Saturday, February 6, 2010

THE CAT'S MEOW!

COCKTAIL NATION 112 ~ JULIE O'HARA!

COCKTAIL NATION 112 ~ JULIE O'HARA!

Koop Kooper is a bit tired this week after hunting through charity stores in the south of Sydney, but it’s also been a week with two cool rumours Koop’s spies have dug up to tell us about. Back again this week are all the usual segments, like the look at the world of swank and Ask Koop. Also back again, a gal Koop played last week who reminds him of a female Chet Baker ~ her name is Julie O’hara and Koop will chat to her, plus take a look at a magnificent album dedicated to Mancini by another Australian canary who he spoke to a few weeks ago by the name of Janet Seidel.

PLAYLIST:

Al Caiola ~ Thunderball
Blue Zombies ~ Call Me
Julie O'Hara ~ I fall in Love to Fast
SSS UnlimitedLa Casa Gialla
Esquivel ~ Flower Girl From Bordeaux
Janet Seidel ~ Days of Wine and Roses
Jackie Gleason ~ But Not for Me
Fiona Thorn ~ C'est Magnifique
Lena Horne ~ I Love To Love
Billy May ~ You're The Top
Cocktail Angst ~ Bates Motel
Xavier Cugat ~ Frenesi
Diana Krall ~ Quiet Nights
Don Tiki ~ Friendly Islands
Pink Martini ~ Temporido
Bob Thompson ~ The Song is you
Arthur Lyman Group ~ Quiet Village

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BEAT TO A PULP #60!

BEAT TO A PULP #60!

HBT BY NIK MORTON


Nik Morton has delivered some strong and very diverse content to BTAP. His “Spend It Now, Pay Later” warned of the futuristic dangers of making deals you're not prepared to deliver on. In the literary “I Celebrate Myself," your skin creeps as you crawl through the trash with our hero in search of a crying voice.

It turns out, third time's a charm for Nik and BTAP. This gifted writer pulls off a shocking little hat-trick with the entertaining HBT.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Writing as Ross Morton, Nik has three westerns published by Robert Hale: Death at Bethesda Falls, Last Chance Saloon and The $300 Man. He is the author of a crime thriller Pain Wears No Mask and two psychic spy Cold War thrillers The Prague Manuscript and The Tehran Transmission and the editor of A Fistful of Legends, 21 stories of the Old West (Express Westerns). Over 80 stories published, including "Spend It Now, Pay Later" and "I Celebrate Myself" in BTAP.

TO READ THE STORY CLICK HERE

FANTASY CORNER ~ WIZARD SQUARED!

FANTASY CORNER ~ WIZARD SQUARED!

K. E. MILLS

When the staff of Witches Incorporated receive a visitor from an alternate reality, they are shocked to learn that life in the parallel world next door is anything but a bed of roses ... and it's all because of Gerald Dunwoody.

At a crucial moment in time, their Gerald turned left ... but the alternate reality Gerald turned right. Now the parallel world next door is in the grip of terror, staring down the barrel of a thaumaturgical war -- a war that threatens to spill across the dimensions and plunge every reality into a nightmare.

The only person who can stop a rogue wizard gone mad is another rogue wizard. But what do you do when another rogue wizard can't be found?

WIZARD SQUARED is the conclusion to the Rogue Agent trilogy, from one of fantasy's newest stars.

THE GUILT EDGE!

THE GUILT EDGE!

ROBERT J. RANDISI

BOB RANDISI WRITES TO SAY HIS NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION, GUILT EDGE IS OUT FROM PERFECT CRIME BOOKS AND AVALABLE ON AMAZON . . .


(There are) Henry Po stories, Truxton Lewis stories, Val O'Farrell stories and a few more, plus an intro from Ed Gorman. Perfect Crime Books is a small press just starting out, and I'm happy to support them with a collection, a novel ( coming soon), and pretty soon a two volume PWA collection of Shamus winning stories.

THE GUILT EDGE

14 hard-boiled stories by "one of the last true pulp writers." BOOKLIST

"He's one of the best." MICHAEL CONNELLY

"A masterful writer." JAMES W. HALL

232 pages
$12.95

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Friday, February 5, 2010

VINTAGE UNDERSTANDING!

VINTAGE ADVERTISING!

THINGS YOU'D LOVE TO BUY BUT CAN'T ANYMORE!

A TIP OF THE FEDORA TO PULP INTERNATIONAL

PULP FACTORY - 2009 AWARDS BALLOT ANNOUNCED!

PULP FACTORY - 2009 AWARDS BALLOT ANNOUNCED!

