16 November 2011
Bad night's sleep last night. And in the haze of this morning's lamplight -- just the latest thing to prevent me from giving over to unconscious -- I see my own pulse, under my biceps. It's not coursing; it's gently pushing.
25 August 2011
20 August 2011
The first Tonio K. I knew was the kinder, gentler one. The one who was singing keyboard-infused love-song pop. NOT the one who once semi-famously sung, to Jackson Browne, "'Fountain of Sorrow,' my ass, motherfucker, I hope you wind up in the ground."
i can't understand
as i grasp at a moment that slips through my hands
and i stumble toward a future concealed in a haze
half faith and half fear
and my innocent vision's no longer so clear
i walk on
06 July 2011
For Patterson Hood's encore set, the entire crowd bum-rushed the outdoor stage at Waverly, Ala.'s Standard Deluxe. It was dark at this point, with the glow from the stage only supplemented by a string of Christmasy lights overhead and the occasional burst of glee from a firefly.
Hood, of the Drive-By Truckers, spent last Saturday night telling stories, as he'd do with the whole band in their early, "18 Wheels of Love" era. But this encore was a high-energy jolt that proved to be the highlight of the night, including a now-rare performance of "Nine Bullets."
12 March 2011
So here's the deal. I recently uploaded a short story of mine to the Kindle store. Fun times.
I don't have a Kindle. But my wife does. So, in a strange twist, she made me spend a few hours typing in an old story -- it was my first published piece of fiction -- and creating an online account so I could upload it.
So she could buy it for her Kindle.
Yeah, I don't get it either. But it's a pretty good story called "Willie's Bridge," and I designed a cool cover for it. You can buy it here. Please do. And if you like it, pass the word on to your friends. And, turns out you can get the Kindle app for just about anything, from PC to Mac to Droid to iPhone. Just not on the Nook. (Sorry. And B&N doesn't make it easy to self-publish material for their device either, despite their desperate need for income right now.)
I'm working a couple of new pieces right now. A short story and something bigger. The something bigger -- a novella most likely -- will probably see both a digital release and a limited-edition craft printing. Stay tuned for details on that there stuff.
05 October 2010
Driving through Alabama last weekend, making fun of candidates' names -- Twinkle? Really? -- I saw this one. Seriously, best name ever. The campaign totally writes itself: