Saturday, December 18, 2010

ROGUE ANGEL: PHANTOM PROSPECT!

ROGUE ANGEL: PHANTOM PROSPECT!

ALEX ARCHER

AVAIABLE NOW

Intrepid treasure hunters believe they have discovered the final resting place of Fantome, a legendary warship that wrecked off Nova Scotia almost two hundred years ago. She was rumored to have gone down with an extraordinary treasure. But circling beneath the ocean's surface waits something unbelievable . . . and terrifying. Some unfortunate divers have encountered a massive, thought-to-be-extinct shark known as the megalodon.

Archaeologist Annja Creed has always had a healthy respect for sharks. But when a researcher friend asks for her help, Annja braves the deep, cold waters of the Atlantic, determined to discover the truth. Instead she finds herself hunting an unknown traitor on a sabotaged ship. With death waiting both above and below the ocean's surface, Annja must battle her most dangerous enemy yet.

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VINTAGE COVERS: MURDER ON THE SIDE!

WRAPPING PRESENTS WITH A CAT!

WRAPPING PRESENTS WITH A CAT!

1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present.

2. Go to closet and collect bag in which present is contained, and shut door.

3. Open door and remove cat from closet.

4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper.

5. Go back and remove cat from cupboard.

6. Go to drawer, and collect transparent sticky tape, ribbons, scissors, labels, etc. . .

7. Lay out presents and wrapping materials on table, to enable wrapping strategy to be formed.

8. Go back to drawer to get string, remove cat that has been in the drawer since last visit and collect string.

9. Remove present from bag.

10. Remove cat from bag.

11. Open box to check present, remove cat from box, replace present.

12. Lay out paper to enable cutting to size.

13. Try and smooth out paper, realize cat is underneath and remove cat.

14. Cut the paper to size, keeping the cutting line straight.

15. Throw away first sheet as cat chased the scissors, and tore the paper.

16. Cut second sheet of paper to size - by putting cat in the bag the present came in.

17. Place present on paper.

18. Lift up edges of paper to seal in present. Wonder why edges don't reach. Realize cat is between present and paper. Remove cat.

19. Place object on paper, to hold in place while tearing transparent sticky tape.

20. Spend 20 minutes carefully trying to remove transparent sticky tape from cat with pair of nail scissors.

21. Seal paper with sticky tape, making corners as neat as possible.

22. Look for roll of ribbon. Chase cat down hall in order to retrieve ribbon.

23. Try to wrap present with ribbon in a two-directional turn.

24. Re-roll ribbon and remove paper, which is now torn due to cat's enthusiastic ribbon chase.

25. Repeat steps 13-20 until you reach last sheet of paper.

26. Decide to skip steps 13-17 in order to save time and reduce risk of losing last sheet of paper. Retrieve old cardboard box that is the right size for sheet of paper.

27. Put present in box, and tie down with string.

28. Remove string, open box and remove cat.

29. Put all packing materials in bag with present and head for locked room.

30. Once inside lockable room, lock door and start to relay out paper and materials.

31. Remove cat from box, unlock door, put cat outside door, close and relock.

32. Repeat previous step as often as is necessary (until you can hear cat from outside door)

33. Lay out last sheet of paper. (This will be difficult in the small area of the toilet, but do your best)

34. Discover cat has already torn paper. Unlock door go out and hunt through various cupboards, looking for sheet of last year's paper. Remember that you haven't got any left because cat helped with this last year as well.

35. Return to lockable room, lock door, and sit on toilet and try to make torn sheet of paper look presentable.

36. Seal box, wrap with paper and repair by very carefully sealing with sticky tape. Tie up with ribbon and decorate with bows to hide worst areas.

37. Label. Sit back and admire your handiwork, congratulate yourself on completing a difficult job.

38. Unlock door, and go to kitchen to make drink and feed cat.

39. Spend 15 minutes looking for cat until coming to obvious conclusion.

40. Unwrap present, untie box and remove cat.

41. Go to store and buy a gift bag

A RIBBON TIED IN A BIG BOW TO MISS CELLANIA

PULP NOW: CHIRISTMAS PULP!

