Saturday, September 12, 2009

Y/A CORNER ~ ANGEL TIME BY ANN RICE!

Y/A CORNER ~ ANGEL TIME BY ANN RICE!

At the centre: Toby O'Dare - Lucky the Fox - a contract killer of underground fame. A soulless soul, a dead man walking...He's fallen far from grace, and lives under a series of aliases. Lucky takes his orders from someone he calls 'The Right Man', someone whose name and allegiances he doesn't know. When the novel opens, the time is the present. The place is Riverside, California, the Mission Inn.

For O'Dare, it is his place of solace; he can be there without disguise. This time, he's been sent on an assignment to kill. Into his nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions, comes a mysterious stranger, a seraph, who offers him a chance to save lives, rather than destroy them. Lucky, who grew up in a New Orleans, son of an alcoholic mother and a murdered father, long ago dreamt of being a priest, craving rituals, taking refuge in history, books and lute music - but instead came to embody danger and violence - now seizes his chance.

He is lifted in (angel) time and carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to a dangerous world, where Jews live an uneasy existence, their money coveted and protected by the crown for their function as money-lenders, unjustly despised by the rest. Into this primitive, treacherous setting, where accusations of ritual murder have been made against innocent Jews, and children have been found dead or missing, O'Dare begins a journey of salvation that leads him from the medieval villages of England to the cities of London and Paris as his quest becomes a story of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.

BREAKING NEWS!

MORE NEW TRICKS!

MORE NEW TRICKS!

One of the most popular crime dramas in the UK is New Tricks, about a group of retired police detectives who reopen cold cases. Co-starring Dennis Waterman of Sweeny Fame, the series is one I’ve always wanted to view.

Word is now out that BBC has ordered two additional seasons (or ‘series’ as the term is applied in the UK) of New Tricks.


The 7th series of 8 episodes is expected to air in 2010, with the 8th in 2011. The most recent series aired during the summer of 2008.New Tricks stars Amanda Redman as Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, who leads the office of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS), which is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.

New Tricks began as a single episode that aired in March 2003. It was so popular BBC ordered an additional 6 episodes, which subsequently aired during the spring of 2004. These 7 episodes came out on DVD last month as New Tricks Series One.

Per the DVD description: A motley crew of retired police officers re-opens troublesome cases that were never laid to rest. From the discovery of a new motive in the killing of a college lecturer, to the tracing of a missing child, the team finds a way through the detail that eluded the original officers. But they are finding a surprising incidence of cover-up and conspiracy in their new investigations.


Are their superiors about to close ranks? Or is someone feeding them particular files? Either way, the suspicion that they are being manipulated is high -- and the team is determined to get to the bottom of it. These old dogs won't roll over too easily.

TO CHECK OUT THE DVD CLICK HERE

A TIP OF THE FEDORA TO MYSTERY BOOK NEWS

OLD TIME RADIO!

OLD TIME RADIO!

THE LIVES OF HARRY LIME "BOHEMIAN STAR" STARRING ORSON WELLES!

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Friday, September 11, 2009

TAINTED ARCHIVE’S SAINT WEEKEND!

TAINTED ARCHIVE’S SAINT WEEKEND!

GET ON OVER TO THE TAINTED ARCHIVE BLOG THIS WEEKEND FOR ALL THINGS THE SAINT ~ INCLUDING A DOWNLOAD OF AN OLD TIME SAINT RADIO SHOW STARRING VINCENT PRICE.

TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

RED PANDA ADVENTURES 49 ~ NIGHTSHADE!

RED PANDA ADVENTURES 49 ~ NIGHTSHADE!

Decoder Ring Theatre's Fifth Season of All-New Full-Cast Audio Adventure begins now with the return of The Red Panda!

A nice, quiet honeymoon was probably too much to ask, wasn't it? But after a string of adventures, our crime-fighters are finally headed for home. And if they happen to be carrying a mysterious amulet the Nazis would kill to recover, that's just all in a day's work. But when murder strikes mid-air, the Red Panda must find a killer who strikes with deadly... Nightshade!

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

CLASSIC PULP!

CLASSIC PULP!

WHERE WHAT'S INSIDE IS AS GOOD AS THE COVER OUTSIDE!

NEW FROM ADVENTURE HOUSE!

NEW FROM ADVENTURE HOUSE!

G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES #33

"Patrol of the Cloud Crushers" by Robert J. Hogan


Not even G-8 could fathom the ungodly powers of the cloud crusher! A hand that struck from nowhere—a haunting, terrible messenger of death! And yet the Master Spy's duty was clear—this menace must be destroyed, even though his very life be exchanged for the answer to this horrible curse of the skies!

HIGH ADVENTURE #108

FEATURING THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE

Death To The Laughing Clown By Robert Wallace


When the Grim Reaper visits the State Fair, the Phantom Detective battles to halt the carnival of murder-and put justice on the program! Richard Curtis Van Loan on one of the most exciting manhunts in his career.

