Saturday, March 27, 2010

MOONSTONE BOOKS’ 2010 FALL LINE UP!

MOONSTONE BOOKS’ 2010 FALL LINE UP!

HONEY WEST

BUCKAROO BANZAI

CAPTAIN ACTION

ZEROIDS

KOLCHAK FILES

THE BLACK BAT DOUBLE SHOT

THE SPIDER DOUBLE SHOT

ROBOT MAN DOUBLE SHOT

GUARDIANS OF THE NORTHERN LIGHT

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE DOUBLE SHOT

SECRET AGENT X DOUBLE SHOT

SHERLOCK HOLMES

AIRFIGHTERS

VAMPIRE, PA:

ZOMBIES VS CHEERLEADERS

BENTLY’S TRADING POST ~ ROBERT MCGINNIS!

BENTLY’S TRADING POST ~ ROBERT MCGINNIS!


IS A MCGINNIS STILL A MCGINNIS EVEN IF IT DOESN’T HAVE A TALL, LANKY, SULTRY FEMALE? YOU BETCHA!


COMICS CORNER ~ MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE!

COMICS CORNER ~ MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE!


When Ella attends a séance for a report in her local paper, she gets sucked into the world of Mysterius ~ The Unfathomable, a magician who's more than just a performer of flashy tricks.


Sensing Ella is the perfect person to play the role of his assistant, Delfi (the latest in a long line), Mysterius hires her. Their cases drag them deep into the modern world of magic, at least one pocket dimension, and the wicker effigy about to be set alight at a Burning-Man-esque festival.


Acclaimed creators Jeff Parker (X-Men: The First Class, Agents of Atlas) and Tom Fowler (Green Arrow, Caper) make their WildStorm debut with this exciting, offbeat new miniseries!

FANTASY CORNER: MYSTERIES OF THE DIOGENES CLUB!

FANTASY CORNER: MYSTERIES OF THE DIOGENES CLUB!

KIM NEWMAN


From the 1860s to the present day, the Diogenes Club has been the least-known of Great Britain's intelligence and law enforcement services. Founded by Sherlock Holmes's cleverer brother Mycroft, the Club protects the realm—and this entire plane of existence—from occult menaces, threats from other dimensions, magical perfidy and the Deep Dark Deadly Ones. In this collection, covering uncanny events from the early days of the 20th century to the early decades of the 21st, the Club's greatest Assets contend with ancient Egyptian curses, magical wars fought in secret, and the mystery of what really happened on the day of the first moon landing. Kim Newman continues the series began in The Man From the Diogenes Club, revealing more of the mysteries of the British Empire's most secret service.


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DANGER DIABOLIK ~ ENNIO MORRICONE!

DANGER DIABOLIK ~ ENNIO MORRICONE!

SOMETHING VERY COOL AND SPECIAL ALSO FROM FAT CITY CIGAR LOUNGE . . .


This is an "unofficial" soundtrack, but it's the closest we're going to get I'm afraid because the original tapes were said to have been destroyed in a fire. Enjoy!


This was the last movie shown on MST3K....when Mike and the bots made it back to Earth.


Ennio Morricone, like him or dislike him, he has made his stamp upon the cinematic world for the last 45 years. A product of the Italian school of film scoring he has composed literally hundreds of scores for both european and american movies. Some scores are classics of their genre, some unique and some, as somebody once said, like listening to 30 minutes of vacuum cleaning! Both brilliant or frustrating , melodic or disturbing one cannot deny he is a force to be reckoned with.


Danger:Diabolik or Diabolik as it was known in its native land was based on the popular "Fumetti" comic strips of the 1960's. These massively popular strips regarding a master criminal and his constant evasion of the law are still as popular today. Director Mario Bava brought this phenomenon to the screen in 1968 with john philip Law in the starring role.


The score is indicative of the times a wildly fantastic mix of jazz, funk and orchestral drive, each track either based on leitmotifs for the central characters or in many cases coming in from left field with a new melody. The Title song sung by Italian songstress "Christy" is sultry and melodic and permeates the score throughout. The stand out tracks are "extracting AU from H2O and Under Wah Wah, crazy titles but left entirely to themselves onscreen they are perfect examples of how important Italian film makers regarded the score within a film.