During the month of January, the fifty-two members of the Yahoo Pulp Factory group posted nominations for best new pulp fiction and artwork in four categories. The nominations were tallied and from them, those receiving the most nods were placed on the official ballot listed below. Members of the Pulp Factory have until midnight, March 31st to vote. Winners will be announced and awards presented at this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper convention in Chicago.

The Pulp Factory is an informal group made up of both professional writers and artists and dedicated fans of the pulp genre. These awards were created to help recognize and promote new work, both fiction and art, in this classic American literary field. Ron Fortier is the group’s moderator. The Pulp Factory is not affiliated with any single publishing organization and many of its members have contributed to dozens of well known pulp markets.

“For too long the pulp community has only focused on rewarding old time creators,” Fortier said. “Yet in recent years we’ve seen a huge resurgence in new material by some of the brightest writers and artists working today. But no one was acknowledging their contributions and we thought it was time to remedy that omission.” The group hopes the awards will spur new interest in the genre and inspire other creators to enter the pulp world.

2009 PULP FACTORY AWARDS

BEST PULP NOVEL

SECRET AGENT X – THE SEA WRAITHS By Sean Ellis (Age of Adventure Press
THE TERROR OF FU MANCHU By William Maynard (Black Coat Press)
LOBSTER JOHNSON – THE SATAN FACTORY By Thomas E. Sniegoski (Dark Horse Press)
(Top three vote getters from eight nominations.)

BEST PULP SHORT STORY

HORROR IN CLAY By Adam Lance Garcia – from Green Lama Vol.One. (Airship 27 Prod.)
HEART OF THE CRUCIBLEBy Howard Hopkins – from The Avenger Chronicles (Moonstone Books)
THE ADVENTURE OF THE LOCKED ROOMBy Andrew Salmon – from Sherlock Holmes-Consulting Detective Vol. One. (Airship 27 Prod.)
(Top three vote getters from sixteen nominations.)

BEST PULP COVER

MIKE FYLES - for The Green Lama Vol. One. (Airship 27 Prod.)
CHAD HARDIN - for Jim Anthony Super Detective Vol.One (Airship 27 Prod.)
MARK MADDOX – for Captain Hazzard – Python Men of the Lost City (Airship 27 Prod.)
MARK MADDOX – for Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol. One. (Airship 27 Prod.)
(Top four vote getters from sixteen nominations.)

BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS

Pedro Cruz – for Jim Anthony Super Detective Vol.One. (Airship 27 Prod.)
Rob Davis – for Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol.One. (Airship 27 Prod.)
Jay Piscopo – for The Green Lama Vol.One. (Airship 27 Prod.)
(Top three vote getters from eleven nominations.)

FOR THE RECORD

For all four categories combined, a total of fifty-one nominees were offered.

These nominated artists and writers represented eleven different publishing houses.

PHANTOM DOUBLE SHOT #2: KGB NOIR!

PHANTOM DOUBLE SHOT #2: KGB NOIR!

A special Noir mini-series starring The Phantom with tectonic tie-in tales featuring Moonstone Books¹ best and brightest stars! After the events in #1, The Phantom falls into an explosive situation that may cost him his life, and begin the end of the world! The Hammer falls on The Phantom this issue! And in the second feature: Kolchak the Night Stalker tangles with a KGB up close and personal!

Written by Mike Bullock, Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith, art by Fernano Peniche, cover by Dennis Calero.

24 pages, black and white, $2.99.


THE SPIDER #3!

THE SPIDER #3!

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE SPIDER AND MR. HYDE!


The Spider: the most violent and ruthless crime fighter of all time…A cloaked, fanged, borderline crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of ‘45’s!

The man-creature, hands about the Spider’s wrists, hoisted him off his feet and slammed him against the stone wall. The beast was powerful, incredibly so, for he suspended the Spider in midair and shook him like a child’s rattle. Then he twisted, and hurled the Spider. Helpless, grasping consciousness by silken webs, Wentworth’s back crashed into the low marble railing running along the balcony. Momentum carried him over the railing and hurtling towards death upon the theater floor twenty feet below…

Story: Howard Hopkins; Art: Cortney Skinner; Cover: Gary Carbon
32 pages, b/w grayscale, $3.25

MOONSTONE BOOKS

MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION!

AGE OF ACES PRESENTS!

AGE OF ACES PRESENTS!

DOWNLOADABLE PDF AIR WAR PULP STORIES!

