Saturday, December 24, 2022

Grey Hairs - Serious Business


Having never heard of the band Grey Hairs before, I encountered two of their songs in something I was watching (although for the life of me I can't remember what). Anyway, I checked out their record Serious Business and found it to be seriously fantastic. Here's a youtube post, followed by their Bandcamp HERE


Brad Anderson earned a place in my heart with the films Session 9, The Machinist and, perhaps most spectacularly of all, Transiberian. Since then, I can't say I have liked or even seen all of his film projects, but I always want to give him the benefit of the doubt. So, seeing a trailer for a new Anderson-helmed Horror flick pop up on Bloody Disgusting the other day got me a bit excited:

As usual, the photography here is gorgeous. Also as usual with modern trailers, I watched 51 seconds of this and turned it off. The trailer only needed that short a time to sell the film to me, and I don't want to know anything else. Blood lands on January 27.


Despite my intentions, I did not pick Will Carver's Psychopaths Anonymous back up after finishing Irvine Welsh's The Bedroom Secrets of The Master Chefs. Welsh's novel was just too good, and it's still resonating through my head, providing a pretty severe distraction to anything long-form, so reading another novel would only take away from it for me. Instead, I realized I never finished Donnie Goodman's book of short stories, The Razorblades in My Head.

LOVE that cover by artist Justin T. Coons. This proved to be exactly what I needed. I started this one back when I was in Tennessee looking for houses this past July, and the fact that we moved a little over a month later made this one kinda fall through the cracks for a moment. Glad I picked it back up.


Various Artists - Joe Begos Bliss Playlist
Grey Hairs - Serious Business
Depeche Mode - Essentials (Apple Music Playlist)
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (II)
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks Season One OST
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - Eponymous
Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

Will synthesized by imagination reveals hidden asset and proves to be the final piece in the puzzle for completion. Good news - I just cannot seem to finish this story! Part of the problem is keeping it at 4K words or under - doing that means I have to rethink things at certain points, and doing so leads to changes that then ripple throughout. It keeps getting better and more refined in both theory and mechanics, but now I'm stuck at the finish line with very little space to go forward. I'll have to go back and chop some more - never a bad thing and possibly my favorite thing when working on a story; I LOVE cutting things out and making the overall piece tighter. Kill your darlings? I stalk through stories with a machete and a smile.

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