It was quite a treat to talk to label owner and Male Gaze bassist Mark Kaiser this month. His WILT playlist is a five song deep dive into 80s dark wave, early psychedelia, and exciting new bands. Read about him and listen to his playlist in my new TUBE. Magazine article.
I’ve been a fan of Jessica Abel’s work on productivity and creativity for a while now, so it was really exciting to get a chance to interview her about her upcoming book Growing Gills. Read all about her and her book in my new TUBE. Magazine article.
Jessica Abel. Photo by Laurene Ducrocq
I admit I’m a little late to the party, but I’m really loving the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series. Read my review of the first book Guilty Pleasures on the front page of the Magus Books site here.
Welcome to Night Vale is my gateway podcast, a beautifully strange storytelling experience that reminded me of the noir bits of A Prairie Home Companion and the radio version of Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. Needless to say, I’m in love with it. Read all about it and the books that have come from the show in my new Magus Blog article.
It’s been a while since I wrote short stories, but for Story A Day May this year, I managed to bang out thirty-one pieces, most of which were godawful or fragmentary at best. “Spin,” the one I wrote for Visual Verse, is definitely one of the top shelf shorts. Read it here.
There’s nothing that makes me happier than the fiction section of a bookstore. Being able to take care of that section and even stock it? Oh man… read all about it in my new Magus Blog post.
Dal Basi, owner, and operator of Sacramento’s awesome Phono Select Records has been a long-time support of and believer in TUBE. It was great to chat with him about music and his five current favorite records for my latest TUBE. Magazine article.
Dal Basi. Photo by Melissa Uroff.