ADVENTURE HOUSE

THE SHADOW VOLUMES 30/31!

THE SHADOW VOLUMES 30/31!

VOLUME 30

"The Sealed Box" & "Racket Town"

"The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows! When supercrime casts its dark shadow over two troubled towns, the Master Avenger swings into action to root out evil.

First, guised as both Lamont Cranston and Kent Allard, The Shadow seeks to uncover the strange secret of "The Sealed Box" that makes it more valuable than life itself, in the classic novel that was adapted as the first Shadow comic strip adventure.

Then, the Dark Avenger battles the vile corruption that lurks beneath the surface of the "Racket Town."

BONUS: Commissioner James Gordon becomes "Bullet Bait" in the first Whisperer short story from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine!

This groundbreaking pulp reprint showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier, with historical articles by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.

VOLUME 31

"The Dark Death" & "House of Shadows" (Halloween Special)

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

A ruthless blackmailer acquires the Q-ray, a deadly device that kills with eerie selectivity via "The Dark Death."

Then, a dying gunman asks the Knight of Darkness to save his brother from a life of crime in "House of Shadows," a powerful tale of redemption.

BONUS: An executed murderer returns to exact vengeance on Margo Lane's father in "Murder by the Dead," a lost radio thriller from Orson Welles' first month as The Shadow.

This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and all the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical articles by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.

Sanctum Books
Softcover
7x10 B&W
$12.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUMES 29/30!

DOC SAVAGE VOLUMES 29/30!

VOLUME 29

"The Mental Wizard" & The Secret of the Su"

The pulp era's greatest superhero seeks the lost secrets of Atlantis in two action-packed pulp novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson."

First, deep in the Amazon, Doc Savage is drawn into the weird mystery of "The Mental Wizard" in his quest for a lost kingdom and the incredible creature known only as "Z."

Then, plunging into the Everglades the Man of Bronze races against Doctor Light and his Nazi agents in a desperate search for "The Secret of the Su."

BONUS: Doc confronts "The Society Amazonia" and their murderous conspiracy to create a New World Order controlled by women, in a lost 1943 Doc Savage radio adventure by Edward Gruskin.

This instant collector's item leads off with one of Robert G. Harris' greatest cover paintings and also features all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of seven Bantam Doc Savage novels.

VOLUME 30

"Quest of the Spider" & The Mountain Monster" (Haunted Halloween Special)

The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two horrifying pulp thrillers by Lester Dent and Harold A. Davis writing as "Kenneth Robeson."

First, a New Orleans lumber baron and his daughter ask Doc Savage's help in combating the Gray Spider and his deadly voodoo cult in the rare third adventure of the Man of Bronze.

Then, Doc Savage and his Iron Men journey to Alaska to battle the terrifying creature called "The Mountain Monster."

This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer and H. W. Scott, all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of seven Bantam Doc Savage novels.

Sanctum Books
Softcover
7x10, B&W
$12.95

THE AVENGER VOLUME 2!

THE AVENGER VOLUME 2!

"The Sky Walker" & "The Devil's Horns"

The Pulp Era's strangest superhero returns in two more epic adventures of Justice, Inc. by Paul Ernst writing as "Kenneth Robeson."

First, Chicago skyscrapers collapse after "The Sky Walker" is seen striding above the skyline, sparking fears of an alien invasion in the pulp epic that was later adapted to comics by Jack Kirby.

Then, "The Devil's Horns," a cryptic message traced in a dying man's own blood provides the clue that helps The Avenger clean up a corrupt city.

This instant collector's item showcases H. W. Scott's classic color pulp covers in the same format as Sanctum's popular Doc Savage reprints, along with all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban.

BONUS:"Boulevard of Death," a Whisperer thriller by Lawrence Donovan from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine, plus historical commentary by pulp historian Will Murray and Anthony Tollin.

Sanctum Books
Softcover
7x10. B&W
$12.95

AIRSHIP 27: DAN FOWLER, G-MAN!

AIRSHIP 27: DAN FOWLER, G-MAN!

NOW AVAILABLE!


HE HUNTS AMERICA’S MOST WANTED! DAN FOWLER G-MAN!

Airship 27 Productions and Cornerstone Book Publishers are thrilled to announce the release of their newest pulp classic!

The greatest, two-fisted, gun-blasting pulp G-Man of them all returns, in DAN FOWLER G-MAN Vol One. Folwer is the toughest F.B.I. agent of them all for many years, in the pages of his own pulp magazine, he fought America’s outlaws with nerves of steel and unrelenting duty.
Now, four talented new pulp scribes deliver brand new stories featuring Fowler, fellow agent Larry Kendall and the ever loyal lovely, Sally Vane.

Follow them into The Dungeon of Death by Gregory Bastianelli, the Harvest of Crime by B.C.Bell, The Music of Murder by Aaron Smith and Andrew Salmon’s Dan Fowler And the League of Dead Patriots. Each story is a hard hitting action adventure tale set in the thrill packed days of yesterday, each a genuine gem of purple prose you will not want to miss.

