Posts Tagged ‘Elmore Leonard’

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Pic (summing up) o/t Weekend

November 18, 2012

Yeah well, so things have not been running smoothly to say the least. And it’s a damn good thing I’ve got this odd Zen thing going and always manage to find humor in every situation ’cause a lesser man would’ve freaked out and started throwing stuff around. I guess that whole “useless samples thingy” was the tip of the iceberg and the fun has just been building and building for the last 72 hours – the final straw being I for some reason can access my email accounts but I can’t open the mails.

So that’s it. I am not blind nor am I a fool and it’s been made painfully aware that this is not what I’m supposed to do right now. I will turn this damn thing off, go lie down on the couch and spend the rest of the afternoon/evening reading a good book. Any of you guys into James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard or Dennis Lehane? I’m a big fan of the American Tabloid trilogy, but haven’t checked out Ellroy’s latest yet (and the title escapes me). A friend borrowed Gone, Baby, Gone but that’s my fave from Lehane and even though I’ve read most of Leonard’s books I can’t say I have a specific fave by him. In any case, tonight some gritty, hard boiled fiction seems appropriate.

Anyway, I’m out. See y’all tomorrow.

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Pic o/t Week(end)

October 6, 2012

So today has been pretty sweet. Slept late, had a huge pot of coffee, some juice and some garlic bread for breakfast and then took the bus downtown to check out the local thrift stores for some cheap books for the coming winter hibernation. No luck with the books though – found a copy of Elmore Leonard‘s Get Shorty but I was pretty sure I already had it at home (I was right) – but I met and chatted with a friend and managed to get some extra shopping done before going home. The afternoon was equally laid-back watching John Carpenter‘s Escape from New York, having some pizza, and getting a much needed nap on the couch. I feel rejuvenated!

Anyway, the Haunted House of Horror’s Horrific Halloween Twist-a-Rama! compilation is almost done! Got three tracks left so I’d say it’ll be finished some time tomorrow morning. Now there’s only the question of deciding when I should put it online. Two weeks before October 31st seems reasonable so people have time to share it on their blogs, Facebook etc., but feel free to comment whether you agree or feel otherwise.

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