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Travel Blog: Joyless In the Streets of San Francisco

Day 1 2/20 4:20 AM CST. Scramble out of bed like buckshot zombies. Terrible hour of the day. General Mitchell Airport at five in the morning is a place for shadows and insomniac trolls. Stumble through the airport lugging 300 lbs. of backpacks and carry-ons. Waiting for the plane, I am harassed by unsettling presentiments; can’t shake a vision of the 2019 NBA All Star Game starring Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo representing the Mavericks and Knicks respectively. So worried the Bucks are going to fuck this up. “Now boarding zones 2 & 3 for flight 1249 to San Francisco International Airport.” Other than worries about the fates of black giants, it's an uneventful flight. San Francisc

Travel Blog: Joyless In the Streets of San Francisco

Day 1 2/20 4:20 AM CST. Scramble out of bed like buckshot zombies. Terrible hour of the day. General Mitchell Airport at five in the morning is a place for shadows and insomniac trolls. Stumble through the airport lugging 300 lbs. of backpacks and carry-ons. Waiting for the plane, I am harassed by unsettling presentiments; can’t shake a vision of the 2019 NBA All Star Game starring Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo representing the Mavericks and Knicks respectively. So worried the Bucks are going to fuck this up. “Now boarding zones 2 & 3 for flight 1249 to San Francisco International Airport.” Other than worries about the fates of black giants, it's an uneventful flight. San Francisc

Joyless House Interview: Alex Mussawir

(not Alex's actual head) Every time I visit Columbus, Ohio, I manage to have some swell, life-affirming experience. Whether it's meeting the Grave Blankets, playing with the Cheater Slicks or Tommy Jay, coincidentally witnessing the Ohio State Buckeyes' homecoming parade the day before watching them beat Russell Wilson's Wisconsin Badgers in forehead-slapping fashion, or dropping acid and preaching to street people from Kevin's porch, I always leave with some lasting memories. In June of last year, we took the Joyless Road Show to Used Kids Records and I was lucky enough to read with a young local poet named Alex Mussawir. Alex displayed the morbid reticence that is the sure calling card of

Joyless House Interview: Alex Mussawir

(not Alex's actual head) Every time I visit Columbus, Ohio, I manage to have some swell, life-affirming experience. Whether it's meeting the Grave Blankets, playing with the Cheater Slicks or Tommy Jay, coincidentally witnessing the Ohio State Buckeyes' homecoming parade the day before watching them beat Russell Wilson's Wisconsin Badgers in forehead-slapping fashion, or dropping acid and preaching to street people from Kevin's porch, I always leave with some lasting memories. In June of last year, we took the Joyless Road Show to Used Kids Records and I was lucky enough to read with a young local poet named Alex Mussawir. Alex displayed the morbid reticence that is the sure calling card of

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