Featuring twelve black and white illustrations by Kelly Everaert, a cover by Robert Brown and designed by Rob Davis with editing by Ron Fortier.
Get your Tommy guns loaded, gas up the Studebaker and prepare yourself for a wild reading experience as Dan Fowler G-Man is once again on the hunt!

Airship 27 Productions ~ Pulp fiction for a new generation.

ISBN: 1-934935-41-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-934935-41-5
Produced by Airship 27
Published by
Cornerstone Book Publishers
Retail Price: $21.95

HARLAN COBEN e-NEWSLETTER!

HARLAN COBEN e-NEWSLETTER!

Hope everyone is well. Let’s get to it:

Because I’m so damn modest, I’m letting Orion, my UK publisher tell you that: Harlan has been nominated for a ITV3 Bestseller Dagger (UK's Crime Thriller Awards). Anyone can can vote (up to five times) at the link below. Thanks!

Vote here

I’m on
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What’s the next book? CAUGHT, a stand-alone novel (though Win just made a surprise appearance) is scheduled for release on March 23rd in the USA (sometime in April in UK). Not ready to offer up any further details yet, though I hope to finish the first draft by the end of October.

You can pre-order CAUGHT any place they sell books or here:
Amazon Barnes & Noble Borders Books-a-Million IndieBound Amazon UK

French readers: PEURE NOIR comes out on September 10th. For the Americans, that’s DARKEST FEAR. Don’t ask why it’s coming out now. It would take a book to explain.

The TELL NO ONE movie is out all over now on
DVD and Blu-Ray. All the major rental places have it too. The movie was the biggest grossing foreign language movie of 2008 in the USA and won four Cesars (France’s version of the Oscar). Do not be afraid of subtitles – they won’t hurt you. Yes, there is an American remake in the works with Miramax and Focus Films. That’s all the info we know on that right now. Here is the trailer.

I’m crazed finishing up CAUGHT and working on creating two TV series, one for FOX and one for TNT. When I know more on those, I will gladly share. In the meantime, thanks for reading and take care of yourselves!

Best,

Harlan Coben

APRIL STEVENS ~ TEACH ME TIGER (1960)!

APRIL STEVENS ~ TEACH ME TIGER (1960)!

HERE’S A COOL DOWNLOAD FROM JENSEN BRAZIL:


Banned in many markets, Teach Me Tiger nevertheless made Billboard's Hot 100 and capped at #86.

Teach Me Tiger has had many lives in the last 25 years. Re-recorded twice in 1965, the new version became a camp classic in many U.S. and foreign cities. On April 6, 1983, the astronauts aboard space shuttle Challenger requested the song as a wake-up call. NASA obliged the crew, and April was again in the news.

The song has always been one of the highlights of Nino (Tempo) and April's (Stevens) stage show, as April, growling and cooing playfully, caresses the face of some unsuspecting male audience member, while Nino warns "Watch it guy, that's my sister!" Still popular today in many parts of Europe, Teach Me Tiger was recently used as the theme for a bread commercial in Germany.

TRACK LIST:

01Teach Me Tiger
02 Do It Again
03 I Want a Lip
04 In Other Words
05 I Get Ideas
06 Talk to Me
07 I'm in Love Again
08 That's My Name
09 I'm Making Believe
10 I'Ll Wait for Your Love
11 It Can't Be Wrong
12 When My Baby Smiles at Me

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE


TRIUMFF: HER MAJESTY’S HERO ~ BY DAN ABNETT!

TRIUMFF: HER MAJESTY’S HERO ~ BY DAN ABNETT!

Sir Rupert Triumff. Adventurer. Fighter. Drinker.

Saviour?

Pratchett goes swashbuckling in the hotly anticipated original fiction debut of the multi-million selling Warhammer star.

Triumff is a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day … a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen. Throughout its rollicking pages, Sir Rupert Triumff drinks, dines and duels his way into a new Brass Age of Exploration and Adventure.

FOR PREVIEWS CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ DOUBLE PLAY!

THANKS TO LOL CATS

WHITECHAPLE RETURNS!

WHITECHAPLE RETURNS!

www.itv.com reports a second series of the crime thriller Whitechapel has been commissioned by ITV.

Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton will reprise their roles as Chandler, Miles and Buchan, to solve a series of copycat murders reminiscent of crimes committed by the infamous Krays.

ITV's Director of Drama Commissioning Laura Mackie, says: "Whitechapel II will be full of the history, texture and detail that gave the first series a distinctive personality.

"It will be as audacious and compelling as the first series, strengthened by further character development and very real personal jeopardy. We're delighted to be commissioning more episodes following the success of Whitechapel I."

The original Whitechaple episodes were set in London 2008. A series of horrific crimes suggest someone is carrying out copycat Jack the Ripper murders 120 years after the killer struck. The clock is ticking as the case turns into a hunt for an old enemy, with three unlikely heroes at the centre.

