Mmm, Astrolube and Commentary

by Belle Waring on September 28, 2004

You should read the crucial interview with Roy Edroso of alicublog which was somehow cut from the final version of the NYT bloggerama. Here’s how it begins:

I knocked several times on the green steel door of Edroso’s Williamsburg apartment before a loud, phlegmy voice bade me enter. I found the author of “alicublog” — a little-read website devoted to politics, the arts, and bitter denunciations of the buy-back policies of local bars and clubs — in his tiny bedroom, nestled between a closet and a bookshelf stuffed with volumes of 19th-century literature and old issues of Black Tail, and pounding furiously on an ash-smeared keyboard.

“Oh, it’s you,” he said, not taking his eyes off the screen. He jerked a thumb toward his bed. I pushed aside empty bottles of vodka and Astrolube, and a copy of Commentary, and took a seat.

Go read the rest.



Duane 09.28.04 at 9:19 pm

No comments? Well I thought it was wonderful, anyway. The writing is lovely — in a dark, foetid kind of way.

Which is, of course, the finest kind of way.


John Quiggin 10.02.04 at 12:42 pm

This was great!

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