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.