THE FIRST SERIES HAS FINISHED, BUT TO WATCH CAST INTERVIEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS CLICK HERE

THE HUNGOVER GOURMET #11!

THE HUNGOVER GOURMET #11!

BOOKGASM’S ROD LOTT BRINGS US WORD ON THE FINAL PRINT ISSUE OF THIS COOL LIFESTYLE MAG . . .


Another long-awaited zine calls it quits — at least in physical, hold-it-in-your-hands form — with
THE HUNGOVER GOURMET #11, but editor Dan Taylor sees to it that his food-and-drink publication goes out with a bang. Or that should be a hit of caffeine?

This super-sized final issue takes its focus from the magic bean known as coffee. Contained within are pieces both pro and con, which warms the heart of someone like me who loves the jolt of jitters, but detests — detests — the taste of the brew. To that end, whoever this Dara Bujon and Tim Hinley are, they become instant pals for their brave essays, “Juan Valdez Is No Friend of Mine” and “Coffee Hell: I’m in the Wrong Place!”

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

PRIVATE-EYE WRITERS’ BANQUEST!

PRIVATE-EYE WRITERS’ BANQUEST!

ROBERT RANDISI SENDS ALONG THIS NOTE ABOUT THE UPCOMING PWA BANQUEST:


We're getting the same two questions from people about the PWA Shamus Banquet at the Slippery Noodle blues bar in Indianapolis, Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, 6:30 to 9:00:

(1) Are tickets still available?

(2) Can I come if I'm not a writer?

We have managed to INCREASE our seating at the banquet, so tickets will be on sale until OCT. 1.

And ANYONE can come--writers, agents, editors and FANS.

Tickets are $50.

Email Bob Randisi at RRandisi@aol.com for details on how to get your tickets.

It is STILL a ticketed event, with no entry without one.

Bob Randisi,
PWA

PUNISHER NOIR!

PUNISHER NOIR!

Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by PAUL AZACETA
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO

It's the Roaring Twenties and mobster Dutch Schultz's iron-fisted reign is about to meet its greatest challenge. But will the greatest threat to his criminal empire come from Thomas Dewey and the government? Will it come from fellow mobsters like Lucky Luciano or Al Capone?

No, it'll come in the form of a man sporting a familiar skull symbol and a gun in his hand. Because once the Punisher hits the scene, the mean streets are about to get a whole lot meaner.

AGENTS OF ATLAS!

AGENTS OF ATLAS!

Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by TOMM COKER

Looking for answers? Get your Atlas! The spy. The spaceman. The goddess. The robot. The gorilla. During the late 1950s, the U.S. government allowed FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo to forge a team of unlikely heroes. Together, they stormed the fortress of a criminal mastermind to rescue President Eisenhower - but the group disbanded soon after.

Now, almost 50 years later, an unauthorized S.H.I.E.L.D. mission goes down in flames - and from the ashes arise forces from the Golden Age of Marvel!

It started in 1947 when the Sub-Mariner's cousin hit the printed page, and it finishes up here as yesterday's heroes make tomorrow safe from one of history's horrors!

Collecting AGENTS OF ATLAS #1-6 - plus the Agents' first appearances in stories from YELLOW CLAW #1 (Jimmy Woo; October 1956), MENACE #11 (Human Robot; May 1954), VENUS #1 (August 1948), MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #82 (Namora; May 1947), MARVEL BOY #1 (December 1950), MEN'S ADVENTURES #26 (Gorilla Man; March 1954) and WHAT IF? #9 (1950s Avengers; June 1978).

Also featuring blogs, creator interviews, character designs and other extras!

256 PGS./$24.99

Thursday, September 10, 2009

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE CHIC CHICK SPY BY BOB TRALINS!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE CHIC CHICK SPY BY BOB TRALINS!

Written in 1966, this forgotten entry in the spate of paperback original, overhyped, sophmoric-sexed, spy novels trying to grab the shirttails of anything connected to James Bond is perhaps best forgotten for everything except the cover.

According to Wikipedia: “(Author) Tralins has published 251 books under his own name and a dozen pseudonyms, including Sean O'Shea. He is best known for his novels Squaresville Jag, The Cozmozoids, Android Armageddon, Black Pirate, Panther John, the Miss From S.I.S. series, the Valentine Flynn novels, a dozen mind, body, spirit books, and numerous historical novels.”

Wow, I haven’t heard of a single title beyond this entry in his Miss From S.I.S. series (The Miss From S.I.S., The Ring A Ding UFOs, and The Chic Chick Spy).

BACK COVER COPY:

Queen S.H.E.B.A. (Secret Hormone Extract Bobby-sexed Army) was the beautiful, diabolical leader of an organization that was making men feel queer and women feel like men, all faithful to her. The ultimate goal: world conquest.

