I apologize for the sparse posting on my end these last couple weeks. I tend to fall off the face of the planet when I get too many writing projects rolling at once. I’m sort of like those two fat ladies who used to host that cooking show...Two Fat Ladies. Once the stove is crammed full of brewing concoctions, the sherry bottle makes an appearance and my skull starts to feel like two blabbering fat women have taken up residence between my ears. I’m not saying that this is a bad thing. Those hefty muses are excellent cooks. And if I’m lucky I can digest a nice chunk of their delicious goodies with my typewriter before it all goes to shit.
Anyway, things have been busy, but it’s all for the good. Bryan and I are back in gear with our new novel manuscript, the bills are more or less getting paid on time, and neither of us has managed to catch fire once today.
So, in these long days and late nights, what keeps me going? Besides the IV drip of French Roast, and the occasional pint of ale, I rely on a steady diet of guitar strings, bass rhythms and synthesizers to keep me alive. A steady beat is pretty much the only thing that prevents me from collapsing into that big fat dirt nap. Sort of like Bernie from that tropical cinematic turd of the early 90’s, Weekend at Bernie’s 2. But, you know, minus all the voodoo and shitty scripting.
What kinds of music, you ask? Well, barring bagpipe riffs, piccolo solos, Kenny G, and the ever popular moonshine jug, you’ll find a wide smattering of genres and sounds on my iPod. From Mozart to Method Man, Weird Al to Warren Zevon, and Buckcherry to Bonnie Raitt, listening to my iPod on shuffle is like playing Russian Roulette. Only everyone’s a winner. Except for you, Grateful Dead. You still suck. But you bring back many fond and hazy memories of college, so you lot get to keep your green cards.
What do you all listen to? Suggestions? If you’re a Pandora user, dropkick that mofo and cruise over to Last.fm.
Beer: Sam Adams Boston Lager
Music: The Beatles
"Rigorwhatis? Pssh...you and your scientific mumbo jumbo. Just drive the fucking boat man."