Monthly Archives: January 2012

Music Monday: “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”, James Brown

This post could really be about ANY James Brown song. This isn’t even the kind of music I write to. This is music I want to live to.

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Music Monday: MONO, “Ashes in the Snow”

Last week, I mentioned my unusual taste in writing music. This week, I inflict it on you.

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The “Book Publishing Business Model is Broken”: A Reaction

I’m taking a bit of a divergence from the Music Monday format to discuss an interview I read with the CEO of Hyperion Publishing, Ellen Archer, which you can find linked here for your convenience.

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Music Monday (on a Tuesday): Mastodon, “Death March” – Jonah Hex: Revenge Gets Ugly EP

If you thank the makers of the Jonah Hex movie for any one reason – here it is.

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Take a Break. No, Really.

If you’re creative, chances are you’ve gotten burned out on your art at some point or another. For me, it was the post-NaNo doldrums, and having lost my job in the same month. Sucks, I know – you go from … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Yelawolf, “Pop The Trunk”

I’ve got a simple challenge for you: listen to the song after the cut, and tell me you don’t think it’s perfect for a crime story. It’s okay. I’ll wait.

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Balance and Perspective.

It’s funny. More than three years in, and I still don’t know if I’m writing for the right reasons, or the right way. I stopped writing anything fictive this week with the intent of taking a break. I’d been talking … Continue reading

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