Saturday, July 17, 2010

COCKTAIL NATION #133 ~ MR. HO!

COCKTAIL NATION #133 ~ MR. HO!

This week on the show, Koop talks to Mr Ho about something big happening with his orchestroica band and a way you can help. There’s also news from Tiki Joe’s Ocean with a new release coming up, and a new book on Grace Kelly, which you’ll need to check out.

If you are in the LA area there is a great doco on the architect John Lautner to dig, plus some cool gigs from a across the globe in our world of swank, and this week in the Ask Koop segment, koop tackles creepy married men who try to pick up young single women

PLAYLIST:

Combustible Edison ~ Pink Victim
Octobop ~ Playboy Theme
Orchestrotica-Terre Exotique
Martin Denny ~ A Taste of Honey
Tiki Joe’s Ocean ~ Stoic Moai
Astrud Gilberto ~ Might as Well Be Spring
Vibes On Velvet ~ Spook master
Waitiki 7 ~ Firecracker
Buddy Greco ~ S’Wonderful
Abe Lagrimas ~ Like Two In Love
Julie London ~ Take Back Your Mink
Nelson Riddle ~ Route 66
Hugo Montenegro ~ Goldfinger
Tito Puente ~ Ritual Drum Dance

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AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #103!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #103!

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:

• I’m Shooting High - Shirley Bassey
• A Taste Of Honey - Ernie Heckscher
• Too Close For Comfort - Steve Lawrence
• A Sign Of The Times - Les & Larry Elgart
• If I Had A Hammer - Barbara McNair
• Mombasa - Don Ralke
• You’d Better Love Me - Mel Tormé
• A Foggy Day - Bob Thompson
• A Girl's Best Friend - Lena Horne
• Get Around Much Anymore - Nat “King” Cole
• Diga Diga Doo - Al Hirt
• Come On Strong - Sammy Davis, Jr.
• Man With The Golden Arm - Richard Maltby
• Haven’t We Met? - Carmen McRae
• The Street Where You Live - Quincy Jones
• Let’s Get Away From It All - Keely Smith
• Because They’re Young - Si Zentner
• The Look Of Love - Eydie Gormé
• Burke’s Law - Gene Barry
• Clementine (live) - Bobby Dairn
• The Bells Are Swinging - Sid Bass

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Friday, July 16, 2010

PULP NOW: WESTERN PULP!

PULP NOW: WESTERN PULP!

PULP WRITER REJUVENATED!

PAUL S. POWERS - REJUVINATED WEBSITE NOW ONLINE!


For all the Western pulp fans, you should take a look at the new and rejuvenated website Laurie Powers has done for her grandfather, pulp writer Paul S. Powers.

TO VISIT THE SITE CLICK HERE

For those that don't know, Paul S. Powers was a prolific and successful pulp fiction writer, writing over 400 stories for such pulp fiction magazines as Wild West Weekly, Weird Tales, Thrilling Western, Texas Rangers, and more. Later Paul wrote a successful and acclaimed Western novel, Doc Dillahay. Paul was a skilled craftsman who wrote in many genres, including horror, noir, animal, and historical non-fiction. Many of his stories were written under the pseudonym Ward M. Stevens.

NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME, YOU CAN PURCHASE A PAUL POWERS SHORT STORY - NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED!

Recently over 20 short story manuscripts were discovered. Many of these were written in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and they consist of a variety of genres, including noir, horror, animal, and of course, westerns. A collection of these stories will be soon published. One of these stories, "Murder on the Hoof," is now available for purchase as an e-book through our online store.

DRAWING TO WIN AN ORIGINAL WILD WEST WEEKLY MAGAZINE!

To celebrate the launch of the new Pulp Writer web site and the release of "Murder on the Hoof," we are inviting everyone to enter a drawing to win a copy of the January 1, 1938 issue of Wild West Weekly.

This issue features the cover story by Paul S. Powers (written under his pseudonym Ward M. Stevens) "Sonny Tabor Rides with Death." Also included in this issue are stories by Walker Tompkins, George C. Henderson, Philip F. Deere, Emery Jackson, and Chuck Martin. And if that isn't enough for you, there's also a poem by the great S. Omar Barker!

To enter the drawing, either buy an online copy of "Murder on the Hoof," or send an email to:

Powerspulpwriter@gmail.com

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All entries must be in by July 23, 2010. The drawing will be on July 24, 2010.

