…I was unemployed, afraid, and discovered Posto Pizza in NYC with my lady and her little lady.
Two years ago, I was introduced to a Thai place in Orono, Maine, then went back to a production day at the student paper.
Three years ago, a guy I barely knew gave me a Newcastle brew in Hull, England. A girl I’d never met made a glorious cake:
Four years ago, I finally exited teenagerhood.
Ten years ago, I sang Limp Bizkit with my best friend on a karaoke machine in a Holiday Inn banquet room.
Fifteen years ago, I hung a Nerf basketball hoop on my door.
Twenty or twenty-one years ago, I begged for a Little Mermaid cake, got it, and was tormented about it for years to come, namely by my sisters.
Twenty-four years ago, my mum and dad said, Hey Zach what’s up buddy this is the world! And the Super Bowl happened and my dad went into the radio station to DJ his show.
Something I’ve been compiling for a long time and finally got it current enough to post. It will continue living over on the right rail of my main page, under What I’ve Written. It’ll be updated often. Kudos to Brett Martin’s much cooler and more diverse online portfolio for getting me to do this.
Briefer list of highlights coming soon.
Last updated 5/30/13.
• QT Eats: Tarantino’s 20 Best Food and Kitchen Scenes
• A Super-Fan’s Humble Requests for Louie Season Four
• Ranking the Guest Verses on Nicki Minaj’s Roman Reloaded
•The 12 Steps of Experiencing The Hangover Part III
NEW YORK MAGAZINE’S VULTURE
• A Long Conversation with Stephen King’s Author Sons, Owen King and Joe Hill
• A Lovingly Crafted Series of Essayish Recaps for Louie Season Three
• A Conversation with Pulitzer Winner Elizabeth Strout
• Louie’s Loves: Ranking the 20 Roughest Romantic Interludes on Louie
• Three Reasons For, And Eight Against, Ron Howard’s Dark Tower Adaptation
• The Arrested Development Superfan Quiz
• A Long Talk With Woody Allen’s Old/Louis C.K.’s Editor Susan E. Morse
• Rick Moranis Is Ready to Return to the World
• Recap Mania: Maron’s Debut Season
• Recap Mania: Modern Family’s Semi-Blah Fourth Season
• Azealia Banks Releases Her Most Substantial Mixtape Yet
• Frank Ocean Shares the Story of His First Love, a Man
• Jennifer Egan’s ’New Yorker’ Story Being Serialized on Twitter
• Salty Black Sabbath Drummer Sitting Out Reunion Tour
• Mark Wahlberg May Sell Your Grandma Some Avon
• Britney Spears’s Creepy Husband Will Be Her Creepy Co-Conservator
• At Last, 98 Degrees Reunite
• Q&A: Derek Miller on Sleigh Bells’s ‘Reign of Terror’
• Elusive Odd Future Hero Earl Sweatshirt Returns
• EELS mastermind Mark Oliver Everett for Wonderful, Glorious
• Alkaline Trio Release Their Best Album in 10 Years
• Farewell, Thrice: A Thunderous Appreciation
• Crosby, Stills & Nash Rewind to 1969 in Tour Closer
• Bon Iver Buddy Field Report Talks Debut Album
• Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin: ‘We’re Still Creating Our Legacy’
• Say Anything Now a Solo Act, Louis C.K.-Inspired Album En Route
• An Interview with Kevin Bacon About Playing Music
• Track-by-Track Review: Muse - The 2nd Law
• Track-by-Track Review: Mumford & Sons - Babel
• Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba Goes Solo: “It’s Gonna Be Loud”
• Say Anything’s Max Bemis: “This Record Is About Rebellion”
• WTF with Marc Maron podcast for GQ’s Comedy Issue
• Q&A: Actor Michael Emerson (Ben Linus on ‘LOST’)
• Q&A: Author Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son
• Q&A: Comedian Demetri Martin
• Gig Report: Muse is the Best Band Playing Stadiums Today
• ’Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains’ Live Finale Report
• Q&A: Oscar-winning James Cameron producer Jon Landau
• Career Retrospective: Director F. Gary Gray (‘Friday,’ ‘The Italian Job’)
• Review: Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’
• Stephen King’s New Novella: Will Non-Baseball Fans Care? At All?
