Release Day: Owl Stretching

Today’s the big day: Owl Stretching is out now! Get in on the rollicking tale of ‘Shamans Vs Aliens’ and take a road trip across a slightly futuristic New England all the way to Mount Auburn Cemetery. 🙂 You can buy the book at Immanion, get your local bookstore to order it, or buy it…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Do Not Adjust Your Set

I’m looking forward to Holy Flying Circus tomorrow night, the documentary on the fight against the Python’s Life of Brian. I know I’ve likely seen a lot of the footage already, but I’m sure it will be enjoyable nonetheless. Good example of how bonkers people can get over something they assume will offend them. At…

Publishing News & Connecticut Bound

Over at Night and Day, The Spectator’s Arts blog, I have an introduction to erotic fiction that will give you some  steamy reading for this rainy day. Simon always gives me such interesting assignments; I find it amusing that the newspaper is so conservative and its Arts blog so liberal. Of necessity, this is only…

A Wet Weekend

Too many late nights; too little sleep. Far too much rain driving back from Massachusetts. Last night it was Neil Innes at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA. Here he is wearing his moustache in order to sing in French (okay, mostly in a French accent). Yeah, phone pic so the quality isn’t good. But…

Python Reunites!

The surviving Pythons will be reuniting in NYC on October 15th for the premiere of a new six-part doco series that will be airing on the IFC channel October 18th-23rd. In addition to the documentary and timed to 40th Anniversary of the creation of Monty Python, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)…

Owl Stretching

Pop over to Radio Wombat, the podcast blog, for the latest reading: Owl Stretching. It’s a snippet from the novel I’m revising at present. The name may or may not stay: Python fans will probably recognize it, but most people will find it obscure. It does have a purpose, but I’m guessing most publishers would…

London Recap, Part Two: Not dining with Mr Jones

Friday afternoon I hit the Andy Warhol, “Other Voices, Other Rooms” exhibit at the Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre. The guidebook lists its contents as “21 films, 1 clouds installation, 40 screen tests, 6 videos, 42 tv-episodes, 16 drawings…” and on and on. I’d never really thought about the direct link between Warhol and…

London Recap, Part One

Now that we’re back from Robert’s where he treated us in the usual style, i.e. stuffing us silly with good food and drink, I’m finally facing the horror of catching up with all I’ve neglected while swanning off to London. Is writing it up just another way to avoid work? Oh, let’s not think about…

More Moore — and More!

Part two of pal Pádraig Ó Méalóid’s interview with the Alan Moore is up at the Forbidden Planet blog (along with lots of other cool news, interviews, etc., so wander around and take a gander). I’m deeply envious that my pal Paul Hamilton is heading out to see Michael Palin and Terry Jones present “The…