PULP NOW: CHIRISTMAS PULP!

LAURIE POWERS HAS POSTED A COOL COVER CAVALCADE OF CHRISTMAS THEMED PULP MAGAZINE COVERS OVER AT HER LAURIE’S WILD WEST BLOG . . .

TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

THE DREAMSVILLE PODCAST #5!

THE DREAMSVILLE PODCAST #5!

ALL COOL KITTENS AND HAPPENING CATS NEED TO CHECK OUT THE CRAZIEST PODCAST ON THE NET . . .

PLAYLIST:

Warren Barker - Caper At The Coffee House
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes - Kookie's Mad Pad
Aaron Bell Orchestra - A Profound Gas
Elmer Bernstein - Like, Having Fun
Harvey Anderson - Monday Night 8pm
Stanley Wilson - Lonely Beat
Lee Roy - The Creep
Eartha Kitt - Mink Shmink
Ella Mae Morse - The Guy Who Invented Kissin'
Joe Henderson - Home Stretch
Peter Orlovsky - Morning Again
Thelonious Monk - Nutty
Allen Ginsberg - A Supermarket In California
Jack Costanzo - Dickey, Dickey, Dickey, Dockey
Les Baxter - I Dig

TO DIG IT CLICK HERE

THE CAT'S MEOW!

BEAT TO A PULP!

BEAT TO A PULP!

MY BUDDY BILL CRIDER HAS HIS DISTURBING LITTLE STORY, THE QUICK . . . AND THE DEAD, FEATURED THIS WEEK AT BEAT TO A PULP . . . THE TOUGHEST LITTLE WEBZINE ON THE NET . . .

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

Every story I accept at Beat to a Pulp, I view as a winner. Even among these gems, certain tales soar to the top with an additional gifted element that is hard to nail down and characterize. After you read it, you sit back and say, “That baby was hit clean out of the ball park," which is how I see our final Weekly Punch of 2010 by Bill Crider.

I’ve enjoyed the author's entertaining Sheriff Dan Rhodes stories for years and approached him about being the year-end story for us. He sent The Quick . . . and The Dead.

Ah, you are thinking western because he is known for his oaters as much as his mysteries. Nope, Mr. Crider sent me a horrific zombie-ish story. And I would have been pleased as punch with a typical blood-and-guts romp, however, Mr. Crider elevated his story to that next level I mentioned, and he came up with a tale that'll stick with you for a long while.

It's a pleasure to say Bill Crider is at Beat to a Pulp with The Quick . . . and The Dead.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bill Crider is the author of more than fifty published novels and numerous short stories. He won the Anthony Award for best first mystery novel in 1987 for Too Late to Die. He and his wife, Judy, won the best short story Anthony in 2002 for their story Chocolate Moose.  His story Cranked from Damn Near Dead (Busted Flush Press) was nominated for the Edgar award. His latest novel is Murder in the Air (St. Martin's).

Check out his HOMEPAGE, or take a look at his peculiar blog at BILL CRIDER'S POPULAR CULTURE MAGAZINE.

The BEAT to a PULP webzine will return January 16, 2011 with "Serenity" by Brad Parks.


AND DON’T FORGET THE BEAT TO A PULP: ROUND 1 ANTHOLOGY WHEN YOU’RE DOING YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT BUYING

TO CHECK IT OUT CLICK HERE

RANCHO DIABLO: HANGROPE LAW!

RANCHO DIABLO: HANGROPE LAW!

COLBY JACKSON

THE SECOND NOVEL, HANGROPE LAW (SEQUEL TO SHOOTER’S CROSS), IN THE EXCEPTIONAL NEW WESTERN SERIES, RANCHO DIABLO, IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW FOR YOUR KINDLE FROM AMAZON.COM . . .

