt's issue, so thanks to him. And thanks also to photo editor Ryan Molloy, who always does a great job and has done a great one in the case of my story particularly, I think. ANd thanks also to Aaron and the web team, for indulging me and putting in the Songza links. (I read it this morning with "Before They Make Me Run" playing from a minimized window. It was AWESOME!)
Other May people: Stephanie Johnson (whose collection, forthcoming from Keyhole Press, is purty impressive), T.M. DeVos, Sean Lovelace and David Aichenbaum. Like me, DeVos exposes Matt's weakness for recorded music. I read her story, "The Quality Controller," in proof a few days ago (I wasn't planning to -- just couldn't stop). Let me say: it's a good one. I dig how she sets up the peculiar scenario, and I dig the scenario itself. DeVos probes it fully, and yet the story has a really light touch, an uncertainty which seems right for its people....
Did I say enough right there to earn that 'Short Story Month' logo at the bottom of this post? Dan Wickett, I wait for your word.