Written in 1968 at his most inventive period Morricone brings musical identity to this strange but compelling character. His playful musicality is counterpointed by at times sinister orchestration and the Cantori Moderni are in fine form.


This album one should be aware appears to be the score lifted from a laserdisc and some sound effects and dialogue are evident. But as the original masters are deemed to have been lost in a studio fire it is unlikely that the score, which never even made it onto vinyl, will ever see the light of day. Claims like these have been proved wrong many times in the past. This to all intents and purposes is a legitimate release and can be hard to find. If you are a fan of composer or of the eclectic, snap it up at once.


TRACKLIST:


01. Deep Down

02. Yes Sir, No Sir (Dialogue)

03. Charading Chaffeurs in Wait

04. Driving Decoys

05. Into the Cave

06. Diabolik's Hide-out

07. The Shower

08. Logical Suggestion (Dialogue)

09. Money Orgy

10. Criminal/Justice Solution (Dialogue)

11. Headlines

12. Valmont's Go-Go Pad

13. Dumped by Dimockracy (Dialogue)

14. Eva's Holy Dress

15. Diabolik Capture

16. Gunfight at Red Sands

17. Eva's Sketchy I.D. (Dialogue)

18.Metamorphosis

19. Emerald Bikini

20. Doctor Vinear's I.D. Prescription

21. Downhill Decoy

22. Vinear's X-Out Session/Death/Life

23. Jenko's Plan Derails

24. Guiness's Gold Bar

25. Bubbles

26. Underwater Wah-Wah

27. Now Go!!!

28. Eva Alone (Dialogue)

29. The Pyrite Wink

30. Last Laff

31. Deep Down

32. O.K. Connery

33. Valmont Philosophises

34. [Untitled]


TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

CALIBRO 35!

CALIBRO 35!

HERE’S SOMETHING COOL AND DIFFERENT FROM FAT CITY CIGAR LOUNGE . . .


Digging through dusty vinyl crates led to the discovery of italian '60s and '70s film soundtracks, and as a result, Italian band Calibro 35 who specialise in creating playlists from cult Italian movies - some of which have been used in Quentin Tarantino movies.


It features a playlist that includes well known movie themes as well as rare compositions: from classic Morricone’s “Indagine su Un Cittadino al di sopra di Ogni Sospetto” to Micalizzi’s “Italia a Mano Armata” and Cipriani’s “La polizia Sta a Guardare” (both used by Quentin Tarantino in his movies), from “Milano Kaliber 9” (Luis Bacalov) to the experimental “Giornata Nera per l’Ariete” (Morricone again). Armando Trovajoli’s lost masterpiece “La Mala Ordina” (the original master was created during the ‘70s) has been re-recorded respecting its original structure and sound while the cinematic dancefloor hit “Gangster Story” will help you remember the chic Alfa Giulia car chases of the era. Cool groves throughout.


PLAYLIST:


1. Italia a Mano Armata

2. Summertime Killer

3. Notte in Bovisa

4. Indagine su un cittadino

5. Milano calibro 9

6. Trafelato

7. Una Stanza Vuota

8. La mala ordina

9. La Polizia s'Incazza

10. Preludio

11. Gangster Story

12. Spiralys

13. Shake Balera

14. L'Appuntamento


TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE AND GO TO THE POST COMMENTS

BEAT TO A PULP #67!

BEAT TO A PULP #67!

THE PICKLE BY CHRIS LA TRAY


HERE’S THE WORD FROM EDITOR DAVID CRANMER . . .


I guess you never think about how you got to where someone's got a shotgun pointed at you. At least not until after it's over, if you're lucky enough to survive it. It's just you and that big, fat barrel, and some jerkoff pointing it at you. Everything else just kinda goes away.


I'm pleased to publish Chris La Tray's debut crime ficion piece. It's called The Pickle and to read it CLICK HERE


Coming soon: Hilary Davidson's Fetish and Richard Prosch is in charge of Dog Day Care.


And a first for BTAP, a graphic short story!

CRIKEY #14!

CRIKEY #14!

THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE OF BRITISH COMICS IS OUT THIS WEEK!

Behind a fabulous cover by Bryan Talbot the issue includes articles on The Perishers (now back in the Daily Mirror), Alfred Bestall's Rupert, commemorating the 60th anniversary of Eagle No.1 by one of its original readers, interviews with Bryan Talbot and myself and much more.

