Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:Motel noir...

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 14 Jul 2009

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    Here's a short clip of Vlautin reading from The Motel Life. Lyrically sparse noir indeed.

    I seem to recall hearing that some of the characters from the songs also appear in the books, but I may be wrong about that.


    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Burton Smith" <>
    > And Vlautin's day job, as singer/songwriter for grungy alternative
    > Americanistas Richmond Fontaine has provided plenty of satisfyingly
    > noir (or whatever you want to call it), lyrically sparse moments as
    > well...
    > "My brother left home one night, no one knew where he went..." is how
    > "Williamette" begins.He writes songs like he's writing short stories.

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