Writing Quote Of The Day: K.A. Bedford

September 25, 2007

FAQ 2.0

7. So you somehow defied the odds and got published by an actual for-real publisher! What’s the secret to beating the Evil Publishing Company Conspiracy to keep the “little guy” (particularly the ones with the “Unique Artistic Vision) out of publishing?

Well, the key secret to getting published, above and beyond all others, is this: you have to write a good book. That’s the whole thing, right there, in a nutshell.

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Previously in this blog:
Second Quote Of The Day: Walter Jon Williams
Book Drooooool!
Hemorrhaging the Neural Net
Writer Added


Oh. Wow.

September 25, 2007

My jaw drops.

MMM: Stout Scarab

Just shut up and click!

Update:

Double wow.

MMM: Holden Efijy

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India At 60

September 25, 2007

India is celebrating sixty years of independence from their former British overlords.

A whole bunch of events are taking place in New York City.

Last night I happened upon an Indian pop singer giving a free concert in Bryant Park. He was great!

He’s Remo Fernandes. [PDF link]

If you ever get a chance to see him or hear his stuff, do!

His website.

Mumbai City song sample [right click Save As...]

News article about Remo Fernandes at the India celebration
Remo Fernandes wikipedia page
Article about Remo Fernandes

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Tech Bellylaugh Of The Day: Uncov

September 25, 2007

Digg Rips Off Pownce; Nobody Cares But You

This is one of their finest hours. The understatement will shred you.

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You Better Read This To Save Your Ass

September 25, 2007

Jurors’ Handbook

Especially this: Jury Nullification: The Top Secret Constitutional Right

We are the law, goddammit!

And I repeat the first YouTube vid I’ve ever embedded, Paddy Chayefsky calling you to action:

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Attention Dennis Potter Fans: Romance & Cigarettes Is Out In New York City

September 23, 2007

This long-unreleased movie inspired by Dennis Potter’s “serials with songs” is available to see in New York City at Film Forum.

A podcast interview with John Turturro is available at the Film Forum link.

Romances & Cigarettes wikipedia entry

Romances & Cigarettes IMDb entry


Dennis Potter puppet head from only God Knows Where

Update: A variety of YouTube vids are also available.

Previously in this blog:
Warren Ellis Quotes Dennis Potter!
Sad Anniversary: The Death Of Dennis Potter, June 7, 1994
Some Dennis Potter Links
Today Is The Anniversary Of The Birth Of Dennis Potter
The Greatest TV. Ever.
Ew.


Band: Venomentality On Radio Tonight Sunday September 23 2007 At 10PM EDST

September 23, 2007

Go to Albany Edge’s audio stream to hear it live tonight!

Warning: This sites requires registration to access the stream (stupid, stupid, stupid!). Ordinarily, I wouldn’t blog something because of that (stupid, stupid, stupid!) requirement, but I think it’s worth the effort to hear Venomentality tonight. Do it early in case there are other requirements relating to compatible media player and/or codec.

Previously in this blog:
Photo Album: Venomentality At Virgin Megastore Battle Of The Bands (Thursday)
Band: Venomentality @ Virgin Megastore Union Square NYC Tonight September 20 2007 At 7PM!
Photo Album: Venomentality At Virgin Megastore Battle Of The Bands (Sunday)
Photo Album: Virgin Megastore Battle Of The Bands In New York City
Band: Venomentality, Today Sunday September 16 2007 @ Union Square Park NYC
Band: Venomentality, Tomorrow Sunday September 16 2007 @ Virgin Megastore Union Square NYC
MySpace Music: Feh!
Why You Should Be On MySpace


Reading: September 23 2007

September 23, 2007

Just Read:

Outrageous Fortune by Tim Scott
– A huge romp that loses track of all its threads towards the end and leaves an unsatisfying feeling that not everything has been wrapped up as neatly as the author thought. It’s also horribly mis-titled. His next book is to be called Love In The Time Of Fridges, so this one probably was going to be Don’t You Hate It When This Happens? but something must have gone awry in editing/marketing land. If you like Jasper Fforde‘s bizarre works, you’ll love this book. For most of the book, I kept thinking it was Fforde writing under a pseudonym. Apparently Tim Scott is a real person (who does not have a site or a blog!):


Tim Scott is not Jasper Fforde!

Today:
I have no idea yet. I have a few non-fiction books and several Palahniuk novels. I’ll have to see what captures my fancy…

Tomorrow:

Ammunition by Ken Bruen
– it’s Bruen! He always jumps the Endless Reading Queue. Here’s a quick YouTube video of him. He’s one of my writing gods and has been in the Blogroll since the start. I would have had this read already, but I didn’t get to the NYPL in time. It’s on hold there and now I have to wait until tomorrow. Just what I need: a reason to wake up tomorrow.

Abandoned:
zevoncover.jpg
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon
– bloody hell. This is a two-inch thick book that also weighs a ton. I just couldn’t keep lugging it around. I’ll have to return to it another time.


R.I.P.: Alice Ghostley

September 22, 2007

Actress Alice Ghostley Dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Ghostley, the Tony Award-winning actress best known on television for playing Esmeralda on “Bewitched” and Bernice on “Designing Women,” has died. She was 81.

Ghostley died Friday at her home in Studio City after a long battle with colon cancer and a series of strokes, longtime friend Jim Pinkston said.

Ghostley was an inspiration to Paul Lynde.

See latter-day Ghostley in this YouTube clip of Designing Women. Alas, nothing from her 1960s heyday…

Previously in this blog:
What? They’re Making A Movie I Want To See?!!?
That Funny, That Nasty, That Charming Man


YouTube: Dune Movie Trailer

September 22, 2007

Frank Herbert’s Dune Trailer

12/13/07 Update: Alternate YouTube links:

Dune Trailer Remastered
Dune Trailer
D. LYNCH: DUNE – Theatrical Trailer

A beginning is a very delicate time. In 1984, the long awaited film version of Frank Herbert’s epic novel Dune came to the silver screen. What happened next? The worst box office disaster in history! Sad to say it, but mostly everyone who saw Dune hated it except for the few who actually read the book! I’ve always loved this movie but if I ever said that in public I was usually beaten with large rocks or a baseball bat

Yo, B, I gotcher back. I love this movie too — both versions!

Quotes I carry in my PDA:

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts acquire speed – The lips acquire stains – The stains become a warning – It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear… I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

Sector 6 – 80 — copy the sixth — the summit — the eight the quadrant over the ninth plus eighty — four circles — weave the eighty and call the fourth copy — enter nine — seven by seven a seven the seven call seven B seven — enter the circles call the sixth copy the sixth over the summit…. eight. [...] Eight…. Thufir Hawat… Mentat… Master of Assassins.

They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup as the east wind. And they shall gather the captivity of the sand. [...] Behold as a wild ass in the desert go I forth to my work.

We Fremen have a saying… “God created Arrakis to train the faithful.” One cannot go against the word of God.

Bring on your baseball bats, mofos!

Previously in this blog:
David Lynch Hate Me
LifeDrive Notes: More WiFi Unfun


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