September 24th, 2010 / 4:59 pm

I Like What The Hell Is Going On Over Here

The Birdsong Collective and Micropress is having a contest: $50 to the winner, plus some other junk for your trunk (publication in the zine, &c). Deadline is early next month so hurry the chop up! Only catch, I suppose, is you have to be in the city of New York for their reading in mid-December. Include me out, but guess what? No reader’s fee! That’s because it’s a contest, not a fundraiser! That’s good!

If you’re in Portland tonight, Future Tense is celebrating their 20th birthday! Special guests include Zachary Schomburg, Elizabeth Ellen, and Chelsea Martin! I wish I were there, Kevin Sampsell is a super-sweet dude.

You don’t need to make up a stupid name for yr witch house and/or chill wave band/book/film/mixtape, just let this thang do it for you, right? Duh. Don’t know what I’m talking about? That’s perfectly alright.

A bonus level for “Return of the Quack” (videogame based on Matt Furie’s arts) is available for to play online. And the full game is available in Giant Robot 67. Think I’m gonna wander over to the store today for to get mine own. $5 means the price is right.

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  1. Lincoln Michel

      I like that artwork.

  2. reynard seifert

      matt furie is the man, and also a really nice guy. usually people say that about bands they don’t like very much, “their nice guys,” but his art is pretty much unquestionably rad. he does a zine called boy’s club, published by buenaventura press. it’s been a huge hit in the bay area. see it on toilets and coffee tables all over the place.

  3. Trey

      I was blown away when I heard Future Tense is 20 years old. That’s awesome. I am only 20 years old. Kevin Sampsell’s press is as old as me.

  4. Tommy Pico

      Thanks for the shout out, Raynard! I actually got the chance to do a quick interview with Matt Furie for birdsong a couple years ago, in birdsong #4 :-)

  5. Michael

      That name generator just gave me ‘Forever Year’ – isn’t that Blake Butler’s new book?

  6. M Kitchell

      and i have been trying to get issues for like 2 years now without luck (of boy’s club). maybe i should move to the bay area.

  7. Kevin Sampsell

      You’re sweet too, Rey-Rey.

  8. Kevin Sampsell

      Oh–and the party was super fun. Mike Daily did two “decades” on his bike, Chelsea and EE reprised their “Little Bitch” smackdown, Richard Meltzer was dirty, Zach & Emily charmed and slayed, and Zoe Trope read from her classic chapbook, Please Don’t Kill the Freshman.

  9. rustyjames

      matt furie’s boy club comics are hilarious.

  10. Owen Kaelin

      Loplop appears to be everywhere, these days.

      Eventually the world will be his.

      Woe to us when it is.

  11. Mykle