The Jason Boog Show
"I staggered up the hill, greeted by birds, and looked at all the sleeping huddled figures on the floor. Who were all these strange ghosts rooted to the silly little adventure of earth with me? And who was I?" Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums
January 16, 2007
December 14, 2006
Now Hear This
The Black and White reading is coming back. If you are in New York, come out and tell a story.
I just finished interviewing Chris Eaton, the novelist and lead singer for Rock Plaza Central. He just wrote a whole album about mechanical horses that don't know they are mechanical horses. You will be singing these songs in the shower. Dig it...
November 18, 2006
October 30, 2006
A Video Poem For My Brother Jeff
My brother Jeff had a rough month, but he's getting better. I wish I could give him a hug, but here I am, hundreds of miles away.
Last night at Black and White, the best storytelling reading in New York City, the whole bar chimed in to send Jeff a very special get-well video.
October 14, 2006
Next week I'll be reading (and singing) a short selection straight from my Beatnik-imitating, adverb-abusing, woozy high school diaries. If you are in New York City and want to meet some great web writers, come check it out:
"Every month The WYSIWYG TALENT SHOW brings you readings and performances from some of the blogosphere's best and funniest writers, musicians, comedians and performance artists. And every month Cringe brings readings of teenage diaries, journals, notes, letters, poems, abandoned rock operas, and other general representations of the crushing misery of their humiliating adolescence. Together, they fight crime! Okay, not really,
but it WILL be funny.
"The WYSIWYG Talent Show's "CringeyWYG" performs Wednesday, October 18 at Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery between Bleecker and Houston). Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.
"With performances by:
* Sarah Brown (http://queserasera.org)
* Lindsay Robertson (http://lindsayism.com)
* Marc Balgavy (http://balgavy.com/blog)
* Joshua Newman (http://www.self-aggrandizement
* Jason Boog http://thepublishingspot.com )
* Chris Hampton (http://uffish.com)"
October 04, 2006
This week I'm interviewing former Peace Corps volunteer and novelist Tony D'Souza over at The Publishing Spot. We talk about everything from MFA's to his piece in the New Yorker. Dig it.
September 27, 2006
No Seriously, I'm Bad
September 06, 2006
July 25, 2006
The Great Hardboiled Radio Show List
After finishing my videoblogged interview with pulp fiction lover Paul Malmont, I went looking for hardboiled radio recordings-- chasing the shows that took pulp fiction to the airwaves.
I posed the question over at Rara-Avis, the best hardboiled group on the web. They sent back over twenty responses, but there were four clear favorites. For your weekend pleasure, I put together a list with links to free recordings of each show, building (at ThePublishingSpot) The Great Hardboiled Radio Show List, Beta:
1- The outrageous, jumbled metaphors and pulpy soundtrack of Pat Novak, For Hire.
2- The impeccable cool of Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator.
3- The cynical insurance P.I. who always gets mixed up in murder, Jeff Regan, Investigator.
4- The violent, dark adventures on Gunsmoke.
Finally, list member Dick Lochte mailed in a much longer list, full of great shows to check out...
"Richard Diamond, Private Detective was pretty hardboiled. The Third Man: The Lives of Harry Lime, with Orson Welles in adventures that took place before the character was bumped off by his pal, is arguably hardboiled. As are shows with Alan Ladd (Box 13), Bogart and Bacall (Bold Venture), Edward G. Robinson (Big Town), Jeff Chandler (Michael Shayne)."