‘Blink and The World…’ Gets Decorated
“Matt from Alberta submitted a photo of his ‘decorated’ copy of Blink/Blank. Thanks, Matt!”
An Interview with Mike Parish
In April, Mike Parish released a digital collection of poetry entitled, ‘People Who Don’t Me Think I’m Somebody.’ It’s available for free on the website peoplewhodontknowme.com. The collection is also available as a physical booklet, 50 copies of which will be given away on Goodreads.
In November of 2011, Amanda Chen interviewed Mike Parish about ‘People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody.’
Describe what ‘People’ is about in two sentences.
Sometimes people think about me as being somebody and sometimes I think about other people as being somebody. I was never on the receiving end of this until recently and now I see that my life is pretty much the same as it was when I was on the non-receiving end of this.
In one of your poems, you say it’s creepy when a stranger follows you on Tumblr. Why do you feel this way? Do you feel this way about social networking in general?
Haha, I like it when people follow me on tumblr but I’ve found that some people just like to troll around on there. Social networking in general may not be for me. I enjoy certain aspects of it but I don’t need to know what someone from my high school is doing. I’d like to meet more new people online.
One of your poems mentions recording a rap song that you want to go viral. In your opinion, why do people want to go viral? Is it about fame? Fortune? Why do certain things go viral?
There’s something really fun about thinking about going viral. I think most people ultimately want to become famous because most people think being famous is great. I certainly do. Certain things probably go viral because …
Win a Copy of Mike’s Chapbook
We have a giveaway for Mike’s chapbook ‘People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody’ on Goodreads!
4 days are left to enter, so if you want one, be sure to visit the Goodreads page and click “Enter to win” (you’ll want to scroll down a bit and look for the button shown in the diagram to the right).
65 copies of ‘People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody’ will be given away! Do you feel lucky punk? Huh? Do you?!
Project Updates – End of the Year Wrap-Up
The view through my window
Here’s some updates regarding On Lives related projects:
The People Who Don’t Know Me Think I’m Somebody giveaway has begun on goodreads.
Dan completed a chapbook and then moved to Missouri where he is training for the World Croquet Championship.
Mike completed a novella called, This Is What Here Feels Like.
The much anticipated Hello Later/Yellow Lamplight album, “Hello Lamplight,” is in preproduction.
Hello Later’s follow-up to 2011’s, Where I’m Calling From, is half done.
Electricians are putting the final touches on their album, Running, (which Dan is doing the artwork for?)
No one has heard from Filbert Conroy in quite a while.
Oh yeah and On Lives has a new intern, me, Amanda Chen.