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The GSpot: Yony Leyser

Joseph Matheny in conversation with filmmaker Yony Leyser director of the documentary “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within


Yony Leyser is a twenty-five-year-old filmmaker living in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He has directed several short films. After being kicked out of film school, he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, and began his passionate first feature film, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within,  about one of the most interesting icons of
the 20th century,

He also works as a curator, video artist and photographer, documenting people who are outside the mainstream of society. His photograph series have included Ida, a utopian transgender commune in Tennessee; Christiana, an anarchist village in Copenhagen; Kopi, Berlin’s largest
squat, and naked bike rides in the US. His work has been shown work in galleries and theaters in Chicago, New York, London, Berlin, Paris,
Vienna and Los Angeles. Yony Leyser brings a more personal perspective to Burroughs’ legacy, examining the private versus the public personae
of Burroughs and the effect this may have had on his most intimate
self.

http://www.burroughsthemovie.com/

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Cup of TNB: Heather Fowler

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to TNB contributor, poet and author Heather Fowler . They discuss the infamous iPhone application censorship that involved one of Heather’s Flash Fiction stories. More about that story here and on the podcast.



HEATHER FOWLER received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University in 1997. She has taught Literature, Writing, or Composition related courses at UCSD, Modesto Junior College, and California State University Stanislaus. She is the Poetry Editor at Corium Magazine.  Her poetry has recently appeared in The San Diego Poetry Annual 2009 (2010); poeticdiversity (December 2009); The Medulla Review (Fall 2009); INTHEFRAY (February 2007), Empowerment4Women.com (November 2007), and been selected for a joint first place in the 2007 Faringdon Online Poetry Competition (October 2007), as well as published in various venues including: the Map of Austin Poetry, The Coast Highway Review, the Driftwood Highway 1999 Anthology, Joe’s Journal, Best of the Beach 1998, The Publication, and the Cityworks Literary Anthology, Volume 6.  She runs an open participation annual Poem A Day in July marathon at her MySpace creative blog.

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The GSpot: Henry Baum

Joseph Matheny in conversation with author Henry Baum about his newest novel The American Book of the Dead. This book recently won the The Independent Publisher gold medal for Visionary Fiction.


Henry Baum is the author of the novels The Golden Calf and North of Sunset and has published work in anthologies with Another Sky Press and 3 AM Magazine, as well as stories in Scarecrow, Identity Theory, Purple Prose, Storyglossia, and others. He lives in Los Angeles.

http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com/

“If you read Lolita or A Clockwork Orange without drop-kicking the book out into the garden on a rainy day, this novel is for you.” Tessa Dick, author of The Owl in Daylight, and widow of Philip K. Dick

“Reminiscent of Philip K. Dick and Haruki Murakami, a book that boldly explores the future and defies genre.” Largehearted Boy

“The book is skilfully written and edited to pro standards. Baum is a credit to alternative publishing. The story is totally fresh. I haven’t read anything like it before and I give it an unhesitating recommendation.” Darryl Sloan, author of Chion and Reality Check

“One of the most unique approaches to storytelling I’ve ever come across!” a reader on Goodreads

Two Novel Responses by Philip Heying & Philip Persinger

From the Tyranny of the Muse.

Winner: Best Fiction at the DIY Book Festival

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Cup of TNB: Slade Ham

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to TNB contributor, author and stand-up comedian, Slade Ham.


Slade HamSlade Ham is a stand up comedian. He has performed in 22 countries on four continents. When not on stage, he drinks Irish whiskey on the rocks and listens to rock and roll much too loud. One day he hopes to write a book, host a travel show, and continue to trick the world into paying him to do the things he loves to do. He keeps a very expensive storage unit in Houston, TX.

