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“Midnight in Dostoevsky” / More Monsters

Posted in 1993, 2007, 2008, 2009, America, babies, blogs, books, california, children, friends, hearkening back, holding in one's pee-pee, horror, hype, lady-men, melty faces, Mind Control, nostalgia, old news, out-of-body experiences, predictable college photographs, Short Stories, supernatural, WEST COAST on December 3, 2009 by Shiv

By Don Delillo. Another steal from the New Yorker this week. And that makes 3 about/from New York this week. All I have to say, I suppose, is that I live on the West Coast. And I live in a big house. And maybe I don’t blog enough.

While I’m at it, I’d also like to introduce my Portland family to the blog. Beth’s joined us already with a good post on pop. And Brad, the last quarter of NE Monroe will hopefully join soon and I’m sure provide a lot of corn. Muahaaa,

Now, THAT said, do you guys remember Wes’s “Dummy Monster” story from way back when? Well, for those that haven’t heard it, ask someone who has or just believe these ones we (Beth) recently found on the interweb. The information highway has become a farily big place, I’d say. Good thing we have this small space to talk about it. I hope to hear from all of you regarding this matter.


This Mad Mad World

Posted in film, hype, New York, the past with tags on August 12, 2009 by John

Mad Men starts season three on Sunday, so the excitement and the links keep building up.  The great thing though is that there’s a lot of intelligent stuff out there, stuff on the craft of filmmaking. It creates an great picture of a masterpiece in progress. Consider this my Mad Men link dump.

On Cinematography

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “This Mad Mad World“, posted with vodpod

On Costume Design

On the Auteur at Work

And yes, On Cocktails

UPDATE: Footnotes of Mad Men – to catch those little references.

A Put It Up Summer – 2009: Soul & Cocktails – Subtitle: Life doesn’t change that much

Posted in 2009, A Put It Up Summer, beach balls, california, G&T's, hype with tags , , , on June 4, 2009 by John

More of a hype post than anything else. Get excited.

This summer I have a couple projects that I’ll post here for everyone. First is the 2009 edition of my cocktail book, The Home Bar.   That’s right, I’m publishing an ebook. I figure I can give you a sneak peak.  Take a look at the only mildly unreasonable page two.  The page lists what I’ve found to be essential ingredients for making good drinks and are the only ingredients* used in the book.  You should buy the Maraschino anyways, if only to make homemade maraschino cherries (pitted and soaked in the liqueur for a day). It’s summer, they’re cheap and they taste great.

The Home Bar comes out late June.

Second is a two part summer mixtape entitled ‘I Know You Got Soul.’  Part 1 is the mix that I’ve had for a while and is reeeeeal good stuff, and part two is all songs that I haven’t heard yet, i.e. a little research project for the summer.

‘I Know You Got Soul’ comes out in two parts. Part One in early July and Part Two in late July.

* alcoholic