CRIKEY!
NO.14 WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MANY COMIC SPECIALIST SHOPS OR TO ORDER IT DIRECTLY FROM THE PUBLISHERS CLICK HERE

SUPPORT BRITAIN'S PREMIERE MAGAZINE ABOUT COMICS! BUY CRIKEY!

COCKTAIL NATION #117 ~ VIBES & UKULELES!

COCKTAIL NATION #117 ~ VIBES & UKULELES!

On tonight’s show, Koop talks to Megan Go Go Wise from a new favourite band, Vibes on Velvet. Koop will also tell us about a couple who have taken ukulele around the country. The Ask Koop segment again attempts to make the world a little bit better, plus info on a few events to check out across the globe.

The Cocktail Nation the show that attempts to unite a global community with the very best lounge and exotica

PLAYLIST:

Sg Sound ~ A Latin Affair

Skip Heller ~ Hurricane Apartment

Vibes on Velvet ~ Topsy

Astrud Gilberto ~ Meditation

Jimmy Vargas ~ Love is a Racket

Bosko and Honey ~ Road Trip

Esquivel ~ Sentimental Journey

CherriCapri ~Tiny Bubbles

Al Caiola ~ The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Janet Seidel ~ Whistling Away the Dark

David Rose and Orch ~ Sunset Strip

Trudy Pitts ~ Take Five

Billy May ~ Mannix

Martini Kings ~ Nylon Jungle

Nelson Riddle ~ Route 66

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

NOIR CORNER!

NOIR CORNER!

ILLUSTRATION BY NORM SAUNDERS!

NOIR CORNER!

NOIR CORNER!

ILLUSTRATION BY RAFAEL DESOTO!

THE LOSERS!

THE LOSERS!

BASICALLY, THE A-TEAM FOR A NEW GENERATION . . . I'M THERE . . . APRIL 23, 2010!


7 PSYCHOPATHS #1

7 PSYCHOPATHS #1

WRITER: FABIEN VEHLMANN

ARTIST: SEAN PHILLIPS

From Criminal co-conspirator Sean Phillips! 7 men, 1 impossible mission - assassinate Hitler! With World War II in full swing, there's only one-way to draw the war to a quick end: kill Hitler. But who would be insane enough to try? Joshua Goldschmidt knows just the men to do it. Insane? Psychotic? Mad? Call them what you will, but the seven psychopaths are now the only hope the world has! In the vein of Inglorious Basterds, with art by the critically acclaimed Sean Phillips.

$3.99 ~ MAY 2010

COMIC TWART ~ ARCHIE!

COMIC TWART ~ ARCHIE!

THIS WEEK THE GANG AT COMIC TWART ARE TAKING ON THAT PERENNIAL TEENAGER ARCHIE, AS IN FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA’S TAKE ABOVE . . .

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THE CAT'S MEOW!

Friday, March 26, 2010

HONEY WEST #1

HONEY WEST #1

MOONSTONE BOOKS: - COMING IN JULY!

WRITTEN BY TRINA ROBBINS

ART BY CYNTHIA MARTIN

COLORS BY MARK SIMMONS

COVERS BY DAVID LLOYD AND MALCOLM MCCLINTON.

The return of the world's first female private eye in fiction and on TV! As tough as Mike Hammer and as sultry as Marilyn Monroe! Gloria Fickling's creation has solved mysteries in 10 novels, and was also the star of the TV series Honey West starring Anne Francis!

Danger lurks in them thar Hollywood hills when topless piano player Mimi Malloy walks into Honey West's office. There's been a double homicide at her nightclub, the Purple Pussy, and Mimi suspects she's the next victim! Join us as our favorite girl detective goes undercover as a go-go dancer and mixes it up with Hollywood hippies to uncover the Killer on the Keys.

32 PAGES ~ $3.99 ~ PHOTO VARIANT, $5.99

MOONSTONE BOOKS

DOMINO LADY: NOIR!

MOONSTONE BOOKS: - COMING IN JUNE!

WRITER: NANCY HOLDER

ARTIST: SHAWN VAN BRIESEN

COVER: MICHAEL J. WILLIAMS

Great jumping on point! Bram Stoker Award-winner and New York Times best-selling author Nancy Holder tells of bad love gone bad in the comic novella "D.O.A." Steamy white hot passion, the business of violent crime, and a girl who should know better! Gorgeous greyscaled art by Shawn Van Briesen!