NEW THIS WEEK FROM AGE OF ACES BOOKS:

MEDALS FOR JOSEPHINE BY OSCAR J. FRIEND
SUMMER 1943 ARMY-NAVY FLYING STORIES


To the brass hats Josephine was just a bomber in an American squadron cooperating with the R.A.F. in the Burma campaign. But to her crew she was a gallant old girl of the air who had been through many hazardous flying hours with her four boyfriends.

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ALSO CHECK OUT MIKE CHOMKO BOOKS FOR MORE GREAT AGE OF ACES TITLES

CE,EBRATING 100 YEARS OF 'ADVENTURE!'

FANTASTIC PULPS!

THE CAT'S MEOW!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #88!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #88!

JOIN THE BIG W EVERY FRIDAY EVENING AS HE CONTINUES TO EXPLORE, WITH DRINK IN HAND, THE SPACE-AGE POP HI-FI MUSICAL SOUNDS OF THE 1950’S AND THE 1960’S IN LIVING STEREO!

PLAYLIST:

• All Right, Okay, You Win - Eydie Gormé

• It Ain’t Necessarily So - Barney Kessel
• A Bucket of Tears - Peggy Lee
• Brazil - Enoch Light
• I Love You - Kirby Stone Four
• The “In” Crowd - Floyd Cramer
• Don’t Rain On My Parade - Nancy Wilson
• Happiness Is - Count Basie
• Cheek to Cheek - Carmen McRae
• Help! - Hullabaloo Singers & Orchestra
• Michelle - Wayne Newton
• I Want To Be Your Man - Bob Leaper
• I Wish I Were In Love Again - Ella Fitzgerald
• A Summer Place - Percy Faith
• Together - Sinatra, Crosby & Martin
• Tequila - Marty Cooper Clan
• A Fine Romance - Lean Horne
• A Lover’s Concerto - Mrs. Miller
• Zippity Doo Dah - Henry Mancini
• Cabin In The Sky - Rosemary Clooney

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

NEW BRITISH COMIC BLOG ~ CHAMP!

NEW BRITISH COMIC BLOG ~ CHAMP!

A NEW BLOG DEDICATED TO THE BRITISH BOYS COMIC, CHAMP, WHICH RAN DURING THE MID ‘80s AND WAS ONE OF THE LAST TRADITIONAL ADVENTURE WEEKLYS ~ A NICE MIX OF FOOTBALL, MYSTERY, AND SCHOOLBOY ADVENTURE, PLUS A HUMOUR SECTION.

The two major differences between this boys paper & any of its predecessors was the page count only 28 compared to the usual 32 found in more established titles like Victor,Warlord & Spike. Also no sign of any war strips which was quite refreshing. The main focus was the 10 page complete football stories every week following United football clubs climb back to the top . . We are United we are the greatest!

THE BLOG IS JUST GETTING STARTED, BUT TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE!

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE!

ALL ACTION FILM FANS SHOULD READ ROGER EBERT’S REVIEW OF THIS DISAPOINTING EUROPSPY FILM. EBERT ABSOLUTELY NAILS WHAT IS WRONG WITH CURRENT ACTION FILMS . . .


The fight construction is the same with most modern action movies. In past decades, studios went so far as to run fencing classes for swordfights. Stars like Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Errol Flynn did their own stunts and made sure you could see them doing them. Most of the stunts in classic kung-fu movies, starring such stars as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, really happen. Sure, they used camera angles, trampolines and wires, but you try it and see how easy it is.

CGI makes that unnecessary. The stunt work is done by computers and the editing process. I fear that classic action sequences would be too slow for today's impatient action fans, who have been schooled on impossibilities. The stunt driving done in such chase landmarks as "The French Connection" and "Bullitt," where you could observe real cars in real space and time, has been replaced by what is essentially animation.

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

Thursday, February 4, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOKS ~ BLUE LINE MURDER!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS ~ BLUE LINE MURDER!

JAMES MOFFATT ~ FEATURING JOHNNY CANUCK


I discovered this gem, and I use the term loosely, hidden on my shelves while looking for something else. At the time I originally picked it up I was heavily collecting mysteries with sports backgrounds, and I think the only reason I hung onto it was it is a perfect example of a novel so bad it takes on a value all its own. Novice writers could use this title as encouragement of the if-this-can-get-published-then-I-can-get-published variety.

Private eye Johnny Canuck’s moniker, and the fact the fact he is investigating murder on a hockey team, would have you believing he’s Canadian, hey, but you’d be mistaken . . . Canuck is about as Canadian as the movie Rose Marie with Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.

