Alright artisticthings fans, let’s get interactive
Every day, I come on this site, and there’s always something cool to check out. All of you people out in internet-land are getting the low down on everything cool in the visual arts, music, film, technology… everything under the cyber sun. Still, there is something that’s been bugging me in the back of my mind for the past couple of weeks. Two things, actually. First of all, and it’s unsurprising on a website that prides itself on visual content, is the short shrift given to literary works. There’s pieces here and there, but writers have definitely been given the short end of the stick. Secondly; when I came aboard, I mentioned in my introduction piece that it would be my goal to get to know our writers and readers. To an extent, this is happening. But I’d like to speed up the process.
So here’s my idea: I am currently coming up with my summer reading list. I did this last summer, with the goal of reading or re-reading those ‘Great American Novels.’ I went out and picked up a copy of Catch 22 (loved it), On The Road (hated it, and will be offering an in-depth review of why Kerouac deserves a Cock Shot shortly), re-read Catcher in the Rye… you get the picture. This summer, I say, let’s make this a group project. An artisticthings.com book club if you will. Oprah ain’t got nothin on us. You suggest a book. I read it. I post my thoughts. You write comments on my thoughts. If your comments are good, I write a reply. Readers, fellow contributers, internet vagrants: let’s get literate. And will all due respect to Kanye ‘buks iz for stoopid peeps lolz’ West, please focus on growing a better mullet and perfecting autotune in the future.