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September 2, 2010

Note Books - Dean Wells of Capstan Shafts

The Note Books series features musicians discussing their literary side. Previous contributors have included John Darnielle, John Vanderslice, Mark Olson, Mac McCaughan, and others.

Dean Wells records under the moniker Capstan Shafts. His songs are short, powerful, and lyrically interesting lo-fi indie pop gems.

The Capstan Shafts' latest album, Revelation Skirts, was released last month.

Wells is the first Note Books participant to contribute an original poem as his entry in the series.

In his own words, here is the Note Books entry from Capstan Shafts' Dean Wells:

richard brautigan

the problem with most people is 'post office'
bad job accomplishing little outwardly ....big genius of write it down later
justifies everything and there is the romance of the delusional alcoholic that you either love or join al qaeda
no points for loving bukowski anymore
a very good looking woman once told me a lot of shit bands referenced her
she didn't say shit bands but they were....touchpoints are tricky
i have no idea why anyone likes anything past new skin for the old ceremony but beautiful losers
is almost as fantastic a novel as a night of serious drinking; by rene something between the wars in france
fantastic in expletive sense as well as descriptive (kerouac implied though my sweetest thought is borrowed
he hears beethoven and wants to be a genius..not a writer strickly speaking
but a genius.......rarefied air.....that he was an nfl prospect amplifies the love of ...
well all non hippie......jack was pals with william f. buckley....technically a superior writer
and likely a better mayor were it to come to that
...dont let kids read burning in water etc
its bad for them and being a poet good for anyone
the pinnacle of self indulgent nonsense that has been perverted by the total awareness agenda just cant poet anymore.....even god's a verb now.....edit me willy nilly
i'll smoke it's almost three...i had completely forgotten about smoking and 3 a m from this side

as a shy boy i love internet pornography, though even faceless i remain timid
i'm not sure how i got here
"rommel drives on deep into egypt"
as pure as it can be as far as put whatever the fuck you want on a page and its the poem
or whatever between 001 seconds and however many it goes
and we all want to marry her
that chick on the cover
we all want to write those poems ....if you don't ....well then you are stupid
and i'm sick of it...the sex is good ...but that's true of anyone that lets me have sex with them
you assume any guy can get you off that way...and hey i hope that's the case
i'm just saying.............

Capstan Shafts links and free and legal mp3s:

the band's MySpace page
the band's Wikipedia entry

"Heart Your Heart Out" [mp3] from Revelation Skirts
free and legal Cretin Flowers EP [mp3]
free and legal Halaluah Moancoaxers! EP [mp3]

also at Largehearted Boy:

Previous Note Books submissions (musicians discuss literature)

52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
musician/author interviews
Soundtracked (directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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