April 16, 2014
"All I ever really want to know is how other people are making it through life—where do they put their body, hour by hour, and how do they cope inside of it."

— Miranda July.

(Source: typewritertea)

April 16, 2014
"It was a small thing, but it was a thing, and things have a way of either dying or growing, and it wasn’t dying."

Miranda July

(Source: bornreadygeneration)

April 16, 2014
"I gave you things I wasn’t sure I even had."

— Miranda July

(Source: fuck-yeah-existentialism)

April 16, 2014

[AMELIA GILLIS VIDEO RESPONSE INTERVIEW]

Amelia Gillis speaks about catching language from her everyday life & writing it in her journal

she speaks about how accompanying her language with images

or at least giving her images a visual dimension

has always made sense intuitively, has always been more exciting:

‘if I wrote a big long entry I wouldn’t even wanna read it and I would be the one writing it. And I wasn’t necessarily writing for the sake of somebody else’s enjoyment, because I never expected anyone to read it. […] It was instinctual for me to make it visual as opposed to just words on the page. Even if I didn’t have a picture, I’d make the words themselves visual’

*

she explores how her daydreams inform her poems

how they are her starting-point

I find this line particularly outstanding:

‘daydreams are kind of like the battleground of strange phrases’

she coughs

she blows wind into her hair

she says something that I feel sure would shock Steve Roggenbuck:

'although the Internet is a great thing, I still prefer IRL'

other great moments:

'my favorite IRL thing to do would probably be to hug somebody […] you can't do that on the Internet, no matter how hard you try it just doesn't happen. You can talk about it and it can seem beautiful.'

‘if I was born in like 1899, it’d be cool to be grow up in the twenties […] growing up in the twenties in your twenties would be a really cool thing to experience’

‘the fact that I can build a relationship with somebody that I’ve never met and meet them and continue that relationship and form other relationships in the same way is awesome’

‘without people, without human interaction, there would be no life. You would have no life to talk about. You would have no life to write about’

(Source: cuttyspot)

April 16, 2014

cuttyspot:

STOP PRETENDING IT’S BORING TO BE ALIVE

we are animal’s on a rock in space <3 mp3 download

April 16, 2014
internetpoetry:

status generator macro by lexi roberts

internetpoetry:

status generator macro by lexi roberts

(via cuttyspot)

April 16, 2014
thehourofthestar:

life advice by me, photo by disposableproject.ca

thehourofthestar:

life advice by me, photo by disposableproject.ca

(Source: guillaumemorissette, via cuttyspot)

April 16, 2014

[CALEB HILDENBRANDT VIDEO RESPONSE INTERVIEW]

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caleb made an ebook of 100 image micros called I SAY THESE THINGS TO YOU, as well as a tumblr by the same name 

he also wrote the ebooks American Paranoid Restaurant, This Is Not the End, & Life Is Fragile, Blah Blah Blah

in the video he speaks about, for I SAY THESE THINGS TO YOU, how all the content originated with him - the pictures, the condensed or otherwise selected tweets - unlike flarf, but how he wanted the imagemacros to exhibit a similar immediate, ‘aggressively spontaneous’ aesthetic as flarf:

"Hopefully this gives it sincerity & artifice simultaneously."

(Source: cuttyspot)

April 15, 2014
cuttyspot:

[MY FAVORITE THINGS OF 2012]
*
(I’m entirely certain that I left out some stuff &amp; that I didn’t get a chance to hear // see // read everything notable this year – if you have any recommendations based on my lists, please let me know)
THESE ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
IF YOU’RE BORED BY A PARTICULAR SECTION, KEEP GOING – THERE’S A LOT HERE
BTW I WORKED ON THIS FOR HOURS
SRY
I also worked &amp; schooled a lot in 2012 so I didn’t get a chance to check everything out :(
*
MUSIC
Grimes – Visions
Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
Crystal Castles – III
Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance
How to Dress Well – Total Loss
Purity Ring – Shrines
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
Burial – Kindred EP
Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d eity
Grizzly Bear – Shields
Beach House – Bloom
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar // Clear Moon
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Passion Pit – Gossamer
Hot Chip – In Our Heads
TNGHT – TNGHT EP
Wild Nothing - Nocturne
The Congos / Sun Araw / M. Geddes Gengres – Icon Give Thank
Holy Other - Held
Twin Shadow – Confess
Young Family – You Ruined It EP
The Caretaker - Patience
*
EXPERIENCES:

putting together &amp; finishing my MFA thesis


all the interviews / video responses I curated &amp; received (thank you everyone who participated &amp; watched!!!)


when Steve Roggenbuck stayed on my couch for 2 nights in San Francisco


creating the online lit mag GESTURE &amp; soliciting writers like Lydia Davis, Franz Wright, Rosemarie Waldrop, Edward Mullany, Ben Mirov, Daniel Alexander, Steve Roggenbuck


discovering Ted Berrigan’s interview w/ Jack Keroauc


discovering Abner Jay


reading at 851


reading at QUIET LIGHTNING 


when Dennis Cooper sent me a msg back on FB saying he was a ‘total devoted regular’ to Cutty Spot


when I started writing some ‘reviews’ for I AM ALT LIT 

all the reblogs I got from Tao Lin
receiving this story from PETER BD
being asked to read at the SHOPLIFTING AT AMERICAN APPAREL premiere in San Francisco
listening to Panda Bear’s Person Pitch constantly
when Annie Paradis wrote me a poem
FACEBOOK:

