Due to an insane workload, I don’t have time to actually write anything right now, so I have copy and pasted this entire post from WNYC’s Culture Page. If they sue me, I’ll make sure they bring the appropriate equipment so we can do a live podcast from court.
Haslett seized the opportunity to read from Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays. With a Scottish accent. And he nailed it.
Lipsyte screamed lyrics of a song from his high school band regarding “sticking the business-end of his thirty-ought-six into a dolphin’s blowhole.”
And Heller called for back-up singers from the audience for a poppy rendition of “the rousing revenge song of a former lover who’s happy that her ex-lover is unhappy too.”
Above, stream and download their readings and live music for free.
On Performing in a Band: “I would sit there in the corner and look as surly as possible while the band played an instrumental. Then I’d get up and do a short rant and then I’d put a cigarette out on my tongue — which I was going to do tonight but I’m sure it would violate some fire laws… But I was just a sad and angry boy. Now I’m a sad and angry man.” —Sam Lipsyte
On Ben Franklin: “I never knew you were an anti-semite.” —Sam Lipstye reading from The Ask
On Reproduction: “A study that Mike had read about in one of his chat-rooms suggested that women were more likely to conceive when they had orgasms.” – Zoe Heller reading from The Believers