Saturday, May 9, 2009

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #56!

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #56!

Join the BIG W every Sunday evening as he continues to explorer, with drink in hand, the Space-Age Pop Hi-Fi musical sounds of the 1950’s and the 1960’s in LIVING STEREO!


PLAYLIST:

• Should I – Frank Sinatra

• Put On A Happy Face – Johnny Williams

• Gotta Travel On – Peggy Lee

• Mountain Greenery – Ernie Freeman Combo

• Mutual Admiration Society – Louis Prima & Keely Smith

• I Left My Heart in San Francisco – Ernie Heckscher

• Slaughter on 10th Avenue – Al Caiola

• Paris Holiday – Bing Crosby & Bob Hope

• On The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe – Francis Bay

• Va Va Voom - Ferrante & Teicher

• Theme from “The Fugitive” – Peter Rugolo

• Theme from “Ironside” – Henry Mancini & his Orchestra

• The Darktown Strutters’ Ball – Dean Martin

• It Only Takes A Moment – Jack Jones

• Whatever Lola Wants – Terry Snyder

• Gidget – The Four Preps

• 77 Sunset Strip Cha Cha – Warren Barker

• I Don’t Dig You, Kookie – Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens

• Wives And Lovers – Steve Lawrence

• Colonel Bogey March – Sid Ramin

• Ringo (in French) – Lorne Greene

• All By Myself – Bobby Darin

• Apollo Jumps – Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra

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THE KNIGHTMARE!

THE KNIGHTMARE!

Pulp media sensation, The Knightmare, will debut May 30th on DECODER RING THEATRE.

THE SHADOW KNOWS . . . BUT THE KNIGHTMARE KNOWS WHAT YOU FEAR!

Decoder Ring Theatre is the home of all-new audio adventures in the tradition of the classic programs of Radio's Golden Age. Here you will find full-length, full-cast tales of mystery and adventure to fire your imagination! Decoder Ring Theatre's shows are available for free download in mp3 format, either directly from our site or via the podcast feed.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

MI6 DECLASSIFIED ~ NEW ISSUE!

MI6 DECLASSIFIED ~ NEW ISSUE!

Issue #5 of MI6 Declassified is nowavailable to order!

"Quantum of Solace" divided some fans and critics over its style and substance, but one fact is undeniable: 007 was back at the box-office in record-breaking form. With opening weekend tallies smashing historical highs almost everywhere he went, Bond Fever was rampant once again. MI6 Declassified #5 looks at how the 22nd film thrilled cities around the world and speaks to some of the creative talent behind the movie... and keep an eye out for an exclusive cut scene still!

THE FIFTH ISSUE INCLUDES:

o Premiere Bond - Coverage from Leicester Square for the "Quantum of Solace" debut

o Around The World With 007 - Following the worldwide launch of the latest James Bond adventure

o Box Office Bond - Bond Fever hits at cinemas as records are smashed

o In Their Own Words - Cast and crew discuss making "Quantum of Solace"

o Making Another Way To Die - Jack White and Alicia Keys talk about the title song

o John Gardner A Life In Literature - A tribute to the late continuation author including his last in-depth interviewo Giving Bond His Booms, Bangs & Beeps - Interview with Oscar-winning sound editor Norman Wanstall

o Zig Zag Comics - Uncovering the rare '60s series from South Americao The Bond Connection - A unique look at the world through Fleming's eyes in Thrilling Cities

o The Last Word - Mya Harrison on singing and starring in Everything or Nothing

Issue #5 is now shipping around the world.

To order online, visit http://www.mi6magazine.com

David Smith
Editor-- MI6 DECLASSIFIED
Straight Up With A Twist

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

FREE AGENT!

FREE AGENT!

THE RAP SHEET FEATURES A GREAT INTERVIEW TODAY WITH SPY NOVELIST JEREMY DUNS, WHOSE DEBUT NOVEL ~ FREE AGENT ~ IS ABOUT TO SEE PUBLICATION.

