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What do you get if you cross a syndicated newspaper columnist with a business book author on a Pearson imprint with an entrepreneur who owns Pro Blog Service and novelist who's the Spring 2016 writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida?
Erik Deckers, this week’s guest of Behind the Prose.
I interviewed Erik in August, just before he relocated to Florida. (Ironically, he was already planning a move there just before learning that he won the coveted residency).
By now, I’m sure he’s settled in and enjoying the “vibrant literary community” of Orlando that he talks about in this episode.
But before we get to the Kerouac Project, we go through his decades long career as a humor columnist and his book deals on Que Publishing.
In this interview you’ll also learn:
The rhetorical move he started using in his humor and now can’t stop
How travel writing led him to making an activist move that sent one of his posts viral and cost him a job
His trick to churning out content on a weekly basis
There’s also some discussion of Pluto. And if you listened to Sean Ennis’ episode, you might find this kinda spooky. Well, it is Halloween week. Or maybe I’m just subconsciously drawing this Pluto stuff to me. (Remember the Reading-Updike-Keillor thing?)
Either way, like Erik’s buddy Karl the Curmudgeon, I’m still kinda mad about Pluto too. Get show links at behindtheprose.com.
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Jack Kerouac's Birthday is Coming Up on the 12th..
So I'll be Dedicating My Show to All Things Jack Kerouac
With My Old L.A. Poet Friend From Al's Bar..
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.On The Road..Still..
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Listeners/Guests, you are welcome to call-in to speak with Sandra LONDON live on the air during the broadcast.
Tune in this evening, Sunday, January 24, 2016 to celebrate AVN weekend, the adult industry's awards show extravaganza, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Hard Rock Hotel. A loving shout-out to all winners and hearty contenders!
Tonight's show will also feature a rough draft reading of an excerpt of "On The Road", written by Jack Kerouac and performed by Sandra LONDON of Playtime With Sandra Radio and Live&Grind.
Independent Music, courtesy of FreeMusicArchive and NakedGirlsRadio.
*Get LIT*: Selected excerpts and recordings of Sandra LONDON's favorite classic literature
Orian Williams was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Baylor University, Orian moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990’s . After a few years as a successful producer of commercials, Orian formed a fortuitous alliance with the director E. Elias Merhige, whose work Orian was an early champion of after seeing his acclaimed University thesis feature film BEGOTTEN. Williams first film was to set up SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE the Academy Award nominated film starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich at Saturn Films, Nicolas Cage’s production company directed by Merhige. In 2004 Orian secured the rights to the book “Touching from a Distance,” a biography based on the life of Ian Curtis, lead singer of the band Joy Division, written by Ian’s widow, Deborah Curtis. Ian committed suicide in 1980 just 2 days before the bands first American tour and reformed under the name New Order. The highly regarded photographer/video director Anton Corbijn, directed and was his first feature film. CONTROL stars Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, Samantha Morton and Alexandra Maria Lara. CONTROL had its world premiere in Cannes 2007 opening the Director’s Fortnight and came away with 3 awards including Best European Film and 4 BAFTA nominations including one win for writer and 10 BIFA nominations with 5 wins including Best Picture. Orian then set his eyes on Jack Kerouac, producing two films about his life, a documentary about the book ‘Big Sur’ then the feature film BIG SUR Written and Directed by Michael Polish, BIG SUR stars, Jean Marc Barr as Kerouac and Josh Lucas as Neal Cassady, Kate Bosworth, Radha Mitchell and Henry Thomas also star. Currently Orian is producing WONDERLAND AVENUE with David Fincher, which focuses on Danny Sugerman and his young life in Los Angeles in the 1960’s, Fred Durst will direct, set up at New Regency.
Lead singer Lisa Boudreau and lyrist/guitarist/producer Terry Tompkins were never completely lost, but did take a break from making records together, experimenting separately in different music genres. It was when they decided to get a little wild again that they discovered a newfound depth of creativity. “Terry and I have been together for 30 years,” Lisa smiles. “A lot of the sadcore stuff we write gets pulled from reality!”. Her vocals reference Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, PJ Harvey and Beth Gibbons of Portishead in their dark and passionately detached singing.
Terry brings a love of psychedelic rock from his other band, The Now Feeling, inspired by shoegaze acts such as My Bloody Valentine and Tame Impala, while also paying homage to favorite albums from the ‘70s. “I went through a big ELO phase- though our title track ‘Goodbye Mine’ came out more Lennon-esque.” describes Terry, who cites Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, Big Star, Beach Boys, Leonard Cohen and Fleetwood Mac amongst his influences from that decade. “We’re okay with being described as a ‘rock Carpenters’ - their best songs were all so melancholy, we love that.“ Goodbye Mine was produced specifically with the warm, sparse production of the ‘70s era in mind - making it an obvious for vinyl release, which is a first for Lost & Profound, after four previous albums.
The 10 songs on Goodbye Mine have a through line of loss. Terry reflects, “In our music, all the characters are lost… but there is something profound in looking at what’s happening to them.” He speaks of a Kerouac-approach in lyric writing, “blurting for pages and pages”, and also the uses the cut-up process popularized by Burroughs and Bowie, forming images as “weird words come together”.
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On the Road…
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In 1957 Jack Kerouac published his second novel, On the Road by Viking Press, one of America’s favorite reads. A gazillion years later, Jackie “Kerouac” Druga, the APOCALYPSE NANA herself, is taking her bizarre bunker show On the Road for everyone’s enjoyment. Join the queen of the flu outside the fallout shelter with her traveling bunkermates, the unpredictable R. W. Clinger and “Hi, this is Dom” Bianco, for a fun road trip in the wilds of southwestern Pennsylvania.