Johnny Canuck’s hot blood is one quarter Sioux Indian, going back to his grandfather, who had fought with Sitting Bull at the Big Horn. Because he liked the white Canadians, he changed his name to John Canuck – the usual name for a Canadian. His son kept the name, and so did Johnny...a tough resourceful private eye who gets results where others have failed. And there are quite a few gorgeous dames who agree.

Blue Line Murder, the second Canuck novel, our P.I. is hired by professional hockey’s Lakeview Otters to investigate the murder of their star defenseman, Tex "Cowboy" Brandt (obviously, the police were not available). Everything from plot to characterization to dialogue gets overwritten while our heroic P.I. uses his Indian senses to solve the case and bed women.

I'd met dames like her before. They were borderline nymphomaniacs. An attraction triggered a deep-seated craving and they had to keep going until they subjugated the man.

Okay. Sure. I’m glad that’s out in the open now.

There were eight of these hack jobs published by Compact in the mid-sixties. Moffatt was clearly pumping these out, along with many other titles in pseudonymous series – including the Hank Janson tales – as he pursued his wordsmith career.

From the late-sixties until 1980 Moffatt wrote for New English Library under his own name and pseudonyms, including J. J. More, Etienne Aubin, Trudi Maxwell, Leslie McManus, James Taylor, Ray Ferrier, Johnny Douglas, Ron Cunningham and Richard Allen. That said, only the novels Moffatt wrote as Richard Allen have had any lasting impact.

Under the Allen pseudonym, Moffat ground out a series of youthspolitation novels starting with Skinhead in 1970 and ending with Mod Rule in 1980. These fictional chronicles detailed in salacious (often racist) terms the British youth cult scene. They sold very well and have since become quite collectable.

THE JOHNNY CANUCK NOVELS:

Blood Is a Personal Thing (1965)
Blue Line Murder (1965)
The Eighth Veil (1965)
Time for Sleeping (1965)
Course of Villainy (1966)
Curtain of Hate (1966)
Terror-Go-Round (1966)
The Twisted Thread (1966)

HITCHCOCK MAGAZINE!

HITCHCOCK MAGAZINE!

PERHAPS IF THEY HAD USED THESE FRENCH COVERS IN AMERICA, ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE WOULD HAVE HAD A WIDER CIRCULATION . . . I'M JUST SAYING . . .


ICEBOX RADIO THEATER ~ 3 FUNERALS!

ICEBOX RADIO THEATER ~ 3 FUNERALS!

3 Funerals is poinant drama about lost love and lost hope inside a modern American church. Starring Jeffrey Adams, Aela Mackintosh, Dave and Piran Erwin, with music by the worship team of the International Falls Covenant Church.

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

JAZZ MAGAZINE DOWNLOAD!

JAZZ MAGAZINE DOWNLOAD!

DOWNLOAD JAZZ INSIDE NY MAGAZINE’S THE PASSION ISSUE

FEBRUARY 2010


Anthony Braxton Cover Feature - 14 Artists Passionately Express Their Passions

Just in time for Valentine's Day, or perhaps, Valentine's Month, you can download your complimentary copy of The Passion Issue of Eric Nemeyer's Jazz Inside NY Magazine's February issue (80 pages).

Fourteen artists discuss how they discovered their passions and how they nurture and share them with others. Whether you've discovered your passion, or have the hope that discovery of your passion still awaits you – i.e. the irrepressible love for a special someone or something that takes you outside yourself – this diverse group of jazz musicians might help you find yours.

The February 2010 issue of Jazz Inside NY Magazine, features Anthony Braxton - The Wizard Unbound - on the cover in an exclusive interview by Ken Weiss, plus interviews with Claudio Roditi and fifteen others, 24 new CD reviews and much more. While 16 pages of the magazine provide comprehensive events listings for the number one jazz market, New York, the "NY" designation in the title belies the design of the magazine for jazz lovers worldwide.


TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COMPLIMENTARY COPY CLICK HERE

BURN NOTICE NEWSLETTER!

BURN NOTICE NEWSLETTER!

TONIGHT:


Michael is caught off guard by a visit from his drug-dealing neighbor Sugar. But to Michael's surprise, Sugar isn't looking for trouble — he needs Michael's help fending off a crew of notorious thieves.

Chris Vance and Spencer Garrett guest star in "Noble Causes", premiering tonight at 10/9C.

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THIS WEEK ON THE BURN NOTICE SITE

COVERT OPS: VEGAS HEIST - Help Nate Westen track down a missing friend in the all-new interactive game Covert Ops: Vegas Heist. Register and you could win weekly prizes, plus a chance at the grand prize: a brand new Hyundai Genesis Coupe! Play this week's mission — Thug Mansion — after tonight's episode!

