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  • “Nylon Seam” by F. Brett Cox: 2nd Interfictions Annex story up online!
    by Ellen | September 24th, 2009 |

    Genevieve Valentine‘s story, “To Set Before the King,” went up in the Interfictions Annex on Sept. 15th, launching nine weeks’ worth of original short stories leading up to the print publication of the IAF’s new anthology, Interfictions 2 (containing 19 more stories of interstitial genius).

    This week, we’re pleased to bring you “Nylon Seam” by F. Brett Cox. And this time, there’s a soundtrack! We’ll let Brett tell you about it himself:

    I used to play in a band called Argon Connection, for which I wrote a number of original songs. The band broke up, as bands do, and I started to speculate about putting the song lyrics to a different kind of work. After reading a short story by Michael Martone (a story whose title, alas, escapes me) where individual scenes consisted of 1-2 sentence snapshots, it occurred to me that might be a way to go. My first effort in this direction, “The Sexual Component of Alien Abduction (Three-Headed Alien Blues),” appeared in Say… Was That a Kiss? in 2002. “Nylon Seam” is my second try.

    As for the content, well, I used to announce the song as my tribute to Bettie Page fandom, and I guess that’s true for the story as well.

    On the recording, that’s me playing the guitar and singing. My apologies for the somewhat labored guitar solo. Another reason I have a day job.

    I can imagine nothing more interstitial than attempting to merge lyric and narrative, but I’m sure others can, and when they get around to writing it, I look forward to reading it.

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    5 Responses to ““Nylon Seam” by F. Brett Cox: 2nd Interfictions Annex story up online!”

    1. Terri Windling Says:

      Great interplay of text and music.

    2. Marian Says:

      Well, I’m impressed. I haven’t the slightest idea what it means but the imagery definitely grabbed me.

    3. Mark Mori Says:

      I’m doing the authorized docu-bio of Bettie Page made with her participation. Bettie fandom is one of the themes I’m exploring in the film. Since F. Brett Scott announces “Nylon Seam” as his tribute to Bettie fandom, I’d like to get in touch with him. Please forward this note and ask him to contact me at Thanks, Mark

    4. Michael Bishop Says:

      Enjoyed this piece quite a lot, Brett, but I haven’t yet figured out how to hear the song that allegedly accompanies it. Does this have anything to do with the fact that I’ve (still) got a dial-up modum? Anyway, I like the concept quite a lot. — Yours, Mike

    5. Geoffrey Says:

      Hey Michael! It might – the song’s up there as an embedded MP3 using QuickTime. Do you have QuickTime installed on your machine?

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