TO CHECK OUT ALL THE WONDERFUL PULPISHNESS CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: THE TALBOT MUNDY LIBRARY ~ VOLUME 1!

PULP NOW: THE TALBOT MUNDY LIBRARY ~ VOLUME 1!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM BLACK DOG BOOKS!

A TRANSACTION IN DIAMONDS ~ TALBOT MUNDY


A Transaction in Diamonds assembles all of Talbot Mundy's stories and articles published during 1911, his first year as a professional writer. Included are his first published story, as well as his first British military tale, "The Phantom Battery," along with twelve other classic works of fiction and non-fiction.

With an introduction by Brian Taves (Talbot Mundy—Philosopher of Adventure).

STORIES INCLUDE:

A Transaction in Diamonds
Pig Sticking in India
The Lady and the Lord
Single Handed Yachting
Kitty Burns Her Fingers
Vengeance Is Kitty's
The Phantom Battery
Jansen and Jansen—Twins
Cornelia's Englishman
Sentence of Death
The Fire-Cop
An Offer of Two to One
Kitty and Cupid
The Blooding of the Ninth Queen's Own

With an appendix by Tom Roberts discussing Mundy's payment rates for his early stories.

EDITED BY GENE CHRISTIE.
COVER ART BY TOM ROBERTS

$17.95 ~ TRADE PAPERBACK ~ 170 PAGES

PULP NOW: TWO FROM NORVELL PAGE

PULP NOW: TWO FROM NORVELL PAGE

WHEN THE DEATH-BAT FLIES: THE DETECTIVE STORIES OF NORVELL PAGE

INTRODUCTION BY WILL MURRAY ~ COVER BY CHRIS KALB


Best known for his Spider pulp stories, scribe Norvell Page was a
master detective writer as well.

This 800-page book collects all of Page's detective stories from the pages of
DETECTIVE TALES, THE SPIDER, DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY and DETECTIVE TALES, most of which have never been reprinted before.

Includes an all-new introduction by Will Murray.

796 PAGES ~ $39.95 SOFTCOVER ~ TBD HARDCOVER

G STANDS FOR GLORY: THE COMPLETE G-MAN STORIES OF NORVELL PAGE

INTRODUCTION BY WILL MURRAY ~ COVER BY CHRIS KALB


Known best for his work on Popular Publications' THE SPIDER, pulp scribe Norvell also proved he was no slouch when it came to penning gangster and G-man epics!

Dating from 1936-39, this book collects all eleven stories Page wrote for
ACE G-MAN STORIES ~ none of which have ever been reprinted until now.

394 PAGES ~ $34.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $44.95 HARDCOVER

AGE OF ACES ~ THE IRON ACE

AGE OF ACES ~ THE IRON ACE

WILLIAM E. BARRETT

COMING VERY SOON!

AGE OF ACES WILL HAVE "HOT OFF THE PRESS" COPIES AVAILABLE AT PULPFEST!

In the Misty Skies of WWI France, history is written with flaming guns! And Yank airman Hugh McQuillen had smashed his way into those history books as The Iron Ace.

Assigned as the C.O. of a Royal Flying Corps squadron, and prowling the skies in his deadly war plane adorned with the Laughing Skull, he was a grim and unrelenting instrument of war who killed Germans with such ruthless efficiency that he became known on both sides of the line as "The Assassin." McQuillen believed there was no decent way to bring men to a violent end, so he would not bow to the "chivalry of the air" practiced by his R.F.C. mates and the Germans. This made the Iron Ace a marked man, and his enemies would stop at nothing to bring an end to his savage reign.

Written by William E. Barrett, the nine tales of The Iron Ace appeared in Sky Birds magazine from 1933 through 1934. Barrett is best remembered for his novels, The Left Hand of God and The Lillies of the Field. But he was initially a very busy writer for the pulp magazines. And while much of his work was in the air war mags, he also contributed to the western and detective pulps. One of Barrett's most popular characters appeared in a series of stories in Dime Detective. Needle Mike was an undercover crime fighter who posed s a tattoo artist.

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: ALEX RIDER GADGET CONTEST!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: ALEX RIDER GADGET CONTEST!

HERE'S THE WORD FROM WALKER BOOKS . . .