(Fanfare of trumpets) To the rescue, Lee Crosley, code name: Lady Crown, number one espionage agent for the ultra-secret S.I.S. (Society for International Security). Her mission: get Queen Sheba, no matter what the price.

What happens in the next 160 pages is to much to believe, but boy, will you have fun.

This is the pow, bang, sock, ugh, crack, oh,oh,oh, book of the year.


Known for his improbable plots and surprising vocabulary, Tralins is perhaps best known for creating the character of Valentine Flynn under the psydonym Sean O' Shea. Flynn, a cross between Austin Powers, James Bond, and Errol Flynn, was biolled as the swingingest swinger of them all in six titles: The Topless Kitties, Operation Boudoir, Win with Sin, What a Way to Go, Invasion of the Nymphomaniacs, Win with Sin, and The Nymph Island Affair.

Tralins apparently is still writing for the cable television shows Miracles and Other Wonders and Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. Somehow, I’ve also missed those.

Again, the cover of The Chic Chick Spy is what makes me keep it on the shelf. I don’t think I could bear to read it.

THE SAINT RETURNS?

THE SAINT RETURNS?

The website
www.broadcastnow.co.uk has announced that a Canadian production company is set to bring back Leslie Charteris’ iconic character The Saint to television.

Vancouver-based indie Brightlight Pictures has confirmed it is scheduled to film a pilot episode of the series later this autumn, even though it has yet to approach UK broadcasters about the project.

Scottish actor Dougray Scott is apparently in ongoing negotiations with Brightlight over the title role, but is thought to be close to an agreement.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE

A TILT OF THE HALO TO THE TAINTED ARCHIVE IN ANTICIPATION OF THIER UPCOMING SAINT THEMED WEEKEND

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ NOIR CAT!

DERBY DOLLS @ THE DOLL HOUSE!

DERBY DOLLS @ THE DOLL HOUSE!

ROLLER DERBY IS BACK!

The L.A. Derby Dolls are the premier all-female, banked-track, quad-skating, rock 'n' roller derby league in Southern California. While their uniforms may be stylish and their names playful, the L.A. Derby Dolls are real athletes who skate a sport that is pure, unscripted and real.

Bringing back banked track roller derby action, 2007 champions the Sirens will unleash their police brutality against the currently undefeated the Swarm (who have smothered and stung their previous opponents) Saturday night September 12th, 2009, at The Doll Factory downtown Los Angeles. Doors open at 6 PM. Competition starts at 8 PM.

The Sirens, commandeered by Amber Alert! and Roxy Cotton (also members of the L.A. Ri-Ettes, LADD’s all-star team), are currently 1-1 in their 2009 season with several new officers on their squad. Despite a few changes for the beauties in blue, they remain a brutal force of bully blockers, from Killo Kitty to P.I.T.A to the stealthy and deadly Paris Killton.
The Swarm, LADD’s fifth and newest team (along with the Varsity Brawlers), have stunned (and stung) the almost 2,000 fans who pack the Doll Factory by showcasing their suffocating style of airtight defense and strategic offense with iconic skaters like Trish the Dish and Ivanna S. Pankin, along with captain Isabelle Ringer, who has led her team to an undefeated season thus far.

If you’ve seen the movie trailers for FOX Searchlight’s upcoming WHIP IT, you’ll know that the banked track is the ultimate spectator sport. But not even Hollywood can script a game that will have this many thrills, spills and chills. The tears will fall, the skaters will rise, and the dramatic tension will be felt by the luckiest fans in the nation.

The L.A. Derby Dolls are one of only five leagues in the U.S. playing roller derby on a banked track. Like most modern female roller derby leagues, the Derby Dolls are volunteer-run and give back to the community that has embraced them. Honored as a Treasure of Los Angeles by the Central City Association, the Derby Dolls also operate a Junior Derby League for girls ages 8-17.

LA DERBY DOLLS

Founded in September 2003, the L.A. Derby Dolls are the premier all-female, banked-track, quad-skating rock 'n' roller derby league in the Southern California area. Athletic and alluring, the L.A. Derby Dolls strive to be the fastest, most fearless ladies in fishnets. Within the league there are five teams: The Fight Crew, The Sirens, The Swarm, The Varsity Brawlers, and The Tough Cookies. While their uniforms may be stylish and their names playful, do not be fooled by appearances -- the L.A. Derby Dolls only skate pure, unscripted, real roller derby.

THE DOLL FACTORY
1910 Temple Street
Los Angeles CA 90026

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD ~ DRAWER 23!

19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD ~ DRAWER 23!

Tim might expect to see corpses, working graveyard in the morgue, but never expected one that can talk...

CAST LIST

Timothy Grant - Jasper Loovis
Bedelia Crane - Emmatrice Devan
Gordy - George Dunn
Darcy - Megan Lane
Halston - Gene Thorkildsen
Sophia - Julie Hoverson
Mr. Summerfield - Bryan Hendrickson
Security Guard - Sky Iolta

Music: Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)
Recorded with the assistance of Ryan Hirst of Neohoodoo Studio
Editing and Sound: Julie Hoverson

"What kind of a place is it? Why it's a morgue - can't you tell?"


