Monday, September 26, 2011

Danse Macabre

I love that mag. Lots of great writers, great visuals, and some amazingly creepy stuff. They published some stuff of mine back awhile. You can check out "The Punjabi Actress, Elizabeth “Baby Toons” Singh, Freaks Out in a Homeless shelter on Avenue C," in a past issue. It was written around the time of my Avenue C chapbook, but for some reason this piece didn't get included in the MS.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Micro Story

I have a piece from my Cat People chapbook titled "Simple Sister."  Many thanks to Steve Issack.

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Zine: Pipe Dream

Check this new zine out. Some great art work and prose/poetry by such familiar names as Felino Soriano and Meg Tuite. A piece by moi titled "There Are No Cowgirls in My Sleep."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My book of poems, Fuzzy Logic, now in Nook

My book of poems from Punkin' Press, Fuzzy Logic, is now at Barnes and Nobles as a Nook for only 99 cents. Hurry while the recession lasts.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Sad Good-Bye to Hugh Fox

Anyone who submits to ezines has probably run across this name. I had the privilege of publishing some of his work, while I was poetry editor at Grey Sparrow Journal. I was aware he was battling cancer but was not aware he passed away on Sept. 4th of this year. A fine writer, may he rest in peace. The Horror Zine, which contains two pieces by him, has a memorial to him.

Hugh Bernard Fox, Jr., Phd. East Lansing Born February 12, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to the Late Hugh B. Fox and Helen (Mangan) died on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at the age of 79. Hugh was Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University having taught in the department of American Thought and Language. He was a poet and writer having over 200 novels published

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nominated for Best of the Net 2011

The editor of Step Away Magazine informed me that my story "Cat People #9: Tales of Manhattan" has been nominated for Best of the Net, 2011. Makes this cat happy. Check it out at

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Up at Wigleaf

The Brando Method Thing #3: Sal Mineo on Watching Brando at the Actors Studio. Now up at Wigleaf: Check it out.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Virtues of YouTube

Don't you just love it, when you find a song you haven't heard for years and years? I haven't heard this gem since the early 70s. It's "Guess, I'll Go Away," from the Johnny Winter And album from 1970. The climaxing guitar solos are worth a listen alone. With more than a little help from ex-McCoys guitarist and singer (Hang On Sloopy), Rick Derringer.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Good Article on Love Story

There's a good article up at It summarizes much of what the movie is about: Arthur Lee's early days in Tennesee, Love getting picked up by Electra's Jack Holzman, Lee's genius (Holzman says Lee is one of the few geniuses he's ever met), Lee's helping of a then unknown singer named Jim Morrison, the factors contributing to Love's (and Lee's) lack of popularity: the refusal to tour outside of LA,  the band's increasing addiction to heroin,  Lee's tendency to isolate--and how it was possible at all for a band plagued with such problems, could hardly function from being so strung out--how could they make an album that has hit every Best Of list, as well as being a contender for best rock album ever made!

Also, Lee's second solo album that was never released--Black Beauty--has been released a few months ago. Some say it would have marked a strong comeback had Lee released it back in '73. It has a very R&B sound, definitely the direction Lee was going in after Forever Changes. And let it be said that Four Sail is a great classic itself, although with a different band and a heavier guitar sound from Jay Donnelen. The only other album I might put in the same category as Forever Changes would be The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus by Spirit. But don't get me started.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Never heard the studio verson from the Forever Changes Album

Your Mind and We Belong Together. I heard the live version with Lee being backed up by Baby Lemonade circa 2005 or so. It's a great song, but I just heard the original studio version. That is some guitar genius solo by Johnny Echols. This song I believe is on the remastered version. And catch "Laughing Stock" that never made it to the original album. Supposedly, it's Jim Morrison and Arthur Lee singing in the beginning in a kind of spoof of the doors. An amazing album that never got its due except towards the end of Lee's life.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Some Cat People up at Spittoon

Some Cat People stories up at the fledging zine, Spittoon. These stories were written in the aftermath of my Cat People Chapbook. I tried to incorporate a manga like atmosphere.