May 12, 2011
Freddie Mercury & George Michael had a baby and they named him Mika. As you would expect from an unholy pairing of Freddie/George, he’s ambiguous of gender and sexuality...
May 11, 2011
When I was in sixth grade, I wanted nothing more than a red and gray swatch with a paisley face and to kiss Simon LeBon. Kissing Simon LeBon wasn’t likely to ever happen, but surely...
May 10, 2011
The first time I heard k.d. lang was in 1991. I was working in a toy store whose chief compensations were the necessity of shooting teddy bears in the head with a needle gun, and the syndicated love songs program that ran each night as I worked.
(I hate “Lay Lady Lay” infinity+1 even now, but otherwise it was pretty sweet.)
She had just...
May 9, 2011
The best thing about Seattle-Geekly.com is that you don’t have to live in Seattle to get something great out of their podcasts. I have enjoyed their interviews with various sci-fi and horror writers and people like the curator of the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum, Shannon’s reviews of hideous horror films, Matt’s book...
May 6, 2011
The internet has magic powers. It can bring you all manner of worldly delights: books, music, film. And there’s a sea of sheer content out there that comes when you call it, if only you can speak its name. I’ve found a fair number of songs I was looking for by googling a fragment of half-remembered lyric, but how do you type in a melody?
May 5, 2011
For most people who read this site all I should have to say is "Mike Nelson wrote a novel. Here's the Amazon link. Go buy it." and we'd be good. But I'm going to choose to believe...
May 4, 2011
Usually when I sit down to write a post for this site, I start by trying to encapsulate what I love most about the topic at hand. I tell some goofy story about how I first encountered it, or try to explain why it’s my single favorite thing in the entire world. Often I’ll incorporate a drug reference, because it’s important to me that I...
May 3, 2011
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Sexy kickass heroine battles werewolves and vampires in a world that is beyond her control. You’ve heard it right? Bought the t-shirt, wore it for a few years, and now it’s lurking crumpled and tatty at the back of your closet?
Nope, you haven’t heard this. D.D. Barant’s Dying Bites is better than that in...