At the Epitome

It was one of those times when it seems almost everyone around me was upset with me in some way.  You know the vibe; everybody stressed out with lips puckered up like an old lady’s asshole.  I was halfway through college and broke.  Mike came one night to get me from the playhouse/shack I wasContinue reading “At the Epitome”

A reading list from “level:deepsouth” in-progress

Since the first works were published in July, level:deepsouth has covered some territory but is still a long way from telling the whole of this complex story. Works have been published from six states, with two book reviews (and two more on the way), and I’m looking forward to hearing from more Generation-X writers. Below is aContinue reading “A reading list from “level:deepsouth” in-progress”

Southern Christian Soccer-Punk and Other Unicorns: A Dispatch from the ’90s

by Ben Beard 1. The last cassette I bought was U2’s Achtung Baby! The first CD I purchased was Pavement’s Slanted and Enchanted. That’s the true story between 13 and 14, part of my hidden history, the autobiography we all elide and as we age, choose to forget. I ran with alternative rock for aContinue reading “Southern Christian Soccer-Punk and Other Unicorns: A Dispatch from the ’90s”