I tend to be kind of picky with my musical tastes. Thankfully, I found a channel on Youtube called Stoned Meadow of Doom, which posts news bands in the southern/stoner rock category. I've always loved catchy grooves and good vocals (The Sword, COC, Witchcraft).
Anyway, below are some newer albums I really dig. Woodhawk's debut album Beyond the Sun is the newest discovery. Toundra's third album (III) is great for writing. And then there's The Sword's Warp Riders, one of my favorite prog rock albums. All are under $10.00 on Amazon in MP3.
For the past few months I've been working on a number of personal projects, including play-testing my new board game, creating an independent publishing company (Dark Peninsula Press), and spiffing up my new office. I haven't been writing as much lately, so I decided to address this concern by giving my office some much needed attention. So I sat down and polished up a piece I wrote last year, then I sent it off to a publisher.
Below are some pics of my office. And yes, that is an actual samurai sword on top of the bookshelf. Also, the Grindhouse and Pulp Fiction posters are not reprints, but actual copies from the theatrical releases (I used to be a projectionist). I just picked up the typewriter, an Olivetti Lettera 32, and also some ink cartridges. Hopefully it still works.
Now on sale ... Killing it Softly. A wonderfully creepy collection of all female horror writers. Kindle version on sale for only .99 cents!
The Last Companion, a new comic series written and illustrated by William Neal McPheeters, is now up on Kickstarter. Head on over and help out by pledging. I've read the first twenty pages and it's a wonderful story filled with gorgeous, retro artwork.
Go to the Kickstarter page HERE:
Gamut Magazine. This looks like a very promising publication, with many great rewards. Head on over to Kickstarter and help out.