Thursday, February 25, 2010


Our friends at the North Mississippi literary zine KITTY SNACKS are throwing a party on Friday, March 5th at Oxford's POWERHOUSE to celebrate the release of their third issue. The thing's limited to 200 numbered copies and boasts writings by George Singleton, Deb Olin Unferth, Kevin Wilson, John Brandon, Mary Miller, Rudy Wilson, and more!

Issue #3 also features photography by Jane Rule Burdine, Ward Long, and John Oliver Hodges, all of whom will have images on display at the throwdown, which ties in to the OXFORD CONFERENCE OF THE BOOK weekend honoring our favorite writer of all time BARRY HANNAH.

John Oliver Hodges will perform a musical interpretation of Hannah's cult classic novella RAY, and the Kitty Snacks dudes will raffle off goodies from FAT POSSUM, THE LYRIC theater, and others. Admission is $5 to drink or $10 if you want a copy of the magazine as well. Festivities begin at 9 p.m.

The fun, flirty, and totally free AFTERPARTY will pop off at Ajax Diner, where guest DJs AIR BUD (a.k.a. Flight + Dent May) will be spinning cosmic disco, funky R&B, rare psych grooves, and more!

For more info hit up the PRESS RELEASE straight from the Kitty's mouth.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ecstatic Eyes *a&b*

Like the previous Cats Purring tape, Ecstatic Eyes also begins with a selection picked from 8 discs of field recordings collected by Art Rosenbaum. In a small group of ten and unaware of his musicological background, I studied the life and work of Jackson Pollock under Dr. Rosenbaum at The University of Georgia in 2003. I was pleasantly surprised when in 2007, Dust-to-Digital went on to release over 50 years of music that he documented throughout the states.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Good news for fans of Oxford, MS literary zine KITTY SNACKS:

With the DIY publication's 3rd release just around the corner, the long out-of-print KITTY SNACKS #1 is now available for free download HERE. Literature by JACK PENDARVIS and SAM PINK! Interviews with KING KHAN and Geologist of ANIMAL COLLECTIVE! Oh, and that ultra cute cover art is by our friend and frequent collaborator WILL BRYANT.

Meanwhile, the greatest lit blog in the land HTML GIANT is hosting a Kitty Snacks "guest post," a conversation between John Brandon and Mary Miller, two of our favorite writers with Mississippi connections. Check that out HERE.

After the jump, take a peek at the line-up for the highly anticipated, sure-to-dazzle KITTY SNACKS #3.