Saturday, April 9, 2011

WELL, TO ME, ACTUALLY . . .

ANOTHER AWKWARD TEXT!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #131!

AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE #131!

Join “Trader W” this evening as celebrates, with a Mi Tai in hand, the 100th Birthday of the “father of exotica” Martin Denny for the full hour -- presented in Living Stereo!!!

PLAYLIST:

• Quiet Village (mono)
• Bali Monkey Dance
• Hong Kong Blues
• Bangkok Cockfight
• Like Young
• Stone God
• Burma Train
• Stardust
• Raftero
• Fandango
• Hawaiian War Chant
• August Bells (mono)
• Rush Hour In Hong Kong
• Flamingo
• Flotsam and Jetsam
• Voodoo Dreams
• Misirlou
• The Queen Chant
• The Enchanted Sea
• Taboo

TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

ANOTHER AWKWARD TEXT!

VINTAGE COVERS: TARZAN!

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: JULIET IMMORTAL!

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: JULIET IMMORTAL!

STACEY JAY

“These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume.” — Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The most tragic love story in history . . .


Juliet Capulet didn’t take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality.

But what Romeo didn’t anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she’s fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent.

Until the day she meets someone she’s forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT: THE SISTERS BROTHERS!

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: THE SISTERS BROTHERS!

PATRICK DEWITT

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn’t share his brother’s appetite for whiskey and killing, he’s never known anything else. But their prey isn’t an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm’s gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living–and whom he does it for.

With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

Friday, April 8, 2011

AWKWARD TEXTING MOMENT!

PULP NOW: THE SHADOW: THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE RADIO PROGRAM, 1930-54!

PULP NOW: THE SHADOW: THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE RADIO PROGRAM, 1930-54!

MARTIN GRAMS, JR.

The Shadow -- for the consideration of those who never heard a radio broadcast or read a pulp magazine -- was a supernatural sleuth with a sepulchral chuckle. A detective whose success in tracking down criminals became a popular long-running radio program from 1937 to 1954, after beginning a number of years before as a ghost-like voice introducing a bone-chilling murder play that concluded with a sinister laugh.

The program, Detective Story Magazine Hour, premiered in July of 1930 and within a few months, the horror host overshadowed the crime stories, and spawned his own magazine. Ultimately, the pulp stories ceased in 1949 but the radio program out-lasted the magazine for an additional five years.

This 820-page book (authorized through Conde Nast) documents the entire history of the long-running radio program, with rare never-before-seen photographs, interviews with cast and crew, and a carefully organized presentation of the facts. Numerous unexplored aspects of The Shadow are revealed, such as when The Shadow unmasked in the summer of 1931 on stage in St. Louis, the 1935 MacGrgeor & Sollie transcription discs, Jack Benny spoofs (including one that never made it to the air), the department store manager who was mistaken by the kids in the neighborhood of being The Shadow and hid for that particular half-hour so he wouldn't disillusion the children, pulp novels adapted for the radio program, and much more!

Through extensive research of original radio scripts, newspapers on microfilm and various archives across the country, this book is sure to please both casual and devoted fans of The Shadow . . .

FOR MORE CLICK HERE

PULP NOW: COLD WAR HEROES!

PULP NOW: COLD WAR HEROES!

TOM JOHNSON

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM

Pulp goes Top Secret in this military comedy drama set in Europe during the height of the Cold War. A group of misfit MPs must confront spies and the black market while dealing with a boxing tournament on Post! Not since M*A*S*H* and Soldier In The Rain have we been treated to an inside look at military life with a touch of humor by a soldier who actually experienced it.

Cold War Heroes by Tom Johnson is loosely based on the author’s experience with the 202nd Military Police Company in France during the 1960s.

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN!




ZOMBIE CENTRAL: EX-HEROES!

ZOMBIE CENTRAL: EX-HEROES!

PETER CLINES

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superhuman abilites to make Los Angeles a better place.

Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Despite the best efforts of the superheroes, the police, and the military, the hungry corpses rose up and overwhelmed the country. The population was decimated, heroes fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland like so many others.

Now, a year later, the Mighty Dragon and his companions must overcome their differences and recover from their own scars to protect the thousands of survivors sheltered in their film studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. The heroes lead teams out to scavenge supplies, keep the peace within the walls of their home, and try to be the symbols the survivors so desperately need.

For while the ex-humans walk the streets night and day, they are not the only threat left in the world, and the people of the Mount are not the only survivors left in Los Angeles. Across the city, another group has grown and gained power.

And they are not heroes . .  .

