last fm- On May 21st 2009, Strand Books was filled with proper white-haired intellectuals. Eric Paul was not one of them. Locking eyes with a target, he shared in a thick New England accent how every time he sees the photo of the soldiers struggling to raise the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima he thinks of ‘all the nights he tried to fuck on cocaine’. Nervous coughs, “oohs” and “aahs” decorated the room. This event will not be forgotten any time soon.