Why did you start to write?
I left at 15.. I started to write becase I was taken off a ship from Germany when I was 18. They said I wouldn't live for 6 months. I'd been given up for dead many times and I just didn't want to waste my life. I had what I now realize was a spiritual experience. I realized that I would die, and that just before I would die, two things would happen. Number one, I would regret my entire life. And number two, I would want to live my life over again. And then I would die. And that terrified me.[...]To think that I would live my entire life, look at it, and say "oh..I blew it" was such a terrifying thought that I bought a typewriter. I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but I bought a typewriter. But that is what got me to start writing, was "I did not want to waste my life I wanted to, and I HAD to, do something with my life" HUBERT SELBY JR.
S O U N D T R A C K
01.THE VELVET UNDERGROUND stephanie says 02.SIMON AND GARFUNKEL the sound of silence 03.TRAILER TRASH TRACYS candy girl 04.LEONARD COHEN famous blue raincoat 05.GIANT DRAG wicked game 06.CAT POWER troubled waters 07.VINCENT GALLO cracks 08.CONNIE FRANCIS where the boys are 09.DAVE BIXBY morning sun 10.TELEVISION PERSONALITIES three wishes 11.HOLLY GOLIGHTLY slowly but surely 12.ELVIS COSTELLO brillant mistake 13.DJALI ZWAN think you know 14.TOWNES VON ZANDT kathleen 15.JOY DIVISION new down fades 16.THE BOYS NEXT DOOR shivers 17.NICO chelsea girls 18.SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES arabian knights 19.BLUR sing 20.THE STRANGLERS golden brown 21.GRANT LEE PHILLIPS boys don't cry 22.ELLIOTT SMITH between the bars 23.SLOWDIVE ballad of sister sue 24.MAZZY STAR fade into you 25.HOLE best sunday dress 26.ESSENTIAL LOGIC love eternal 27.BECK nobody's fault but my own 28.THE SMITHS that joke isn't funny anymore 29.YO LA TENGO the summer 30.SAINT ETIENNE only love can break your heart
KEYWORDS: POST PUNK, GARAGE ROCK, ROCKABILLY, DOO WOP GIRLS, MOTOWN, LATE 50s, POP 60s, FOLK, JOHN PEEL SESSIONS, HIP HOP OLD SKOOL, TRIP HOP, ALTERNATIVE 90s, RIOT GRRL
E C R A N - N O I R
BADLANDS . DOGDAY AFTERNOON . GIRLY . KLUTE . TAXI DRIVER . MORE . USUAL SUSPECTS . TRAFFIC . ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE . THELMA AND LOUISE . THE BIG LEBOWSKI . NIGHT ON EARTH . PULP FICTION . LOLITA  . BUFFALO 66 . DRUGSTORE COWBOY . THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK . DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN . BULLY . SEDMIKRASKY . VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED . THE DOOM GENERATION . RUMBLE FISH . LOVES OF A BLONDE . ME WITHOUT YOU . DER HIMMEL UBER BERLIN . SPUN . RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS . WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE . PROZAC NATION . LES DIABOLIQUES . CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND . BABY DOLL . THE BROWN BUNNY . WONDER BOYS . REALITY BITES . SNATCH . THE ICE STORM . GIRL INTERRUPTED . CELEBRITY . LOST HIGHWAY . PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
KEYWORDS: 50s 60s 70s B (AND EVEN Z) MOVIES, BEACH PARTY FILMS, SILENT ACTRESSES, HOLLYWOOD GOLDEN AGE, 40s 50s FILMS NOIRS, MUSICALS, TEEN DRAMA, ROAD THEME, DRUG FILMS, INDIE PROD, ALT PORN
L I B R A R Y
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS . GEORG TRAKL . WHALT WHITMAN . BORIS VIAN . ARTHUR MILLER . JOHN FANTE . WILLIAM FAULKNER . FRANCOISE SAGAN . GREGORY CORCO . STEPHANE MALLARME . LOUIS FERDINAND CELINE . SAMUEL BECKETT . CARSON MCCULLERS . ANNIE PROULX . TRISTAN EGOLF . ELIZABETH WURTZEL . LOUISA MAY ALCOTT . GILBERT SHELTON . JOAN DIDION . HERBERT HUNCKE . MAUREEN MEDVED . ROBERT CRUMB . DOROTA MASLOWSKA . KATHY ACKER . CHARLES BURNS . LEWIS CAROLL . HUNTER S. THOMPSON . DIANE DIPRIMA
KEYWORDS: BEAT GENERATION, POETRY, ORIGINAL PULP, COMIC BOOKS, ROCK CRITICISM, ESSAYS ON ALIENS-SATANISTS AND TEENAGERS, MARVEL VILLAINS, THEATRE OF THE ABSURD, UNDERGROUND COMIX, GOSSIP COLUMN
I C O N S
ASIA ARGENTO . BEATRICE DALLE . SASHA GREY . CLARA BOW . COURTNEY LOVE . VINCENT GALLO . WINONA RYDER . RACHEL MINER . CHLOE SEVIGNY . BENICIO DEL TORO . MICHELLE PHILLIPS . DREW BARRYMORE . MARLENE DIETRICH . SHANNYN SOSSAMON . GARY OLDMAN . ROSE MCGOWAN . JASON SCHWARTZMAN . ANNIE HARDY . STEVE BUSCEMI . MICHELLE WILLIAMS . DOMINIQUE SWAIN . BECK HANSEN