[TIMMY REED VIDEO INTERVIEW RESPONSE]
i sent timmy some Qs & he typed up some As
then he realized i had said ‘video response’ so he made a video
fortunately he didn’t simply just read his answers in the video - he let it be more natural/spontaneous
timmy speaks about his book TELL GOD I DON’T EXIST, which essentially arose out of his mfa thesis
the book consists primarily of micro-stories that, to timmy, touch on ‘the big questions’ via very brief moments
in the video, he expresses his love for RUSSELL EDSON (by far one of my favorite writers) & SLICK RICK
& if i’m not mistaken, he’s in a red onesie the whole time
here are some of my favorite moments:
(in response to ‘how would you describe your approach to writing?’) “‘Approach’ makes it seem like we’re going to a mountain, and that’s not the way writing feels to me”
"It’s all improvisation, right? Even the editing"
"I remember getting, for Christmas as a kid […] in my stocking I got a boombox & […] The Fat Boys, & DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper.”
"I hate telling people who my ‘favorite’ anything is because it always changes my opinions on everything"
"Like, when I talk to people, I’d like to sound like Slick Rick, & when I do readings I’d like to sound like Slick Rick instead of myself"
"You ever go to the awesome party & you’re at the awesome party & you get stuck in a conversation with a bunch of people who just keep talking about how awesome the party is, & you’re kinda like, ‘Shut up, you’re ruining it. Don’t talk about the party while you’re in the party […] That’s how I feel about the internet"