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The GSpot: Richard Nash

Joseph Matheny in conversation with Richard Nash about publishing/e-publishing past-present-future.
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Utne Reader calls Richard Nash “One of 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Mashable.com ranks him him “The #1 Twitter User Changing the Shape of Publishing.” He ran Soft Skull Press, now an imprint of Counterpoint, from 2001 to 2007, and ran the imprint on behalf of Counterpoint until early 2009. Here’s why he left. The last book he edited at Soft Skull, Lydia Millet’s Love in Infant Monkeys, was just picked as a Pulitzer finalist.

Nash now runs his own consulting business (details here) and is developing a start-up called Cursor, a portfolio of niche social publishing communities, one of which will be called Red Lemonade.

The following is an excerpt of a longer, recorded conversation between Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny and Richard Nash that occurred on March 23, 2010.

(A text excerpt of this interview ran earlier on The Nervous Breakdown)

http://www.rnash.com/
http://thinkcursor.com/
http://www.okaneirishfoods.co.uk/id26.html

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Cup of TNB: Chris Illuminati

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to TNB contributor and author Chris Illuminati. (Yes, that’s his REAL name)


Writer CHRIS ILLUMINATI has lived in Lawrenceville, in central New Jersey (also Jon Stewart’s hometown), his entire life. He is a regular contributor to such popular men’s sites and publications as AskMen.com, Asylum.com, TheBachelorGuy.com, BlogsWithBalls.com, and Penthouse, although he’s also written for Cosmopolitan (go figure). His many humorous perspectives can be found at his own blog (www.chrisilluminati.com), and he scopes out trends, dishes advice, and blogs about a number of subjects on a daily basis for phillyBurbs.com, the web site for three suburban Philadelphia newspapers owned by Calkins Media. Illuminati is co-author of the humorous new assertiveness guide for men, A**holeology: The Science Behind Getting What You Want – And Getting Away With It (Adams Media), which was recently featured on TMZ, in OK! Magazine, and a bunch of other celebrity sites just because some hunk from the Twilight saga was photographed reading it while sitting in a tree. Illuminati is a 2000 graduate of Rider University. He and his wife are expecting their first child, a son, in March 2010.

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I am guest speaker next week in Bakersfield

My friend Nick Belardes has invited me to be a guest speaker at The Random Writer’s Workshop in sunny/funny Bakersfield California. If you’re lucky, I may even sing some Buck Owens tunes. Or not. Its really a crap shoot.

Details here.

The Random Writers Workshop is held weekly at Russo’s Books in Bakersfield, Calif. Headed up by author Nick Belardes, lectures and discussions have covered tips on getting published, as well as how to start a novel, how to write narrative, dialogue, setting, character development, flash fiction, point of view (and hellish verb tense), query letters and more.

In WEEK 21 (4/28) we’ll be talking with Joseph Matheny from Los Angeles (founder of Hukilau and Pilotlite, iPad film app guru, paranormal novelist) about independent filmmaking and screenwriting. He’ll share his latest ventures that could affect local filmmakers. He’ll also talk about writing paranormal books and what synchronicities mean. This DYI discussion and lecture will knock your socks off.

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Hukilau’s Slate Application is available for the iPad and in the store today

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By RightSprite

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Description

Version one is a simple and easy to use movie slate that allows you to type in the values for all the standard fields like “scene number”, “production name” , etc. Shaking the iPad will result in a realistic clapping sound. Version two, slated to come out in a week or so, will have a running LED clock, a scene incrementation button and few stylistic improvements. We encourge users to download it, try it out and send us ideas for features, design and improvements. (*created by Rightsprite from my idea and with my direction)

Richard Nash on Publishing Past, Present and Future

Utne Reader calls Richard Nash “One of 50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” Mashable.com ranks him him “The #1 Twitter User Changing the Shape of Publishing.” He ran Soft Skull Press, now an imprint of Counterpoint, from 2001 to 2007, and ran the imprint on behalf of Counterpoint until early 2009. Here’s why he left. The last book he edited at Soft Skull, Lydia Millet’s Love in Infant Monkeys, was just picked as a Pulitzer finalist.

