I've been itching to watch COBRA again for a few weeks now, but it's now surprisingly hard to find. When DVDs first invaded the market, it was everythwere. I remember there were some COBRA DVDs for eight bucks at my local grocery store and I was dumb enough not to pick one up. I think it was one of the first films to make the conversion. Anyway, it's a question of time before I put my hands on it and a toss up whether I will review it on Spinetingler or here, but in both case expect a fun review. It's scripted somewhere in my DNA that I can't hate anything Stallone does as long as he carries a gun in it.
I have good news for the (very) few of you that actually follow my writing career. I will have another piece up on Shotgun Honey next week, on the 15th. They published my first ever piece last August and I am very happy to go back to them. They are like a sample bar of pulp fiction. Quick, efficient and it gives you a great idea of who to look for. My piece, PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY, was originally written for Punchnel's hardboiled/noir contest, but since they made the terrible mistake of not selecting me*, I decided to give the story a little more legs (about 150 words) and to offer it to webzine I knew would be into this kind of stories. I have still four stories out there, three picked up for sure and one still in limbo, so you will see my name out there often in this first quarter. Lowell Sweeney will be back, amongst all things. He's feeling a little better, but not much. The novella project is going very well also. If you guys thought I was dark...shiiiiiiiiiieeeet, like Senator Clay Davis would say. My mind wanders in weird places sometimes. I'm thinking of offering it for serialization so keep an eye out for it.
I went to see Charles Bradley last night, with Josie, her sister and her boyfriend. During the whole show, I was thinking "This is incredible, I have to make a blog post about this." As you might know, Charles Bradley has a very unique, inspiring story and the amazing thing about this is how this story seeps through him when he's on stage. I had a vague idea he had a difficult life, knowing he has just started to succeed as a musician at the twilight of his life, but it's something you can understand through his stage performences really well. I decided I might have material for a full essay to write. So you can expect to see it around also. In the meantime, go listen to a live performence of NO TIME FOR DREAMIN' (my favorite song of is), live on KEFX and let the Soul win you over.