32 PAGES ~ B&W ~ $3.50

MOONSTONE BOOKS

BLACK KISS!

BLACK KISS!
HOWARD CHAYKIN

PER COMIC BOOK RESOURCES . . .

By 1988, cartoonist Howard Chaykin was already known for producing

hard-hitting comics that didn't skimp on pulp-influenced action or amped up sexuality. But that year, the release of Chaykin's 12-issue series "Black Kiss" through the now-defunct Vortex Comics label pushed the envelope farther than any of the artist's previous works. A black-and-white detective thriller that combined elements of Los Angeles P.I. novels, occult horror comics and outright pornography, "Black Kiss" originally came shipped in black bags to prevent young people from flipping through it on the comic racks, though that didn't stop many people from crying out against what they views as inappropriate comics.


And that's just how Chaykin wanted it.


"The book was done at a time when there was serious talk about trying to create a rating's system for comics, and the idea was that I would do a book that would be appalling and offensive...and funny," the artist explained to CBR about the book which will be reprinted in one volume by DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT in May.

HOT, FUNNY, DIRTY, IRREVERENT, STYLISH, LA NOIR . . .

PULP 2.0

KILLER’S CARESS BY CARY MORAN

KILLER’S CARESS BY CARY MORAN

BLACK DOG BOOKS - COMING IN LATE APRIL!

Three black moles on a voluptuous siren¹s shapely thigh lead Johnny Harding, dapper, wise-cracking columnist of the Daily Telegraph into a web of crime and caresses adroitly spun by a spider of seduction.

Cary Moran has written a fast-moving, thrill-packed story studded with laughs, mystery and passion.

While "Killer¹s Caress" is a freestanding novel with no magazine appearance, readers may recall a series of stories by Cary Moran about Johnny Harding that ran in Spicy Detective Stories.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts ~ Cover art by Rudolph Belarski.

First time in paperback.

$14.95 US / Trade paperback / 138 pages

SHADOW RING PREMIUM!

SHADOW RING PREMIUM!

12-book THE SHADOW subscription: $167 via First Class; $155 via Media Mail (includes bonus variant and ring premium)

6-book THE SHADOW subscription: $84 via First Class; $78 via Media Mail

12-book DOC SAVAGE subscription: $167 via First Class; $155 via Media Mail (includes bonus variant and ring premium)

6-book DOC SAVAGE subscription: $84 via First Class; $78 via Media Mail

6-book AVENGER/WHISPERER subscription: $84 via First Class; $78 via Media Mail

Future books can be ordered individually for $16.95 postpaid via Media Mail/$17.95 via First Class.

Postage is free with multiple book orders (2 books for $29.90, three for $44.85, etc.)

Individual back volumes (THE SHADOW #1-37 and DOC SAVAGE #1-36) are still available for $12.95@ each plus $2 Media Mail or $3 First Class postage.

Free shipping on multiple book orders

Any 6 back issues are available postpaid for $66 via Media Mail or $72 via First Class/Priority Mail.

"Instant Collection" discounts of $250 postpaid are still available

for the first 25 books in either series or $300 for the first 30 books of THE SHADOW or DOC SAVAGE.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

THE HAND OF RED FINGER!

THE HAND OF RED FINGER!

“Der Rote Finger,” the foreign spy gasped as he came face to face with America’s top agent. Ford Duane, a mild mannered bookstore owner is, in truth, the dreaded Red Finger, top agent of P.A.T., hunter and destroyer of foreign spies.

Carrying only a strange gas gun, foreign agents end up dead after they meet this nemesis. His black gloves have one oddity, the trigger finger is painted blood red, giving him the name foreign spies have come to recognize and fear—The Red Finger!

For the first time, all 12 stories by Arthur Leo Zagat from the back pages of Operator #5 are collected in one edition.

And a newly-written story, “Obituaries are Final” by Tom Johnson—
published here for the first time—puts closure on this classic series.

Trade paperback, $24.95, available from AMAZON
Limited Edition hardcover, $39.95, available from LULU

ALTUS PRESS

AGE OF ACES PRESENTS!

AGE OF ACES PRESENTS!

DOWNLOADABLE PDF AIR WAR PULP STORIES!

