October 20, 2003

Drift

Patrick Seguin at the mic and Jan Horkl on a guitar ... and we were drifting...

When you close your eyes and listen to Drift, you become their passenger. Transported to worlds where ravens take out porn queens, skulls get cracked out of arcane love, and kittens trot the globe for heartbreaking kicks, you wonder how the hell you got there and hope that you’ll be allowed to stay.

Consisting of Chris Parsons on guitar and Patrick Seguin on the mike, Drift provokes strong, unapologetic images while maintaining a subtlety in both their anger and humour.

The cool, controlled delivery of the lyrics, coupled with the steady, hypnotic rhythm of the acoustic guitar provide a limitless space where one can lose themselves easily and endlessly. Part-time member Martin Drews contributes a steady foundation of beats that simultaneously ground and expand the sound.
   

October 6, 2003

The Cafe Irreal - International Imagination

G.S. Evans has read a sampling of the stories that have been published in The Cafe Irreal, of which he is a coeditor. The Cafe Irreal is an internet journal that has been online since June 1998. Presenting Kafkaesque fiction, it was born in and inspired by Prague and has attempted to provide a venue for irreal literature.

It has featured a variety of established authors who have written in this style, including Istvan Orkeny, Rafael PĂ©rez Estrada, Anne Maria Shua, and Norman Lock, as well many less established writers. In addition, it has published numerous Czech authors in translation, including Jana Moracova, Marian Palla, and Ewald Murrer. Writer’s Digest named it one of the top five online markets in their June 2003 issue, and it is a member of the New York-based Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

G.S. Evans is a writer and translator who has been dividing his time between The Czech Republic and the United States since 1993.