Saturday, September 30, 2006

What the hell does this mean?

I had a dream last night, wherein I was at a restaurant with Jerry Seinfeld and Andy Dick. We were eating grapes. Andy was acting strange - as he does. Alfred Hitchcock was giving us a very stern look from across the aisle.
WTF?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bruce Campbell or Foghat Tickets

Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell found himself in Fresno last night. He signed the paperback release of his book "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way - the Director's Cut" and answered a bunch of inane and, in some cases, insulting questions from the crowd:
Will you father my children? (Why, you shooting blanks?)
My friend is $137 in the hole. Can you loan him some money? (Tell your friend to shove it!)
But he still sat there for hours and hours and hours signing books and DVD covers, and other assorted crap and giving the glad hand to a bunch of mouth breathing chuckleheads with all the patience of a saint.

While we waited and waited and waited, a woman approached and asked Vance what we were waiting in line for.
"Foghat tickets."
She bought it for a second.
"Oh, Foghat....wait, what?!?"
"Heh...no, it's an author doing a signing. Bruce Campbell..."
"Bruce Campbell?"
She shrugged and went about her business.
We larfed.

Finally, around 10:30pm, we made it to the front of the line.
When it was my turn, Bruce interviewed me:
BC: So, what's up? What's up in Fresno?
Me: Uh....you being in Fresno!
BC: But enough about me! What about you? What do you do?
Me: Uh....I, uh....work at a job I don't really like...
BC: What do you do?
Me: Uh....I, uh....analyze sales tax data.......uh......
BC: I can see why you don't like it. What do you want to do?
Me: Uh....I, uh.....want to be a librarian....uh....
BC: Well, get to it!!
Me: I will! Thanks for coming to Fresno...
I say Bruce Campbell is A-OK

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Whilst there, I also picked up the new Charlie Huston book, "A Dangeroud Man" - the final book in the Henry Thompson trilogy, and the latest Haruki Murakami hardcover, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - a collection of short stories.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Another Mix CD

Oh, the cleverness of me.

1. Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me
2. Current 93 - Idum├Ža (vocals by Marc Almond)
3. Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues
4. The Ramones - The KKK Took My Baby Away
5. Fugazi - Waiting Room
6. The Monkees - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
7. Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
8. The Postal Service - Suddenly Everything Has Changed
9. Dinosaur Jr - In A Jar
10. Alphastone - Cool Earth Sensation
11. Spacemen 3 - Transparent Radiation
12. Flying Saucer Attack - Suncatcher
13. Rolling Stones - We Love You
14. Mazzy Star - Halah
15. Spiritualized - Shine A Light
16. Funkadelic - Can You Get To That
17. Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
18. Otis Redding - Amen
19. T.Rex - Ballrooms Of Mars
20. Wire - Outdoor Miner
21. The Sonics - Santa Clause

Every time I pre-order a damned book...

Thomas Ligotti and Teatro Grottesco

There were some problems with the printing of some of the initial pages; consequently they are being reprinted, which means we expect to have the book in about 3 to 4 weeks time. We apologise for the delay with this publication which is out of our hands.


The last Thomas Ligotti book I pre-ordered - "My Work Is Not Yet Done" - was delayed. Previous to that, the Takashi Miike biography "Agitator - The Cinema of Takashi Miike" was delayed - I ended up having to cancel it from Amazon because they kept delaying it, and ordered it from Last Gasp. "Mario Bava – All the Colors of the Dark" by Tim Lucas was pre-ordered for my 30th birthday. I'm no longer 30. Not even close. I think Mr Lucas is aiming for the end of this year finally, but we shall see....we shall see.

I wonder if my man Charlie Huston's new book, A Dangerous Man, is on schedule...maybe I should pre-order it and fuck that all up, eh?