Welcome to The Bathroom Wall Cult & Classic Literature Blog

Welcome to The Bathroom Wall Cult & Classic Literature Blog for stories and anecdotes from the world of books

A cursory review of Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a tough act to follow. That gossamer voice. The delicate fingerpicking. His wounds on full display, raw on early records, then wrapped up in gauzy, elaborate arrangements a la George Harrison in later years. There are few musicians out there who match Smithâ’s ability to find beauty and comfort â” instead of […]

Patti Smith accepts Bob Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize, performs “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”

On Saturday, the Swedish Academy honored the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winners in a ceremony held in Stockholm. The awards winner for literature, Bob Dylan, was not in attendance due to scheduling conflicts. Patti Smith, who appeared in place of the legendary songwriter, was accompanied by the Philharmonic performing a sparse, sensitive version of Dylan’s […]

Stephen King advice on writing

A great few words of advice on writing from one of the most prolific writers of his generation

Fight Club 4 Kids with Chuck Palahniuk

The 1st rule of Horsing Around Club is – You do not talk about Horsing Around Club

Robert Pirsig 1974 interview

A fascinating 1974 radio interview with Robert Pirsig, author of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

Hunter S Thompson hangs out with the Hells Angels

Hunter S Thompson in full gonzo mode as he becomes the centre of a 1967 interview with a Hell’s Angel

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