Zachery Wood’s Facebook posts


Diane Marie’s Facebook posts


Writer’s Bloc 


ALT LIT GOSSIP


Heiko Julien 


Michael Potter


Murdoch LaMarche

Janey Smith
Steve Roggenbuck
Austin Asia 
VIDEOS ETC:
‘Shitty Youth’ by Adam Humphreys
How Hunter Makes It 
Steve Roggenbuck on Let’s Paint TV

Chris Dankland’s video poems


Steve Roggenbuck’s 

discovering the BBC David Foster Wallace Documentary
discovering Terence McKenna’s 'Evolving Times'
DW Lichtenberg’s video of a Diana Salier poem
Daniel Alexander’s' Selected Tweets from May – June'
Daniel Alexander’s' EXPLORE, CREATE, LIVE'

NEW ANIMAL – 'FALLING UP'


NARDWUAR


‘Conversations’ on Chart Attack 


discovering possibly my favorite video ever – battle between Lions &amp; Buffalo


Paige Elizabeth’s documentary EVERYTHING HERE NOW


Gabby Gabby’s' i will write a nature poem about feeling grateful for my mouth' 


Ben Mirov’s trailer (directed by DW Lichtenberg) for HIDER ROSER 


BABY BABY promotional video by Fontez Brooks 


promo video for Mira Gonzalez’s book 


my music video for Tedo Stone’s BEST IS YET

BLOGS ETC:

Chris Dankland 


Ashley Obscura 


John Rogers 


Michael Inscoe


Kelly Schirmann


Steve Roggenbuck 


INTERNET POETRY 


Pop Serial 


HUNTER PAYNE 


BANANGO LIT 


THOUGHT CATALOG 


HOLLER PRESENTS 


HTMLGIANT 


PITCHFORK 


BEACH SLOTH 


JACKSON NIEUWLAND 


TAO LIN


STEPHEN MICHAEL MCDOWELL 


DENNIS COOPER


EDWARD MULLANY 


BRAD LISTI 


TWITTER:

Tao Lin
Kersey Chase
lil furny
nobdy
SANTINO DELA
V
body ghost
Reynard Seifert
the entire universe
sophie
Lexi Roberts
Zen Proverbs
J 
Hunter Payne
MOUNT ENNUI
Steve Roggenbuck
i am alt lit 
Crispin Best
Jackson Nieuwland
Edward Mullany
Jimmy Chen
BEACH SLOTH
Melissa Broder
*
BOOKS // EBOOKS // E-MAGS:
Letters From Robots by Diana Salier
No One Can Do Anything Worse to You Than You Can by Sam Pink
The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan by Scott McClanahan
I AM READY TO DIE A VIOLENT DEATH by Heiko Julien
CITYSCAPES
ILLUMINATI GIRL GANG 
NAP
HAVE U SEEN MY WHALE
SADCORE DADWAVE
THENEWERYORK
CONGRATULATIONS YOU’VE BEEN SELECTED TO WIN ANOTHER DAY ON PLANET EARTH by Hunter Payne
UP
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL ALTERNATIVE LITERATURE 
Metazen
GESTURE
Crush Dream by Lonely Christopher 
Raddddd by Daniel Alexander
Crunk Juice by Steve Roggenbuck 
UNTITLED by Chuck Young 
STEALING THINGSby Keegan Crawford
JAMES GANAS WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND I’M SORRY HE DIED SO YOUNG OF CANCER by James Ganas 
GOODBYE DRINKS by Sarah Jean Alexander 
I’M GOING TO FUCK AND THAT’S A PLACE YOU LITTLE ASSHOLE, NOT A VERB by Pancho Espinosa 
HIDER ROSER by Ben Mirov
SHABBY DOLL HOUSE
COME TO MY OCEAN by Moon Temple 
THINGS IN MY TO-READ PILE THAT I THINK WILL BE FAVORITES 
Snow Poems by Janey Smith
Airplane Food by Gabby Gabby 
I AM MY OWN BETRAYAL by Guillaume Morissette
YOU PRIVATE PERSON by Richard Chiem 

cuttyspot:

[MY FAVORITE THINGS OF 2012]

*

(I’m entirely certain that I left out some stuff & that I didn’t get a chance to hear // see // read everything notable this year – if you have any recommendations based on my lists, please let me know)

THESE ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

IF YOU’RE BORED BY A PARTICULAR SECTION, KEEP GOING – THERE’S A LOT HERE

BTW I WORKED ON THIS FOR HOURS

SRY

I also worked & schooled a lot in 2012 so I didn’t get a chance to check everything out :(

