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Benjamin Whitmer
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Jason Heller interviewed me the A.V. Club. And when Jason Heller interviews you, you win.
In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public sees the end product, they don’t see what it took to get there. In Expert Witness, The A.V. Club talks to industry insiders about the actual business of
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"Second, you probably need to have spent the night in the drunk tank a time or two. Not to meet contacts or to know the police station from the wrong side of the bars, though that helps, but because what being there charts is your low-point. Everything you do after that, then, it’s a climb up to your true potential. It also breeds a healthy skepticism about the system. Particularly, the system you’re not exactly welcome to participate in, except in handcuffs. This will inform your attitude, your character, your every decision. Fox Mulder, say: he didn’t trust anyone. It’s how he lived as long as he did." 
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I have a theory that Harry Crews never really had to make anything up his whole life.
Wendy Townsend says the Rattlesnake Roundup, where 4,000 pounds of snakes were slaughtered, is barbaric. The event should celebrate, not torment, snakes.
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Trying to decide if getting to see Lydia Loveless at the Hi Dive on Thursday will be worth being the oldest person in the crowd by a good 15 years.
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I was just thinking this'll probably be the last chance I'll get to see her for $10. Gonna do it.
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“Simplicity don’t need to be greased.” – Billy Joe Shaver

Words about writing that could apply to living. Or vice versa.
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Just in case you can't tell by recent posts, we're at the class war portion of my current manuscript.
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Nothing you find on the internet will ever make you a better person. Except this.
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Seren Gibson has exquisite taste.
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Yes she does!
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Lover, fighter, wild horse rider, and pretty damn good windmill man.
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Author of Pike and co-author of Satan Is Real: The Ballad Of The Louvin Brothers.
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