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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 #3

Here please find Chapter 3 of the poem cycle titled Red Dirt Chronicles (see also Red Dirt #1 and Red Dirt #2). Updates: Two brand new art works on the ART page which are previewed here as well, “Minotaur in Blue” and “King of the City.” Also note the new pull-down on the ART, Noir/Pulp Fiction Art. I’ll keep updating, adding …

DARKNESS IN THE AFTERNOON

UPDATE on 2.4.13: The link to the Rag Radio podcast has been fixed: Click <strong><a href=”http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/rag-radio-thorne-dreyer-austin-noir_7.html” title=”Jesse Sublett on Rag Radio”>here</a></strong> to hear it.   RAG RADIO GOES NOIR: At 2 PM Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, a strange vermillion-tinged dark shadow enveloped Austin just east of I-35, a roiling cloak …

BOOK REVIEW: Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly

Fans of novelist Michael Connelly will have noticed by now that with each new novel featuring Lt. Harry Bosch, his veteran LAPD homicide detective, the pace is quicker, the plotting is tighter, the knuckles whiter. Not that any of these aspects were ever lacking before. Since his 1992 debut with …