James Reasoner has written the second volume in this stirring tale of the Old West. Sam Blaylock and his family are still settling into their new home west of the Brazos River when trouble rides onto their spread. The arrival of Orion Pike brings lawmen and owlhoots to the Blaylocks' door, and Sam has to stand tall to keep his family safe.

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SPIN-O-RAMA #85!

SPIN-O-RAMA #85!

Spinning the songs of yesteryear... an hour long spin-o-rama of lounge, exotica, easy listening, space-age pop, celebrity vocals, soundtrack cuts, big band, legendary singers, and other music that will take you back to a time when vinyl was king.

PLAYLIST:

1. Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James and His Orchestra
2. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me - John Buzon Trio
3. Daddy Long Legs - Leith Stevens
4. Music to Watch Girls By - The Girlwatchers
5. Experiment in Terror - Kai Winding
6. Island of Dreams - The Seekers
7. Naked City - Mundell Lowe and His All Stars
8. This Can't Be Love - Command Records Musicians
9. Pagan Love Song - Leroy Holmes, His Orchestra
10. Crepe Suzette - Cyril Watters
11. A String of Pearls - Ray Eberle
12. Don't Cry Baby - Nat King Cole
13. Punch and Judy (from "Charade") - Henry Mancini
14. Three Coins in the Fountain - Andy Williams
15. Falling in Love With Love - Joe Bushkin
16. My Foolish Heart - Ethel Ennis
17. A Taste of Honey - George Chakiris
18. More Than You Know - Francis Scott
19. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree - Dante
20. Nossa Amizade - Nestor Amaral
21. I'm Not Talking - Mose Allison
22. Vintage Coca Cola Commercial - The Moody Blues

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ANGEL BABY’S LOST IN PARADISE PODCAST!

ANGEL BABY’S LOST IN PARADISE PODCAST!


CALLING ALL BEATS, BUMS AND SWINGERS. TURN-ON AND DIG THE VOID!

Slip, “Between The Sheets,” with yours truly Angel Baby and her co-host Doctor Nod to cop the thrills of Exotica Neurotica, Jazzy R n' B, Unclassifiable Oddities, Wigged Cats and Scatting Hipsters all from the grooves of 1950s and 60s original 45s.

This week, Sparkling Angel Baby and fizzed out Doctor Nod go wild, dig comic strips, swing with both the Chinese scene and fiercely independent women before saddling up and riding out into space.

Just Out Of Reach – Solomon Burke / How Many Times – Solomon Burke / Baby Come On Home – Solomon Burke / Let’s Go Wild – Alvie Self / Wild – Richard Langley / Wild Times – The Id / Dick Tracy In B Flat – Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra & Bob Hope / The Lean Hornet – Rudy Wesley & The Palace Aides / Little Orphan Annie – Rodney And The Blazers / Ching A Ling – The Accents / Fortune Teller Cookies – Sylvia Syms / Hong Kong – The Quinns / I’m Getting Restless – Mona Lunsford / Evil-Eyed Woman – Christine Kittrell / Where Have You Been? – Linda Gayle & The Duke Of Coventry / Space Cowboy – The Launchers

Escape into the sounds of Black Rockers, Vocal Groups, Gospel, R n' R, R n' B, International Hitters, Teen Heartthrobs, Girl Groups, Beatnik, Frat, Garage, Screaming Wildmen, Surf, Swamp Pop, Hot Rod Vocals, Rockabilly, Country Boppers, Flipped Rockers, Tough Chicks, Killer Instrumentals and much more! All from the grooves of 1950s and 60s original 45s.

Tune-in LIVE Wednesday evenings 7 - 8 PM PST at LuxuriaMusic.com

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Friday, December 17, 2010

PULP NOW: WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #1!

PULP NOW: WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #1!

COMING IN MARCH!

WRITER: ARVID NELSON
ART: CARLOS RAFAEL

Spinning off from the incredibly successful Dynamite Entertainment Warlord of Mars series, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #1 will arrive in comic book stores March 2011!

