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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Storylandia #1 for sale!

And I have a short piece of fiction in it. Yay! Go here for the details:

From now until October 10, 2009, you can get Storylandia 1 for $4.50 + 10% off with this code P4QUBBXL if you buy it here

Storylandia 1

Kittycat Riley’s Last Stand, by Kelly S. Taylor; Not Quite a Prince, by Kathryn L. Ramage; More Minimalist Fiction, by Lene Taylor; Road Kill, by Lee Balan; Sunday Mornings, by Colleen Wylie; I, by Chad Denton; Practice, by Anne Valente; Don’t Stop Thinkin’ About Tomorrow, by Kitty Johnson

Cover: “Nacreous” by Hailaeos Troy, www.AntarcticPhotos.com.


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Saturday, September 26, 2009

We R Super Heroes - Robbert Bobbert

Check out the guest artists! Super cool!

Monday, September 21, 2009

52 Songs #4: Ben Vaughn Trashpickin'

As you know if you listen to the podcast, I like Ben Vaughn. I've seen him many times and his music has been a soundtrack to crucial moments in my life. He's from New Jersey, just like me, and has made his own quirky and successful way in the world of music. I like Ben's serious songs, but my favorites are his silly, clever tunes like this one.

This week: Ben Vaughn, Trashpickin', released in 1988.

There will be more Vaughn in these 52 Songs. Stay tuned for Rhythm Guitar. Ben, I want you to know that I ducked out of my own wedding reception to see you at the Green Parrot in Red Bank.

Come back next Monday for another of the 52 songs!

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Show #85 - September 20

Show 85 on MP3

Jane's World by Paige Braddock
110 Per¢ by Tony Consiglio
Chris Wisnia's Doris Danger - preorder now! And a sneak peek at SLG
Legion - Quest for Cosmic Boy by Tony Bedard and Dennis Calero
Jellaby by Kean Soo

You can still check out the Watchmen Motion Comics here (all uploaded)

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This podcast is sponsored by Comic Relief, the best comics store ever, and the Lincoln Heights Literary Society - Ontology On the Go!

Music, as always by Ginger Mayerson

Bambi Eyes.

Monday, September 14, 2009

52 Songs #3: Re-Flex The Politics of Dancing

And now for a REAL change of pace. I ran a record store from 1984-1989 and my musical tastes (and collection of vinyl) was entirely shaped by that experience. Consequently, I have a real fondness for this type of EXTREMELY 80s music. This one-hit wonder band was one of my favorites.

This week: Re-Flex: The Politics of Dancing, released in 1983. I don't I ever got to see them in person (which is quite something, as I saw a LOT of one-hit wonders back them, including Men Without Hats), but my best friend and I fixated on this album and listened to it over and over again. Like the best 80s synthopop, it's got a driving beat, overwrought vocals, and a fantastic hooky chorus. I'd give a a solid 10, because it's got a good beat and you can dance to it.

Info on the band here.

Does anyone have mp3s of Humanication?

Come back next Monday for another of the 52 songs!


Monday, September 07, 2009

52 Songs #2: Whaling (Finn Bros)

This week's song is the tune "Whaling", written by Dave Dobbyn, and here performed by Neil and Tim Finn. This version is from 1988 and was recorded at KCRW when the boys did acoustic performances of a bunch of songs. After many years of listening to Finn music, I can confidently say that I prefer Neil and Tim together over pretty much anything that they've done solo. They are each musical geniuses, but when they are together, it's magic. Just listen to the harmonies on this song, and how they make the words sway and roll to the wave-like rhythm of the song. Just magic, I tell you...

Come back next Monday for another of the 52 songs!

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

The final Downfall parody