Here is the final lineup for Pop Serial #5, the forthcoming new issue:
Victor “Kool A.D.” Vazquez, Steve Roggenbuck, Luna Miguel, Ben Brooks, Brad Troemel, Scott McClanahan, Blaise Larmee, Heiko Julien, Crispin Best, Mira Gonzalez, Spencer Madsen, Chelsea Martin, Rachel B. Glaser, Ana Carrete, Guillaume Morissette, Timothy Willis Sanders, Mike Bushnell, Ashley Opheim, Gabby Bess, Sarah Jean Alexander, Andrew James Weatherhead, James Ganas, Theron Jacobs, Shaun Gannon, Cassandra Gillig, Michael Hessel-Mial, Jackson Nieuwland, Dave Shaw, Zachery Wood, Chad Redden, Jacob Steinberg, Lucy Tiven, Marshall Mallicoat, Kelsea Basye, Theo Thimo, Chris Dankland, Bianca Shipton, Dylan York, Ralph Moffettone.
Layout by Erik Carter.
Art by Blaise Larmee.
Cover by Tao Lin.
1:52 pm • 17 November 2013 • 53 notes
2 weeks ago i was looking for drugs at a party
one guy gave me alcohol then diagnosed me with ‘major depressive disorder’
i said ‘i don’t think i have that’ and ‘thank you’
today i stole and drank 3 red bulls
people have gone into cardiac arrest from drinking more than 3 red bulls in a day
thinking about dying makes me feel tiny and calm
i feel mostly uninterested in dying right now
4:20 pm • 13 November 2013 • 24 notes
Mira Gonzalez interview on Vice Magazine
By now you’ve probably heard about the Black Flag reunion that everyone is creaming themselves over. Unfortunately, as of right now it looks like they’re only playing three shows, so you’ll probably miss it, then tell everyone how bad you wanted to go and what bullshit it is that you couldn’t get tickets, before eventually just carrying on with your life. But there’s this other Flag-related thing happening too. A truly interesting new publishing venture called Sorry House has surfaced and their first book is one of poetry (gay) from the strangely intriguing internet ghost Mira Gonzalez. I was going to make the headline for this article “Black Flag Offspring Does Poetry” because I thought she was Chuck Dukowski’s actual spawn, but it turns out he’s her stepfather, which is still fun.
The title of Mira’s book is I will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together. But I’m not so sure about that. Have you ever seen yourself, Mira? I have a feeling a lot of boners with your name on them are out there. Hell, I’ve even got a small internet crush on you, and I’m a goddamn faggot who sucks fat guy dick and eats fat guy ass ON THE REG.
Maybe I’m overselling you. I should stop.
Tomorrow night Mira will be celebrating the launch of her new book with a reading at Housing Works bookstore in New York. In addition to Mira, Victor “Kool A.D.” Vazquez (the Das Racist guy), Melissa Broder (the Queen), Willis Plummer (he is too young to write as well as he does), Spencer Madsen (taking on despair toe to toe), Marshall Mallicoat (don’t know her/him, but like his/her tweets), and myself (the worst) will be reading as well. There will be drinks.
I asked Mira some questions about some things.
VICE: Who is your dad?
Mira: My daddy is a Mexican-Jewish businessman who I think is trying to kill me. My stepdad is Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag.
Not sure about the ages of the parties involved, but I’m assuming you were born after the Black Flag years?
I am 20; Black Flag is before my time. My mom and Chuck got married when I was a baby, and I’ve lived with both of them my whole life. I was always aware that he was in a band, but I didn’t really understand how important that band was until high school when I met people who liked Black Flag.
Since I was young I have always heard Black Flag songs around the house, so it was difficult for me to get any distance from the music. As I grew older I understood the songs more and began to enjoy the music independently. I think Black Flag influenced my writing a lot, as well as my taste in music.
Chuck now plays in a band called The Chuck Dukowski SEXTET. Chuck plays bass, my mom sings, my brother plays guitar, and our family friend plays drums. They play a cover of the Black Flag song “My War” at the end of their set. It’s fun to hear my mom scream “fuck you!” at the audience. My brother is also a contortionist and bends himself in half while playing guitar during their set.
4:19 pm • 13 November 2013 • 16 notes
THE NEATO MOSQUITO SHOW: at 5:30 in the morning
when the sky has shifted from black to dark blue
we start to have this panicked feeling
that maybe we will never sleep
and when I wear your misshapen cashmere sweater tonight
it will feel like I’m putting my face on you again
in order to perceive a very small thing inside your chest
perhaps we can…
8:05 pm • 12 November 2013 • 48 notes