Martians live forever -- everyone knows that. So what was Dejah Thoris doing all those hundreds of years before John Carter arrived? Four hundred years before the events of Warlord of Mars took place, Dejah's nation of Helium was divided into two warring city-states. An unscrupulous overlord from afar encouraged that rivalry to his own advantage, until he discovered a terrible secret from Mars' ancient past beneath Dejah Thoris' capital. A secret to kill for!

"Burroughs left so many tantalizing breadcrumb trails in the first few Mars novels, but he never followed most of them," says writer Arvid Nelson. "This series is going to follow some of those trails. We're going to see how Dejah Thoris' kingdom of Helium rose to preeminence. We're going to see her first suitor. And we're going to see Dejah herself kick some ass. She's a great character, totally deserving of her own series. It's great having her in a more active role."

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

PULP NOW: THE PHANTOM GENERATIONS!

PULP NOW: THE PHANTOM GENERATIONS!

ARRIVING IN COMIC SHOPS DECEMBER 22ND FROM MOONSTONE BOOKS!

A monster-tome collection of the one shot comic novellas, with each story, by a different creative team, telling a tale of one of the 21 Phantoms! Creators like Ben Raab, Pat Quinn, Tom DeFalco, Don Hudson, Mel Odom, Michael Stribling, Will Murray, Enrique Alcatena, Joe Bucco, Danny Fingeroth, Mike Baron, Alex Saviuk, Gordon Purcell, Greg Cox, Steven Grant, Justin Gray, and more!

Includes two bonus never-before-published stories.
One by Mike Bullock and one by the writing team of Tony Isabella and Bob Ingersoll!

TRADE PAPERBACK ~ 376 PAGES ~ $19.99

MOONSTONE BOOKS

WESTERN PULP: THE LONE RANGER AVENGES THE DEATH OF ZORRO!

WESTERN PULP: THE LONE RANGER AVENGES THE DEATH OF ZORRO!

COMING IN MARCH FROM DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT!

One of comicdom's first and greatest heroes, Zorro, will have fallen in battle, sacrificing his life to save his people. Upon learning of this tragedy, it falls unto the future hero of the Wild West, The Lone Ranger, to avenge the death!

Dynamite Entertainment, home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world's leading entertainment franchises, including The Lone Ranger, and Zorro LLC, announced the publication of the first crossover comic for pop-culture's most-famous masked heroes, The Lone Ranger and Zorro.

Written by Ande Parks, the first issue will also feature covers by Alex Ross and professional wrestling icon-turned-artist, Jerry "The King" Lawler, as well as Francesco Francavilla and Tom Yeates! The comic is scheduled to arrive in stores in March 2011.

"This series is a really exciting opportunity for me," says writer Ande Parks. "Not only do I get to write two truly legendary American heroes, but I get to write a defining moment for one of them . . . his death. This series isn't just about the death of Zorro, though. It's about the enormous legacy that he leaves behind. When a hero dies, he leaves behind a legion of people that have been touched by his deeds. In this case, Zorro's legacy has touched a young Lone Ranger. Unfortunately, the bad guys that have ended Zorro's life are a small but powerful army who plan on continuing to victimize the Native Americans Zorro was trying to help. Zorro's legacy, even as embodied by The Lone Ranger, may not be enough to defeat this army of renegade Civil War bushwhackers."

COMICS CORNER: YOU HAVE KILLED ME!

COMICS CORNER: YOU HAVE KILLED ME!

JAMIE S. RICH / JOELLE JONES

Things just can't get any worse for Antonio Mercer. A private eye by trade, a dame from his past has re-surfaced in his life as a client along with all of the emotional baggage he thought he'd left behind forever. Of course, this unusual client doesn't have just any case – her family is mixed up with seriously dangerous people and the body count is just starting to pile up!

1930s-era gumshoe Antonio Mercer finds himself screwed over from all angles when he accepts a missing persons case in which the disappeared dame is his ex-lover. Hired by her equally hot sister, Mercer faces down a number of tough guys, running the gamut from cops, both honest and bent, to gamblers, mob bosses and even short-tempered and knife-wielding musicians, while following the gal's trail, but nothing is ever as it seems.

