Jesse Bernstein documentary Kickstarter campaign
The makers of I Am Secretly an Important Man, a documentary on late Seattle poet Jesse Bernstein (once dubbed “the godfather of grunge”), are raising funds for theatrical distribution.
Musician (Cat Butt, Dwarves, Best Kissers in the World) and novelist (In Case We Die) Danny Bland is releasing a haiku collection, I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I’m Gonna Do, Sept. 23 via Sub Pop. The book features photos by the Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli and calligraphy by X’s Exene Cervenka. Pre-order it here.
Patti Smith—whom, incidentally, I saw dining at an Ethiopian restaurant in Greenwich Village last night—covers “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”