THIS IS THE 2ND EDITION OF TULIP HAS A ROOM (2014), with slightly redesigned cover and different paper stock.
Jonathan Vance, lyricist madman of the legendary MOSS ICON, penned this bunch of words in his infamous Rabelais-like style (and drew this bunch of art) for all the ex-emoheads who've been waiting like forever for a book of his writing to appear.
if you ever heard MOSS ICON or had the extreme fortune to have seen them, then you know that jon wrote the coolest, oddest, weirdest & most poetic lyrics back then (especially considering how dire and ridiculous most of the hardcore scene was post 1987).
we are extremely chuffed to put this out. 70+ pages of words and cabalistic illustrations, by a guy who's survived since then and is still kicking now, as mysterioso as ever. so just like back then, readers will be left thinking 'what is up with this guy?' when his words start sinking in...
...let this video get you stoked:
AMERICAN TYPEWRITER no. 020
"I know it's kind of weird/frowned upon/unexpected for me to blog about a book, especially since I've unknowingly and rather unintentionally become primarily concerned with blogging about rap music, but I have to help get word out about this. I posted about the band Moss Icon about 2 weeks ago and that rekindled the wonderment my 15-year-old self felt for them, back when I was ransacking screamo blogspots for complete discographies of poorly-recorded obscurity. Moss Icon always stood out to me because of their vocalist Jonathan Vance's unique style of orating. Five years later I found myself remembering all the weird little phrases and stops and starts as I listened to them again.
I did some Google research and found out that a book of poetry, prose and illustrations by Vance had been released by Amer. Typewriter, an independent publisher that I don't really know too much about. The book was $13, it came in like 3 days, and is everything I expected and more. Words are built into trembling phrases that both combust and wither, illustrations that more resemble carvings serve as punctuation, and all of it carries strong personality and strange, meandering purpose. Different from Vance's days in Moss Icon because it does not require accompaniment; it becomes its own music. If you like emo, if you miss Moss Icon, if you love poetry, if you're weird, if you're incredibly boring and normal, if you have 13 dollars to your name, please consider purchasing this book. It's dope. I wouldn't lie to you, blood."
HELLO HARDCORE BEATNIK HEADS COME TO THIS READING:
06/02/12 6pm End of an Ear
2209 S. 1st, Austin, TX 78704
jon vance wrote the coolest lyrics in the world while in the seminal MOSS ICON. and he is still kicking to this day. if yr in austin texas for MOSS ICON's big spiritual reunion communion at the Chaos in Tejas fest, please stop in the evening before their show at End Of An Ear and see him read from his book Tulip Has A Room. Tonie from MI will be doing the quiet-cool backing soundtrack.
eric de jesus from WHH wrote We Won't Be Here Forever (on Future Recordings label / soft cover edition on American Type:Writer). a new record of him reading 2 story/poems about the classic emo year of 1988, backed by DRAGON TURTLE, is soon out on www.la-soc.com.
TULIP HAS A ROOM by Jon Vance:
WE WONT BE HERE FOREVER by Eric de Jesus:
MOSS ICON (these have to be some of the best lyrics ever written by a young American male):
SPOKEN JAMS BY ERIC;
ERIC de JESUS w/ DRAGON TURTLE:
please come by and say hi! drink the red wine emo.........