Building to a stark and bizarre conclusion, the team of Rich (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Food Chain) and Jones (Fables) have clearly learned from the noir genre, both filmic and pulp based, and have crafted a riveting successor.

Tense and intriguing from start to finish, this is a solid piece of detective fiction coupled with a wholly appropriate and stark visual style that evokes the bygone days of Sam Spade and Mike Hammer.

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FAUX COVERS: PRIVATE EYE, JAKE HUNTER!

VINTAGE COVERS: SIN, CIGARETTES, AND STILETTO HEELS!

SANTA'S BODYGUARD?

VINTAGE COVERS: OFF BEAT DETECTIVE STORIES!

REX RERUN: PRIVATE EYE FLASH SERIAL!

REX RERUN: PRIVATE EYE FLASH SERIAL!

PULP DETECTIVE COMICS

I CAME ACROSS REX RERUN WHILE TROLLING THE INTERNET IN SEARCH OF SOMETHING ELSE . . .

This is an experimental, pulp private detective, created as content for The Juneau Empire Online Newspaper and Juneau Alaska dot Com websites.It exists now in this freakish state of non-death within the vast media vaults of Atomic Gallery X . . .

TO CHECK REX RERUN OUT CLICK HERE

PENGUINS VS. REINDEER!

PULP COVERS: BLACK MASK!

FAUX COVERS: TURN OUT THE LIGHTS!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #120!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #120!

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!

Join the BIG W this evening as he explores, with eggnog in hand, the Space-Age Pop Holiday Hi-Fi musical sounds of the 1950’s and the 1960’s in LIVING STEREO!

PLAYLIST:

• It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams
• Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Henry Mancini
• Let It Snow! - Frank Sinatra
• Winter Wonderland/I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Andre Kostelanetz
• Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Ames Brothers
• Sun Valley Ski Run - Esquivel
• Jingle Bells - Ella Fitzgerald
• Frosty The Snowman - The Beach Boys
• That Holiday Feeling - Eydie Gorme & Steve Lawrence
• Little Jack Frost, Get Lost - Peggy Lee & Bing Crosby
• We Need A Little Christmas - Percy Faith
• Holiday On Skis - Al Caiola
• Joy - The Glad Singers
• I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Les Brown
• (Everybody is Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag - Kay Starr
• Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Dean Martin
• Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Marlowe Morris
• I’D Like You For Christmas - Julie London
• We Wanna See Santa Do The Mambo - Bill Darnell & Smith Bros
• Jingle Bell Rock - Floyd Cramer
• Nuttin’ For Christmas - Stan Freberg
• They Shinned Up Rudolph’s Nose - Johnny Horton
• Here We Come A-Caroling - Ray Conniff


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THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

STEVE TYRELL @ THE MCCALLUM THEATRE!

COCKTAIL NATION #155 ~ RECORD REVIRGINIZER!

COCKTAIL NATION #155 ~ RECORD REVIRGINIZER!

This is the final show of the year before Koop takes a break for a few weeks heading to Bali to work on his tan. He’ll be back with all new shows January 15, 2011 . . .

On this week’s show, Koop talks to a man who has the answers to all your record restoration woes – a new product called record revirginizer. The stuff is incredible. As always we’ll have the Ask Koop segment, a look at the blogosphere, plus some great new year’s gigs to attend.

Kopp also has some fantastic Christmas tunes to play from today’s hottest lounge and exotica acts.

PLAYLIST:

Martini Kings ~ White Christmas
Mr Ho's Orchestroica ~ Music Makers
Brasil 66 Sergio Mendes ~ Mas Que Nada
Pink Martini ~ Santa Baby
Tony Bennett ~ Winter Wonderland
Sir Julian ~ Dansero
Royal Crown Revue ~ Don't Be A Grinch This Year
Plas Johnson ~ Tanya
Linda Lawson ~ Up Pops Love
Grace Knight ~ Sway
Three Suns ~ Haunted Guitar
Augie-Colon ~ Tierra Va Tembla
Tiki Joes Ocean ~ We Three Kings
Raymond Scott ~ Dinner Music for Hungry Cannibals

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #121!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #121!

