David Duchovny interview – Booked Podcast

From Booked Podcast:

You read that correctly. We got David on the phone for a little over an hour of discussion about his books, music, and a little TV chat as well. It was a delightful interview, and we’re sure you’re going to enjoy it. And since you’ve most likely already stopped reading, please enjoy.

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David Duchovny Paints the Town with Words

I was an X-Files fan from day one. But I did not understand Seinfeld until I moved to New York in 1997. I look back on both as shows that reveal the 1990s, at least in how folks use cell phones, and how technology changed through out the decade

Bucky Fucking Dent

With Seinfeld  – friends have often heard me say this – I did not like a show with such ridiculous, unrealistic characters. Then I moved to New York City and immediately remarked, Seinfeld is tame. I became a fan immediately – months after the famous wager. Seinfeld helped me transition into being a full time New Yorker, to the point a new cast mate in the Improv show remarked “You say ‘YADA YADA YADA’ a lot.”

I finally got through Bucky Dent and Miss Subways. This blog post is more born from experiencing Miss Subways but  thinking back both books are wonderful exposes on the city I love to call home.

I know every character in these books – Ted, Marty, Mariana, Emer, Con, Izzy yada yada yada…

Even Sidhe seems real, despite supernatural qualities. He is a New York Irish imp. My mother’s family is very New York Irish. I know this rhythm of speech. I cannot wait to see that scene when Sidhe first appears on the big screen. I am jealous of the actor who gets to deliver these lines.

After finishing chapter one of Miss Subways I had one thought, “BEEN THERE!”

Emer’s experience on the Subway – minus her #metoo issues with manspreader Manafort – is universal. That process of reading, and re-reading ads, poems and more (Every comic in NYC made jokes about that Lost and Found panel from a few years ago with a wooden leg) on the walls of the subway in an effort to avoid eye contact.

 

As a self aware actor, trained in physical performance (Alexander, Mime etc), I question how awkward must I look trying not to appear awkward. So much better when on way to an audition,, rehearsal or other focusing destination.

As Emer travels from socialite networking event to uptown building to sketchy China Town back rooms,  David Duchovny paints the town with his words. One could say the same as Ted discovers the magic of sweet plantains in Spanish Harlem – I pictured a particular coffee shop near the E125 Street Metro North station where I have eaten plantains before heading to Westchester or Connecticut for gigs

What I truly love about Miss Subways? I almost believe the supernatural elements of the novel. The same way I buy into the time travel magic of Midnight in Paris. These cities feel magical, especially at night. When the eyes get a little heavy, the lights seem to glow like a wizard’s orbs.

Even scenes of the Dragon King in Central Park and Emer’s descending into the hidden depths of New York’s forgotten Subway tunnels and stations, seem possible, if only slightly beyond belief as real.

The only thing I would have changed in either book? Ted and Marty should have seen far more traffic driving north on I-95. That drive can be pure torture. Driving to the climax, perhaps sitting on the interstate parking lot would have slowed the dramedy too much. The book, after all, was not titled I-FUCKING-95.

These books rival a Woody Allen movie in their love/hate relationship with the great city. New York is one of the characters. Combined with House of D, David is becoming quite the fictional chronicler of New York.

Pre-order David Duchovny’s next book “Miss Subways”

David Duchovny’s next novel “Miss Subways” is now availabe for pre-order
https://www.amazon.com/Miss-Subways-Novel-David-Duchovny/dp/0374210403

Inspired by W.B. Yeats’s play, The Only Jealousy of EmerNew York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City.

Emer is just a girl living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain, loosely based on W. B. Yeats’s play The Only Jealousy of Emer, and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.

 

Update on David’s next Novel: Miss Subways

Looks like David’s next novel –Miss Subways is set to release in May of 2018.

05/01/2018

MISS SUBWAYS

A Novel
David Duchovny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Inspired by W.B. Yeats’s play, The Only Jealousy of EmerNew York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City.

Emer is just a girl living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain, loosely based on W. B. Yeats’s play The Only Jealousy of Emer, and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.

Source: Macmillan

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David reads a chapter from his novel”Bucky F*cking Dent” at Candle Cafe in NYC

In Their Lives Hits Shelves Today (May 23)

The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, turns fifty on June 1, and, to celebrate, the book In Their Lives hits shelves today (May 23).