Y/A CORNER: CODE NAME ~ SILENCE!

Y/A CORNER: CODE NAME ~ SILENCE!

KRISTIN VAN DYKE

Four normal lives . . .

Four extraordinary humans . . .

. . . are about to be changed – forever.

Imagine what it would be like to walk through walls. Kathy Allen doesn't have to. She already can. She and her friends aren't normal. They're stronger, faster and have amazing abilities that no normal human could ever have . . . but they aren't superheroes. Yet.

Right now, all Kathy's powers are good for is getting her to school on time. She knows she could do much more, but the professionals are handling all the normal crimes. Until now.

A masked thief emerges that no one can stop. He leaves no clues. Security systems are no challenge for him, but Kathy thinks she and her friends are. The chance to prove themselves has arrived. And when you're a superhero, what can possibly go wrong? Everything . . .

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

AN ONGOING SERIES HIGHLIGHTING POSSIBLY DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH E-BOOKS BY RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AUTHORS, FOUND WHILE CRUISING THE E-BOOK SHELVES ON AMAZON WITH PRICES THAT MAKE THEM WORTH TAKING A CHANCE ON . . . SOME MAY BE CRAP, SOME COULD SHOW POTENTIAL, OTHERS (I SUSPECT VERY, VERY, FEW) MIGHT BE GREAT – TAKE A CHANCE . . .

TODAY’S FIND . . . PULP!

PLAYING FOR KEEPS ~ $4.99

MUR LAFFERTY

The shining metropolis of Seventh City is the birthplace of super powers. The First Wave heroes are jerks, but they have the best gifts: flight, super strength, telepathy, genius, fire.

The Third Wavers are stuck with the leftovers: the ability to instantly make someone sober, the power to smell the past, the grace to carry a tray and never drop its contents, the power to produce high-powered excrement blasts, absolute control. over elevators. Bar owner Keepsie Branson is a Third Waver with a power that prevents anything in her possession from being stolen.

Keepsie and her friends just aren't powerful enough to make a difference. at least that's what they've always been told. But when the villain Doodad slips Keepsie a mysterious metal sphere, the Third Wavers become caught in the middle of a battle between the egotistical heroes and the manipulative villains.

As Seventh City begins to melt down, it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad, and even harder to tell who may become the true heroes. . .

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

VINTAGE COVERS: ASKING FOR TROUBLE!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

AN ONGOING SERIES HIGHLIGHTING POSSIBLY DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH E-BOOKS BY RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AUTHORS, FOUND WHILE CRUISING THE E-BOOK SHELVES ON AMAZON WITH PRICES THAT MAKE THEM WORTH TAKING A CHANCE ON . . . SOME MAY BE CRAP, SOME COULD SHOW POTENTIAL, OTHERS (I SUSPECT VERY, VERY, FEW) MIGHT BE GREAT – TAKE A CHANCE . . .

TODAY’S FIND . . . PULP!

NOBODY GETS THE GIRL: A SUPERHERO NOVEL ~ $4.99

JAMES MAXEY

Richard Rogers was an ordinary man until he met the super-genius Dr. Nicolas Knowbokov. Now trapped in a world that has no memory of him, Richard is an invisible, intangible ghost to everyone but Dr. Know and the scientist’s two sexy superheroine daughters, Rail Blade and the Thrill.

Assigned the codename Nobody, Richard becomes the world’s ultimate spy, invisibly battling the super-powered terrorist army run by the mysterious mastermind Rex Monday. The fate of the free world is at stake as the superhuman battles escalate, wiping entire cities from the map, threatening the survival of all mankind.

Who can save us from the looming apocalypse? Nobody!

VINTAGE COVERS: HOT BLOOD!

WIRED: PAPER TRAINING!

WESTREN PULP: NEW WESTERN!

Y/A CORNER: ANGELFIRE!

Y/A CORNER: ANGELFIRE!

CORTNEY ALLISON MOULTON

First there are nightmares.

Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.

Then come the memories.

When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Now she must hunt.

Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember . . .




VINTAGE COVERS: ON EASY TERMS!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: SPACE CAPADES!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: SPACE CAPADES!

ULTRA LOUNGE VOL. 3

ANOTHER COOL DOWNLOAD FROM MR. CRAIG OVER AT HIS FUNKY FROLIC BLOG . . . I’VE HAD THIS TITLE AND ALL THE OTHER ULTRA LOUNGE COLUMES IN MY COLLECTION FOR YEARS . . . EACH ONE IS A GEM . . .

