Jonathan Lethem and Walter Salas-Humara

Written in response to Jonathan Lethem’s short story “The Porn Critic,” this song was the product of a three hour session in Lethem’s office in Pomona College in California with the singer-songwriter Walter Salas Humara. The song was premiered by the Believer as part of an interview Ben Arthur did with Lethem later that year about inspiration. (If you listen carefully you can hear Ben mispronounce Jonathan Lethem’s name in the first few seconds of the video.)