GHOSTS OF MICHAEL'S PAST - Michael's past is still shrouded in mystery — a mystery that is slowly coming into focus as former associates and former enemies find their way to Miami to say hello. Take this quiz to see how much you know about Michael's life before he was burned.

SEE IT LIKE A SPY - Michael Westen has a knack for improvising gadgets, but how does your own spy savvy compare? We'll name a different gadget, and you'll have to decide which items will get the job done. This week: building a homemade Air Horn.

EPISODE COMMENTARY - Burn Notice creator Matt Nix reveals behind-the-scenes info on each new episode in these special video commentaries! Find out what he had to say about last week's episode, "Friendly Fire".

WATCH-TO-WIN SWEEPSTAKES - Want to win weekly prizes just by watching Burn Notice? Pay close attention during each new episode, then answer our weekly trivia question. You'll automatically be entered to win a prize pack that includes the Season 1 & 2 DVDs, a long-sleeved t-shirt, Burn Notice: The End Game book, and more!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Y/A CORNER ~ THE YOUNGEST TEMPLAR!

Y/A CORNER ~ THE YOUNGEST TEMPLAR!

MICHAEL SPRADLIN

BOOK ONE: KEEPER OF THE GRAIL

Left as a baby at a monastery, Tristan has spent the last 14 years working with the gentle monks and pondering his identity. Facts surrounding his arrival there seem to indicate he is of noble birth. Yet even these suspicions in no way prepare him for what’s in store with the arrival of Sir Thomas and a group of Knights Templar on their way to the Holy Land. In short order, Thomas makes Tristan his squire, Tristan makes an enemy of malevolent Sir Hugh, and the warriors, with Tristan now among their ranks, head to the Saracen stronghold of Acre.

Let the fighting begin! And so it does, with much of the book’s second half taken up with battles, skirmishes, and ambushes.

The deadly action, uncompromising in many of its descriptions, may take center stage, but Spradlin smartly doesn’t neglect story. Tristan is given an immense challenge and responsibility and meets new friends, whose names clever readers will find familiar. The stirring saga ends with a true cliff-hanger, priming fans for the next installment.

BOOK TWO: TRAIL OF FATE

The action and intrigue start right from the first page in this riveting sequel to Keeper of the Grail (Putnam, 2008). Shipwrecked and on his own, Tristan washes up on a beach on his way home from the Crusades. Instead of coming ashore in England, however, he lands in France, where a group of armed warriors take him prisoner. Celia, the leader of this band, appears to be in trouble, and her earnest desire to help her people, coupled with her pretty face, makes Tristan eager to do what he can for her.

Rejoined by his companions Robard Hode and Maryam, a Saracen assassin, he must choose between pursuing his original mission—returning the Holy Grail to Rosalyn Abbey in England—or aiding Celia against corrupt church leaders. In addition, a Templar who wants to claim the Grail for himself is still on Tristan's tail. Covering both action sequences and intrigue with the same brisk pacing, Spradlin gives audiences three appealing and sympathetic heroes to guide them through the strange and dangerous landscape.

The interplay between Robard and Maryam lightens the mood at tense moments, and the growing romance between them puts a brilliant spin on the traditional tales of Robin Hood and Maid Marian. Readers can jump into the series at this point, but the story has neither a beginning nor an ending; this second volume is a serial installment in a much larger tale.

FANTASY CORNER ~ THE THIEF TAKER’S APPRENTICE!

FANTASY CORNER ~ THE THIEF TAKER’S APPRENTICE!

STEPHEN DEAS (AUGUST 2010)


When Berren makes the mistake of stealing a purse from a thief-taker, it should have condemned him to a short and brutal life in the slave-mines. So when the thief-taker offers to train him as an apprentice instead, he can’t believe his luck. The thief-taker has secrets of his own, though, and Berren is soon sucked into a faraway war, filled with mercenary soldiers, necromancers who brew potions that can change your destiny, and a psychotic girl-princess with a penchant for cutting pieces out of her lovers’ souls.

Berren has lived in the city all his life. He has made his way as a thief, paying a little of what he earns to the Fagin like master of their band. But there is a twist to this tale of a thief. One day Berren goes to watch an execution of three thieves. He watches as the thief-taker takes his reward and decides to try and steal the prize. He fails. The young thief is taken. But the thief-taker spots something in Berren. And the boy reminds him of someone as well. Berren becomes his apprentice. And is introduced to a world of shadows, deceit and corruption behind the streets he thought he knew.