BLAKE EDWARDS TRIBUTE!

Fans of Space-Age Pop lost another giant this week, with the passing of writer / director BLAKE EDWARDS at the age of 88. Scored by Henry Mancini along with iconic images of the early 60’s, Blake was the KING of mid-century wonderment in American Cinema. Please give a listen to our tribute this mid-century musical genius!

Playlist:

• Peter Gunn
• Mr, Lucky
• High Time
• Latin Goightly
• Mr. Yunishi
• Moon River
• Experiment In Terror
• Days Of Wine And Roses
• The Pink Panther Theme
• It Had Better Be Tonight
• The Tiber Twist
• A Shot In The Dark
• They’re Off
• He Shouldn’t-a, Oughtn’t-a Swang On Me
• Pie-In-The-Face Polka
• The Swing March
• I Like The Look Of Love
• Crazy World
• You And Me
• Finale from “Victor / Victoria”
• Theme From “Sunset” – The Cowboys

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Thursday, December 16, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOK: RED DIAMOND ~ PRIVATE EYE!

FORGOTTEN BOOK: RED DIAMOND ~ PRIVATE EYE!

MARC SCHORR

If Cervantes had written Don Quixote as a private eye novel, Quixote's name would have been – Red Diamond.

Created by Marc Schorr in the mid-eighties, the trio of Red Diamond novels are a valentine to the tropes of the hardboiled private eye genre. Normally, I don’t find much to like in these types of parodies, so it’s to Schorr’s credit that he keeps his prose reigned in enough to tell a good story beneath the humor.

NYC hack, Simon Jaffee, has had enough. In fact, when he witness a violent murder and then returns home to find his nagging wife has sold his collection of Black Mask and other vintage pulp magazines, he snaps – and Red Diamond, private eye, is born.

The reference tome Private Eyes: One Hundred And One Knights tells us . . . from this point on, Diamond is hot on the trail of his girlfriend, the beautiful FiFi La Roche, who he hopes to save from the clutches of his arch enemy, gangster Rocco Rico. Through Harlem bars, Times Square flophouses, Brooklyn shootouts and cross-country to Hollywood glitter, Diamond strong-arms his way through a pulp mystery that honors the Black Mask school as much as it parodies it. Red Diamond is as good as they come. Move over Spade and Marlow.

Diamond is a hero born out of time, a Sad Sack Bogart in trenchcoat and slouch hat, in a modern world, armed with an arsenal of killer corner-of-the-mouth double entendres.

I knew Schorr back in the ‘80s, but have lost touch with him in the interim. He went on to write a number of other thriller style novels, most recently Fixation in 2008, but his Red Diamond novels are the ones that have stayed with me over the years.  Worth seeking out and enjoying.

THE RED DIAMOND NOVELS:

Red Diamond, Private Eye (1983)
Ace of Diamonds (1984)
Diamond Rock (1985)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

YULESVILLE ~ EDD KOOKIE BYRNES!

YULESVILLE ~ EDD KOOKIE BYRNES!

KOOKIE WAS IN COOL JZZ SLANG LAND WHEN HE RECORDED THE FOLLOWING BEATNICK TAKE ON THE CLASSIC ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS . . .

'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the pad

Not a hep cat was swingin'
and that's nowhere, Dad.

The stove was hung up
in that stocking routine.

Like maybe the fat man
would soon make the scene.

The kids that fell by
had just made the street.

I was ready for snoresville..
Man, was I beat.

When there started a rumble
that came on real frantic.

So I opened the window
to figure the panic

I saw a slick rod
that was makin' fat tracks.

Souped up by eight ponies
all wearin' hat racks!

And a funny old geezer
was flippin' his lid.

