Almost Live at Mellow Pages is a podcast hosted by Eric Nelson and Sean H. Doyle and broadcasted through Vol.1 Brooklyn.
Episode 24: Giancarlo DiTrapano
In this episode we get to hang out with publisher and mad genius Giancarlo DiTrapano of Tyrant Books. We rap about almost everything anyone would ever want to talk about---growing up weird, finding one's self, the publishing industry, cluster headaches and miracle cures, psilocybin, West Virginia, dogs, and love in its many varied and wonderful forms. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did in making it. Giancarlo is love.
This will be the last episode of Almost Live at Mellow Pages for the next while. In doing this show, we've been able to spend a lot of time getting to know writers/publishers/editors we really love and wanted to speak to, and the common thread throughout has been putting in time and work. Both Eric and myself have books coming out in 2015, and we realize we both have some of our own work to get down to doing. We hope you've enjoyed this run of shows, and we hope to be back sooner rather than later.
Episode 23: Cari Luna
In this episode, we sit around and ramble with the incredibly kind Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Every Day, current resident of Portland, New Yorker for life. We talk about what it's like to pull up stakes and move the circus of life to a new city, the history of squatters in NYC, the process of putting together a book on the subject and then getting to know and be a part of that community, gentrification[obviously], and how she does her magick. Cari is goddamn wonderful. Pretty sure y'all will fall in love with her like we did.
Episode 21: Jamie Iredell
In this episode we get to hang out and talk with Jamie Iredell, author of Prose. Poems. A Novel., The Book of Freaks, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac, and the forthcoming Last Mass. If you don't know Jamie, we're not sure where you've been living or what you've been reading, because Jamie is incredible and his writing is something you should be reading. We talk AWP and what it's like to attend conferences of that size, small presses and the future of publishing, the books he has coming soon and the process behind them, and all sorts of other stuff. You could do worse than to seek out Jamie's books and devour them.
Episode 20: Mark Doten
In this episode, we get to know Mark Doten, senior editor at Soho Press and author of the forthcoming novel The Infernal. We talk about all sorts of inside baseball publishing stuff with Mark, not to mention working in plenty of craft talk as well. Mark is a joy to talk with and an endless well of knowledge. Look out for his book when it drops.
Episode 19: Lauren Quinn
In this episode, we get to hang out and talk with Lauren Quinn, writer, educator and all-around woman of the world. Lauren's writing has appeared in places like Guernica, Huffington Post, The Rumpus, and many others. Lauren is a friend of the show and has a unique perspective on living abroad and learning how to write and she talks about her decision to make her way back to America to continue with her education, among other things. Plenty of great stuff to dig into. Enjoy.
Episode 18: Zachary Lipez
Oh boy. In this episode we hang out with the wonderful and kind Zachary Lipez, who has had words all over the internet in places like Hazlitt, Noisey, the revamped MySpace, The Talkhouse, and many others. Lipez is becoming one of the most well-enjoyed voices out there in the ones and zeros of music writing, and his background as former vocalist in the sadly defunct Freshkills informs that writing. We talk with Zack about how he ended up writing for Noisey, the art of criticism, Twitter activism, political correctness, Williamsburg then and now, the derogatory and unnecessary use of the word "hipster," his new musical project Publicist UK, and so much more. Zack is one of the brightest and best we know. Check him out. We know you'll dig him.