Full of richly observed life in a teeming fantasy city, a hectic progression of fights, flights and fancies and charting the fall of a boy into the dark world of political plotting and murder this marks the beginning of a new fantasy series for all lovers of fantasy - from fans of Kristin Cashore to Brent Weeks.

PAPERBACK FANATIC!

PAPERBACK FANATIC!

OUT NOW!


The usual eclectic, wildly entertaining celebration of the beautiful, beautifully ugly and just plain hideous paperbacks from the ’sixties and seventies. Anthology fans will particularly enjoy the overview of Panther’s Weird Tales heavy output, NEL freaks get the notorious Hells Angel poster magazines.

Beyond the Silver Sky- an overview of Ken Bulmer’s work from Ace Doubles to Dray Prescott

The House of Bulmer- Andreas Decker looks at the enduring popularity Ken enjoyed in Germany

Masero Lives! Johnny Mains interviews the classic cover artist

Death Merchant- Andreas Decker gives the inside story on the outrageous men’s adventure series

The Four Gringos- saddles up with blood-thirsty western series Breed, Herne and Crow

Weird Tales at Panther- a much expanded and heavily illustrated 8-page reworking of The Paperback Dungeon checklist

When the Vile Take Over- at last we cover NEL’s Hells Angels poster mags

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TRACKS BY LEADING & EMERGING ARTISTS

Jazz Inside Magazine, Jazz Inside NY

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You're invited to download any or all of the 40 or so

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now available FRE.E at the new Jazz Inside Magazine's

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New MP3 tracks for complimentary download, and for your listening enjoyment will be added regularly. Just in case you missed downloading any of the MP3s, each month’s group will be archived for continuing download.

Bookmark the site so that you can revisit regularly to experience the music of our growing roster of artists and label participants.

Choose from a broad array of styles, tempos, repertoire. Just a couple of mouse clicks and you'll be able to download and listen to these tracks at your convenience.


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BUDDIES LOUNG VAULT!

BUDDIES LOUNG VAULT!

NEWS FROM BUDDIES LOUNGE . . .


HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE NEW BUDDIES LOUNGE VAULT YET?


EACH WEEK WE WILL REPOST, IN ORDER, EVERY EPISODE OF “AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE” AND “BUDDIES LOUNGE BBQ BASH” FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD!

EVERY MONDAY – “AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE”

EVERY WEDNESDAY – “BUDDIES LOUNGE BBQ BASH”

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THE DEAD SHERIFF!

THE DEAD SHERIFF!

GREAT NEWS FROM PULP NOCTURNE BLOGGER MARK JUSTICE . . .


As the saying goes, there's a new sheriff in town.

A walking dead one.

According to legend, The Dead Sheriff was a lawman forced to watch the murders of his family before he was killed. His need for vengeance would not allow him to rest, and he rose from the grave to avenge himself upon his killers. Now he travels across the west, dispensing justice for those in need and sending the wicked to their graves.

He can never return to the grave until the western frontier is free of evil and tyranny.

The reality, however, is a little different….

So goes the premise of horror writer Mark Justice's new supernatural western tales of The Dead Sheriff, a multi-book series of fiction stories with echoes of the pulp and dime adventure novels of the old west.

FOR THE FULL SCOOP CLICK HERE

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

GANG PULP!

GANG PULP!

JOHN LOCKE


Nineteen stories from the notorious gang pulps of the early '30s. Here will be found lurid tales of sadistic killers, craven squealers, coldblooded gun molls, corrupt cops, ruthless gang bosses, and brutal mob wars of extermination.

Complete with original illustrations. When these magazines came on the market, they came under immediate fire from the censors. An in-depth introduction, based on original research, "Glorifying the American Goon," tells the story of that clash and how it changed the magazines.

The stories were selected from both pre- and post-controversy issues in the first year of the gang pulps.

PATRICIA KAAS ~ THE BEST ~ 2008!

PATRICIA KAAS ~ THE BEST ~ 2008!

JENSENBRAZIL GIVES US A DOWNLOAD OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE FRENCH SINGERS . . .

TRACKLIST:


01. Il me dit que je suis belle
02. Ceux qui n'ont rien
03. J'attends de nous
04. Je le garde pour toi
05. Quand Jimmy dit
06. Mon mec a moi
07. Les hommes qui passent
08. Mademoiselle chante le Blues
09. Mon Chercheur d'Or
10. Ma liberte contre la tienne
11. Oui sont les hommes
12. Ceux qui n'ont rien
13. Si tu reves
14. Toute la musique que j'aime!

