Laura Elisse Salenger turns 50 today. Perhaps you know her better as Brix Smith. She is awesome.
"That’s the NBA we will get in December: One where every bit of action is, for the viewer, shot through with ambivalence. We will love it like never before, while wondering if, just maybe, no one’s having quite as much fun as they once did. We could be projecting, but ultimately, most of what we see in athletes is an attempt to come to terms with what we need them to be. We love this game and yet now we—or the players, or folks paying them—kind of hate everyone. Including ourselves." —There are twelve people in the world, the rest are paste. Many of those twelve are Awl pals, [...]
You may recall Fortunate Teens Party With Morrissey, 1994, artist Derek Erdman's imagining of an unlikely incident with the miserablist pop sensation. The folks at Insound are offering two exclusive further works from Erdman: Three Quarters of Joy Division Win Big at OTB, above, and Mark E Smith Writes 417 Royalty Cheques Every Year. When we finally sell this website for a shit ton of money, I am so commissioning Pete Shelley Angrily Destroys A Fruit Machine While A Bemused Howard DeVoto Reads Camus.