To celebrate 10 years of Alex Rider Walker Books has teamed up with the Young Times to set you a very special challenge.

Your help is needed to create a new gadget for Alex Rider's 9th and last mission, Scorpia Rising. Alex Rider’s gadgets, supplied by MI6 operative Smithers, are one of the best-loved elements of Anthony Horowitz's books and have helped him out of all sorts of scrapes. Now Walker Books and Young Times are offering readers the once-in-a-lifetime chance to design a gadget for Alex!

The winning gadget will feature in Anthony Horowitz's 9th Alex Rider novel, out Spring 2011, and will be made into an illustration and featured in the Young Times. The winner will also receive a copy of the book and a print of their gadget design. There will be runners up prizes too of an e-reader loaded with the first three Alex Rider books and free Stormbreaker ebooks.

To find out more about the competition visit The Times website (CLICK HERE) or go straight to the Alex Rider Gadget Academy (CLICK HERE) to submit your entry.

Grab your copy of The Times today and you can also read an exclusive interview with Anthony Horowitz.

Good luck with your mission

FREE e-BOOK ~ MOZART'S BLOOD!

FREE e-BOOK ~ MOZAT'S BLOOD!

LOUISE MARLEY


Award winning author Louise Marley's compelling, intricately layered story of a beautiful soprano who shares an everlasting bond with the world's most notorious musical genius. . .

Octavia Voss is an ethereal singer whose poise and talent belie her young age. In truth, she is a centuries-old vampire who once "shared the tooth" with Mozart himself. To protect her secret, Octavia's even more ancient friend Ugo stalks the streets to find the elixir that feeds his muse's soul.

With Mozart's musical prowess coursing through her veins, the ageless Octavia reinvents herself with each new generation. But just as she prepares to take the stage at La Scala, Ugo inexplicably disappears, leaving Octavia alone--and dangerously unprotected. . .

Octavia vows to find Ugo, but his fate is in the hands of forces much darker than she could ever imagine. And when she learns the truth behind his disappearance, Octavia realizes too late that the life hanging most in the balance is her own. . .

"Riveting, original. . .filled with the emotional power and intricate twists and turns of a Mozart opera."


THIS NOVEL, WHICH I QUITE ENJOYED, IS BEING OFFERED FREE FOR A LIMETED TIME FOR YOUR KINDLE OR KINDLE APPS.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

Thursday, July 15, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE OUTCASTS!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE OUTCASTS!

STEVE FRAZEE

I'm writing about this TV tie-in novel because the little known series came up in conversation earlier this week with a friend who remembers the series as fondly as I do - he even had several bootleg DVDs, which he offered to share . . .

The Outcasts was a short-lived Western television series, appearing on ABC in the 1968-69 season. The series co-starred Don Murray and Otis Young, and is probably most notable for being the first television Western with a Black co-star and the first bi-racial Western action team.

Jamal David and Earl Corey. One Black, one white. Ex-Union soldier, ex-Confederate officer. Ex-slave, ex-slave owner. Together, they are the Outcasts.

Those words opened a series telling the story of bounty hunter Earl Corey (Murray) who teams up with newly released slave Jemal David (Young) in the 1860s. Although only 26 episodes were made, its short run probably reflected the rapidly-changing U.S. racial climate in the late 1960s more than the quality of the series itself. The show was also criticized for excessive violence.

Several dynamics ran through the show. For one, the two heroes were not friends. They were reluctant partners, both good at bounty hunting, but each needed someone to watch his back. Still, there were times when the white man had to decide whether to side with other white men, or to back up his partner. A rich-poor dichotomy was very subtle. Earl Corey had lived on a plantation, a rich man, but had lost everything. Jemal David, on the other hand, had been a slave who never owned anything, but now was fairly prosperous. Earl tended to be tense in this new environment, but Jemal took things in stride.

Surprisingly, for a show only running one season, there was a connected tie-in novel from journeyman author Steve Frazee. Published by Popular Library in 1968, Frazee took the show’s premise and took it in his own direction. He probably did this without having watched the show as the book was published during the show’s first and only season. Still, while I really enjoyed the show and hope it turns up on DVD sometime soon, Frazee’s novel told a tight story in its own right.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

COMIC TWART ~ NICK FURY!

COMIC TWART ~ NICK FURY!