AVAILABLE: 09/10/2009

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

MARTINI HEAVEN ~ SMOOTH DELUXE CD!

MARTINI HEAVEN ~ SMOOTH DELUXE CD!

Martini Heaven presents the smooth jazz album release "SMOOTH DELUXE" now on Amazon.com

The album is a cool compilation of enchanting atmospheric music featuring exotic smooth jazz grooves with new age undertones for easy listening pleasure.

From the Cinematone Collection on the boutique record label Hollywood Jukebox.

TRACK LIST:

1. Exotic Beauty
2. The Franciscan
3. Pianotism
4. Galactic Sunrise
5. Ambrosia
6. Cyberglow
7. Groovy Nocturne
8. Solaris
9. Cosmic Cocktails
10. Esoterica
11. Piano Dream
12. Piano in Paradise

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW ~ TRIPLE PLAY!

THANKS TO LOL CATS

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THE SIGN OF THE SAINT @ THE TAINTED ARCHIVE!

THE SIGN OF THE SAINT @ THE TAINTED ARCHIVE!

WORD FROM THE TAINTED ARCHIVE:


Later this week we [THE TAINTED ARCHIVE] are going Saint crazy - The Saint Goes to the Cinema will look at every Saint movie from 1938's Saint in New York to 1997's The Saint, Roger Moore as The Saint will be an in depth article looking at the TV series than many still feel was the definitive screen version of the Saint, Radio Saint will look at all the radio adaptations and we've some rare scans of Saint comic strips - and to add to all that there will also be an interview with Ian Dickerson, Leslie Charteris' official biographer and something special from a name well known to The Archive who has been involved from time to time with the globe trotting Simon Templar.

All that and more - so watch out for the sign of The Saint on the Archive.



MISSION EXOTICA ~ LANGHORNS CD!

MISSION EXOTICA ~ LANGHORNS CD!

Langhorns, the instrumental surf band from Lund, a city without beaches. Three guys along with a part time horn-section succeed, despite the beachlessness of their natural surroundings, in being a vital part of the worldwide scene of surf-music.

Their third full-length release; Mission Exotica is a delightful cocktail of all the stuff that has characterized the genre since day one.

1. Spybeat
2. In Your Fez
3. El NiƱo
4. Double Decker
5. Checkpoint Charlie
6. In the Lobby 99
7. La Ruta del Bacalao
8. Camel Ride
9. Chicken Race
10. Shop Talk
11. Slipstream
12. Las Vegas Fist Fight
13. Vera Cruise

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

LOVE JONES ~ HERE’S TO THE LOSERS CD!

LOVE JONES ~ HERE’S TO THE LOSERS CD!

Doug Liman's ultrahip movie "Swingers" helped launch Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's career and kick started the neo-swing scene stateside. Another lesser known L.A. act appeared on the soundtrack album: the very wonderful Love Jones.

This quirky quintet first attracted attention as a witty, musically literate near-cabaret act plying their trade at various L.A.clubs in the early 90's. Fusing Rat Pack era crooning with Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 style bossa nova,Stax/Motown soul shadings with smooth doo wop style vocal harmonies Love Jones had the wit and panache to integrate the most extreme musical styles, including punk influences, into their kitsch worldview.

Their 1993 debut album "Here's to the Losers" is possibly the frothiest, lightest, wittiest, most charming post modern pop confection ever committed to record. Packed full of feelgood summer grooves and dripping with irony "Here's to the Losers" has so many shoulda been hits from the sly bossa of "Bacchus Girl" to the magnificent title track. Catchy as velcro this LP is the perfect soundtrack to any hip poolside party, beach barbecue or swinging soiree.

TRACK LIST:

1. Here's to the Losers
2. Central Avenue
3. Pineapple
4. Paid for Loving
5. Custom Van
6. Warming Trend
7. Matter of Fact
8. Fragile
9. Li'l Black Book
10. Drive-In
11. Bacchus Girl
12. Ohio Ricer
13. I Like Young Girls
14. Dancing in the Shallow End

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SWINGING VEGAS ~ CD!

SWINGING VEGAS ~ CD!

HERE'S A ONE OFF PUT OUT BY VEGAS: SCOTLAND'S PREMIERE SWING CLUB. THE SHAG COVER ART BY ITSELF MAKES THIS ONE WORTH OWNING . . .


Let's rewind to the halcyon days of the town they call "Lost Wages", back before they strapped a sack of dynamite to The Sands. This is Bugsy's town but its Frankie's world and Dino, Sammy and co. have the whole sweet swingin' sphere locked down tight into a Nevada state of mind. Fast forward forty plus years and a new breed of sultans of swing are blowin' cooler than an Ipanema breeze and hotter than an Acapulco afternoon. Welcome to the new lounge and swing generation. Vegas Swings once again.