• The Great ‘Heroes’ Experiment: Live-Blogging a Horrible Show
• ’The Muppet Man’ Is Hollywood’s Hottest Script? Seriously?
FAST COMPANY’S CO.CREATE
• Feature: Director Kevin Macdonald and the Marley Documentary
• Anthony Bourdain’s Creative Process for ‘No Reservations’
• Master Class: DJ Pogo Teaches You How to Make a Remix
• Profile of RCRD LBL founder/expert tastemaker Elliot Aronow
• Feature: Filmmakers Henry & Rel (Paranormal Activity 3)
• Feature: Interactive ‘Bear 71’ Film
• Interview: Shaq
• How ‘Alcatraz’ Recreated the Iconic ‘Bullitt’ Chase
• Q&A: ‘Bully’ Documentary Director Lee Hirsch
• Q&A: Web Showrunner Ze Frank on Creativity and Brain Cracks
• Danish Director Talks ‘Klown’ and Danny McBride’s Adaptation
• Thrice Dazzle Sell-Out Crowd in NYC
THE MORNING SENTINEL (WATERVILLE, MAINE)
• Getting ‘LOST’ Always Led Me Home
NYZD CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATORS SERIES
• New media maestro and writer Eryk Salvaggio
• Austrian writer Bastian Kresser
• Filmmaker Alec Helm
• Digital photographer Alicia Mullins
• Italian writer Elena Premoli
• Filmmaker and musician Matthew Lizzotte
• Zombies on AMC? Yes, and ‘The Walking Dead’ Is a Perfect Fit
• Why Do I Care About ‘Iron Man 2’ So Damn Much?
• Writer Attempts to Understand Sister’s ‘Twilight’ Obsession
• Q&A: ‘The Office’ star Craig ‘Darryl’ Robinson
• Q&A: ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ star Tatyana Ali
• Q&A: ‘Fresh Prince’ star Karyn Parsons
• Q&A: Writer/actor Larry David
• Q&A: YouTube musical phenom Greyson Chance
• Video Interview: ‘Next Food Network Star’ winner Aarti Sequeira
• Q&A: Actor Frankie Muniz
• Q&A: Comedian Paul Scheer
• Q&A: Artist Mike Mitchell (‘I’m With Coco’ image)
• Pigeon fanciers discuss Mike Tyson
• Q&A: ‘The Walking Dead’ zombie Joe Giles
• Q&A: Pop-covering Belgian choirmaster brothers Scala & Kolacny
• Why Doesn’t Anyone Get Kanye West’s Jokes?
• Five Series Reality TV Should Never Adapt
• Watching the ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Finale, Moonshine in Hand
• Greyson Chance’s Concert Debut
• Q&A: ‘Two Gentlemen of Lebowski’ author Adam Bertocci
• In the Time It Took to Watch ‘LOST,’ We Could Have…
• Can Justin Bieber Seriously Speak French?
• I’m a Guy and I Love ‘Sex and the City.’ All Of It
• 10 Ridiculous Roles for ‘The Office’ Cast
THE MAINE CAMPUS
• Finishing His Last Drink
• Welcome to Chickenfest
• Speak Easy and Carry a Big Cup
• Flannel Zine: ‘This Is Maine’
• The King of ‘Cade
• Q&A: Swedish metal bassist Peter Iwers of In Flames
As a kid, when I’d fill notebooks with ridiculous surrealist detective stories, I ran into a really nasty habit that I summarize as “Writing the walk to the next room.” If a character was in a room and the next scene worth mentioning happened five days later, I’d write out those five days.
Eryk is doing some very cool, introspective, confused, brilliant blogging about cobbling together a novel. Check it out.
He also blogs roughly once a week at This Japanese Life. It’s worth setting aside 20 minutes of your week. Mostly, without sounding too suck-uppy, whatever he does is worth setting aside however many minutes you need to set aside.
Earlier: Conversing with Eryk about creativity.