Sausage Factory: The College Crier's Infamous Interviews of the Freaks and the Famous
The editorial crew of an unruly publication for college students tracks down the famous, the infamous and the strange in this unique collection of interviews. An indie musician is worshiped as a god in the South Seas. Hunter S. Thompson conducts what may have been his last interview with the press. Is the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir an anarchist or a monarchist? Will Elvira, Mistress of the Night, save the Sea Monkeys? Will the mad Dr. Steel succeed in building his Utopian Playland? Will the university where The Lizardman studied philosophy ever give him the recognition he deserves? Why did Insectavora stop eating bugs and change her name? Finally, will they all fall victim to the Curse of the Black Widow Journalist? Everyone from Gaitskill to Guster is interviewed in this engaging and enlightening tome by T. Virgil Parker, Jessica Hopsicker, and Carri Anne Yager.
About the Authors
T. VIRGIL PARKER lives in Rome, NY, with his consort
and son, where he witnessed the destruction by fire of the
Woodstock Music Festival. He has formally studied music,
Shakespeare, Milton, and student loan statements. After an
unpleasant excursion into banking, he currently publishes
the College Crier and plays in the Renaissance and World
music group Arethusa with his son.
JESSICA HOPSICKER was born in the wilds of Upstate
New York. She spent most of her life in the outskirts of
the Adirondack State Park in the small town of Hinckley;
a town with possible ties with a notable would-be assassin.
She majored in graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,
until May of 04. At the end of her junior year, she left art
school to follow a career in piracy. Instead, she found journalism.
Jessica is currently back home working full time
at the College Crier and dreaming of leaving for a warmer
CARRI ANNE YAGER lives in Rome, N.Y. with T. Virgil
Parker, their fifteen-year-old son, T. Blake Parker, and a
sadistic cat named Enoch. She has a B.A. in English and is
working on an M.S. in Counseling Studies and is studying
belly dancing. She has held positions in the fields of Education
and Writing as well as face painting, in her spare time
has done advanced work in trying to get T. Virgil Parker to
work on the basement.