He told 'em to make it..
and man, like they did.

They were out of the chute
makin' time like a bat

Turnin' the quarter
in eight seconds flat!

They parked by the smokestack
in bunches and clusters

'til chubby slid down
comin' on like gangbusters.

His threads were from cubesville
and I had to chuckle,

In front, not in back,
was his Ivy League buckle.

The mop on his chin
hid a button down collar.

And with that red nose, dad,
he looked like a baller.

Like, he was the squarest-
the most absolute.

But lets face it, huh? Who cares
when he left all that loot?

He laid the jazz on
and peeled from the gig

Wailin' "Have a cool Yule, man,
and later, like dig?"

VINTAGE COVERS: LADIES, MASSEUR!

VINTAGE COVERS: LADIES, MASSEUR!


I THINK THIS IS GONNA BE MY RETIREMENT GIG . . .


A FINGER ALONGSIDE THE NOSE TO PULP INTERNATIONAL

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: RETRO-ACTION!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: RETRO-ACTION!

C.O.B.R.A.S. AGENT TANNER DECLASSIFIES SOME WONDERFUL DVD NEWS ON HIS DOUBLE O SECTION BLOG . . .

Network Brings The Persuaders! And Other ITC Shows To Blu-ray In 2011!

Today Network revealed that the UK company would release classic Sixties and Seventies ITC series on Blu-ray in 2011. (They tested the waters with an excellent Blu-ray Prisoner set last year.) Since many of these shows were originally filmed in 35mm, they should actually benefit from high-definition transfers, unlike TV shows filmed on 16mm or video. First up appears to be The Persuaders!, which, as regular readers will no doubt surmise, makes me very happy. That series has had some good DVD releases in variously countries and regions, but it still hasn't seen a definitive remastering that shows it to its maximum potential. Hopefully this release will do that!

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: FOGTOWN!

PULP NOW: FOGTOWN!

WRITER: ANDERSEN GABRYCH
ILLUSTRATOR: BRAD RADER

A gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption of Frank Grissel, an aging, hard-knuckled private eye--and a deeply closeted homosexual, set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco.

Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel's search for a runaway girl winds up with him becoming a suspect in a string of gruesome murders. The case takes twists and turns through the Golden Gate's greasy underbelly: the beguiling arms of Chinese shipping heiress (and smuggler) Lady Tze; an unexpected reunion with Betty Grey, the daughter he abandoned long ago; the loss of Loretta to the sadistic clutches of the high-powered "Colonel;" and finally the horrifying gender-bending truth about the runaway and the murders and all those missing organs. Frank also confronts his own "horrifying truth," earning his daughter's forgiveness and, perhaps, the love of another man.

VINTAGE COVERS: THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

AUDIO DRAMA CORNER: SÉANCE!

AUDIO DRAMA CORNER: SÉANCE!

NEW FROM 19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD . . .

WRITTEN BY JULIE HOVERSON

1920s-era jazz baby Hannah becomes embroiled in the world of the supernatural - seeking clues to her father's untimely demise.

What kind of a place is it?

Why it's backstage at a theater, can't you tell?

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FAUX COVERS: THE SNOW QUEEN!

FAUX COVERS: THE SNOW QUEEN!

ANOTHER COOL OUTING FROM ILLUSTRATOR ROB KELLY . . .

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BLACK JACK JUSTICE #38: AULD LANG SYNE!

BLACK JACK JUSTICE #38: AULD LANG SYNE!

NEW FROM DECODER RING THEATRE . . .

There are few things that cry out for introspection quite like the passing of one year into the next. A time when the rustle of lost illusions crackles underfoot, like a handful of dead leaves in the wind. When past, present and future come together for a single moment to blow a raspberry at you in the shaving mirror. A time when even the handful of thing you might have been sure of shift underfoot, and send you sliding down the slipperly slope to nowhere in particular. And when that moment comes, even the most hard-boiled of gumshoes can spare a moment for . . . Auld Lang Syne!

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PULP ART: AIR WAR!