Steve Aylett: Good stuff from my stupid year –
Efterkland Parades CD – strange toytown parades & ghosty nebulae from Copenhagen.
Josie Long – comedian who is happy, optimistic and basically the opposite of me in almost every way, while somehow not being irritating.
Cardiacs gig at London Astoria – Tim looking like a school headmaster, Jim and the other guy looking like Lord Mayors, plus two strange women in red. All was happy in the pond.
The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky). Shut up, that’s why.
7-Inch Stitch’s Phosphorus Tarot of Matchbooks CD – band from Austin Texas bases an album around the works of Jeff Lint. Really.
Monique Ortiz – big & hot angst from the singer/guitarist of AKACOD and Bourbon Princess.
Colette Phair’s Nightmare in Silicon – the cold horror of a roboticized human is perfected in the chill of this book.
Catherynne M. Valente’s Orphan’s Tales books – rich fairy tales within fairy tales.
Joanna Newsom’s Ys CD – obviously.
Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora books – rip-roaring con-games and pirate shenanagins.
Steve Aylett is an author, Lintophiliast and real live wire. He discussed the obscure pulp author Jeff Lint in Arthur No. 2 and the Matrix films in Arthur No. 8, and, in Arthur No. 17, he presented a two-page excerpt from a vintage Jeff Lint-penned comic book, sparking a new round of eBay bidding war madness that has yet to subside.