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I know a lot of people who, when they think “classical music,” they think of floaty, soft music that just kind of drifts around the air. Flutes and violins, maybe a piano or the occasional oboe. It’s hard to blame them for that perception, since it seems that’s mostly what NPR and other classical music
Welcome to the next Music Monday. Today I want to share with you something fun and silly. I mean, have you read my book yet? It’s not exactly a “serious” book. So while I love my badass music and my action-y music, sometimes I just have to grin like an idiot while I write (full
If you haven’t heard the good news, io9 reported Tuesday that The Tick has received the greenlight from Amazon to produce a full season of the show. I’m excited because The Tick was one of the key inspirations for The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle (if you hadn’t guessed). The pilot episode was released on
I’m thrilled to bring you today’s episode of poorly written legislation in the USA, complements of California, the same state that brought you cancer warnings on bread and other fun and well-meaning laws. The subject of today’s legislation is bill “AB-1570: Collectibles: sale of autographed memorabilia” which was passed earlier this month. As Teleread reports,
From today until October 3rd, my book The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle will be on sale for $8.99 via my publisher’s website. If you’ve been putting off getting a copy, now is the perfect time! Click here to purchase it direct from Fantastic Journyes Publishing.
For this second installment of Music Mondays, I want to throw at you guys something a little happier. One of the genres I rely on the most when I’m writing is Epic Classical, which is an emerging genre that sometimes gets called “movie trailer music” and is essentially a split off Orchestrated Rock. Which is
Listening to music is a big part of my writing process. So, today I’m starting a series of posts I’m calling Music Monday. The first piece I want to share is Prophecies, by Philip Glass. Taken from the soundtrack of the film Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Prophecies is the longer version of the opening piece that shares
Well this is fun! Just a few days after I made my last post in which I mused over who would be the next great influence on our language, the Oxford English Dictionary has announced the addition of several words coined by author Roald Dahl. Revised entries in this range include those for words which
So, a post that’s been making the rounds on social media recently caught my eye. It makes the wonderful point about how people who speak English natively use a particular rule almost by intuition, while non-native speakers have to learn it ‘from scratch’ so to speak. Things native English speakers know, but don’t know we
Something that just came across my radar is the trailer for a new film titled “Arrival” which was released last Tuesday by Paramount Pictures. Obviously trailers are only a contorted glimpse of the final film, and marketing teams have been known to botch how a film is presented in its trailers before (eg, the “Lady