The website of Austin R. Pick, featuring writings, photos, podcast series, and other tangents.
NEW FICTION IN THE BUDDHIST JOURNAL THE ARROW
Summer 2017 · I'm happy to share this new short story—out now in The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture, and Politics. "The Tale of Stormtamer" is an imagined jãtaka—my new take on an ancient Buddhist literary form that usually functions as a fable, in which the Buddha relates one of his many past lives to his followers. It's a quick read. Enjoy!
NEW SITE COMNG SOON
Spring 2017 · After ten years of spirited weirdness, Fudomouth.net is getting a facelift. A new, mobile-friendly version of the site is coming soon. During the migration, there may be some reduced functionality.
Jack Kornfield and Paths with Heart
Buddhistgeeks.com · This fantastic recent Buddhist Geeks interview with Jack Kornfield is one of the best dharma talks I've heard in a long time. Kornfield describes the map of meditation practice known as The Progress of Insight, and shares his perspective on the many potential facets of awakening. For me this skillful, open-hearted approach to path and practice is both insightful and clarifying. Don't miss it.
Archive.org · Club d'Elf is an ever-shifting group of musicians anchored by bassist Mike Rivard. As Rivard explains in this great interview, the band draws on deep influences to create an eclectic, improvisational mix of psychedelic rock, jazz, dub and Moroccan trance. Archive.org is home to a large collection of live Club d’Elf recordings, and I’ve been diving into this treasure trove all summer. Here are my top five favorite shows to date: 2004-05-20, 2004-09-16, 2006-04-27, 2006-10-12, 2011-11-18. Enjoy the trip...
BEST OF 2014: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
The amount of music that comes out every year is astonishing, and I rely on a haphazard combination of earnest searching and serendipity/dumb luck to find sounds that interest and inspire me. I've put together my Best of 2014: Instrumental and Electronic Music List for the online literature and arts magazine Entropy.
NEW SHORT FICTION IN EPIPHANY
A new short story, "The Acquisitions Department," appears in the Winter 2014 issue of the literary journal Epiphany. The print edition of the journal can be purchased online and at better bookstores across the land. You can join in supporting Epiphany's campaign to Pay the Writers of Issue 14 by donating via Crowdrise. Find an excerpt at FudoMouth: Writings.
NEW SHORT FICTION IN TAHOMA LITERARY REVIEW
I have a new short story out in print. "A Survey of Minor Disfigurements" appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Tahoma Literary Review, and has been described as "subtle and irreverent existentialism." I'm delighted to have my work featured in this beautiful new journal. TLR can be found at Amazon.com, and is also available in e-reader formats for free. Check out FudoMouth: Writings for links and an excerpt.
In this exciting conclusion to the Mixtapology series, DJ Phalaris deftly integrates elements from each previous Volume, connecting the dots amidst more amazing music and audio collage before signing off in style, bringing the series full circle. Take a little headphone journey and enjoy the show! Download Now from FUDOMOUTH: MUSIC.