Apartment: 350-square-foot basement studio, $475 a month
Location: West Town
Years in this apartment: Four
Decorative themes: Schlitz beer promotions: trays, signs, electric displays. Pictures of skeletons.
Wake-up Song: “Argh Fuck Kill” by the Dayglo Abortions
Post-its on doorjamb: “Lunch Fucker!!” “Fruit!! Fucker!!”
Not Pictured: Boxes of his early writings: poems, songs, stories from high school, clippings from college paper.
In His Own Words: “This apartment traps mold, and there’s not a lot of ventilation. I got on this kick of making beef jerky all the time, so it smells like meat. I refuse to sign a yearlong lease, ’cause I like to get out on a moment’s notice.”
Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photos/Lloyd DeGrane.