Closing Time & Nite-Nite Music: "Endless Summer" by Still Corners

I've had better days, no doubt. That's pretty much all I'm going to write about that.Best to close this day with sweet nite-nite moosik. And speaking of sweet, I discovered this sweet little dream-pop band over the weekend called Still Corners from the U.K. This song "Endless Summer" is the first one I heard by them. Instant fan.Sleep well tonight, kids.

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New Music: "Benediction" by Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth)

This has come to my attention a little late. Guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore (he of the legendary Sonic Youth) goes the 'singer-songwriter' route on his forthcoming new solo album Demolished Thoughts (produced by Beck and due May 24, 2011). The song below is the album's acoustic opener called "Benediction" and it's a beauty. Reminds me of the Sonic Youth acoustic … Continue reading New Music: "Benediction" by Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth)

Interview: Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction and more

Yesterday I read a pretty good Q&A interview with Stephen King, or "Uncle Steve" over at The Atlantic.  It was conducted by James Parker. It can be found here.A few quotes of note:Stephen King: In the old days, it would seem like ideas were crammed in like people in an elevator. And my head was sometimes … Continue reading Interview: Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction and more

A Slight Return and, well, More Warren Ellis, of Course

I’ve been a bit busy, distracted and frustrated with any number of other things (like writing stories and other stuff, finally downloading and playing with Adobe's CS5, a bum knee, a bum car in the shop, looking into buying a new car, several writer’s association meetings, and time with the family just goes without saying – … Continue reading A Slight Return and, well, More Warren Ellis, of Course

Acceptance: My story "Finder Kept" will be in Best Left Buried: A Cursed Anthology

Got word last evening that my short story "Finder Kept" has been accepted for publication in Best Left Buried: A Cursed Anthology, a Static Movement anthology edited by Greg Miller, likely to be published in a few weeks. This is the first submission and acceptance of 2011 for me. In 2010, my "breakout from obscurity year", … Continue reading Acceptance: My story "Finder Kept" will be in Best Left Buried: A Cursed Anthology

Closing Time & Nite-Nite Music: Misanthropy and Eden

After reading a bit of news from different parts of the world this evening while relaxing after work, I'm feeling a bit misanthropic, sad to say. I know that evil is the natural opposite of love and plays an equalizing role in the balance of the universe. Yet, being fully aware of this fact, and … Continue reading Closing Time & Nite-Nite Music: Misanthropy and Eden

Update: Busy Body

Been writin'. And brainstorming. And discussing things with other independent writers. Planning big plans.Things are afoot...plans for the independent writer to maximize his or her options.A lot of new ideas and thinking a bit outside the box. But none of it will be easy and it will require hard work and great patience. The hard … Continue reading Update: Busy Body