Age of Aces Books is now offering a new feature on their Web site called "Age of Aces Presents".

You can now download free PDF versions of some great Air War pulp stories.

NEW THIS WEEK:

The Suicide Strafe

Major George Fielding Eliot

January 1935 Sky Birds

Those four victories to his credit meant nothing to Bob Sexton—now. At last he had gotten Gerhardt, the invincible German ace—had sent his famous Red-Wing plane crashing down to a fiery doom. Yet that fifth victory—the descendu that made him an ace—was the one he would never be able to claim.

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

THE LONE RANGER MAGAZINE: MAY 1937

THE LONE RANGER MAGAZINE: MAY 1937

COMING IN JUNE FROM ADVENTURE HOUSE!

WRITER: FRAN STRIKER

"The Masked Rider's Justice." Justice meant more to the Lone Ranger and his companions that merely saving an innocent boy from a blood-lusting lynch mob; it meant following the job through until the youth's name was cleared and the real murderer brought to justice.

Published by the same publisher as Spicy Detective, The Lone Ranger was an oddity for Trojan Publications. This reproduction of the original pulp magazine brings this rare collectible to a modern audience.

SOFTCOVER ~ 7X10 ~ 128 PAGES ~ B&W ~ $14.95

ADVENTURE HOUSE

ROBIN HOOD!

ROBIN HOOD!

HERE’S THE WORD FROM AIRSHIP 27’S TOP PULMEISTER, RON FORTIER . . .

ROBIN HOOD - King of Sherwood is a brand new full length novel by British writer Ian Watson. Ian had written several Sherlock Holmes stories for Airship 27 Productions last year and after those were submitted he brought up his idea of doing a Robin Hood novel, one set against an authentic historical background that would give the old legend a fresh new twist while at the same time keeping all the icon elements. When we read through the manuscript for this book we were blown away.

Our partner at Airship 27 Productions, artist Rob Davis, had the exact same excitement and agreed this was a truly special book. To that end we went after a wonderful artist named Mike Manley and recruited him to do our painted cover. What he delivered knocked our socks off!!! This by far one of the most beautiful books Airship 27 Productions has ever produced and we sincerely hope all you adventure/action fans out there who love a rousing good story will give it a try.

Simply click on the dirigible logo to the left of the column to link to our on-line store. Note, the book will be available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all other major booksellers. Trust me, Loyal Airmen, this one is a winner start to finish.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

THE IDIOT BOX!

THE IDIOT BOX!

NEW FROM 19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD . . .

WRITTEN BY JULIE HOVERSON

REALITY TV ~ NEED I SAY MORE?

WHAT KIND OF A PLACE IS IT?

WHY IT'S RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, CAN'T YOU TELL?

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

SUPER VILLAIN CONTEST!

SUPER VILLAIN CONTEST!

NEWS FROM DECODER RING THEATRE AND THE RED PANDA . . .

That's right, it's your big chance to hear a bad guy of your own fiendish imagination throw it down with Canada's Greatest Superhero mano et mano!

Together with our friends at Top Web Comics, we're having us a little Create A Supervillian Contest, and three lucky winners will hear their creations brought to life when the Seventh season of the Red Panda Adventures hits the airwaves!

So, don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance! Visit TopWebComics.com today!

STACEY KENT ~ RACONTE MOI!

STACEY KENT ~ RACONTE MOI!

About “Raconte-moi…” album

Is this Jazz or is this French chanson?

Stacey’s personal connection to France runs deep. Her grandfather was a long-term resident and she spent time studying there as an undergraduate. The first signs of Francophilia, which was passed on to her by her grandfather, were already visible on her 2007 Grammy-nominated record, "Breakfast On the Morning Tram”, which featured several tracks from the French repertory: Samba Saravah (from Lelouche’s film A Man and a Woman) and two Serge Gainsbourg covers, “Ces petits riens” and “La saison des pluies”.

With her upcoming release, she goes the extra mile with an all-French album entitled Raconte-moi... (Tell Me). Here, Stacey revisits great classics of the French musical heritage with songs by Barbara, Paul Misraki, Georges Moustaki, Henri Salvador, Michel Jonasz, Keren Ann and Benjamin Biolay, and also showcases original work by talented young songwriters like Claire Denamur, Camille D'Avril (who collaborated with Jim Tomlinson on one title) Pierre-Dominique Burgaud and Emilie Satt, whose “La Vénus du mélo" is the debut single.

