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Marvelous, South Dakota

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

My story Marvelous, South Dakota is up at Fiction Southeast. It is set in the South Dakota Badlands.

Badlands, proclaimed the Lakota Sioux, because it was such a difficult place to cross.

During the height of the Cold War, South Dakota housed many of the nuclear missiles that could have destroyed the world. Some of those underground silos are now part of … Continue reading »

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Athena Barabbas Rockin’ the Cradle

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

So my story “Athena Barabbas” which appeared in the November 2010 edition of Burnt Bridge was recently nominated by Burnt Bridge for an award.  In the story, Athena is having … Continue reading »

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GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME – HEAT MISER VERSUS JACKSON BROWNE

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

For our second installment of the Greatest Song of All Time, we have an Old School Face-off.  It’s Jackson Browne’s 1974 classic, Fountain of Sorrow (no relation) versus the Heat Miser’s eponymous ditty…. Continue reading »

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SURRENDER – CHEAP TRICK

Friday, May 7th, 2010

GREATEST ROCK/POP SONG OF ALL TIME
 
“SURRENDER” —  Cheap Trick
 
          Our first entry in the race … Continue reading »

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LOU BEGA – 2010

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I miss my man, Lou Bega.
 
As we approach the end of the decade, I think back to December 31, 1999 and two images dominate: the smiling crooner … Continue reading »

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2 SONGS THAT UNFAIRLY PORTRAY THE DEVIL

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

“The Devil Went Down To Georgia”

The Charlie Daniels Band (1979)
The Devil went down to Georgia… actually, he flew down on Delta on Labor Day from Belmar, New Jersey where he had just enjoyed a summer half-share. He was actually 45 minutes late for his fiddle showdown; having never flown into the Atlanta airport before, he rode that train back and forth … Continue reading »

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Affinity Trinities – Popstars

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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ASHLEE/WENDY/MADONNA

Why would I put Ashlee Simpson, Wendy James and Madonna together in an Affinity Trinity of Popstars? Well, if you’re like me and have given up on your 8 year quest to figure out the plot to the movie “Vanilla Sky,” you now have time to click on this … Continue reading »

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POPSTARS PREVIEW

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Please check back in the next few weeks for an essay on popstars. In the meantime, enjoy the following lullaby from the whimsical girl who brought you “Erotica”…

If the land of make believe
is inside your heart
It will never leave…. Continue reading »

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ALBUM COVERS

Friday, March 27th, 2009

 
tuesday
I  always liked this album cover for Matthew Sweet’s “Girlfriend.”  It’s a picture of actress Tuesday Weld, I’m assuming on the California coast.  The last time I was in Laguna, I walked down a side street and found a similar spot at … Continue reading »

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Diving For Pennies

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Guests who make frequent visits to Sauro Motel will quickly learn that I am a big fan of John Eddie’s music. I’m actually a multi-decade-long member of the Faithful.  As an introduction to his music, below is a link to John performing his song “Everything.” Every time I’ve heard him sing this song, he introduced it by saying it’s “for everybody … Continue reading »

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