Although I went to Real City just last week, I learned this week that a musical equipment superstore opened down there, so bassist and companion Justin joined me for a trip to the new place.
It wasn’t as large as I might have hoped, but the staff were very attentive, and there was enough gear to mess around with, so it was a pleasant visit. I’m sure I’ll visit pretty often. And since we were down there anyway, we swung by the used book and music store across the street, where I picked up an autographed copy of a book from a writer Lawrence Block had recommended to me, the lesbian pulp bildungsroman Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon.
And speaking of Larry and writing, I may as well remind you that there’s still time to place an advance order for Dark City Lights, an anthology LB edited that includes your genial host. Better still, it contains some of his work, as well as numerous other terrific writers. So do that ordering thing. (And I’ll have some more publishing news in the near future, so stay tuned.)
Since it’s Saturday, why not conclude with a shot of music. This is a rare slab of horror-themed garage from 1968, and it sounds like it was recorded in an unbalanced washing machine. Original copies of the single reportedly go for $2500 or more, but you can listen to it for free here. Without further ado, here’s the “wolf-type howl” of the Graveyard Five with “Marble Orchard.”
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!