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June 2014

THEY KNOW THINGS THAT WE DON’T

    A new piece added to the ART page, above: “THEY KNOW THINGS THAT WE DON’T.” Yes, another one with grackles. AND another chapter in the Grackle Chronicles.         But first, this message from the New York Times, one of the best bits in the Sunday’s edition, …

Darla Pours a Double

New art added to the Art page this weekend. “Darla Pours a Double” is a small 8 x 11 acrylic & oil pastel on paper in a black matte temporary frame. “Grackle World” is 20 x 16 acrylic on canvas. It’s a Grackle World, we’re just living in it. Happy Fathers Day. …

RED DIRT #6

RED DIRT #6 The latest chapter in RED DIRT CHRONICLES. For previous chapters, see Red Dirt #1, Red Dirt #2, Red Dirt #3, Red Dirt #4 and Red Dirt #5. This one even has a little soundtrack, a modest little demo track of mine. IT WAS GETTING LATE I watched them like a scorpion waiting, I …

DEPENDABLE DAN DURYEA, NOIR WEIRDO KING

Ed Lynskey’s blog post on overlooked classic films noir really hooked me this morning. I confess I’ve never seen this one but I’ve looked for it; now apparently it’s available. Get me Netflix on the red phone! Lynskey tells us about The Great Flamarion, starring the always reliable noir anti-hero Dan Duryea, …

RED DIRT #5

  RED DIRT #5 RECONCILIATION BLUES in that shotgun shack we could hear the thunder marching through the hills as regiments of ants danced across the floor cigarette smoke so heavy the air was like cardboard the sour alcoholic wheezing of a steel guitar high on the wall a Morse …

RED DIRT #4

UPDATES: New art added to ART page (“Minotaur in Pac Man Labyrinth”). I think the title is self-explanatory. June 20, 2014 is new release date for Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War, by Broadus Spivey and Jesse Sublett. For the past few months I’ve been working as a co-writer …