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FRANK SINATRA ~ GREATEST HITS ~ 2008!

FRANK SINATRA ~ GREATEST HITS ~ 2008!

ANOTHER COOL SINATRA DOWNLOAD FROM JENSENBRAZIL . . .

TRACKLIST:

CD1


01. Strangers In The Night
02. I've Got You Under My Skin
03. Theme From 'New York, New York'
04. My Way
05. Somethin' Stupid
06. When Somebody Loves You
07. The Way You Look Tonight
08. More [Theme From Mondo Cane]
09. I've Got A Crush On You
10. Moon River
11. Something
12. Anytime, Anywhere
13. The Girl From Ipanema
14. Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
15. All the Way
16. The World We Knew (Over And Over)
17. Somewhere In Your Heart
18. Cheek To Cheek
19. As Time Goes By
20. Let's Face The Music And Dance
21. Tell Her (You Love Her Each Day)
22. You And The Night And The Music
23. Mack The Knife
24. Summer Wind
25. Blue Moon
26. Bein Green

CD2

01. A Fine Romance
02. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
03. I Get A Kick Out Of You
04. Night And Day
05. Come Fly With Me (Live)
06. Day By Day
07. Wave
08. Desafinado
09. Forget Domani
10. Softly As I Leave You
11. Let's Fall In Love
12. Fly Me To The Moon
13. Lady Day
14. I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
15. Almost Like Being In Love
16. We Wish You The Merriest
17. You'd Be So Easy To Love
18. I Love You
19. It's Only A Paper Moon
20. Ol' Macdonald
21. Not As A Strange
22. Don't Change You Mind About Me
23. Chicago
24. Nice 'N' Easy
25. (Love Is) The Tender Trap
26. It's Always You
27. Cycles
28. Gentle Of My Mind
29. Goin' Out Of My Head

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NOIR CORNER ~ CITY OF DRAGONS

NOIR CORNER ~ CITY OF DRAGONS

KELLI STANLEY


February, 1940.


In San Francisco's Chinatown, fireworks explode as the city celebrates Chinese New Year with a Rice Bowl Party, a three day-and-night carnival designed to raise money and support for China war relief. Miranda Corbie is a 33-year-old private investigator who stumbles upon the fatally shot body of Eddie Takahashi.

The Chamber of Commerce wants it covered up. The cops acquiesce. All Miranda wants is justice--whatever it costs.

From Chinatown tenements, to a tattered tailor's shop in Little Osaka, to a high-class bordello draped in Southern Gothic, she shakes down the city--her city--seeking the truth.

An outstanding series debut.

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Set in San Francisco in 1940, Stanley's stunning first in a new series introduces a gutsy, independent heroine who isn't always likable. As the city celebrates the Chinese New Year with the Rice Bowl Party, a three-day carnival to raise money for China's war relief, PI Miranda Corbie sees Eddie Takahashi, a young Japanese numbers runner, shot dead in front of her on a crowded, fireworks-filled Chinatown street.

When the police tell her to forget about Takahashi (“Chalk him up to Nanking”), the outraged Miranda decides to seek justice on her own. In her quest for Takahashi's killer, she encounters racism and sexism at nearly every turn. A former escort who's reinvented herself as a detective, the 33-year-old Miranda isn't taken seriously by the cops, who enjoy rehashing her past.

Stanley (Nox Dormienda) aptly describes San Francisco as a city “redolent and glistening with sin and lamplight, forever a girl you didn't take home to Mother.”

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RAISED WITH THE RAT PACK!

RAISED WITH THE RAT PACK!

FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER'S SON LOOKS BACK

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PETER GUINTA


Growing up a teenager in a Connecticut farmhouse, Anthony Greene knew many of the hard-drinking Hollywood stars - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, Dean Martin and others in the Rat Pack, because they'd come to relax at his house. Marilyn Monroe even lived with his family for five years.

His father, Milton H. Greene, one of the most famous high-fashion photographers in the world and one of Marilyn's closest friends, took Anthony fishing and shucking Long Island Sound clams with movie star Paul Newman.

"We had a pool table, and Frank and Dean and Sammy would party with their wives and girlfriends well into the night," Anthony, now 52, and a resident of Johns Creek in Northwest St. Johns County, said. "That was a regular day at our house."

His mother, Amy, a model who later became fashion editor for Glamour magazine, seemed to take the chaos at home in stride.

After Anthony graduated from high school, Sammy Davis gave him a job as a roadie for his Las Vegas show at The Sands.

