Saturday, May 16, 2009

Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson


Last night I stopped in to Subterranean Books in the Delmar Loop and found perched upon their shelf Sex, Thugs and Rock & Roll, the new anthology from Todd Robinson and the crew over at Thuglit. I picked it up and sniffed the pages - a hint of Bactine - and cracked the spine. I found my own story sandwiched between Allan Guthrie and Richard J. Martin Jr. What a gas. Anybody looking to blot out the oppressive sunshine this summer with some shady characters would do well to pick it up. There are other nuggets of unwholesome goodness from folks who've been awfully kind to HBW - Greg Bardsley, Jordan Harper, Patricia Abbott and Anthony Neil Smith who'll be in St. Louis May 27&28 to promote the release of Hogdoggin' and read Thusday night for Noir at the Bar at the Delmar Lounge with Scott Phillips and Frank Bill - c'mon, Frank, you can do it - this is meth country - you can drive all night and still be frosty for work the next morning. Am I off the track? ST&R&R also features Jonas Knutsson, Justin Porter, Albert Tucher, Joe R. Landsdale, D.T. Kelly, Daniel Hatadi, Marcus Sakey, Steven M. Messner, Hugh Lessig, Lyman Feero, Gary Carson, Matthew Baldwin and Jason Starr whose new book Panic Attack is available for a FREE PDF download from the Macmillan Trade Publishers' web site, (only for a few more days - do it now). ST&R&R comes with an introduction by the scary-bright Sarah Weinman and a touchy-feely note from Big Daddy Thug himself. He's gotten so cuddly since Lady Detroit made an honest man out of him. Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson.

I cannot effing believe I forgot to mention SCOTT WOLVEN has a story in ST&R&R. Scott is so badass. Get thee a copy of Controlled Burn and memorize it.

15 comments:

Keith Rawson said...

Jed, you motherfuckers better be recording at noir at the bar! Especially if you have a tweaked out, drunk Frank Bill on stage.

Frank Bill said...

Guys, if I can make it, I'll be sober all night. Caffine only. I'm not a boozer behind the wheel. But I may read a piece from my novel...if I get off....

jedidiah ayres said...

Frank a block and half from the Delmar Lounge is the best damn coffee in St. Louis, and I'll wager the best you ever had.

Keith Rawson said...

I'm completely joking about both the drugs and booze, Frank. I'm still hoping Jed and Scott will be recording. I think it would be cool as Hell to hear you, Neil, Jed, and Scott all reading together.(especially if you're reading from the new book, Frank.)

By the way, Jed, congrats on the Thuglit anthology. I ordered it up as soon as you posted that it was available.

jedidiah ayres said...

good man, Keith

pattinase (abbott) said...

I ran into my local B & N and they told me the book wasn't being released from their warehouse till June. I have it order but WTF.

jedidiah ayres said...

WTF indeed. We want our ST&R&R and we want it now.

gregbardsley said...

Went to the B&N in San Mateo, and they have SIX pre-orders.... On the shelves in three or four days.

Paul Brazill said...

Looking forward to it.

Kent said...

My copy should be arriving tomorrow. Looking forward to digging in.

What's the name of that coffee shop, Jed? And do they sell their beans via the internet? I have a coffee problem.

jedidiah ayres said...

Kent - it's Meshuggah Cafe and I'm your hookup...

Frank says he's coming btw. He's gonna be one surly son of a bitch on stage, I can feel it.

Keith Rawson said...

Ha! I knew the relentless peer pressure would do the trick.

Kent said...

Jed - Excellent! Always on the prowl for new, better coffee.

You ever have any from Gorilla Coffee in Brooklyn?

jedidiah ayres said...

Kent - can't say I have. But I'd mainline it if I could. I almost ordered some of that David Lynch brand, but shipping was like thirty bucks.

Kent said...

30 bucks is a bit much for shipping, yep.

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth fame has his own coffee now, too. I am sorta curious, I admit it.