Jim Taone from Chicago, IL, went and got a radio logo tattoo from Roman at Chi-Town Tattoo. This makes him the 21st member of our tattoo club.
I am a middle child and thus starved for attention. I subscribe to the Nervous Breakdown book club and received both Xiado Xiao’s The Visiting Suit and Joshua Mohr’s Damascus. I read them voraciously and loved every second of it. Immediately, I wanted to read everything you guys released. In doing the math, dollar-wise (the fact that it’s a bad-ass logo didn’t hurt), I realized I should just pay for the tattoo and receive free books. I work for an insurance company which means I may now and forever be wearing long sleeves due to this tattoo. Regardless, I am happy to be branded by you guys and look forward to all your great publications.
Say hello to Jeremiah Murphy of Mary Esther, Florida! He’s the 18th member of our tattoo club.
In his own words:
I’m a pathetically slow reading, blue corn chip devouring, blue moon enthusiast. I live in what must be the worse part of Florida with my wife and two kids. When I’m not slaving away working in accounting, I’m going to school for my MFA in Creative Writing. I’ve never been described as athletic but still can’t seem to avoid breaking every bone in my body and chipping every tooth in my mouth. On that note I have terrible luck with dentists, my last trip left me with a string of floss that is still lodged up in gum. I do a pretty good two step, I don’t have cable, I don’t kill bugs, and I frequently have to restrain myself from constantly talking about whatever book I’m currently reading. I constantly find myself running out of bookshelf space.
Props to Jeremiah for getting inked close to the elbow, which I’ve heard is incredibly painful. And for the Vonnegut tattoo further up the arm.
In exchange for getting the radio logo tattooed upon his person, Jeremiah gets a lifetime subscription of Two Dollar Radio titles.
Welcome to our 18th tattoo club member, Max Bowman, of Durham, NC. In Max’s own words:
By day, I am a heavily tattooed, though mild mannered librarian, and by night, well, things don’t really change all that much. If I am not wooing the great folks of Durham, North Carolina with with my band the Bulltown Strutters, it is very likely that I am having staring contests with my cat Doris, or contemplating what kind of other strange food allergy Roy (my dog) might have developed. I am a lover of all things miniature, and am obsessed with late night talk radio, especially the kind that involves conspiracy theory (read: sasquatch). For my part, I answer to both sir or ma’am, but prefer the rapid fire, confusion laced southern-style greeting that leaves nothing to chance, “sir, ma’am, sir.” My favorite word is ‘nibble.’ That is all.
You can check out pics of [most — we need to update the site] of our other tattoo club members at our website.
Mark Snyder is a writer living and biking in Brooklyn. His plays include A Decent Stretch, As Wide As I Can See, Lila Cante, Corsets, Wipe Away, The Beanbag Game, Lilith on Today, and The Sounds of Ice. A theatrical serial, The IRRegulars (co-written with J. Holtham, Anna Moench, and Joe Riippi), will premiere in August 2012 at the Tank Theater in NYC. For three years, he hosted and performed in Red Light Nights at New York’s The Slipper Room (Firecracker Productions). Other writing, including reviews, interviews and essays, have appeared in Paste, The Collagist, The Brooklyn Rail, The New Gay, Queerty, ThePeeq, and at Maud Newton.com, and he has read new work at Pete’s Candy Store (courtesy of the2ndHand.com) and throughout downtown NYC. Mark is an Artistic Associate with At Hand Theatre and a core collaborator with The Claque. BA, Otterbein College. MFA, Ohio University. Mark was born in Warren, Ohio and advocates the indie rock ethics and soul of Two-Dollar Radio!
Welcome, Mark! By tattooing his person with our logo, Mark will receive every book we ever publish.
Liberty Hardy makes the 16th member of our tattoo club (20th, if you count TDR staffers Eric, Eliza, Emily, and author Joshua Mohr), and we couldn’t be more excited. A hearty congratulations to Liberty on joining the club. In exchange for inking our logo on her person, she receives TDR books for life!
Here’s more about the lady:
Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, book slinger, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. When she was young, she wanted to change her name to something not as unusual – topping the list of alternatives was ‘Wolfgang’. Liberty reads more than should be legally allowed, sleeps very little and frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers. She lives with her two cats, Millay and Steinbeck, in Portsmouth, N.H., where she prowls behind the counters at RiverRun Bookstore and The Music Hall, writes for Book Riot, and sits at the switchboard in the Write Place, Write Time secret volcano lair.