TRACKLIST:

1. Les Eaux De Mars

2. Jardin D'hiver

3. Raconte-Moi.

4. L'étang

5. La Vénus Du Mélo

6. Au Coin Du Monde

7. C'est Le Printemps

8. Sait-On Jamais ?

9. Les Vacances Au Bord De La Mer

10. Mi Amor

11. Le Mal De Vivre

12. Désuets

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: BILLINGSGATE SHOAL

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: BILLINGSGATE SHOAL


RICK BOYER


In 1982, author Rick Boyer debuted on the mystery scene with his novel Billingsgate Shoal. The novel was well received and went on to garner an Edgar for Best First Novel.


Boyer’s protagonist, Massachusetts-based dentist/oral surgeon, Charlie ‘Doc’ Adams, is an easy to like character, hardboiled in the Travis McGee tradition as opposed to the Sam Spade, Phillip Marlow manner. Doc is extremely good at staying alive, taking out the black hats chasing him with a cold efficiency somewhat at odds with his mellow demeanor. Still, Boyer knows how to tell a good tale, making hanging out with Doc as he solves mysteries and bops bad guys a lot more pleasant than letting him work on your teeth.


BILLINGSGATE SHOAL


First, a fishing trawler runs aground on the Massachusetts shore. Then a young scuba diver sent to investigate the wreck is found dead in the water. Doc Adams, a friend of the dead diver, sets out through the stormy seas and blood-flecked sands of Cape Cod to plumb a murder he should have prevented. There he uncovers a hidden treasure in illegal arms and is nearly killed in the process. Doc lets the world think he's dead, the better to hunt for the killers of his friend. But if he makes a single mistake, he'll be clam chowder.


While it’s a little hard to get around how or why a dentist keeps getting involved in crimes, the whole series of Doc Adams novels are worth reading. Along with Billingsgate Shoal, my favorite is The Daisy Ducks.


DOC ADAMS NOVELS


Billingsgate Shoal (1982)

The Penny Ferry (1984)

The Daisy Ducks (1986)

Moscow Metal (1987)

The Whale's Footprints (1988)

Gone to Earth (1990)

Yellow Bird (1991)

Pirate Trade (1994)

The Man Who Whispered (1998)

BASIE BUNCH: TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS!

BASIE BUNCH: TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS!

KELLY’S LOUNGE SOUNDZ SCORES AGAIN WITH ANOTHER TERRIFIC JAZZ DOWNLOAD . . .

The music on Too Marvelous For Words is quite delightful because Vanguard's John Hammond gave a number of excellent musicians – Lucky Thompson, Benny Green, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Walter Page, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Hank Jones, Joe Williams and Basie himself among them – the freedom to simply lay out and play on favorite songs. There may be no revelations among these tunes, but the music is bright, swinging and altogether engaging. Certainly it's not among Basie or his band's major works but it's enjoyable for any fan of his music, no matter their level of expertise or dedication. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

TRACKLIST:

01) Shoe Shine Boy
02) Lover Man
03) Georgia Mae
04) Squeeze Me
05) Buck Huckles
06) Splittin'
07) Caravan
08) Old Man River
09) Too Marvelous For Words
10) Sent For You Yesterday
11) Perdido
12) Satin Doll

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

FANTASY CORNER: CORVUS!

FANTASY CORNER: CORVUS!

PAUL KEARNEY


It is twenty-three years since a Macht army fought its way home from the heart of the Asurian Empire. The man who came to lead that army, Rictus, is now a hard-bitten mercenary captain, middle-aged and tired. He wants nothing more than to lay down his spear and become the farmer that his father was.


But fate has different ideas.


A young warleader has risen to challenge the order of things in the very heartlands of the Macht. A soldier of genius, he takes city after city, and reigns over them as king. What is more, he had heard of the legendary leader of the Ten Thousand. His name is Corvus, and the rumours say that he is not even fully human. He means to make himself absolute ruler of all the Macht.


And he wants Rictus to help him.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ROBERT CULP ~ R.I.P.

ROBERT CULP ~ R.I.P.

THIS IS INDEED SAD NEWS. FIRST PETER GRAVES AND NOW THIS NEWS. IS THERE PERHAPS A PLOT TO KILL OFF OLD SPIES?

