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Cup of TNB: Erika Rae

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to author, TNB contributor, and editor Erika Rae


ERIKA RAE is the author of IN A HANDBASKET: NOTES FROM A RECOVERING EVANGELICAL (forthcoming from Emergency Press, 2011). She is also a nonfiction editor at TheNervousBreakdown.com. When she is not whipping one of her 43 children and denying them bread with their broth, she runs a WISP with her husband from their home in the mountains just outside Boulder, CO. She has a Masters in Literature and Linguistics from the University of Hong Kong and is still not quite sure why she did that. She loves kung fu, archery, drinking red wine and believes that the words ‘chocolate’ and ‘Hershey’s’ have nothing to do with one another. She can also compliment your hair in Cantonese. You can friend Erika on Facebook or Twitter @ErikaRae. http://www.erikaraebooks.com

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Cup of TNB: Steve Abee

Cup of TNB host Joseph Matheny talks to TNB contributor, poet and author Steve Abee .


STEVE ABEE was born in Santa Monica, California and began writing after high school when he held a job as an orderly at St. John’s Hospital. His mind started to unfold itself and he thought if he was going to save it, he had better start writing things down. Abee recalls, “I saw the fragility and blessedness of lives and started to come apart in the wonderment of it all.”

Abee writes in the American lyric tradition of Whitman and Kerouac yet as numerous fans remark, experiencing Abee perform his work in person is like attending a university lecture if Iggy Pop was the professor! Suffice it to say, Abee is his own kind of American Literary experience. His work seeks the ecstatic universal in the common grains of the day. Beck Hansen has called Abee “the love-powered bull horn blasting down from the altitudes,” and Lydia Lunch has remarked that his “savage poetry demands the reader to devour passage after passage, only to be left soul seared and simultaneously re-invigorated.”

He holds a MFA in Fiction and Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles and just released a new poetry collection, Great Balls of Flowers on Write Bloody books. Also his novel, Johnny Future, is coming out with MacAdam/Cage in the Fall of 2010; Other titles include The Bus: Cosmic Ejaculations of the Daily Mind in Transit (Phony Lid Books), and King Planet (Incommunicado), a collection of short stories and poems.

He lives and teaches in Los Angeles.

http://steveabee.com/

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The Nervous Breakdown and Hukilau partner to launch TNB’s new publishing imprint.

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The Nervous Breakdown and Hukilau partner to launch TNB‘s new publishing imprint.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 2010) – Readers addicted to nonfiction, fiction and poetry have long been getting their fix at the online culture magazine The Nervous Breakdown (TNB), a site founded by bestselling author Brad Listi (Attention. Deficit. Disorder.). Now, in partnership with Hukilau, TNB will be launching its own publishing imprint, producing print, e-book, transmedia, and audio books for lit fans worldwide. Its e-book offerings will be targeted for the iPad, Kindle, and other major e-publishing platforms.

“We feel like this is a natural next step,” said Listi. “TNB is an outgrowth of book culture, and we’re excited to be publishing on our own imprint. We’re also excited about the possibilities offered by new technologies.”

“We’re proud to be partnered with TNB on this groundbreaking venture,” said Hukilau founder Joseph Matheny. “Providing the technological framework for distribution and creation fits into our company’s philosophy of providing development, production and distribution for independent media.”

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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.

Read it on TNB

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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