A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An event, some interviews

Next month, Stephin Merritt will be performing at Le Poisson Rouge next month with Tanya Donnelly. Also in attendance will be the inimitable Sam Davol. Tickets and further information can be found here.

There have also been several interviews lately, but to spare all of our sanity I'll only post those that offer the most information. Salon interviews Mr. Merritt here, the last line of which perhaps sums up every interview Mr. Merritt has done for the past 15 or so years.

Also, Mr. Merritt's recent interview at the JCCSF (part of his recent book tour) has been uploaded to Youtube. It's fairly fun and features a musicalized version of the poem "Aa," as well as a somewhat impromptu performance of "Roses," about which I reckon I am one of the few to be significantly excited. Find it embedded below.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Interviews, a new live date

Ever the trusty pundit, Mr. Merritt has been doing a few interviews to promote 101 Two-Letter Words. The first is this one with The New Yorker, whose title I can't believe isn't being used by every single goddamn article about the book.

The LA Times offers this short interview, wherein Mr. Merritt explains the impetus for making his mnemonic devices poems and not songs.

Paste Magazine offers this interview, which only serves as reminder of how badly I want to hear Mr. Merritt's song about Ethan Frome.

Most excitingly though, is the fact that Mr. Merritt is continuing his series of solo live shows. The day after his Chicago book tour stop, Mr. Merritt will be performing at The Old Town School of Folk Music in the same city. More information can be found here.

Having seen The Magnetic Fields play the same venue in 2008, I can attest to it being a really wonderful space for this music. If you go to the show, be sure to come say hi to a certain little blogger, as I've already procured tickets thanks to the overflowing kindness of one Mr. Andrew Horton and his friend Jessica.