Radio Waves daily blog by Two Dollar Radio indie book publisher


The Wire | On the Lower Frequencies



Erick Lyle

"Which brings us back to our theme, "underground." In the generator and squat shows, in graffiti, in street protests, we all seek out this place, a place of refuge and comfort with glimpses of the world we want to live in—unregulated spaces in an appallingly regulated world. There is much strength, beauty, and creativity in this, the "SF underground." But there is the powerlessness of isolation, too. When the FBI convenes grand juries and the rest of the country outlaws gay marriage, the underground is a dangerous place. Seen in this way, it is not just a haven, but also an awful place, a psychologically debilitating place we've been thrust into. Tonight is about celebrating what we have and can make together and about asking questions. How can our ideas leave this ghetto to go out and change the larger world? And, if we have all found ourselves in the underground due to our politics, ideas, or sexuality, how do we make this a safe place and take care of each other now that we're here?"

—Erick Lyle, On the Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of the City

Posted by Eric Obenauf on 15 November, 2016 Erick Lyle, On the Lower Frequencies, The Wire | 0 comments
Previous post Next Post

Comments

Let us know what you think here:

Hi there!

Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore. Check out the ABOUT US section to read more...

Radio Waves daily blog by Two Dollar Radio indie book publisher

Latest posts

  • The Death-Rattle of Culture | 3/24/17

    45 went after a 17-year-old's parody website, Trump Scratch Nothing is safe from the hands of hipsters An overdue library book was returned 75 years later. Late fees 👀 Short stories can be found in Paris vending machines for free. Kellyanne Conway rocks... Read more →

  • Design of the Week | Disorder Press

    Being an indie-pub can be a tough, but exponentially rewarding gig. I thought it would be nice to give a shoutout to the hot upcoming publisher on the scene, Disorder Press—a sibling owned literary press based out of New Orleans and... Read more →

  • The Wire | J.D. Wilkes on Paducah Life

    J.T. Crawford at Paducah Life Magazine recently did a feature on the Kentucky Colonel himself, J.D. Wilkes, in lieu of his debut novel The Vine Ate The South. Wilkes is full of poetry during the interview, including this unforgettable line: "It's... Read more →