A GUN MACHINE Gift From Ben Templesmith & Jim Batt

December 3rd, 2012 | people I know, Work

They knocked this up during the creation of GUN MACHINE Trailer 1, about which more soon.


The Parlour Trick, With Meredith Yayanos: A Spooky Joy

November 21st, 2012 | people I know

Meredith Yayanos is one of my oldest friends.  You may know her from arts journalism, from performing as a musician with Amanda Palmer or Jim Sclavunos’ The Vanity Set, or from co-founding COILHOUSE magazine.  Now, with multi-instrumentalist Dan Cantrell, she has formed The Parlour Trick in order to release the album A BLESSED UNREST.  And you can pre-order it, with various levels of additionally beauty, via Kickstarter.  It actually got funded within hours of going live.  But, please, click through.  If you like even some of the music you’ve heard here over the years, then I suspect you’ll enjoy this.  It’s an amazing record.


CLOSEDOWN: Carn

November 10th, 2012 | closedown, music, people I know

A new album by old mate of warren ellis dot com Kemper Norton?  I’ll have some of that.  And so will you.  Click through to buy for a very reasonable price, or stream the whole thing here.  G’night.


Ellen Rogers Postcard Set

November 5th, 2012 | people I know

Ellen is the best.  And this is a very affordable way to own or gift her images.  (This search string will throw up a bunch of posts about Ellen and her work here.  She did my author headshot.)


Joe Hill Is A Very Nice Man

October 3rd, 2012 | people I know, Work

A clip from the mechanical of the GUN MACHINE cover.  Which I’m probably not supposed to show you, but still.

Joe Hill is a very nice man.  (I would point you at his website, but it’s down as I write this.)  You can find him on Twitter as @joe_hill.