Posts Tagged ‘we did porn’

So Fixed Your Function

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Like if I watched you brushing your teeth, you pick up toothbrush this way, start on this tooth, move that way, spit, start there, that tooth…the same method every morning. You don’t believe me? Videotape yourself.

You drive to work two ways. Two routes, maybe. Same roads/signs/stores/sky. You could easily take some other roads/paths, maybe 40. You would see 40 new things. But you don’t.

I want you to go eat something new. Don’t cheat. Go the ethnic restaurant, produce aisle, international market—select something you have never eaten before. Eat it.

What is the point?

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(my) Zak Smith interview at The Faster Times

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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From the intro (click through for the full piece):

The book is as much about life in the ’00s—and the schizophrenic, often abusive relationship most Americans have with their elected officials as well as with their own sex lives—as it is about Smith’s own particular experience in and of the alt-porn sub-sub-culture. We Did Porn is an exuberant, fearless, and badly-needed rejoinder to the mawkish dewey-eyed bullshit that plagues the latter-day memoir. The art’s not half-bad either.

Zak Smith’s We Did Porn

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I have been reading Zak Smith’s We Did Porn this weekend. I am pretty sure you’re going to want this. One of those books that once you open you don’t stop thinking about wanting to read until it’s over. Plus it’s about porn and art. What else do I need to say?

Oh, it has drawings, along with the memoir, which follows Mr. Smith through his alt-porn career:

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Quite quite engrossing, and in one of those voices that sounds fresh enough to not sound like anyone else while still maintaining the maximum fun and punk sass.

It was going to take a pretty amazing thing to follow up the Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon’s Novel Gravity’s Rainbow idea, but yeah, halfway through I am ready to profess: Buy.