HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE by Joe Lansdale

If you know me, you know that I love pretty much anything Joe Lansdale writes, and I’ve been reading him since he started. He’s truly got a unique voice, tells a helluva story, and is one of the finest exponents of what I consider moral fiction. That’s not to say you won’t find nasty words and especially nasty deeds in Joe’s books, or that he’s beating the Bible or the Talmud or the Koran, or proselytizing in any way for organized religion. On the contrary, he has no time and no sympathies for that kind of thing. But there’s always a code of morality and a sense of honor working overtime in his stories, and particularly in these Hap and Leonard tales. Continue reading HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE by Joe Lansdale

Psycho: The Musical & Me on BBC Radio…

vicI had the pleasure of talking with Vic Minett on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Radio (preceded by the agony of getting up at 6 AM to do so). I sounded a bit sleepy at first, but eventually woke up enough to discuss a film of their “Mystery Year” (1960) — Psycho, and, of course, Psycho: Sanitarium. We decided that a musical version would be a grand idea. Listen to it here. It’s three hours, but I’m 2:20:00 in, and it’s only posted for 30 days, so hurry…