It’s the first Monday of November, and the first Monday of NaNoWriMo. This is often the point where people begin to trip up and lag behind, and if that’s you, you’re probably pretty stressed out. Well, I’ve got something for that. Chaconne by Robert de Visée is a wonderful piece from 1682, masterfully performed by
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An orchestra playing Pink Floyd? Really? Yes! Trust me, I was just as skeptical as you. But let me tell you: what you’re about to listen to, if you choose to do so, may be the single best adaptation of a rock song ever. It takes me soaring in ways that even the original doesn’t,
So this week has been ramping up to the release of my new podcast, Brian Reads: Flash Fiction. I’m thrilled to include Stephen Coghlan in this first episode. His story, Kernel of Truth, made for the perfect, light-hearted horror story to end the podcast with. Halloween is a great time to laugh and be scared
It’s probably no surprise to you at all that today’s Music Monday is a piece by Two Steps from Hell. I find their music super inspiring, empowering, and motivating. I listen to their stuff and it makes me want to write! Today’s piece, Impossible, includes a very interesting instrument played by the amazing Merethe Soltvedt.
Certain songs on my playlist make me thing of certain characters. Today I’m sharing the song that always makes me think of Maggie from The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle. Enjoy!
I just watched the short video from Tested where Adam Savage gets to check out the new gun blasters from Bladerunner 2049. During the video, the Prop Master Doug Harlocker talks about how they went through several iterations of the new blaster design–more than six! It’s common to see this amount of iteration on a
Welcome to another of my Late Reviews, where I review something long after it’s left the spotlight and people stopped caring. Today, I’m going to share some quick thoughts about Ursula K Le Guin’s The Other Wind. The Other Wind is an incredible book that taps a whole cast of characters to tell its tale.
I’m just putzing along Facebook one evening when I see a link shared by a friend. “If you ever wondered why green olives are in jars and black olives are in cans,” she said above the link. Oddly enough, I’ve wondered that exact thing. So, I clicked the link like the fool I am, and
I haven’t done a Music Monday in a little bit, so here’s a beautiful recording by Katy Adelson. This is, apparently, a combination of two songs. I’m not familiar with either of them, and they blend together so smoothly that I didn’t realize it was two different tunes until I read the description (although I
Foreword: Here’s my second entry to the 2017 Flash Fiction Challenge. This time my prompts were Historical Fiction, A Machine Shop, and A Turtle. Now, Historical Fiction is a genre I really enjoy and I certainly enjoy history. Normally it would be a challenge just to decide on what era to set the story, what