Monthly Archives: February 2015

Here We Go A-Berrying

As predicted, I’m a bit bleary and hoarse this morning, having played a show last night. However, I think it was worth it. Guitarist Larry Ellis and I arrived at the venue at 6:30 for load-in; the show was scheduled … Continue reading

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A Favor, Huh?

Website io9 runs an article on the “Men’s Adventure” novels that are typically seen as pulp artifacts of the 70s and 80s. The article is less than complimentary, seeing the works as nothing more than somewhat deranged hackery. Now some … Continue reading

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An Amazonian Interlude

I’ve got my first weeknight gig in a couple of decades or so tomorrow night. We go on at 10 in Real City, which means I probably won’t get home til around midnight or so, which means I’ll probably be … Continue reading

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Anchors Aweigh

The Spawn took another shot at the ACT yesterday, although she has already been admitted to her college of choice, and although her already strong scores surpass those she’s heard from her classmates at Mondoville High. You see, if they come … Continue reading

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Wrestling Update

I’ve mentioned a former student of mine who is working his way into the pro wrestling business. We stay in touch, and I’m glad to say that his career is developing apace. Jake (aka Jaxson James) is appearing on Steve … Continue reading

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Lizabeth Scott, R.I.P.

One of my favorite noir movies is 1947’s Dead Reckoning, a lesser known flick from the Bogart canon. The John Cromwell-helmed movie casts Bogie as “Rip” Murdock, a man searching for a WW II buddy who disappeared upon learning he was to receive … Continue reading

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In Which San Francisco Strangles a Goose

San Francisco’s Borderlands Books is one of those places people say they love. It’s a bookstore in the Mission District specializing in speculative fiction, and it has endured through rent increases, online retailing, e-books, and the recession. Last year was … Continue reading

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