The LiveWire Lounge (3394 N Milwaukee) asked Quimby's if we wanted to curate a night at their lounge. And we said yes. So this is what we're bringing, a themed mix of reading and music with a very specific focus: Quimby's Night at LiveWire Lounge: 3 Songs, 3 Writers Reading About Those …
Piltdownlad #7 The Murky Realm
40p, b&w, 5.5"x7"
A biographical account (with the footnote of some creative engineering) of Dessaint's parents Joanie and Vaughn, meeting, and the ensuing emotional tug-of-war they put each other through. Dessaint's writing is fluid and although it follows Vaughn's perspective a little closer throughout the narrative, there's a clear empathy for everyone concerned. It's a touching and interesting read, a truly thoughtful portrait of people not-quite-in-love in early 60s L.A.