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All this for one low price!

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At the Asimov's web site, you can now find not only an excerpt from my novella "Inclination" but also an excerpt from Paul Melko's fine and fast-paced novella "The Walls of the Universe," not to mention the entirety of our own [info]asphalteden's excellent essay on electronic music, "A Possible Planet." (There is also an accompanying podcast, featuring many of the musicians Brian mentions in his article, which is well worth listening to.)

And don't forget, you can also hear an excerpt from "Inclination" in the latest episode of my podcast.

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If I could have just one cover blurb for Inclination the novel (no, don't get excited, this doesn't mean it's sold), it would be:

"Get your ticket to that wheel in space while there's time!"  —Donald Fagen
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Of the Mos Def character in 16 Blocks, you wrote: "Eddie has the kind of voice that makes fingernails on a blackboard sound like Kenny G." What are we to make of this comparison, given that Kenny G. already sounds like fingernails on a blackboard?

William Shunn
Queens, NY

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This tune is narrated by a clerk at a 7-Eleven, selling generic cigarettes to lowlifes in the wee hours:

It's not that I don't like them And I feel all right to sell it But I'm scared when 20 guys are buying GPC's And not one of them can spell it
Gets me every time.

Insatiable is a ska band I used to go see at the Dead Goat Saloon in Salt Lake City, way back in the early '90s. (My friend Mike and I went thirsty through those shows because we were too embarrassed to ask the bartender for a pitcher of root beer.) I'm not aware of any album Insatiable has cut, but I was delighted to find two tracks by them on the second volume of Ska: The Third Wave, which I picked up a few years back on eBay.

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The day I dread in Feb

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Happy President's Day (2004) from Loudon Wainwright III. If wishes were fishes...

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Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious
I got the best Valentine's Day present from Laura. I couldn't wait to try it on and have her take a picture. (All I got her was a lousy iPod.)

If you don't know the provenance of this tasty truism, wake up, son, and smell the cupcakes.

Double true!

(Posted as promised to [info]asphalteden.)

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February's CD mix of the month

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January's CD mix of the month

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And speaking of the Chronic, I'm sure most of you have seen this already, but if you haven't, here's a link to Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell's "Chronic(what?!)cles of Narnia" video at the Saturday Night Live web site. ("Lazy Sunday," it's actually called.)

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December's CD mixes of the month

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My contribution to the December CD Mix of the Month Club, meeting this evening for a holiday bowling party, will be 2006 Holiday Planner, with Wind in Sails: A Musical Riddle generously thrown in as a holiday bonus.

(The story so far.)

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