Nash now runs his own consulting business (details here) and is developing a start-up called Cursor, a portfolio of niche social publishing communities, one of which will be called Red Lemonade.

The following is an excerpt of a longer, recorded conversation between Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny and Richard Nash that occurred on March 23, 2010. A recording of the full conversation will be featured on next week’s GSpot.

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THE GSpot: Nick Belardes

Joseph Matheny in conversation with Nick Belardes about his new book, Random Obsessions and a new episode of Bound Up With Books, reviewing De Sade’s Valet by Nikolaj Frobenius.
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NICK BELARDES is the author of Random Obsessions (2009) a book of oddities where you will learn that Mothman might be your big brother, Napoleon had stomach aches, and Thomas Jefferson’s grandson was an ax murderer. In 2005 he released the dark novel Lords: Part One a fictional account of the mysterious “Lords of Bakersfield.” A writer, poet and author, Belardes turned TV/online journalist overnight after blogging his way to success on Bakersfield issues. His articles and essays have appeared on the homepage of CNN.com and other news sites across America. Lately, he has started to write less journalism in order to focus more on writing books and performing activist poetry that might wake up some of the lethargic brains of California’s Great Central Valley. He lives in Bakersfield, which is in the valley’s southern end. You can find Nick on Facebook and Twitter.

http://bakoarchives.blogspot.com/
http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/author/nlbelardes/

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Cup of TNB: GINA FRANGELLO

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to TNB fiction editor and author Gina Frangello.
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GINA FRANGELLO is the fiction editor of The Nervous Breakdown. She is the author of the novel My Sister’s Continent (Chiasmus 2006) and the collection Slut Lullabies (forthcoming from Emergency Press). She was the longtime Editor of the literary magazine Other Voices, and co-founded its book imprint, Other Voices Books, where she is now the Executive Editor of the Chicago office. Her short stories have been published in many lit mags and anthologies, including A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection, Prairie Schooner, StoryQuarterly, Swink and Clackamas Literary Review. She guest edited the anthology Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters (Hourglass) and teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies. Gina lives in Chicago and can be found online at Facebook, www.ginafrangello.com and the Other Voices Books’ website, www.ovbooks.org. She has twin daughters, a wild preschooler son, and never sleeps.

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The GSpot: Richard Metzger

Joseph Matheny in conversation with Richard Metzger about publishing and the future of media. Also, a new In Your Ear, reviewing the Sex is Fun podcast.

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Richard Metzger (born October 25, 1965 in Wheeling, West Virginia) is a British television host and author. He was the host of the TV show Disinformation, The Disinformation Company and its website, Disinfo.com. He is currently the host of the online talk show Dangerous Minds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Metzger

http://www.dangerousminds.net/

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Cup of TNB: Robin Antalek

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to TNB contributor and author ROBIN ANTALEK
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ROBIN ANTALEK has been published in numerous literary journals and has twice been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Family Matters and Short Story Award for New Writer’s Contests as well as a finalist in the Bellingham Review’s Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction and the winner of The Hudson Valley Writer’s Guild Award for New Fiction. Her first novel, The Summer We Fell Apart, will be published by Harper Perennial in January of 2010. She lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with her husband and children. You can visit her site @ www.robinantalek.com

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The Gspot: Lady Gaga Hijacked

This is the true and faithful record of what happened when we tried to record a interview with Lady Gaga. We used to scoff at the allegations of her involvement with powers both  shadowy and nefarious. I have to tell you the truth now! It’s all true! Don’t be fooled. Hear this voice crying out in the wilderness! I must go now before they come back! Go to citizen-y.com NOW while you STILL CAN!

HALPME!!!!!!!!

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Cup of TNB: Noria Jablonski

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to author and TNB contributor Noria Jablonski.

