NYNT Award for Literary Excellence... Iggy and the Stooges Rider:
If reading the Times
Book Review or the New Yorker hasn’t yet led
you to the contemporary Swift or Voltaire (or even H.L. Mencken
for christ sakes) you've been searching for, perhaps you've been
looking in the wrong place.
Have you tried the internet
No, I'm not talking about
Amazon.com, or those literary journals, or any of that drivel.
I am referring to the Smoking Gun - where, in the concert
riders section, you will find a document penned by an unsung man
of letters who, while a bit less subtle than, say, Pope, but more
witty and insightful than our foremost current jester sages like
Chuck Klosterman, or that Gawker dude or whoever, has created what
very well may be the penultimate work of contemporary prose.
The mysterious author's
name is Jos Grain and the document he produced is Iggy and the Stooges'
concert rider. He has written a contractual document that simultaneously
serves its practical purpose while offering a profound commentary
on the human condition. Here you will find a masterful balance form
and function infused with man's most precious truths and, dare I
suggest, perhaps even the secret to the universe. Finally, this
piece, like the better literature of its type, also offers invaluable
insight into the life and work of these fine artists.
I would like to thank Fabio
from Earwax records for alerting me to this proud new addition to
the world's literary canon. Whitout any further ado...
and the Stooges Concert Rider
Epilogue: I just got word
from Jos Grain himself that the latest greatest Stooges riders can
be found here.