Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Slowly but Surely...



Evening, fanged fiends - - The big news here is that I finally updated my main website. And word? It was shockingly easy. My man Kris "Johnny Brazil" Locascio engineered that shit with precision so that I could update it with ease, and yet I still didn't do so for a year. What a loser. My apologies, world. Regardless, it's up to date now, with some more design stuff coming once I figure out what else from my clock-punching gig at HARPER COLLINS is worth putting in. Give it a look when you can. Your patronage will be appreciated.

Other mentionables:

1) I'm weirdly loving the new JEMINA PEARL solo album. I think I'm not supposed to or something, like, I'm supposed to be all, "that's not punk!" But it's entirely enjoyable tough-girl pop that's kind of 80s, kind of girl-group-y, etc. Like Blondie and Joan Jett playing with Phil Spector producing (though presumably not murdering anyone). I might love her a little bit. Enjoy

2) Ummmm...anyone else see the lady Oprah was talking to who had her face ripped off by a chimpanzee? It was...unpleasant. I was on the treadmill at NewsCorp gym and actually moved to a closer one to see what the fuck was happening. Maybe that's why MJ had a prosthetic nose? 'Cause Bubbles done ripped the real one off? I dunno - - but let's just all agree it's an epic terrible idea to keep a chimp as a pet. They're strong. I'm not even gonna post a link. Go google that shit if you dare.

3) Scored about ten Lawrence Block MATTHEW SCUDDER mysteries in the basement at work. I read the first one, SINS OF THE FATHERS, and it's a little shocking to see how bleak Scudder's circumstances were when he was created. In the throes of alcoholism...bating muggers so he can vigilantize them (and break their fingers...some old testament shit!) Talking about how he would have killed himself long ago if he didn't believe it was a sin. Props to Block for sticking with a character long enough for us to watch him grow. Scudder's cuddly these days!

That's all for now. Everyone keep it real.

THOMAS