I was very excited when my friend Ellen Luckett Baker asked me to do the music for the trailer of her new book "1, 2, 3 Sew." She's amazingly talented and imaginative, and discusses really cool crafty things at her blog, The Long Thread. Plus, we like a lot of the same kinds of music, so I knew it would be a fun project.
The Quiet Game When I was a young lad and my family would pile into the car for a long trip, my sister and I would - as children do - be quite loud and obnoxious in the backseat throughout the journey, deprived as we were of any of the usual stimulations and attention required … Continue reading the quiet game chronicle
Theoretically Being There It's been a while since I read Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination, but one interesting thing that stuck with me - if I remember it correctly...and so many times I don't - was that when the characters would "jaunte" (or teleport) from one place to another, it was important that they … Continue reading i can see it (but i can’t feel it)
Martha & the Snakes If I had to choose, I'd say that my favorite Harry Crews book is probably A Feast of Snakes (though that Gypsy's Curse story from the Classic Crews collection ranks about as high as anything). Grotesque more often than not, his tales expose the slithering underbelly of rural Southern culture in … Continue reading a feast of snakes