Thursday, December 26, 2013

Lansdale, The Dead Man, and Me

Musicians Play Music That is Recorded by Computer, the Music is Electronically Processed and Then Inscribed With Digital Designs Onto a Thin Metal Disc Sandwiched Between Plastic Layers

Restless by Kasey Lansdale.  Singers sings songs of country.  "Another Lansdale?" you say.  "Yeah," I say.  "Why not? We've got all of His Ownself's recent books.  We even have a movie his son did."  Here is Lansdale in Italy.  Lansdales, apparently, are big in Italy.


The Dead Man: volume 6: Colder Than Hell: Evil to Burn: Streets of Blood by Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Anthony Neil Smith, Lisa Klink, and Barry Napier.  Latest print editions of the e-book originals.  Klink wrote an earlier Dead Man novella, Slaves to Evil.  I read that hoping it would stink and I could write Klink goes clunk.  But, the story was good, so I didn't.  Smith has a story in here that I've put off reading because I think the e-book stuff is a hassle.

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon.  This is actually a kid's book.  But I already incorporated the book title into into the blog post title and I don't want to change anything.  Girl thinks a gator-man killed someone.

Wait a minute... Lansdale? Dead Man? Gator-man? This is like some weird Bill Crider sneak attack.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Two Musics, Two Nonfics

Melodies and Voices Purposefully Blended Together and Then Recorded

Wildewoman by Lucius.  Two girl singers sing songs of pop.  I think they might be hipsters.  They live in Brooklyn.  I cannot recall how I came to order this.  When looking them up I found a brief radio interview.

I Will Be Me by Dave Davies.  Guitarist plays songs and sings lyrics. I presume this song is about how he razored his amp to change the sound.


Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: what everyone needs to know by P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman.  "Provide[s] the kind of wasy-to-read yet deeply informative resource book that has been missing on this crucial issue of 21st century life."

Hydrofracking: what everyone needs to know by Alex Prud'homme.  My cousin started a drilling services company and does a lot of work with hydrofracturing operations.  He was mentioning how the method is only worthwhile because oil and gas prices are high.  He said that about 1.5 years ago though, maybe extraction costs are down.

Musical Interlude Extra

I got to thinking about The Kinks.

One Davies sister moved to Australia.  They missed her.

I had thought David Watts was  joke about a guy dating another sister.  I just read a different story that was a pal of the band.  Heck if I know the truth, the sources are murky.

Last one.