Well, here's something completely different, mates - I'm going to scale a shaky soapbox here and attempt to blow my own tuneless trumpet, this time though not exactly musically-related.
I mean there's definitely reference to muzak thrown into the mix, but it's not an EP, an LP, a compilation, a tape, or even an interview with someone else vaguely creative in the aural sense.
See, the big news for me (personally in other words) this month is that my novel, Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, is finally starting to emerge from its 18-month sub-editing moth-balled purgatory...
The first 2 chapters are now online as a bit of a freebie teaser HERE.
What's it all about? God, I dunno - my editor Kristopher reckons it's "Sort of... well, indescribable, really -- noir-ish, subtly sci-fi, hard boiled, futuristic. Think Blade Runner with a touch of Sam Spade, a smattering of Orson Welles circa Touch of Evil, or better yet, The Third Man. And a shot of some good bourbon."
I think he captures the intent better than I'd ever hope to, and he definitely puts it way nicer than I'd feel happy to slap about in these parts - so big cheers in his direction.
It's finally going to be published in paperback form in 2010... thank bloody god. The people running with it are this way cool, semi-punk publisher in the U.S. called Another Sky Press and I love 'em to death. They've become mates and almost family over the course of the past 540-odd days of fine-tuning!
Anyway, enough blabbering. If anyone here ever gets time, have a peek, download the free long-winded PDF, and I hope to hell you actually dig the beast. If not, well that's cool too.