I’m currently working on a nasty horror short story for my friend Jarret Keene’s upcoming anthology of Las Vegas horror stories. When I write, I listen to music; generally instrumental stuff. When I’m doing horror, I tend to listen to a lot of post-rock stuff like Mogwai (the track “Auto Rock” being a favorite), as […]
So I was reading this interview with the lovely and talented Miss Amanda Palmer, and some of what she says made me think of the commentary on the music industry I wrote for Mperia, back in the day — specifically, my little manifesto, “Burning Down The House”. Since Mperia is long gone and the original […]
A panoramic shot of the Trinity nuclear test site from the 2006 trip chronicled in “Dark Miracle“. Click to download the really big version.
“You are not fucking scouts,” Decimus Tullius shouts into the bruised face of Lucius Pontius on the day they report to him for duty. “You are surveyors. You look at trees, not soldiers. If you do see the enemy, you are not to attempt to approach him or gather information. You are to haul your […]
I thought y’all would like to know that my Trinity piece, “Dark Miracle“, is actually seeing print, in Issue #2 of the fabulous magazine Coilhouse, available now! I haven’t gotten my contributor’s copy yet, but the little bits of proofing I’ve seen make it look awesome. So if you like the piece, order the magazine […]
I’ve written an appreciation of Sam Cooke, with some MP3s, over on the Daily Mojo. Please do check it out, as I think it’s a good piece. And if you don’t know Sam Cooke, check it out immediately. You’ll thank me. If you’ve ever heard Sam Cooke’s voice, in songs like “Cupid”, “Twistin’ The Night […]
I put my Top Five Christmas Rock Moments up over at the Daily Mojo, if you’re curious.
I’ve written a guest column for CityLife this week, about Las Vegas’s Towbin Hummer dealership transforming into Towbin Smart (and Vespa). Don’t read it if you drive a Humvee; it’s just gonna piss you off.
I’m writing a story, and I can’t seem to find an answer to this question, and I’m hoping one of you might be able to help me. (Joe? Alex?) A murder is committed on an American ship in international waters. The ship is too far away from shore to simply return — it will take […]
Jack Womack is one of speculative fiction’s secret treasures. His 1995 novel Random Acts Of Senseless Violence is one of the most remarkable and emotionally affecting works I’ve ever read and the seed of my thinking about the whole Grim Meathook Future thing.It’s not science fiction, per se; it’s the story of how American civilization […]