TRACKS:

1) Cocktail Angst
Last Tango in Vegas


2) HB Radke & The Jet City Swingers
Viva Las Vegas


3) Ray Gelato Giants
Walk Between the Raindrops

4) Seks Bomba
Somewhere in this Town

5) Jet Set Six
Every Single Day

6) Yalloppin' Hounds
Romantic Thugz

7) HB Radke & The Jet City Swingers
I'll Never Fall in Love Again

8) Ray Gelato Giants
Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano

9) Good Fellas
Sofisticated Leder

10) The Fat Cats
Fat Cats on the Prowl

11) Jet Set Six
The Dame that Knotted My Rope

12) Dave's True Story
Sequinned Mermaid Dress

13) Yalloppin' Hounds
Daddy Make It Feel Good

14) Sophie Garner
House of Bamboo

15) Good Fellas
Ehi, Cumpari

16) Cocktail Angst
Good Luck Charm

17) HB Radke & The Jet City Swingers
I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane, Babe

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Monday, September 7, 2009

THE SPY WITH MY FACE!

THE SPY WITH MY FACE!

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. MOVIES (1965-1968)

MUSIC COPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY JERRY GOLDSMITH- GERALD FRIED AND MORTON STEVENS

THIS CD SET IS LIMITED TO ONLY 3000 COPIES!

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was so successful that M-G-M created no less than eight feature films, primarily adapted from the series' two-part episodes. These films were by and large destined for the international audience, and to this day many fans throughout the globe know U.N.C.L.E. not by the television episodes, but the feature-film adaptations.

The films themselves ran the gamut from having mostly original scores (such as Gerald Fried's stereo music recorded for One of Our Spies Is Missing and The Karate Killers); to featuring new music written by the same composer as the related TV episode (such as Morton Stevens's music for The Spy With My Face); to mostly reusing the TV episode scores, often with a newly recorded main and end title.

Whatever the case, all eight feature films are represented on this CD, with the most space devoted to the ones with original music. While some cues were previously included on our earlier volumes, most have never before been released, and all of the selections are programmed to reflect their feature-film incarnations, rather than the television sources. Music from One of Our Spies Is Missing, The Karate Killers and How to Steal the World is in stereo; the other scores are in mono, although the trumpet solo in the main and end titles for To Trap a Spy has been panned to the right to give an impression of stereo.

TRACK LIST:

1. Main Title/Solo Strikes Again (Main Title) (01:19)
2. The Kiss Off/Main Title (Meet Mr. Solo/End Title) (01:54)

TO TRAP A SPY (Jerry Goldsmith) 1-2

3. Main Title (04:09)
4. Phase Two/Sub Male/Bugged Bobo (03:09)
5. New Alps/Impostor's First Test/Cyanide Cigarette (02:52)
6. Incarcerated Swinging (05:01)
7. The Real McCoy/End Title (02:17)

THE SPY WITH MY FACE (Morton Stevens) 3-7

8. Dog Fight on Wheels (Main Title (02:56)
9. Briefcase/Follow That Spy (00:55)
10. The Three Alexanders/The Great Design (02:45)
11. Farm/Skip Loader/Wrong Driver (02:28)
12. End Title (Goldsmith, arr. Schifrin) (00:31)

ONE SPY TOO MANY (Gerald Fried) 8-12

13. Main Title (03:08)
14. Go-Go in Soho/Cat Jam (01:46)
15. Duel by Flashlight/Fat Vat/Bridge of Lions (03:36)
16. Love With the Proper Mannequin/Thrush Cycle (01:29)
17. Thrush Guards/The Sacrifice/Jordin's Demise (02:31)
18. Hot Tie (01:58)
19. End Title (00:37)

ONE OF OUR SPIES IS MISSING (Gerald Fried) 13-19

20. Main Title (02:09)
21. Sicilian Style/Sacre! (01:22)
22. Stilletto Tango/Wrong Uncle (01:52)
23. Von Kronen/Kit Kat Klub (01:29)
24. Mr. Impeccable/I Sure Do/Right! (01:38)
25. End Title (00:32)

THE SPY IN THE GREEN HAT (Nelson Riddle) 20-25

26. Main Title/Search Party (02:46)
27. Coliseum a Go Go/Arrivederci/Drain Pipe (03:08)
28. Along the Seine/Anyone for Venice (02:45)
29. Snow Goons/Touchdown (02:30)
30. Sidewalks of Japan (01:40)
31. Karate & Stick Game (01:24)
32. Mod Wedding/End Cast (01:03)

THE KARATE KILLERS (Gerald Fried) 26-32

33. Main Title (02:01)
34. End Title (00:25)

THE HELICOPTER SPIES (Jerry Goldsmith) 33-34

35. Crazy Airport (Main Title) (02:08)
36. Trouble in Hong Kong (End Title) (00:37)

HOW TO STEAL THE WORLD (Richard Shores) 35-36

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BASSEY & BOND!