THERE IS A LOT OF BUZZ SURROUNDING FREE AGENT, AND THE RAP SHEET IS FEATURING A COMPETITION GIVING AWAY FIVE FREE COPIES.

TO CHECK OUT THE INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

TO CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

MERCURY MEN!

MERCURY MEN!

TO CHECK OUT THE LATEST PULP STYLE WEB SERIAL CLICK HERE



THE CAT'S MEOW ~ TRIPLE PLAY!



SAN ANTONIO BEAT!


SAN ANTONIO BEAT!

BISH'S BEAT IS GOING TEXAS STYLE FOR A FEW DAYS TO CELEBRATE THE GRANDSON'S FIRST BIRTHDAY ~ BOY HOWDY, DID IT ROLL AROUND QUICK!

SO, THINGS WILL BE A LITTLE SLOW ON THE BEAT UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. WHEN I RETURN NORMAL TRANSMISSION WILL RESUME.

SWINE FLU ~ GROUND ZERO!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

THE WORLD OF STEVE AND EYDIE!

THE WORLD OF STEVE AND EYDIE!

THE NEW RE-RELEASE FROM STEVE LAWRENCE AND EYDIE GORME

PLAYLIST

1. E Fini (Italy)
2. Shiretoko (Japan)
3. Rose D’Irlande (France) (It Was A Good Time)
4. Un Poquito Mas (Mexico)
5. We Shall Dance (Greece)
6. Bashana Haba-Ah (Israel)
7. Where Can I Go (U.S.A.)
8. Du Sollst Nicht Weinen (Germany)
9. Lead Me On (England)
10. We Can Make It Together (U.S.A.)
11. Tristeza (Portugal)

A NOTE FROM STEVE & EYDIE...

In 1982 we were recording for MGM Records. The president of the company was Mike Curb, who also happened to be the Lt. Governor of the State of California. Don Coast was in charge of the creative department. The four of us were sitting around the table discussing the next project, and Mike said, "How about we do an album called "The World of Steve and Eydie."

We all looked at each other and said…what does that mean? and Mike thought it would be a great idea for us to record a hit song from many other countries around the world. He said, "I'll get the top songs and we'll go over the ones you like." We selected what we thought would be the best songs to do for this album…however, in an effort to make sure that our pronunciation and enunciation was correct, he called "Berlitz" school of languages and hired a tutor for each of the languages in which we were singing. Some were tough, some were challenging…but all in all, we had a lot of fun doing it.

When the album was completed and released, we received letters from all over the world saying they thought we did a great job on the songs that came from their country and our accents were pretty good too. This is the first time it is being released on CD.

And so…We hope you like The World of Steve and Eydie.

In any language…

Goda prego, Otanoshimi-kudasai, Appreciez svp, Goce por favor, Apolafsete, Tehe noo, Zei freilich,
Geniessen-sie, Cheers, Aprecie,
Enjoy,

Steve & Eydie

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MORT WALKER CONVERSATIONS ~ BOOK SALE!

MORT WALKER CONVERSATIONS ~ BOOK SALE!

Fellow C.O.B.R.A.S. Jason Whiton’s book, Mort Walker Conversations, is on sale for 50% off at the
University Press of Mississippi Website! Pick up a copy and learn more about this prolific cartoonist and creator of Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois. Check out the sale for other great books about the world of comics and movies. Sale ends July 15th.

Mort Walker has said that a successful comic strip character should be instantly recognizable. We should immediately understand who he is and what he's about. Walker calls this "see-ability" and "readability." Publishing professionally as a child prodigy at the age of eleven, and going on to hold numerous positions as an editor, designer, and creator of nine syndicated strips, it is ironic that Walker's most recognized character is known as the laziest fellow in the funny pages.


This volume begins with a syndicated article from 1938, which ran with the photograph of Walker at his drawing table, a sailor's cap perched back on his head. Walker's young face beams with joy and ambition. He seems to embody the Joseph Campbell catch phrase, "Find your bliss."

