All the books I read in 2011: go to your local independent bookseller—if such a thing exists in your town—and reserve a copy of Patrick deWitt’s dark, deep, and deadly funny upcoming novel The Sisters Brothers. It’s a western. It’s spare and has existential undercurrents. The narrator is a husky-bodied, quiet-talking killer. It’ll be out in May.
Not that I’m against the Super Bowl, but hey, maybe you are. Or maybe you’re just killing time Until. Anyway, here are some ways to do whatever it is you’re doing.
There’s a new installment of Weiden+Kennedy’s Story Time. They’ve got Patrick deWitt reading from his first novel, Ablutions, with music by his brother Nick deWitt, whom you may also know as the dude from Pretty Girls Make Graves and/or Murder City Devils. NdW also offers an entry into WKE’s mixtapes series.
You could (read=should) also check out the video for Rock Plaza Central’s “(Don’t You Believe the Words of) Handsome Men.”
Oh and last but not least, after watching the “I Am Not a Lawyer” Mr. Show clip that Blake posted in a comment thread about something else, I started playing the YouTube association clickaround game, and stumbled upon this open letter from David Cross to Larry the Cable Guy.