TIS WEEK, THE GANG AT COMIC ART ARE TAKING ON THE ICONIC MASTER SPY NICK FURY . . . THE ABOVE '60s NICK FURY IS BY MITCH GERADS . . .

TO CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN CLICK HERE

FANTASY CORNER: MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL!

FANTASY CORNER: MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL!

LARRY CORREIA


Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer.

It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Officially secret, some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. On the other side are the people who kill monsters for a living. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

It’s actually a pretty sweet gig, except for one little problem. An ancient entity known as the Cursed One has returned to settle a centuries old vendetta. Should the Cursed One succeed, it means the end of the world, and MHI is the only thing standing in his way. With the clock ticking towards Armageddon, Owen finds himself trapped between legions of undead minions, belligerent federal agents, a cryptic ghost who has taken up residence inside his head, and the cursed family of the woman he loves.
Business is good . . .

Welcome to Monster Hunter International.

NOIR NOW: PEEKABOO!

EDGE ~ THE RETURN!

EDGE ~ THE RETURN!

THE TAINTED ARCHIVE SPILLS THE BEANS . . .


Edge, the biggest selling British western series in history, the cult westerns that dominated the genre for more than two decades, are to return in eBook. The all new edition of The Loner, soon from Solstice Publishing ,will feature both a foreword from myself and an introduction from Edge writer and creator, George G. Gilman as well as all new cover artwork from Tony Masero, the man responsible for many of the original paperback covers . . .

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PULP NOW: WINGS OVER MANHATTEN!

PULP NOW: WINGS OVER MANHATTEN!

DON D’AMMASSA

Fallon had dealt with a wide variety of hoods during his career, but when he agreed to act as bodyguard for a debutante with a mind of her own, he discovered there were depths of evil that he had never even imagined. Private detectives often wished for a pair of eyes on the back of their head, but Fallon could have used a third pair on top.

Don't miss this pulp fun with a horrific twist . . .


FOR MORE INFO FROM BAD MOON BOOKS CLICK HERE

Monday, July 12, 2010

MODESTY BLAISE TEE-SHIRTS!

MODESTY BLAISE TEE-SHIRTS!

MODESTY BLAISE NEWS IS CARRYING INFO ON A NEW MODESTY BLAISE TEE-SHIRT BEING OFFERED BY A SPANISH DEALER . . .


TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

PULP BARBIE!

ON THE TOWN!

ON THE TOWN!

JAMES DARREN IN LAS VEGAS!

HEADLINING THE SHOWROOM
JULY 16TH & 17TH
7:30PM BOTH NIGHTS
SOUTHPOINT HOTEL CASINO
LAS VEGAS, NV
CLICK FOR TICKETS AND ACCOMODATIONS

DEANA MARTIN IN A TRIBUTE TO DEAN!

HEADLINING THE SUNCOAST ROOM
JULY 24TH & 25TH
7:30PM BOTH NIGHTS
SUNCOAST HOTEL & CASINO
LAS VEGAS, NV
CLICK FOR TICKETS AND ACCOMODATIONS

TONI TENILLE ~ BIG BAND JAZZ SHOW!

YAVAPAI COLLEGE PERFORMANCE HALL
SEPT 25TH

1100 EAST SHELDON ST.
PRESCOTT, AZ 86301
CLICK FOR TICKETS AND ACCOMODATIONS

TO CHECK OUT ALL THE LATEST LOUNGE MUSIC CONCERT STARS ON THE NEWLY REVAMPED MARTINI IN THE MORNING WEBSITE CLICK HERE

CAPER TOWN: BUY BACK!

CAPER TOWN: BUY BACK!

BRIAN M. WIPRUD


Tom Davin’s business is a bit unusual—he finds stolen art and sells it back to its owners for a good penny—until he uncovers a devious plot and finds himself on the run from a vicious Russian assassin

Tom Davin is a Brooklyn insurance investigator in a jam. He arranged an art theft to cover a debt—only somebody swiped the paintings from his crew. Now the insurance company wants him to investigate his own art theft; the local bookie wants his money; his crew in the neighborhood is targeted by a sniper; both the mob and the cops think he’s the shooter; and his girlfriend split and stuck him with four cats that are redecorating his apartment. Six-foot-six Tommy nimbly navigates his troubles and Brooklyn with the help of tantric yoga, his father’s aphorisms, and a comely masseuse. But the question remains: do good things happen to good people? The answer lurks in a fiery Brooklyn scrap yard.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

TONY ROME!