In 1989, Bill Watterson addressed a festival at Ohio State University, expressing that the comic pages were full of doddering, dinosaur strips. A similar plea by Berkley Breathed came in 2003, asking the old guard to step aside in order to make room for younger creators.

In both cases, Walker responded in Cartoonist Profiles (#89, #139), re-stating his devotion to his work. To Breathed he wrote, "I love what I'm doing. It would kill me to be told to quit." Walker's continued enthusiasm reveals that the boy with the sailor cap continues to beam from the drawing board, and that to "follow one's bliss" remains as valid and vital at age fourteen as it does at age eighty.

Indeed, as this collection illustrates, that is Mort Walker's "see-ability" and "readability" as a character. Mort Walker Conversations collects interviews and articles that span from 1938 to 2004. His engagement with the Museum of Cartoon Art- which he founded- is discussed in these pieces, along with the politics involved in working with cartoonists' unions, artistic communities, and syndicates.

In these conversations Walker shows how he has managed to keep his art and stories fresh for over seventy years of production. I had a blast reviewing interviews and articles from Mort's long career, and an even bigger blast spending time with Mort and his assistant, Bill Janocha, while I prepared this book.

So many great comic strips have sprung from this self-proclaimed "human inventing machine." And for a year before launching Beetle, he was even the top-selling magazine cartoonist in the country. Mort's done it all, and it's really interesting to read through his colorful history of conversations about writing, drawing, and about working with many of the greats on strips and in the NCS, like Dik Browne, Rube Goldberg, Charles Schulz, Al Capp, Milt Caniff, and Walt Kelly.

Most of the pieces in this volume are quite rare, including a number of interviews Mort gave on television with Mike Peters and Bruce Blitz, and special interviews with me, Lee Nordling, and Bill Janocha. Mort Walker Conversations is an excellent resource for those interested in Walker's career and about the world of comic strips.

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BTAP #22: THE HARD SELL BY JAY STRINGER!

BEAT TO A PULP #22: THE HARD SELL BY JAY STRINGER!

THE WORD FROM EDITOR DAVID CRANMER ~


Jay Stringer made an offer that BEAT to a PULP couldn’t refuse. With low-lifes, kissable rich girls and old scams done anew, The Hard Sell is a rousing read. Enjoy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jay Stringer's short fiction has been published in The Scotsman. As a critic, his book reviews were published by Shots. He is currently redrafting his first full length crime novel, and is the creator of pulp herione Marah Chase. You can find Jay at www.Jaystringer.com. Marah Chase's adventures are at www.marahchase.blogspot.com/.

Next: "Spend It Now, Pay Later" by Nik Morton.

Soon: Yours truly with a tale that flaunts a glass eye on the green, all in the name of vengeance.

COCKTAIL NATION 72-KOOPER SIPS HIS COLD MEDICINE FROM A TIKI MUG!

COCKTAIL NATION 72-KOOPER SIPS HIS COLD MEDICINE FROM A TIKI MUG!

Thanks to Tiki Shark, Koop Kooper and the Cocktail Nation have Jay Strongman on the show this weekend, who has a new book out called Tiki Mugs Cult Artifacts Of Polynesian Pop. We’ll also discus a couple of big events coming up including a Bettie Page tribute show and the massive Tiki Oasis show, plus we’ll check out the latest Kava Kona album.

PLAYLIST:

Esquivel ~ Latin-esque
Diana Krall ~ The Boy From Ipanema Jay Strongman Interview Martin Denny ~ The Enchanted Isle
James Clarke ~ Double Take
Blossom Dearie ~ My Attorney Bernie
The Tiki Tones ~ Gomez
Chet Baker ~ Lush life
Frank Sinatra ~ The Good life
Liz Geyson Group ~ Yes I Know I've Had It
Les Baxter ~ Nevertheless
Waitiki ~ Hana Maui
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ~ How Big Can You Get
Da Howlies ~ So Blue
Anita O'Day ~ Easy Come, Easy Go
Kava Kon ~ Atomic Clock

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