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Industry Science
Occupation storyslinger (a science)
Location Berkeley, California, United States
Introduction In each eye there is an apple/ Buried there before the eye/ And out of sockets come the branches/ And from the branches dangle I ❦ Will Oldham, “God’s Small Song”
Interests short stories, prose poems, Lydia Davis, William Trevor, Amy Hempel, J. Robert Lennon, David Foster Wallace, Richard Ford, George Saunders, Arthur Bradford, Tarot, Joe Wenderoth, Mary Gaitskill, Anne Enright, writing, fiction, rabble-rousing, carousing, housing, bathing, writing, bookselling, quitting smoking, Toby Stevenson, and smelling bear
Favorite Movies Blue Velvet, Dogville, The Hairdresser's Husband, Breaking the Waves, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, No Man's Land, Eraserhead, Chuck and Buck, Shoe Shine Boys, Johnny Guitar, Manhattan, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The American Astronaut
Favorite Music GOLDFRAPP, Regina Spektor, Roy Harper, Vashti Bunyan, TV On The Radio, Donovan, The Incredible String Band, Zep, Syd Barrett, ABBA, The Bee-Gees, Mayo Thomas, Bob Dylan, Davester Bowie, The Kinks, Will Oldham/Bonnie "Prince" Billie/Palace/Palace Music, Moondog, Gil Scott Heron, Joanna Newsom, Yma Sumac, Nick Drake, Giant Sand, Daniel Johnston, Ween, Os Mutantes, Neil Young, Beat Happening, Beck!, Moondog, Huun Huur Tu, Shonen Knife, Missy Elliott, Grip Grand, Zappa, CCR, Cat Stevens, Scrawl, M.I.A., Jana Hunter, Josephine Foster
Favorite Books Oh boy, do I need something new and exciting to read! Here's what I've got: Almost No Memory, The Corrections, A Natural History of Western Trees, Crow, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, My Life in Heavy Metal, What Wood Is That: A Manual of Wood Identification, The Pugilist At Rest, The Selected Stories of William Trevor, Wise Blood, The Night in Question, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, The S.C.U.M. Manifesto, Sentimental Heartbroken Rednecks, Dogwalker, Pastoralia, Letters to Wendy's, No One Belongs Here More Than You, The Nimrod Flipout, Yesterday's Weather

Radio wire is often used to make bird nests. What station do they listen to?

By "they," do we mean the birds or the wires? There really is a difference, you know. And what kind of bird? A mockingbird would prefer noise bands, while a woodpecker might like the sound of a beetle deep in a pine trunk, and a cockatiel desires only the sound of another cockatiel. As for the wires, I imagine they have very sensitive ears and want us to turn off the radio forever.