Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tornadoes this week. Scared the piss outta Philip Kerr during his event. Felt bad about that, but hey, I'm a mid-westerner and take it in stride. 'Course I wasn't trying to catch a flight into or outta town.
Tim Lane's Whirling Gypsy Comic Carousel Burlesque was a bunch of fun. That guy is a steaming pile of talent. I kinda hate him for it. I'm hoping it becomes a monthly event and if it does, I'll letcha know. And if it does, I nominate Scott Phillips to be the voice of any midget you care to draw. Draw one. Phillips has a voice for it. Betcha a dollar.
Couple quick notes on upcoming events. N@B with Frank Bill and Aaron Michael Morales - looking likely to be June 11, but I'll confirm that when I can. Meanwhile Steve Earle will be here May 16 to support his new novel I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. Count me in. And Donald Ray Pollock is coming through Julyish in support of The Devil All the Time. Can't fucking wait.
This week I read Mama's Boy by Rick Demarinis, Cowboys by Gary Phillips and Brian Hurtt, The Worst Thing by Aaron Elkins, A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block and Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski. Talking big Joe Lansdale, Hap, Leonard and the Texas Badassery of Devil Red at Ransom Notes. Now I'm clearing some brain space for The Walking Dead on DVD. Stand back.