TONY ROME!

DEAN BRIERLY TAKES ON MIAMI PRIVATE EYE TONY ROME (FRANK SINATRA) OVER AT HIS SIXTIES CRIME FILMS BLOG . . .

In Tony Rome, Sinatra could not have found a character better suited to his own personality. The hero of Albert’s three Tony Rome novels exemplifies the ring-a-ding lifestyle the singer made famous. Comfortable in any situation yet basically a loner, Rome is a compulsive gambler and womanizer, chain smokes Luckies and drinks whatever’s handy, as long as it contains alcohol. He’s equally comfortable interacting with the cream of Miami society and the lowest rungs of its criminal underworld. Add the fact that there is no cooler name than Tony Rome, and it’s no wonder Sinatra found the role a perfect fit. For the first time in several years, the actor seemed to enjoy himself onscreen, his trademark swagger and insolent manner ringing fresh changes on the private eye genre. Some critics thought Sinatra was simply emulating Bogart, but such comparisons are misleading. Sinatra’s flip, hip detective is far removed from Sam Spade’s tight-lipped fatalism. Free of existential angst, Rome reacts to the seamy underside of life with an ironic “that’s life” shrug of the shoulders. Just one year later, Frank would reprise the role in the overtly comic Lady in Cement.

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WORLD CUP!

WORLD CUP!

CONGRATS TO SPAIN, BUT WHAT A PAIN. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU SAY BORING IN SPANISH, BUT I KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THE SOCCER FIELD - WHAT A SNOOZEFEST . . .

GERMANY VS. URAGUAY FOR THIRD PLACE MIGHT HAVE BEEN LIKE KISSING YOUR SISTER FOR THE PLAYERS, BUT IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING GAMES OF THE TOURNAMENT FOR THE FANS . . .


OH, WELL, THERE'S ALWAYS THE TOUR DE FRANCE . . .

Y/A CORNER: STEEL!

Y/A CORNER: STEEL!

CARRIE VAUGHN

When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early eighteenth century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #102!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #102!

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:

• Give Me the Simple Life - Ella Fitzgerald
• Tequila - Xavier Cugat
• A Lot Of Livin’ To Do - Shirley Bassey
• Darlin’ Jill - Hugo Montenegro
• Castle Rock - Frank Sinatra
• Cast Your Fate To The Wind - Ernie Heckscher
• The Twist - Chubby Checker
• Let’s Twist Again - Keely Smith
• Tooty Twist - Henry Mancini
• Route 66 - Nat “King” Cole Trio
• Strike Up The Band - Sid Ramin
• Walking Happy - Ray Charles Singers
• Muskrat Ramble - Bing Crosby
• Tom, Tom The Piper’s Son - Nelson Riddle
• I’m Just Wild About Harry - Peggy Lee
• Hey, Good Lookin’ - Allan Davies Singers
• Glow Worm - Louis Prima
• In Your Own Back Yard – Sammy Davis, Jr.
• World Without Love - George Hamilton
• Daydream - Morton Gould
• Honeymoon Is Over - Steve & Eydie

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COCKTAIL NATION #132 ~ UKULELE AND VIBES!

COCKTAIL NATION #132 ~ UKULELE AND VIBES!

Thanks to Tiki Shark, it’s the Cocktail Nation! This week Koop talks with Waitiki 7’s Abe Lagrimas Jr, who has released a solo album called Ukulele and Vibes. There’s also news of a mid century modern icon, which has been reopened at LA international Airport. Koop will take his usual look into the world of Swank with a very cool event occuring in Miami, and he’ll tell us about retro sexuals ~ who are they, what they look like, and are you one of them . . .

PLAYLIST:

Martini Kings ~ Desafinado
Moonrays ~ Run Spy Run
Abe Lagrimas ~ Cookies and Icecream
Frank Sinatra ~ Nothing But the Best
Sammy Davis Jr ~ That old Black Magic
Alvino Rey ~ Little white lies
Waitiki 7 ~ Tiki
Mancini ~ Background For Murder
Nina Ferro ~ I'veGot The World on a String
Pink Martini ~ Lets Never Stop Falling in Love
Les Baxter ~ The Left Arm of Buddha
Jack Costanzo ~ Mira Como Los

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