3 episodes

Exacting something of a tribute to John Giorno’s “Dial-a-Poem” project (as 2018 marks its fiftieth anniversary), Tyrant Hotel sees NY Tyrant and Hotel collaborate to collate unexpurgated readings, writings and sonic ephemera by authors and poets recorded straight to smartphone.

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Exacting something of a tribute to John Giorno’s “Dial-a-Poem” project (as 2018 marks its fiftieth anniversary), Tyrant Hotel sees NY Tyrant and Hotel collaborate to collate unexpurgated readings, writings and sonic ephemera by authors and poets recorded straight to smartphone.

    Tyrant Hotel #3 — "Mother Pig (Opposing Disneyland)"

    Tyrant Hotel #3 — "Mother Pig (Opposing Disneyland)"

    "Mother Pig (Opposing Disneyland)," the third installment in the ongoing Tyrant Hotel project, was broadcast at 4pm, March 12th, on Resonance 104.4FM.

    Readers, in order of appearance:


    a. Iain Sinclair, ‘Animal Drums’ (Prompt Note) [0.00];
    b. Lily Hackett, ‘Seabird’ [4.12]; 
    c. Brad Phillips, ‘Mom & Dad’ (Deleted Scenes) [7.38];
    d. Frederic Tuten, ‘Rimbaud in the Kitchen’ [12.13];
    e. Ashton Politanoff, ‘She had Wanted to be Closer to the Ocean’[23.19];
    f. Isabel Waidner, ‘Stranger Things’ [28.19];
    g. David Keenan, ‘Bible Time’ [41.50];
    h. Vi Khi Nao, ‘Human Camouflage’ [45.26];
    i. SJ Fowler, ‘Animal Drums’ (Reprise) [55.10]

    The readings are accompanied by a soundtrack of pirated and plagiarized materials with additional original contributions from Satan Li Schtinter.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tyrant Hotel #2 — "Thirty Aught Six"

    Tyrant Hotel #2 — "Thirty Aught Six"

    Season One, Episode Two — "Thirty Aught Six"

    Readers, in order of appearance:

    a. Christalla Fannon, ‘Paper Thin Hotel’ (L. Cohen, 1977) [0.00];
    b. Scott McClanahan, ‘Nicky’ [2.47];
    c. Juliet Escoria, 'Roadkill' [16.15]

    Scott McClanahan is the writer of 'The Sarah Book' (Tyrant Books, 2017), 'Crapalachia' (Two Dollar Radio, 2013) and 'Hill William' (Tyrant Books, 2013). He hasn't won any awards or grants.

    Juliet Escoria wrote 'Juliet the Maniac' (Melville House, 2019), 'Witch Hunt' (Lazy Fascist, 2016) and 'Black Cloud' (CCM/Emily Books, 2014).

    • 26 min
    Tyrant Hotel #1 — "Nicole Kidman Vs. Apollo" (Radio Edit)

    Tyrant Hotel #1 — "Nicole Kidman Vs. Apollo" (Radio Edit)

    Season One, Episode One — "Nicole Kidman vs. Apollo"

    A special extended edition of the inaugural episode of Tyrant Hotel collated exclusively for Resonance FM.

    "Nicole Kidman vs. Apollo" was broadcast at 3:30pm, October 4th.

    Readers, in order of appearance:

    a. Kristen Iskandrian, ‘I feel like garbage...’ – An Introduction [0.00];
    b. Nicolette Polek, ‘The Rope Barrier’ [0.46];
    c. Tao Lin, from the forthcoming Leave Society [4.30];
    d. Kristin Iskandrian, ‘As I Lay (Imagining I’m) Dying’ [9.25];
    e. Luc Sante, ‘(Notes to be engraved at the foot of the tomb of) The Unknown Soldier’ [15.20];
    f. Chelsea Hodson, ‘To a Duck in the Garden of Ninfa’ [22.10];
    g. Wayne Koestenbaum, ‘thick book on mother-shelf pinnacled me o’er Tums’ [30.00];
    h. Eley Williams, ‘Collect’ [41.46];
    i. Kathryn Scanlan, ‘The Candidate’ [47.00];
    k. Jon Auman, humming a verse from Jonny Black’s ‘Paper Doll’ (1943) [54.02]

    • 55 min

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