Ask a Faithless Street Member


and van was a constant at the old .org days…he was “boxorice”



One of my fave Ryan douche stories is from his road manager Van Alston, who says he is sitting backstage with Ryan. Ryan goes into the broom closet with his guitar, bangs around a bit, then emerges and claims to have just written ‘Come pick me up’ while he was in there. Van says he heard Ryan play the song live a few weeks earlier…



Do any of you parents have advice on how to get my 6 year old to walk through the house like a human being and not like there are cracker jack prizes hidden in the floorboards?

Only one of my sisters displayed this particular behavior in my childhood and the way my mom handled it has probably emotionally scarred her in more than one way if I had to guess… so you know, suggestions like sarcastic nicknames, weight shaming etc. are not what I’m looking for. But at the same time, she’s driving me fucking crazy and I need help. Please help.


do you mean to say she is listless and just sluffs around? doesn’t like to pick up her feet when she walks? or she can’t make it from one room to the next without being distracted by things?


Neither, I mean she stomps, all the time no matter what. Like she has no concept of not slamming her feet while walking. She cannot walk quietly.


oh. i would say there’s no need to intervene. lol

for years my youngest (and she still does this) would sprint everywhere she went in the house. i don’t know why.

i would say let it be and not worry about it…celebrate it.


I need a Xanax.


Invent a game called ‘ninja’ where quiet approaches and ‘sneak-walking’ are rewarded? Then you can say ‘can you be more of a ninja’ at other times.

I’m not a parent and actually encourage my cat to galumph loudly as I enjoy his spirted energy on display.


you’ll be okay :slight_smile:


Our house has some sloped ceilings and when I installed wood floors the sound changed quite a bit and it became more echo-ey for sure. All that extra noise drove me a little bit nuts at first - then my kids moved out and it got much quieter. :grin:

The moral is: Be careful for what you wish for.


My son did this! I eventually fixed it. Installing the wheelchair ramps was a pain the ass, though.


DARK. shudders laughs


Me: Where do babies come from?

Balv: Their genitals.



What are your top favorite albums, movies, and books of all time?


I’ll bet:

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

A River Runs Through It

The Collected Shel Silverstein



morning saf and morning all…

top fave albums ever in no real particular order:

born to run
running on empty
darkness on the edge of town
strangers almanac
this empty northern hemisphere
the story
working on my farewell (craigie)
ghost of tom joad
best of john prine
loudon wainwright’s first 3 albums
guitar town
every single rolling stones album
johnny cash
townes van zandt
guy clark
the river
nashville skyline
ruston kelly dying star
gram parsons
love is hell

good fellas
once upon a time in america
good will hunting
pulp fiction
reservoir dogs
shawshank redemption
butch cassidy and the sundance kid
the sting
cool hand luke
the hustler
color of money
nobody’s fool
stand by me
stealing home
a river runs through it

fave books:
The Brothers K (david james duncan)
The River Why
My Story as told by water
river teeth
god laughs and play
one long river of song
a book of uncommon prayers
the screwtape letters
mere christianity
the chronicles of narnia
the catcher in the rye
for whom the bell tolls
a river runs through it and other stories
the world according to garp
the border trilogy
blood meridian
the road
springsteen’s memoir "born to run"
ee cummings entire catalog of poems
richard hugo the lady in kicking horse reservoir
richard hugo making certain it goes on
anything by mary oliver
joy harjo
w.s. merwin
on the road
manchild in the promised land

books i’ve read multiple times:

the catcher in the rye
a river runs through it
the brothers k
one long river of song
elements of style by strunk and white
eats shoots and leaves
woe is i



what are your top five fave books? movies and albums? and tell us why for just the number 1 spots


Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Watermelon Nights by Greg Sarris
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Hotel Paradise by Martha Grimes
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

Jeremiah Johnson
The Tracey Fragments
Young Adult
Messiah of Evil

The Lioness by Songs Ohia
Daymoon by Strange Ranger
Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset by Richard Edwards
Buzzard by Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos
Harvest Moon by Neil Young

I can’t pick number one spots for any of these categories, most of them are very different to one another, but most of it is morbid.


you see…brett easton ellis does for me what mccarthy does for you.

can’t stand his writing or the topics on which he writes.