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Bunker babes and boys ... it's time to take the Apocalypse Nana show on the road.
In 1957 Jack Kerouac published his second novel, On the Road by Viking Press, one of America's favorite reads. A gazillion years later, Jackie "Kerouac" Druga, the APOCALYPSE NANA herself, is taking her bizarre bunker show On the Road for everyone's enjoyment. Join the queen of the flu outside the fallout shelter with her traveling bunkermates, the unpredictable R. W. Clinger and "Hi, this is Dom" Bianco, for a fun road trip in the wilds of southwestern Pennsylvania.
Enjoy an hour of interviews with the future Armageddon population as important questions are asked about the survival of the fittest. Be shocked with their answers, and judge at your own risk whether our vulnerable interviewed victims are capable of endurance or post-apocalyptical destruction/death outside and inside the bunker. Listen to our prey as we pick at their juicy brains, devouring their germ-infested or genuine comments.
Also, become buzzed on our coffee spell as the Flash Fame Game is played with the staff of Starbucks. Go behind the coffee shoppe counter as we interview the employees about the Earth's ultimate destruction and devastation that could easily happen the day after tomorrow. Fear the unthinkable comments they will share with you. Be afraid ... be very afraid as we go ON THE ROAD, beyond the bunker, defenseless in the wilds, and doomed!
Special bunker note: Pack an extra pair of apocalypse panties ... you may just need them because of all the fun!!!
Join us as we welcome author "Barbara Shoup."
Barbara is a very talented author who has released her eighth novel, titled "Looking For Jack Kerouac."
The novel has an interesting backstory:
In “Looking for Jack Kerouac,” Paul Carpetti picks up a copy of “On the Road” by legendary beat novelist Jack Kerouac during a class trip in New York City. The book has a dramatic impact on Paul, changing his whole outlook on life. But when he returns home from the city, his world crumbles. It’s 1964, and Paul is dealing with the death of his mother. He needs to get away.
Paul hops in a car with his friend, Duke, and doesn’t look back. The two land in Florida where Paul finds Kerouac, who turns out to be nothing like the author he idolized. But, in the end, the writer helps Paul in his journey to self-discovery in an unexpected way.
B. Shoup is the author seven other novels, including a School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Young Adults, “Vermeer’s Daughter,” and two others – “Wish You Were Here” and “Stranded in Harmony” – selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults.
She is the executive director of the Indiana Writers Center and the co-author of “Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process” (2000) and “Story Matters: Contemporary Short Story Writers Share the Creative Process (2006).”
Tune in as we dive into the novel "Looking For Jack Kerouac" by author Barbara Shoup.
Stay tuned and keep it locked.
On today's show, I'm joined by my good friend, author, publisher, thinker, Richard Grossinger. Richard has written epic bi-opics like "Out Of Babylon," and "New Moon" as well as a number of books on plant medicine and homeopathy. He's one of the great, observational minds of our time and his ability to synthesize wide and often abstract perspectives, often in a stunning use of the English, language.
Richard is currently en-route to Maine leaving California after many years. We'll be getting some of his unique observations and perspectives from the road.
In hour number two, I'll be dissecting the current crisis going down at America's borders, specifically, here in Texas, ground zero of the southern, human surge.
Please join me.
Who is your favorite classic poet, Poe, Wilde, Byron, Browning, Yeats, Keats, Kerouac, Dylan Thomas, perhaps even newer, Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Kay Ryan? Read your favorite classic poet, read poems that inspire you, touch you, have special meaning. COME share in a celebration of our poetic history. You must first know from where you come, before you can know where you are going. Join us tonight for a very special episode of RE-VERSE CLASSIC POETRY OPEN MIC TIME: 4PM west coast / 7PM east coast time CALL IN NUMBER: (347) 327-9213
Please join us for a conversation with award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist and creative writing professor Elizabeth Cox.
Cox received the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction and was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2011. Her novel Night Talk received the Lillian Smith Award from the Southern Regional Council, the University of Georgia Libraries and Georgia Center for the Book.
In addition to four novels, Cox has published a recent collection of poetry I Have Told You and Told You and a collection of short stories called Bargains in the Real World. Of this story collection, poet Mary Oliver wrote, "Those who know Elizabeth Cox as a person and as a writer know that she is continually courageous and melodious and has never yet softened the difficult facts of the world. Her stories are treasures, full of truth, possibility, and beauty."
Two of her stories have been featured on NPR; “The Third of July” was an O’Henry Prize winner.
Cox has also received the North Carolina Fiction Award - Individual Artist Grant, a Massachusetts Arts Council Grant, and Fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell writers’ colonies.
She was the 2003 Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and has also taught at Duke University, University of Michigan, Tufts University, Boston University, the Bennington Low Residency Program, and MIT. She recently retired from the John Cobb Chair of Humanities at South Carolina's Wofford College, a chair she shared with her husband C. Michael Curtis.
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Who is your favorite classic poet, Poe, Wilde, Byron, Browning, Yeats, Keats, Kerouac, Dylan Thomas, perhaps even newer, Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Kay Ryan? Read your favorite classic poet, read poems that inspire you, touch you, have special meaning. COME share in a celebration of our poetic history. You must first know from where you come, before you can know where you are going. Join us tonight for a very special episode of RE-VERSE CLASSIC POETRY OPEN MIC TIME: 4pm west coast / 7pm east coast time CALL IN NUMBER: (347) 327-9213