Edited by Andrew Blauner, the book features essays by the likes of Roz Chast on “She Loves You,” Jane Smiley on “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Rosanne Cash on “No Reply,” Gerald Early on “I’m a Loser,” Rick Moody on “The End,” Maria Popova on “Yellow Submarine,” David Duchovny on “Dear Prudence,” Chuck Klosterman on “Helter Skelter,” David Hadju on “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)” and more.

Click HERE to read an excerpt on David’s piece about “Dear Prudence”

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NEW: David Duchovny talks BFD w/Jeremy Schaap

David Duchovny, Actor & Novelist

Jeremy chats with the actor and novelist about his book, “Bucky [Bleeping] Dent.” Plus, Jeremy shares his story of attending the “Bucky Dent Game.”

Source: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=19314654

 

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May 24th Book Launch- David Duchovny Joins Guest Speakers on The Beatles Legacy

Source:
http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/jai-guru-dev-great-writers-on-great-beatles-songs-05-24-2017

JAI GURU DEV: GREAT WRITERS ON GREAT BEATLES SONGS
BOOK LAUNCH: IN THEIR LIVES

WEDNESDAY, 5.24.17
7:00 – 8:30 PM

In December 1969, The Beatles released their song “Across the Universe,” with the phrase of thanks “Jai Guru Dev, Om” concluding each verse. For many listeners, it was their first exposure to the sacred syllable OM. That song, along with other Beatles classics, helped introduce Eastern spirituality to mainstream Western culture and encouraged countless listeners to transform their consciousness.

To mark the publication of Andrew Blauner’s In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs, Shawn Colvin, David Duchovny, Rick Moody, Jon Pareles, Francine Prose, and others share their thoughts on The Beatles’ legacy and why their songs continue to impact our culture.

A book signing of In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs will follow the program.

In Their Lives is published by Blue Rider Press, edited by Andrew Blauner, and features a note from Paul McCartney.

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About the Speakers

David Duchovny is an actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He has published two books, Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale (2015) and Bucky F*cking Dent (2016).

Rick Moody is the author most recently of Hotels of North America, a novel, and On Celestial Music, a book of essays. He writes about music regularly for The Rumpus.

Shawn Colvin won her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut, Steady On, in 1989. She has been a mainstay of the contemporary folk music scene ever since, releasing eleven acclaimed albums and establishing herself as one of America’s great live performers. She triumphed at the 1998 Grammy Awards, winning both Record and Song of the Year for the top ten hit “Sunny Came Home.” Her candid memoir, Diamond in the Rough, was published to critical acclaim in 2012. In 2016 she received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award.

Jon Pareles is the Chief Popular Music Critic of The New York Times and the consulting editor of The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll.

Francine Prose is the author of more than twenty books, most recently the novel Mister Monkey. She is currently a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard.

Andrew Blauner is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency. His other anthologies are Coach, Brothers, Central Park, Our Boston, The Good Book, and as coeditor For the Love of Baseball. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia University School of Business, Blauner is a member of PEN American Center and the National Book Critics Circle. He started his career as an intern at Rolling Stone.

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David Duchovny – MORE (From Today) Sports Radio Interviews about BFD

Wow! Another busy day for David sports radio interviews. We’ve done our best to find all of them from today and them post below. We also have some from yesterday here and here.  David is promoting the release of Bucky F*cking Dent on paperback. Please let us know if we missed any! @duchovniacs

 

Dan Le Batard Show
https://twitter.com/LeBatardShow

Imus in the Morning


The DA Show
David Duchovny: I Know A Fraud Sports Fan When I See One

Will there be more interviews tomorrow? Probably!

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Listen to more New David Duchovny radio Interviews

David’s been busy doing radio interviews for the paperback release of Bucky F*cking Dent. We’ve posted all that are available for replayonline. Probably more to come..

Source: http://reiter.radio.cbssports.com/2017/04/26/david-duchovny-i-identified-as-a-writer-before-i-ever-thought-about-acting/

With Bill Reiter: David Duchovny: I Identified As A Writer Before I Ever Thought About Acting

From the Petros and Money Show

David Duchovny on Clay Travis (It cuts off right before the host wraps the interview but all of David’s commentary is on here)

 

New – David Duchovny talks about Bucky F*cking Dent

David Duchovny on The Chris Mannix Show

David on The Newy Scruggs Show