BASSEY & BOND!

Earlier this year, CommanderBond.net reported that Welsh superstar and three-time 007 theme song performer Shirley Bassey had returned to the studio to work on her first full studio album in more than 20 years.

The album, which is now titled The Performance, has been produced by five-time James Bond composer David Arnold and according to a new report from the BBC News, includes contributions from a few other very notable 007 regulars.

Of particular notice is the album track Our Time Is Now, written by composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black. As endless 007 fans are well aware, Barry is best known for essentially creating the James Bond sound following his 11 scores for the films, beginning with 1963’s From Russia with Love and concluding in 1987 with The Living Daylights.


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THE LAST PLAYBOY!

THE LAST PLAYBOY!

THE HIGHLIFE OF PORFIRIO RUBIROSA BY SHAWN LEVY

REVEIWED BY THE COCKTAIL NATION’S KOOP KOOPER:


Porfirio Rubirosa was a Dominican diplomat, polo player, and race car driver who competed in the 1950 and 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans but was best known as an international playboy for his jetset lifestyle and legendary prowess with women.

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THE INTERROGATORS!

THE CAD!

THE CAD!

A WEBZINE FOR THE LOUNGE LIFE STYLE AND MORE.

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THE MEN FROM UNCLE ~ THE RAY GELATO GIANTS!

THE MEN FROM UNCLE ~ THE RAY GELATO GIANTS!

I DISCOVERED THIS GEM BY ONE OF EUROPE’S TOP SWING BANDS JUST BY CHANCE. AN OUTSTANDING SWING CD WITH A PERFECT ‘40S/’50S RETRO VIBE! ABSOLUTELY WORTH TRACKING DOWN.

TRACK LIST:


1.Josephine, Please No Lean on the Bell
2. Walk Between Raindrops
3. I've Got a Way With Women
4. Givin' Up Givin' Up
5. Angelina/Zooma Zooma
6. Stardust
7. If You Were the Only Girl in the World
8. Umbrella Man
9. Chicky-Mo
10. Tu Vuo' Fa l'Americano
11. You're Driving Me Crazy
12. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
13. Let's Face the Music and Dance
14. Men from Uncle
15. Moody's Mood for Love
16. Great City
17. L-O-V-E

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NOBODY’S ANGEL ~ HARD CASE CRIME!

NOBODY’S ANGEL ~ HARD CASE CRIME!

TWO KILLERS STALK THE STREETS OF CHICAGO—
CAN ONE TAXI DRIVER CORNER THEM BOTH?

NOBODY'S ANGEL / JUNE 2010
AUTHOR: JACK CLARK
COVER: RON LESSER


Eddie Miles is one of a dying breed: a Windy City hack who knows every street and back alley of his beloved city and takes its recent descent into violence personally. But what can one driver do about a killer targeting streetwalkers or another terrorizing cabbies? Precious little—until the night he witnesses one of them in action...

First professional publication ever!

A former Chicago cabbie himself, Jack Clark self-published an earlier version of this book in an edition of 500 copies and sold them to his fares from the front seat of his cab.

Author was a finalist for the Shamus Award in 2003

Praise for the Work of Jack Clark:

"A brisk style and fine descriptions...a great read."
— Publishers Weekly

"A pure delight...the best mystery of the month...There’s a memorable moment...on virtually every page."
— Chicago Tribune

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TAKE A NUMBER ~ MAVIS RIVERS WITH NELSON RIDDLE (1959)!

TAKE A NUMBER ~ MAVIS RIVERS WITH NELSON RIDDLE (1959)!

HERE’S A GERM OF AN ESOTERIC DOWNLOAD FROM KELLY’S LOUNGE SOUNDZ ARRANGED BY NELSON RIDDLE AND FEATURING MAVIS RIVERS . . .


Jazz vocalist Mavis Rivers recorded for Reprise, Capitol, and Vee-Jay in the early '60s before making a surprising comeback in the early '80s. Also known for being the mother of Matt Catingub, Rivers was born in 1929 in Apia, Upolu, Western Samoa, and moved to Pago Pago (American Samoa) after the Pearl Harbor bombing. She joined her father's band as a vocalist and entertained US troops stationed in Pago Pago. Then, once WWII ended, her family relocated again moving to New Zealand where she continued singing. She experienced some success as a vocalist in New Zealand and soon decided to move to the States. After a brief stay in Salt Lake City, UT, she ended up in Los Angeles, CA, where she worked as a secretary during the days and a nightclub singer at nights, playing with a Hawaiian band that featured her future husband, bassist David Catingub.

TRACKS

SIDE 1:


01) One Minute To One
02) Two Loves Have I
03) Three Coins In The Fountain
04) Four AM
05) Five O'Clock Whistle
06) Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga

SIDE 2:

01) Seven League Boots
02) Dinner At Eight
03) About A Quarter To Nine
04) On The Ten O' Ten
05) At The Eleventh Hour
06) It's Twelve O'Clock

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