May 24, 2006

Zombie Chicken Hearts

Very very very busy week, but vacation coming. I can smell the beach from here, baby. To summarize, ever so briefly:

WYSIWYG is a wonderful thing.

Michael McColly is over at The Publishing Spot this week.

And, most importantly,
if you like zombie chicken hearts, you must listen to this amazing half-hour anthology from the 1937 Lights Out! radio drama, right now.

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May 16, 2006

Plant you now, dig you later...

Three points of interest, my friends...

Number one, I accidentally stumbled upon
The Best Phrase Ever.

Number two, TravelGoat now has a
Magical Safari Button where you can travel around New York City following the same bumbling path that I did; following me from Neil Diamond to Drunken Republicans to Iggy Pop with GoogleMaps.

Number three, I'm talking science and politics with a DailyKos superstar, Stephen DarkSyde, over at
The Publishing Spot.

May 09, 2006

Mixer-Uppers and Mixed-Uppers

This week I asked Nick Mamatas (the H.P. Lovecraft and Jack Kerouac mixer-upper) to recommend a couple foundational literary horror writers. He gave me enough links to play with all week:

"Hmm, probably just from reading widely and avoiding Stephen King's books until later in life.
Once you pull him and his peculiar mix of supernaturalist soap opera and thriller out of horror, you have a lot of underdeveloped strands to play with: Lovecraft, satirical horror a la Ira Levin, Fitz Leiber's uncanny urbanism, Robert Aickman's "strange stories", Shirley Jackson's domestic viciousness, etc."

And speaking of shriveled horrors...

Long before
David Blaine pulled his mid-town Manhattan stunt, I did a bit of guerilla storytelling in that part of town.