Tuesday, September 18, 2007

church of the future

'Church of the Future' by Javier Morales and John Michael Boling

there is a new issue of Smokelong Quarterly now online. i am kind of confused by it. if anyone else looks at the stories published and understands what might have confused me and can explain it to me, please do.

i want to buy 'Angle of Yaw' by Ben Lerner but they didn't have it at the 'indie' borders or any of the mom and pop stores in town. i don't like ordering books from the internet because it takes too long. but i guess i'm going to do that.

i reread Tao Lin's story 'The Walking Wall' again today. it was the first story of his i ever came across back whenever. i still think it is one of my favorites.

i got a rejection from blackbird yesterday for something i sent them a year ago and eventually withdrew.

blackbird is doing really good work.

two nights ago i called the cops on my neighbor who may or may not have tourette's after he spent the whole day shrieking and yelping and going EIEIEIE and pounding on shit and yelling at his dog. finally his boyfriend came over and they started fucking at 3 AM with their windows open and the curtains up. he was screaming even more in his tourette's style plus the sound of getting fucked. i had been pounding all the walls throughout the day when his screeching got too much to handle and have done so in the past and he knows very well i can hear him and yet he still decides to make emotional screeching and gibberish sounds while he is getting fucked at 3 AM. it is likely that he likes me to hear him getting fucked. i called the atlanta police. the lady answering the police phone sounded like she'd been having an in-depth conversation with an attractive coworker and was irritated to have to take my call. she agreed to send a cop car. i left my house after calling because i didn't want to see what happened but immediately afterward, while at my parents house eating raisins, i wished i'd stayed to see the cops arrive and find them butt-ass naked on the kitchen table going EIHJROEIHROEIHROEHJ!


Lyndall-O said...

church of the future SCARES me.

Josh Maday said...

About SLQ: does it have something to do with seeing those big names and then finding out that they're reprints? I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but my first thought was, "Wow, they've got new stories from [name], [name], and [name]." Or that's probably just me. Can you give a hint about your confusion?

Let me know what you think of "Angle of Yaw".

I wish you had stayed home when the cops showed up so you could tell what happened. Ah, screw it, just make something up.


SLQ: That's definitely part of it. I don't know. I don't want to be mean.

Angle of Yaw is already awesome. I recommend it.

I'm pretty sure my neighbor went to jail at least for the night. I was so insane by that point that if I hadn't left I would have broken a hole in the wall.