brothercyst: October 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Saw this last night.  It's in theaters but you can also watch it on demand in HD.  Terrific movie, one of the 2 or 3 best I've seen this year.


Then I had a dream where I was riding in some sort of fancy airport shuttle bus with Harrison Ford, and I asked him what movies he was most embarrassed about. He got very angry. Then when I told other people this anecdote, everyone started telling their own anecdotes about angry actors, and we were all talking over each other, and I got frustrated because no one could be heard.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


The other day... posted some fun sales art for The Cottage.  I had never seen this before, actually.  I do like Saul Bass!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


When was the last time you saw a presidential pitchperson take a badass drag on a cigarette while staring down the camera in a campaign ad? What a surreal commercial.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


thx to ned vizzini

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011


Hm. Well, I like Michael Fassbender more than almost any other actor in his age group, and I like squalid movies about sex addiction, so I'll definitely be seeing this.

But this earnest music is a little silly. And I laughed at the comment on this Hollywood Elsewhere post by someone named "LexG":

Alright, I can't wait to see this, but... come ON.

Fucking Fassbender in this interview DROPPING THE KNOWLEDGE about sex addiction, like it's some serious thing, like he isn't a noted world-class pussyhound. "Sex addiction." Otherwise known as "the ability to have sex." Funny how the movies about sex addiction are always about guys who look like Michael Fassbender fingering supermodels on the subway, or Rockwell fucking some LA 9 in a dank bathroom stall. For the Other 99%, "sex addiction" is more commonly known as "masturbating every day." Any Keith Gordon-as-Arnie Cuntingham-looking dweebs out there with Asperger's syndrome and a job at a canning factory who drive a 1978 Datsun have a SEX ADDICTION?

I mean, I know he's wrong, but still.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I wrote a piece for the Paris Review blog about my relationship with Innocente Fontana / Todd Grimson.  (Grimson's incredible novel Brand New Cherry Flavor was just re-released, within days of the re-release of Fires, in an odd, pleasing coincidence.  I can't recommend it highly enough, it's one of my favorite horror novels ever.)

Monday, October 10, 2011


A little anti-climactic, since it's been available to buy for a few days, but: TODAY IS THE OFFICIAL RE-PUBLICATION DATE OF FIRES by Civil Coping Mechanisms.  You can buy it here.  Very pleased to have the novel, which I started when I was 19 and finished when I was 20, finally back in print after a several-year hiatus.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011


Fires is back in print!  Thanks to Civil Coping Mechanisms and in particular Michael Seidlinger, the first novel I wrote (originally published in 2006 by Impetus Press), is now available again.  Official release date is five days from now, but you can buy it immediately on Amazon.  Check it out!  (Also, feel free to buy it, that would be great.  This edition includes my short stories, "The Girlfriend Game," "Rat Beast," and "Winter Was Hard.")