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NORIA JABLONSKI is the author of the story collection Human Oddities (Counterpoint, 2005). Her stories have appeared in FiveChapters.com, Swink, Monkeybicycle, KGB Bar Lit, and the anthology Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories.

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The GSpot: Psychetect (special interlude episode)

Joseph Matheny in conversation with Klint Finley about his new project Psychetect.

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You may know Klint Finley as the editor of Technoccult or the co-founder of EsoZone. You might not know that Klint has also been a noise artist since before you ever heard of him. His debut full-length album RETURN TO THE WASTELAND, a collection of dark ambient soundscapes and simultateously soothing and haunting drones, may conjure up vague memories or invoke a sense of deja vu in listeners as it takes them on a journey through mental spaces most people would rather forget.

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Revolutionizing online video – Technoccult interviews Hukilau’s Joe Matheny

Joseph Matheny is the co-founder and CTO of Hukilau, host of the GSpot podcast, publisher of Alterati, creator of Incunabula (one of the first Alternate Reality Games), and about a million other things. He recently published in conjunction with Original Falcon Robert Anton Wilson: The Lost Studio Session. Having been interviewed by Joe 3 times now, I thought it was time to turn the tables on him and find out what he’s up to at Hukilau. Read on to find out how you can get an early look at Hukilau.

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Cup of TNB: Episode 6: Peter Gajdics

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to TNB contributor and author Peter Gajdics about his experiences that influenced his book Crossing Styx.
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Peter Gajdics is the winner of Opium magazine’s 2009 500-word memoir contest, and has also been published in New York Tyrant, The Gay and Lesbian Review/Worldwide, Gay Times, and The Printed Blog. His first book, CROSSING STYX, is about his six years in primal therapy trying to “change” his sexual orientation from gay to straight, and the subsequent medical malpractice suit he filed against his former psychiatrist for treating his homosexuality as a disease. Peter lives in Vancouver, Canada, and can be contacted at gajdics@hotmail.com.

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The GSpot: Nick Pell

Joseph Matheny in conversation with Nick Pell, writer, blogger and media activist.  Also, introducing Bound Up With Books, the podcast edition. This week, Psuke  reviews The Pilo Family Circus.
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Nick Pell has been a professional writer for more than half his life. He has written about culture, arts, spirituality, and politics for “Maximumrocknroll,” “Just Out,” “The Hit List,” and “Key 64.” He has also been an editor for Immanion Press and London PA.

http://www.blacksungazette.com/

http://www.ehow.com/members/ds_349830f3-f92e-4e43-886d-a8851b631aec.html

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Cup of TNB: Episode 6: Jonathan Evison

Cup of TNB: Episode 6: Jonathan Evison

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to TNB editor and author Jonathan Evison.
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JONATHAN EVISON is the author of All About Lulu, which won the 2009 Washington State Book Award, as well as the forthcoming novels, West of Here, and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. In 2009, he received a fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. He is the Executive Editor of The Nervous Breakdown, and an advisory editor at Knock. He blogs at Three Guys, One Book. He especially likes rabbits and beer.

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The GSpot: D.R. Haney

The GSpot: D.R. Haney

Joseph Matheny in conversation with D.R. “Duke” Haney, raconteur extraordinaire and  the author of the novel Banned for Life . Also a new  In Your Ear, Psuke reviews the  Brain Science Podcast.
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BANNED FOR LIFE is a novel about punk rock written over the course of nine years, both in the U.S. and abroad. It was recently (5/09) published by And/Or Press in Vancouver.

http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/author/drhaney/
http://subversia.net/
http://www.myspace.com/bannedbook

Cup of TNB: Episode #4: Lenore Zion

Cup of TNB: Episode #4: Lenore Zion

Cup of TNB is a podcast hosted by Joseph Matheny. Every few weeks, Matheny interviews authors who contribute to The Nervous Breakdown. In this episode, he talks to Lenore Zion, about writing that first novel and what comes next once you have it written.

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