Signs Of Addiction, # 284


While fumbling around with a buddy’s iPod this morning, I run across The Cult’s “Love Removal Machine,” and think, “This would be a great Rock Band song.”

We’re going to make a run for the Ultimate Playlist tonight after the kids go to bed. I need to stop off at the store on the way home, and get adult diapers and a case of Red Bull.

I couldn’t resist


Because, you know, this next year is all about rewriting language to make darinbradley ‘s head explode, I have gone and co-opted a couple of words for my own use.

oneiric & labyrinth

[Why their clever javascripting for big ole buttons doesn’t work in LJ, I don’t know, but I must disappear back into the Muck of Making and can’t be bothered to really sort it out. It’s all about the words, anyway, and the clever buttoning is just sparkly distractions.]

Writers and Their Soundtracks


Julie K. Rose has a new podcast/blog called Writers and Their Soundtracks. She grabs some writer and gets them to confess to their darkest, most-secret shame about music and writing, and then posts samples.

No, really, it’s not entirely like that. But she has spotted an on-going fascination that we writers have with music, and the relation between how our words get from head to page and how we see our words translated into moving pictures/sound. Julie’s podcasts are short and to the point (and available via iTunes for the lazy who just want to subscribe and get it dropped on our iPods), and she runs the full transcript off her interview with the writer on the website. So far, she’s got interviews with Adrienne Odasso, Darin Bradley, and Megan Hart, with more to come bi-weekly.

[Yes, she’s asked me to do one for her. I’m having trouble narrowing the soundtrack down to less than three hours of music. Not that anyone is surprised by that.]

A Day Filled With Galloping and Gnashing


What I have been doing all morning? Fucking with Oracle.

What should I have been doing, if, indeed, I wanted to have a less stressful, more enjoyable, day? Reading Paper Cities.

Paper Cities, An Anthology of Urban Fantasy

What’s this? you ask. Why, just a smart spanking of a book that collects stories about, in, around, under, behind, between, and over cities. Written by such tricksters and charlatans as Forrest Aguirre, Barth Anderson, Steve Berman, Darin Bradley, Stephanie Campisi, Hal Duncan, Mike Jasper, Vylar Kaftan, Jay Lake, Paul Meloy, Richard Parks, Ben Peek, Cat Rambo, Jenn Reese, David Schwartz, Cat Sparks, Anna Tambour, Mark Teppo, Catherynne M. Valente, Greg van Eekhout, and Kaaron Warren. Edited with a firm hand by Ekaterina Sedia, published by Senses Five Press, and available damn near everywhere. Or, for the house-bound: Amazon.