Hoap describes her style as "kind of character-y or cartoon character-y, but...always heavily influenced by Dolly Parton."
Chip: "When I think of Dolly Parton, two things pop out at me, if you catch my meaning. I mean that Dolly Parton has large breasts."
Hoap's secret is that she doesn't like vampires, True Blood, or Twilight.
There's no reason to keep it a secret, Hoap. Vampires are old news.
We can dig Hoap's style. Can you?
Perhaps the most intriguing thing we've read today is a piece from Slate about the rapidly increasing popularity of e-reader pornography aimed at men (who usually like their porn a little less literary). Did you know that the number one bestselling title on Kindle is not Franzen's Freedom (it's #2) but rather a work by Jenna Bayley-Burke called Compromising Positions:
"David Strong knows how to do a lot of things—run an international fitness company, finesse stock portfolios and stay out of emotional entanglements. That is, until he gets tangled up with Sophie Delfino and her Sensational Sex workout. He's supposed to help her demonstrate Kama Sutra positions for her couples-yoga class. … And his co-instructor unexpectedly tests his control to the limit."
Chip: "The best thing about the Kindle is that it makes it easier to read porn in public. I no longer have to try and hide my Penthouse inside a New Yorker. But I still have to try and conceal my boner."
Another popular title is Office Slave, "in which an attractive female CFO is found to be embezzling from her manufacturing company. Rather than go to prison, she agrees to her boss's demand to become the company's sex slave. She is forced to wear slutty (or no) clothing at work; he films her in intimate acts; he instructs male coworkers to beat her physically for perceived transgressions; and she has sex with everyone imaginable, including factory workers (to reward productivity gains), prospective customers (to secure new contracts), a coworker (as a retirement gift), teenage boys (who deliver lunch to the office), etc. And—whaddya know?—no matter how physically abused and mentally degraded she is, she finds she actually enjoys it."
Our feminist readers: "Thanks, LC. Now we're going to assume that every male reading a Kindle in public is engrossed in this sort of sick shit. Oh, who are we kidding? We already assumed that."
Order your copy of Compromising Positions here (Chip: "Already did."):
And read the full story about e-reader erotica here:
Readers, we've made no secret that Wayne Pain's music hurts our ears more than anything else in town, but apparently it's gaining popularity among the hipster set. Go here to check out BARRR chatting with Kenneth Kupfer (of Fag Cop and Wayne Pain and the Cum Draculas, both of which are playing the Replay's Garage Fest pre-party on Friday):
Direct link in sidebar.
We've profiled two of the headliners of this weekend's Garage Fest already (Raveonettes and The Gories). But that leaves two more. Headlining the Granada's bill is the Oblivians, yet another legendary Memphis band, newly reunited, "featuring a musical chairs-style rotating set-up consisting of two guitarists and a drummer who constantly switch roles and take turns at the mic, this trio mixes punk, garage and gospel in a way that is really almost impossible to describe...".
Go here and check it out:
Readers, it's going to be very hard to decide which is the hippest venue on Saturday, so please write in and let us know where you'll be hanging at and which bands you plan to see. We'll join you if we deem you and your choices hip enough.