You are going along on your Christmas Holiday then WHAM! George Michael dies. Don’t worry, I’m sure that tasteless joke is flooding the Internet. If you don’t get it you aren’t old enough. Are all “journalists” today 20-something script-kiddies? I went to several “news” sites and they present an extremely sanitized version of his life and accomplishments. They are all talking about his tamer hits and the boy band bravado of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-go.” Nobody is talking about the sh*t storm created when he released “I Want Your Sex.” In a world of 24/7 Internet porn this may seem well below the radar, but, this song came out before Bill Clinton and Al Gore had yet to commit the election year scam of “the Information Super Highway… Read more >
To those who choose to celebrate, Merry Christmas! Good tidings, great health and happiness.
I sat, not exactly dejected but feeling just a bit lonely. My youngest offspring danced from foot to foot. The bus door opened and without so much as a how-do-you-do, my novel disappeared in the big yellow cheese. At least the bus driver – my editor offered a wave as the impatient diesel chuffed smoke. Camelot Games disappeared into the publisher’s meatgrinder. No feather floated and no wonderful sound-score played. Had I raised the baby-book correctly? I could only hope because frankly my part is done. Not. Now the real work begins – Marketing. With acknowledgements to Sarah Green’s December 9th article and some HubSpot research, I’ll address a tired old soldier from the Cyber world – The Blog. It’s too soon to say we can market without this guy,… Read more >
There will be many posts and news articles over the next few days with laments for Zsa Zsa. While her antics may seem timid by today’s standards, she was groundbreaking. Actually, both her and her sister Eva were groundbreaking, I was just a bit young at the time. You twenty somethings won’t understand this, the word “gay” didn’t really exist in mainstream culture until some time in the mid to late 1970s. People noticed an oddity with Liberace but they worded it “just being theatrical.” Quite honestly, when I found this article about Merv Griffin I was shocked. I found it today trying to verify which Gabor sister was “his constant traveling companion.” That is how news media always phrased it. The press was _so_ polite back then. Like pretty… Read more >
I recently finished reading these two books from Ollie (Yes! I occasionally get around to reading the work of my fellow authors on this site!) and I have to say, dude, you can write. That was quite a storyline and I certainly didn’t see that left hook coming at the end of the last book. To those of you who aren’t familiar with Ollie’s work, he’ got quite the noir ability. The story has a nice arc across both books and the pacing is great. I recommend you do as I did and get both books so you can binge read. These aren’t particularly long, nor do they feel short like a novella. Be sure to read “Marsh Island” before “Blind Marsh” because that is the order of the story…. Read more >