*

MUSIC

Grimes – Visions

Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes

Crystal Castles – III

Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance

How to Dress Well – Total Loss

Purity Ring – Shrines

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes

Burial – Kindred EP

Andy Stott – Luxury Problems

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d eity

Grizzly Bear – Shields

Beach House – Bloom

Tame Impala – Lonerism

Mount Eerie – Ocean Roar // Clear Moon

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Passion Pit – Gossamer

Hot Chip – In Our Heads

TNGHT – TNGHT EP

Wild Nothing - Nocturne

The Congos / Sun Araw / M. Geddes Gengres – Icon Give Thank

Holy Other - Held

Twin Shadow – Confess

Young Family – You Ruined It EP

The Caretaker - Patience

*

EXPERIENCES:

  • putting together & finishing my MFA thesis

  • all the interviews / video responses I curated & received (thank you everyone who participated & watched!!!)

  • when Steve Roggenbuck stayed on my couch for 2 nights in San Francisco

  • creating the online lit mag GESTURE & soliciting writers like Lydia Davis, Franz Wright, Rosemarie Waldrop, Edward Mullany, Ben Mirov, Daniel Alexander, Steve Roggenbuck

  • discovering Ted Berrigan’s interview w/ Jack Keroauc

  • discovering Abner Jay

  • reading at 851

  • reading at QUIET LIGHTNING 

  • when Dennis Cooper sent me a msg back on FB saying he was a ‘total devoted regular’ to Cutty Spot

  • when I started writing some ‘reviews’ for I AM ALT LIT 

  • all the reblogs I got from Tao Lin
  • receiving this story from PETER BD
  • being asked to read at the SHOPLIFTING AT AMERICAN APPAREL premiere in San Francisco
  • when Annie Paradis wrote me a poem

FACEBOOK:


VIDEOS ETC:

  • DW Lichtenberg’s video of a Diana Salier poem

BLOGS ETC:

TWITTER:

Tao Lin

Kersey Chase

lil furny

nobdy

SANTINO DELA

V

body ghost

Reynard Seifert

the entire universe

sophie

Lexi Roberts

Zen Proverbs

Hunter Payne

MOUNT ENNUI

Steve Roggenbuck

i am alt lit 

Crispin Best

Jackson Nieuwland

Edward Mullany

Jimmy Chen

BEACH SLOTH

Melissa Broder

*

BOOKS // EBOOKS // E-MAGS:

Letters From Robots by Diana Salier

No One Can Do Anything Worse to You Than You Can by Sam Pink

The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan by Scott McClanahan

I AM READY TO DIE A VIOLENT DEATH by Heiko Julien

CITYSCAPES

ILLUMINATI GIRL GANG 

NAP

HAVE U SEEN MY WHALE

SADCORE DADWAVE

THENEWERYORK

CONGRATULATIONS YOU’VE BEEN SELECTED TO WIN ANOTHER DAY ON PLANET EARTH by Hunter Payne

UP

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL ALTERNATIVE LITERATURE 

Metazen

GESTURE

Crush Dream by Lonely Christopher 

Raddddd by Daniel Alexander

Crunk Juice by Steve Roggenbuck 

UNTITLED by Chuck Young 

STEALING THINGSby Keegan Crawford

JAMES GANAS WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND I’M SORRY HE DIED SO YOUNG OF CANCER by James Ganas 

GOODBYE DRINKS by Sarah Jean Alexander 

I’M GOING TO FUCK AND THAT’S A PLACE YOU LITTLE ASSHOLE, NOT A VERB by Pancho Espinosa 

HIDER ROSER by Ben Mirov

SHABBY DOLL HOUSE

COME TO MY OCEAN by Moon Temple 

THINGS IN MY TO-READ PILE THAT I THINK WILL BE FAVORITES 


Snow Poems by Janey Smith

Airplane Food by Gabby Gabby 

I AM MY OWN BETRAYAL by Guillaume Morissette

YOU PRIVATE PERSON by Richard Chiem 

April 15, 2014

[MELISSA BRODER VIDEO INTERVIEW RESPONSE]

Melissa Broder wrote the books When You Say One Thing But You Mean Your Mother (2010) & Meat Heart (2012)

in this video she appears in flared, swaggerfilled sunglasses & a big hooded coat 

she chews gum 

she flashes images of a crystallized skeleton head

she laughs in the train station 

she has rly nice hair 

she appears in her bedroom 

she appears in front of a Buddha statue, telling it things like, ‘i have no clue who i am’

she wears at least 4 different shirts throughout this video 

she appears in a ‘pony tale’

she writes ‘I DON’T KNOW’ among a list of names

she puppets 2pac to speak with her thumb & pointer finger 

she uses repetition in a mantra-like form here 

her mom & dad make a handful of appearances

Melissa appears w/ ice cream in a cone

her father tells her he taught her Shakespeare & that he gave her her ‘poetry gene’ 

she plays Lil Kim’s ‘Drugs’ instrumental the ‘whole way thru’ 

she says ‘i’m a frightened human being’

(Source: cuttyspot)

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