"That was very nice place for a young man to learn," he said. "I got to go to parties at Sammy's place. Everybody was there. It never ended."

His father met Marilyn Monroe on an assignment for Look magazine and ended up shooting more than 5,000 images of her.

Family photographs show a young Anthony with a Leica camera dangling around his neck. His brother Joshua also had a camera and the elder Greene captured Joshua as a toddler snapping a photo of a grinning Marilyn posing for him in high heels, fishnet stockings and skimpy clothing
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INTERNATIONAL CORNER ~ THE MAN OF MY LIFE!

INTERNATIONAL CORNER ~ THE MAN OF MY LIFE!

MANUEL VÁZQUEZ MONTALBÁN


Spain’s most famous detective, Pepe Carvalho, is back in Barcelona and is swiftly embroiled in a murderous scandal amid the murky politics of 21st-century Catalonia. When the son of a rich financier is murdered, Carvalho is called upon to investigate his mysterious death.

In his quest for the killer, Carvalho infiltrates the world of satanism and religious sects.

“Between 1977 and 1990, Montalbán wrote half a dozen novels that stand among the best in modern Spanish literature. Like Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, he is the man of honour walking the mean streets of a sick society.”—The Independent

Y/A CORNER ~ THE BOY WHO COULDN’T SLEEP AND NEVER HAD TO!

Y/A CORNER ~ THE BOY WHO COULDN’T SLEEP AND NEVER HAD TO!

DC PIERSON

This is a debut novel about the typical high school experience: the homework, the awkwardness and the mutant creatures from another galaxy. When Darren Bennett meets Eric Lederer, there’s an instant connection. They share a love of drawing, the bottom rung on the cruel high school social ladder and a pathological fear of girls.

Then Eric reveals a secret: He doesn’t sleep. Ever. When word leaks out about Eric’s condition, he and Darren find themselves on the run. Is it the government trying to tap into Eric’s mind, or something far darker?

It could be that not sleeping is only part of what Eric’s capable of, and the truth is both better and worse than they could ever imagine.

Monday, February 1, 2010

MY SOUL TO LOSE ~ FREE e-BOOK!

MY SOUL TO LOSE ~ FREE e-BOOK!

RACHEL VINCENT

She doesn't see dead people, but…

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

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FANTASY CORNER ~ DRAGON KEEPER!

FANTASY CORNER ~ DRAGON KEEPER!

ROBIN HOBB

Here be dragons—but debilitated, deformed, damaged dragons, hatched too soon, sick and starving, into a world that has mostly forgotten them. The first of Hobb's Rain Wild Chronicles, an absorbing extension of her Liveship and Tawny Man trilogies, introduces 15 young dragons who struggle to survive with the grudging help of mutant Rain Wilders.

Eventually driven out by the Traders Council, the hatchlings decide to seek Kelsingra, their ancient home. Caught up by the dragons' plight and longing to escape unhappy families and the stifling Rain Wild culture, self-taught dragon scholar Alise Kincannon and teenage tree-dwelling mutant Thymara volunteer to accompany them on the quest, with the help of magnetic liveship captain Leftrin and a host of colorful characters.

Hobb's meticulously realized fantasy tale is a welcome addition to contemporary dragon lore.

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FANTASY CORNER ~ QUEEN VICTORIA: DEMON HUNTER!

FANTASY CORNER ~ QUEEN VICTORIA: DEMON HUNTER!

A. E. MOORATT

There were many staff at Kensington Palace, fulfilling many roles; a man who was employed to catch rats, another whose job it was to sweep the chimneys. That there was someone expected to hunt demons did not shock the new Queen; that it was to be her was something of a surprise.

London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives the orb, the scepter, and an arsenal of bloodstained weaponry. If Britain is about to become the greatest power of the age, there’s the small matter of the undead to take care of first. Demons stalk the crown, and political ambitions have unleashed ravening hordes of zombies even within the nobility itself.

But rather than dreams of demon hunting, Queen Victoria’s thoughts are occupied by Prince Albert. Can she dedicate her life to saving her country when her heart belongs elsewhere? With lashings of glistening entrails, decapitations, zombies, and foul demons, this masterly new portrait will give a fresh understanding of a remarkable woman, a legendary monarch, and quite possibly the best demon hunter the world has ever seen.

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THUGLIT #35!

THUGLIST #35!

AVAILABLE NOW.

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NOIR CORNER ~ NICK FURY!

NOIR CORNER ~ NICK FURY!

HERE'S A COOL TAKE ON THE ULTIMATE SPY MASTER, NICK FURY, BY EVAN 'DOC' SHANER . . .

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