Posted by: Joelle Jameson | June 28, 2010

Short Stories and Druid Orgies: A Sense of Trust

Graham and Katherine at the studio

My Emerson colleagues Katherine Meehan and Graham Trail recently began an online literary magazine, The Ear Hustler, the first issue of which will be released September 1st. They are currently seeking submissions, so, seeing an opportunity to read some fiction on the show and have them showcase the type of submissions they are seeking for the magazine, I invited them to read a couple of short stories. The “trust” comes in the fact that this is the first show I’ve produced in which I’d read almost zero of the source material or heard any of the songs. I’ll have to start trusting people more often, because the results are thoroughly enjoyable.

The “orgy” part of it comes in the form of Graham and Katherine’s band, “an experimental, improvisational folk/punk/soul/sex band,” Druid Orgy. The track on this show, “Addie Bundren,” was inspired by William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying.” (Literature, it’s everywhere!)

This show will be archived Sunday, July 5th.

Short Stories:

“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe

“Re: Your Novel” by Robert Travieso

Poems:

“This Poem Wants to Be a Rock and Roll Song So Bad” by Kim Addonizio

“Beloved” by Charles Simic

“I Was Stolen” by Charles  Simic

“Classic Ballroom Dances” by Charles Simic

“The Stone Is” by Charles  Simic

“He Had Mixed Up” by Charles Simic

“Everybody Knows The” by Charles Simic

“The Unknown One” by Charles Simic

Music:

“Plug-in Baby” by Muse

“Lalita” by The Love Language

“No Children” by the Mountain Goats

“Addie Bundren” by Druid Orgy

“Nothing can change the love I have for you” by Sam Cook

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Responses

  1. Thanks for having us on the show, Joelle! It was really fun.

    • Anytime; it was great to mix things up a bit with the short stories, and you guys read really well and picked some rockin tunes. (Also when I was in the studio a few days ago, I hear Lars playing “Addie Bundren.” Looks like you have at least one new fan!)


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