Sunday, November 21, 2010

TULIP HAS A ROOM by jon vance

jon's book TULIP HAS A ROOM is at the printer now.
american type:writer No. 020
if you ever heard MOSS ICON or had the extreme fortune to have seen them, then you know jon was a total madman with the lyrics. the oddest, coolest lyrics back then (1988 especially, considering how dire and ridiculous most of the hardcore scene was during that year).
i'm extremely chuffed to get to put this out. 70+ pages of words and cabalistic illustrations, by a guy who's survived since then and is still kicking now, as mysterioso as ever. so just like back then, readers will be left thinking 'what is up with this guy?'
order it now at EASY / AMTYPEWRITER

oh yeah, you know whats up with him? he's supposedly a direct descendant of Edgar Allan Poe. haunted........

just watch this old MOSS ICON jam and dig the words. an 18-19 year old hardcore kid was thinking all that? wtf

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PARIS TO BARCELONA (on the hipstamatic)

i flew to Paris to meet Beth and read some of my words at Culture Rapide. Beth had been travelling for 3 weeks already by this point. we had a flat up on the top floor or an old joint in the 1st arrondisement.
we tripped out allover the city, from belleville to bastille (where we hooked up with Bimbo Tower and discovered the awesome FAREWELL POETRY); from montmartre to the sorbonne, like all city lovers.
i love Paris.

we booked south to Rennes le Chateau, the little tiny mountaintop village of mysteries in the Languedoc, and checked out the sacred geography and the holy mountain of Bugarach as well as the history of the Cathars and the fucking papist crusaders who killed them off & gouged out their eyes & burned them alive. but obviously, though in secret, that gnostic religion still survives to this day, and from the tops of magically arranged mountains its still a holy place....


Collioure is a pretty little port town on the Mediterranean, where the pyrennees tumble into the sea, just above the border with Spain; where fauvism was invented, because of the fantastic light, colors and wind....


we snuck into spain. and the locals said 'catalunya is not spain!'
but one thing was certain: Barcelona rules. i could live out the rest of my life living between Paris and Barcelona and the geography in between. and making wads of cash....

we were so sad to leave.............

Sunday, August 22, 2010


WE WONT BE HERE FOREVER but i will be in philly on august 28th reading from that book of mine at brickbat books with DRAGON TURTLE and FURSAXA and ZILLIONS, so i'm hoping that you would make it and i was happy that you could.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


i am american. my type is writer.
WE WONT BE HERE FOREVER (my book) is sold out from Future Recordings but is now out and for sale on the cheapo new AM.TYPE:WRITER / EASY SUBCULT shopping site.
i'm reading from it on saturday august 28th at brickbat books. my good friends from the poconos and brooklyn DRAGON TURTLE will be jamming behind me and supplying the soundtrack to the ether.

next project out soon on AM.TYPE:WRITER is TULIP HAS A ROOM the first book by none other than Jonathan Vance who was of course the amazing lyricist madman behind MOSS ICON, one of the greatest bands ever in the entire 50 year history of rock music.
you know that band right? you'll want to pre-order Vance's book for sure.

this is a photo of jon vance:
the site isnt so happening looking yet but it will be. lots of old obscure easy releases are going to get rereleased and lots of shirt designs are gonna be produced in the studio after our travels are all done so sit tight my friendly patrons.

go HERE to buy some stuff. thanks.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


the Easy / AM.TYPE:WRITER soft cover editions of We Won't Be Here Forever arrived yesterday. actually they arrived during the week but we were living in philly for work; but since virginville is such a cool little chill place and our friends wayne and jen can go and pick up our mail at the tiny post office, they brought the big old box of them down to slingluff gallery in fishtown for me because we were supposed to meet up there on thursday but we never did because we had to work 12 hour days on different sets and locations for this robert di niro, bradley cooper movie we're both working on which is going to be sooooo amazing.

someone said we wont be here forever was 'like richard brautigan + phillip k dick'.
i want the story to be like mark e smith + zecharia sitchen + goethe's Truth and Fantasy From My Life. you decide.

once i package the MINUS PILOTS CD soundtrack with the books, perhaps employing a colour obi or 2 inch band around the book i'm not quite sure, they will be for sale to my friendly patrons. email easysubculture@gmail for further instructions. one day i'll have a shopping site at and it will be easier than ever.

i'm not sure when the colour edition of the book on the Future Recordings label will be available, but go there for buying info on that edition. they will be sure to look rad. and future recordings is a very cool label.

Monday, March 1, 2010


out soon on The FUTURE RECORDINGS label, the hard cover version of WE WON'T BE HERE FOREVER , packaged with a CD soundtrack by MINUS PILOTS from England. We Won't Be Here Forever is a long short story or a short novella written by me in Virginville and Philly in the last half of 2009. the illustrations are by me as well. and beth added watercolours over them. hope you will both buy it as well as dig it.
There will be a soft cover edition on EASY SUBCULT / AMERICAN TYPE.WRITER too eventually. those will be a little bit cheaper of course, and will also come with the MINUS PILOTS thing.
but the first edition ones on Future Recordings will look amazing so get that one if you can. and there will be a book release somethingsomething in philly this spring too. i'll keep you posted. i like keeping you posted....

go here:

Thursday, February 11, 2010


2010 is all's abouts outside so far.