SERIOUSLY, I SPY IS ONE OF THE MOST SEMINAL SPY SHOWS OF ALL TIME AND CULP WAS NOT ONLY PERFECT IN HIS ROLE AS TENNIS STAR/SECRET AGENT KELLY ROBINSON, BUT HE PLAYED PERFECTLY OFF OF HIS 'EQUAL' PARTNER BILL COSBY AS HIS TRAINER AND GO-AGENT ALEXANDER SCOTT.
CULP WILL BE MISSED.

Robert Culp, who shot to fame as an actor thanks to his Kelly Robinson role in 'I Spy' in the 1960s, died on Wednesday after the 79-year-old actor hit his head during a fall near his Hollywood home.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Culp hit his head after falling while walking on Wednesday morning and was found by a jogger who then called 911 shortly after 11 a.m. Culp was pronounced dead shortly after at Queen of Angels hospital, Los Angeles Police Department Bob Binder told the LA Times that the actor's death "is accidental and there appears to be no sign of foul play.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE

ESPIONAGE CORNER: THE AUCTION!

ESPIONAGE CORNER: THE AUCTION!
THE OTTO PENZLER COLLECTION OF BRITISH ESPIONAGE AND THRILLER FICTION!

On Thursday, April 8 Swann Galleries will offer The Otto Penzler Collection of British Espionage and Thriller Fiction. The sale represents a select portion of the private library of the well-known mystery fiction specialist and bookseller who amassed his collection over 40 years. In that time, Penzler befriended many noted authors including Eric Ambler, Ken Follett, John Gardner and others, who inscribed copies of their works.

....Perhaps the best known of the British espionage works are Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, which were the source material for the iconic films spanning the last several decades. The auction offers more than 25 of these books, and among the most notable are a first edition of the first Bond book, Casino Royale, in near perfect condition, 1953 ($20,000 to $30,000); a fine copy of Moonraker, inscribed and signed by the author to known Fleming collector Eileen M. Cond, 1955 ($15,000 to $25,000); and a signed limited edition of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the first novel published after the debut of the film series and an immediate bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic, 1963 ($6,000 to $9,000).

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

STEVE TYRELL @ THE GOLDEN NUGGET ~ VEGAS!

ESPIONAGE CORNER: THE DEBRIEF!

ESPIONAGE CORNER: THE DEBRIEF!

Spy writer Jeremy Dun’s, author of the well reviewed Free Agent, has recently begun a new espionage focused blog, The Debrief. The personable Duns has been posting a variety of interesting pieces, all worthwhile reading for espionage fiction fans, including a great article he wrote in 2002 featuring interviews with Donald Hamilton (Matt Helm), John Gardner (James Bond) and Martin Cruz Smith (Nick Carter).

Most of the 'Bond clones' have rightly been forgotten. But for every Man from O.R.G.Y. there was a Harry Palmer. Behind some of the scantily clad sirens on these now dusty covers lurk believable characters, gripping plots and dazzling prose. And there's an uncommon thrill to reading a twist on a familiar theme.

John Braine's character Xavier Flynn, for example, featured in two novels in the Seventies: he works for a counter-espionage organisation that takes its codenames from CS Lewis' Narnia novels, drinks bison vodka and is a devout Catholic. William Garner wrote three books featuring an agent called Michael Jagger, who picks up society girls in the street and owns a Francis Bacon painting; strangely, nobody comments on his name. For those bored with the 'shaken, not stirred' formula, there are dozens of new iconographies to explore . . .

Nice one, Jeremy! Keep up the good work! Welcome to the blogosphere!

TO CHECK OUT THE DEBRIEF CLICK HERE

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

AMAZING GOALKEEPER GOAL!


AMAZING GOALKEEPER GOAL!

Dario Capogrosso, goalkeeper for Argentine second division club CAI, scored a vital goal for his relegation threatened team, earning a point at the death of their match against Gimnasia de Jujuy on Saturday. With a little help from the wind, Capogrosso scored off a free kick from 70 meters out that just went over the fingertips of the opposing keeper.

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HEALTH CARE? HMMMM . . .

HEALTH CARE? HMMMM . . .

Let me get this straight . . . we've passed a 2,100 page health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it, but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.

What could possibly go wrong????