Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Please don't be missing my new novel

As I mentioned back at the beginning of May, my new novel, SO GOOD IT'S BAD--which is a direct sequel to my previous novel, PLEASE DON'T BE WAITING FOR ME--will be out in a matter of weeks. What's changed since then is that there is now an official website for the book, on which you can find more information about the novel, read a sample chapter, view a gallery of relevant photos, and even hear the theme song. So what I'm saying is maybe you should go look at it now.

(NOTE: The image above might make more sense once you've read the novel, but I'm not guaranteeing anything.)

Saturday, May 26, 2018

It's the FRIDAY'S BEST POP SONG EVER podcast episode #7

No matter how lightweight a song might seem, if you think about it long enough, you're bound to come up with something interesting to say. In the case of Tommy James and the Shondells' much-covered hit ''I Think We're Alone Now,'' it inspired me to talk about cover versions and the  myriad reasons people have for doing them. Hear all about it in the latest episode of the FRIDAY'S BEST POP SONG EVER PODCAST, which has just been posted on Stitcher.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Friday's best pop song ever

An aerial offensive

When you listen to Pop Offensive, you get a lot more than a selection of some of the most catchy and danceable pop music from around the globe and across the decades. You also get to hear me laugh at my own awful puns (because, if I don't, who will?) and make up outrageous lies about popular performers (which is to say that, no, P!nk does not have to stand on a highwire in order to sing properly.) Sound exciting? OF COURSE IT DOES! So check out the archived version of last Wednesday's episode, which can now be streamed from You--or I, at least--will be glad you did.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tomorrow! POP OFFENSIVE returns!

Peralta College's KGPC, the station that hosts POP OFFENSIVE, has a lot of programming that is quite progressive. At any hour of the day, you can tune in and hear all kinds of challenging music, be it experimental, industrial, world, indie, or what-have you. And then I come on and play ABBA, Mandy Moore and Janet Jackson and ruin everything.

I'll be unrepentantly repeating this sad ritual tomorrow night, May 15th, at 7pm Pacific time. You can stream it live from KGPC.ORG if you so desire.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


If it seems like I've been posting less frequently, it's because I've been putting the finishing touches on my new novel, SO GOOD IT'S BAD, which is a direct sequel to my last novel, PLEASE DON'T BE WAITING FOR ME. Yes, it turned out I just hadn't put that lovable band of rapscallions through enough torment in book #1, so  I've lined up a whole new gauntlet of misfortunes for them in book #2. And what's worse, it's going to be a trilogy, so be sure to clear space on your shelf for the inevitable boxed set.

In the meantime, above is a preview of Andrew Nahem's butt rocking cover design for the book, which will be going to press in June. Sometime before then, I'll be putting up a website with more detailed info.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

All the good cover versions

The "all covers" episode of Pop Offensive has just been posted for your streaming pleasure in the Pop Offensive Archives. I know that the ratio of good cover versions to bad is not in favor of this episode being any good (see below), but take a listen and I think you'll agree that we resoundingly beat the odds.