MARKET RESEARCH

The people in charge of publicizing my new book have asked me to ask you to help them out with some market research. They want to know where they can advertise the book most effectively. What magazines do people who read my stuff read? What websites do they go to? What kinds of things convinced […]

OLE! TARANTULA

Been listening to Robyn Hitchcock’s new CD, “Ole! Tarantula,” a lot lately. It’s a darned good album. The best thing Hitchcock has done since the incredible Jewels for Sophia/Star for Bram combo in 1999. In fact it may be his very best album. Robyn Hitchcock is one of those rare artists who has never done […]

DECEMBER 8th

Its December 8th. Thats a significant date for me for three reasons. Ill list the stuff I always think of on this day in order that they usually occur to me. John Lennon was killed on December 8, 1980. Im sure everybody in the blogosphere has already written about that by now. The day Lennon […]

KITA KIINNI JA KINTUT RISTIIN!!

I have no idea what that means. But it’s on the back cover of the Finnish edition of Hardcore Zen. I just got a copy of it. It’s published by Basam Books. You can link to their website by clicking “link” below. The site is all in Finnish. And I’ll be impressed if you can […]

AKIO JISSOJI 1937-2006

Akio Jissoji died on Wednesday night. Akio Jissoji was a Japanese TV and film director. He got his first big break directing episodes of Ultraman. The episodes he directed were weird and wonderful things to behold. In fact, if it weren’t for his contributions, I doubt Ultraman would have become the cultural icon it did. […]