TRACKLIST:

1 - Gay Spirits / David Rose
2 - Lover / Richard Marino
3 - Moon Moods / Les Baxter
4 - Power House / Bobby Hammack Combo
5 - Drivin' Around The Block / Dickie Harrell
6 - Calcutta / Les Baxter
7 - Holiday For Strings / The Voices Of Walter Schumann
8 - You're The Top / Dean Elliott
9 - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) / Joe Carr
10 - Stumbling / Tak Shindo
11 - Sabre Dance / Les Baxter
12 - This Room Is My Castle Of Quiet / Billy May
13 - I Get A Kick Out Of You / Felix Slatkin
14 - Satan Takes A Holiday / Jack Malmsten
15 - Puttin' On The Ritz / Terry Snyder
16 - Blues In The Night / Alvino Rey
17 - Saturday Night On Saturn / Les Baxter
18 - Lonesome Road / Dean Elliott

FOR THE FULL POST OR TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

Thursday, April 7, 2011

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: GOODEY’S LAST STAND!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: GOODEY’S LAST STAND!

CHARLES ALVERSON

"I was right, wasn't I, Joe? You should have been a private dick all the time. You're a natural. Here you've had a private op's license a full six hours or so, and you're working overtime finding dead bodies, disappearing potential murderers and witnesses, bumping heads with detective sergeants all over the place. You've got the knack, boy." – Goodey's Last Stand

Joe Goodey is a star San Francisco homicide detective working until he mistakes the mayor’s cousin for a gunman and shoots him. In short order, Goodey is forced to resign and run out of town. It’s indicated that once things cools down, he might be able to return as a private ticket.

However, no sooner than you can say plot twist, a North Beach stripper with the mayor’s name in her little black book is murdered, and Goodey finds his private eye license expedited – he’s back in town with fall guy written all over him.

Goodey survives his last stand in order to work a second case in Not Sleeping, Just Dead, when he is hired to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman at a Big Sur commune/rehab clinic called The Institute.

Author Alverson’s screen writing involvement with Terry Gilliam’s stylized films Brazil and Jabberwocky should give you some idea of the anachronistic time displacement displayed by the down on his luck Goodey. Goodey’s Last Stand was published in the mid-seventies and set in the then modern era. However, Goodey is less enlightened toward women and minorities than Mike Hammer in his heyday, making his exploits a homage to the genre’s worst attributes.

Still, despite his throwback attitudes, Goodey is an entertaining wise-cracker who goes through his knight in tarnished armor routine in serviceable tradition. Set in Chinatown and San Francisco’s red light district, Goodey’s Last Stand is strong with mood and ambience, but never rises above mediocre storytelling.

THE JOE GOODEY NOVELS:

GOODEY’S LAST STAND (1975)

NOT SLEEPING, JUST DEAD (1977)

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS!

AN ONGOING SERIES HIGHLIGHTING POSSIBLY DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH E-BOOKS BY RELATIVELY UNKNOWN AUTHORS, FOUND WHILE CRUISING THE E-BOOK SHELVES ON AMAZON WITH PRICES THAT MAKE THEM WORTH TAKING A CHANCE ON . . . SOME MAY BE CRAP, SOME COULD SHOW POTENTIAL, OTHERS (I SUSPECT VERY, VERY, FEW) MIGHT BE GREAT – TAKE A CHANCE . . .

TODAY’S FIND . . . PARANORMAL MYSTERY!

THE DEAD DETECTIVE AGENCY $3.99

PEG HERRING

Young secretary Tori Van Camp wakes one morning on a luxurious ocean liner where she is offered whatever a person might desire: food, clothes, recreation, and the companionship of congenial people. But Tori has no memory of booking a cruise. What she does have is a vivid recollection of being shot point blank in the chest.


With the help of the stunningly handsome Mike and the unnervingly serene Nancy, Tori soon learns the purpose of her voyage. Still, she is haunted by the image of the gun, the crack of the shot, and the malevolent face of the shooter. Who wanted her dead, and why?


Determined to find out, Tori enlists the help of Seamus, an eccentric but shrewd detective. Together they embark on an investigation unlike anything Tori ever thought possible. Death is all around, the future is uncertain, and if Tori does not act quickly, two people she cares about are prime candidates for murder.

WIRED: JUST THAT KIND OF DAY!

HOT PURSUIT!

THE CAT'S MEOW: GREAT ESCAPE EDITION!

THE LITTLE KNOWN EIGHTH DWARF!

WESTERN PULP: NEW WESTERN!

VINTAGE PULP: FANTASTIC!