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This right here is an album about professional wrestling.

The first time I heard about the Mountain Goats was from John Green in one of his videos a few years back, but my real admiration for the band didn’t start until about a month ago at writing camp, in an elective. 843 more words



Greetings, readers fair. I’m here to welcome you to what will be my last post for an indefinite amount of time, because I’m going on an extended blogging hiatus. 323 more words

Eulogy for BottleTree

It’s been a few months now since its closing, dear readers, but especially lately, I can’t stop thinking about the loss of my favorite venue. 672 more words


Poetry Corner 2

I assume there must be a body of literary theory out there about titles, especially of short, ambiguous pieces and poems; the way they promise to be a key to interpretation, and certainly shape the reader’s expectations and influence her reading – but as a result clearly also have the potential to manipulate, deceive, draw her into position above the trap-door and so forth. 1,276 more words


Sound 'Round: The Mountain Goats / Sufjan Stevens

Heroes, villains and everyday people. 

The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ (Merge)

John Darnielle is a songwriter above all. Ever absorbed with words and willing to let the music play a supporting role, his grasp for melody leans knotty, rugged and difficult to like right away. 308 more words