22 July 2010
NICK SYLVESTER 2010-
1. I finished out a four-year stint at Viacom television entertainment property THE COLBERT REPORT earlier this month. Sometimes I felt like Michael Clayton, other times like the dancing guy from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It was an honor.
2. It's more certain than before that I will complete a legible draft of THE EDUCATION OF HAROLD HENRY early this fall. The book is about a high school genius type who dies when an abandoned cathedral collapses on him. Themes include Wu-Tang, Philly, Jesuits, memory palaces, false memory, dildo pranks and other types of pranks, the Aeneid, posthumous legacy, monuments more lasting than bronze, brown notes, organ music, all-boys schools, finding out you're not as good as you thought you were, knowing when to throw in the towel. It'll be a quick read, 250-300 pages. The tone and style are in line with my pieces in Perineum. If you are in the business of making money off this kind of thing, and you want to read it, email me at my first name dot my last name at gmail dot com.
3. Speaking of PERINEUM, I am pleased to report that Lizzie Widdicombe, Zach Baron, and I have begun working on Number Nine. The rough theme is BOSSES. We are doing this one in-house, no submissions, which is our way of keeping the snake from eating its tail here. More details to follow. Expect something this fall.
4. My band MR. DREAM begins recording its debut full-length LP this weekend. As with the Goes To Jail and No Girls Allowed and Scarred For Life releases, it is my honor to be producing this one. Matt LeMay will be mixing at least one or two tracks too, to say nothing of his general support throughout. (We're lucky to have such talented and generous friends.) Songs will include: "Shotgun Tricks", "Cool Down, Apollo", "Learn The Language", "AC2010" a/k/a "Winner" a/k/a "Bob Zombie", "Satisfying Bridge", "Joyless", and other all-new material. I'm guessing our album will have already leaked by the time I hit 'publish post'. Teaser single out soon on God Mode Records.
5. I am honored to be writing a weekly music column for New York Public Access's culture website THIRTEEN.ORG, which relaunched this afternoon. The column is called RIFF CITY. There will be a new piece/riff every Wednesday. Today's is about Wavves.
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