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Reading from Moz’s Autobiography @ Smiths Social!

Oh, has the world changed, or have I changed? I will be living out my life-long dream of performing (after a fashion) upstairs at Philadelphia's Trocadero as I read select passages from Morrissey's Autobiography  between sets at the 18th Pale Descendants'... Continue Reading →

The Duck Dynasty Flap And What It Means

I'm not taking sides in this brief essay. I'm just saying be careful what you wish for: The Duck Dynasty Flap

Reading 12/19

Quick note to friends in the Philadelphia area: I'll be reading at The Daily Grind in Jenkintown, PA, tomorrow night (12/19/2013) at 7PM. Details: Montgomery County Poet Laureate News

J N-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner (review)

With a little tweaking, Richard Marson's tell-all biography of the late John Nathan-Turner could easily replace its subtitle with that of Peter Hook's wonderful memoir on the Manchester club scene of the 1980s, The Hacienda: How Not to Run a... Continue Reading →

Free PDF E-Book from The Permanent Press

Whenever aspiring writers ask me for advice on finding a publisher, the first thing I say is to read a wide range of books from a wide range of publishers to find the right "fit." Of course, that can get... Continue Reading →

“Spooky” (New Track from Android Invasion)

Apple recently put out a new version of Garage Band. It has its pros and cons, but testing it out gave me a chance to record this new track for my imaginary band, Android Invasion.  

Is Nothing Sacred?

My short essay on religion and postmodernism, titled "Is Nothing Sacred?," is now up at The First Day. Here's an excerpt: Because we live in a world where so many different cultures live side-by-side, we’ve been forced to realize that... Continue Reading →

More Sketchy Thoughts on Slaughterhouse Five

A while back, I posted some thoughts on whether or not Billy Pilgrim is hallucinating when he's visited by aliens in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. I'm teaching the novel again this week, an my thoughts have turned to the issue... Continue Reading →

Review: I’m in a Mood by Scot Sax

My review of I'm in a Mood, the latest CD release from Scot Sax, is now up at The First Day. Here's an excerpt: Musically, the opening tracks of I’m in a Mood call to mind a handful of my... Continue Reading →

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