Monthly Archives: April 2011

PULP HEROES: THREE FROM SILVER JOHN

I’m continuing my look at Manly Wade Wellman’s pulp hero Silver John, the roaming singer and guitarist who fights supernatural forces in the Appalachian Mountains of long ago, sort of like a countrified Orpheus meets Kolchak. He’s called Silver John because of the silver strings on his guitar and the silver coins he carries in his pockets. For more details click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

***THEN I WASN’T ALONE – In this vignette Silver John encounters an actual, bona fide centaur roaming the Continue reading

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TOP-SEEDED LEE FLAMES, 4TH-SEEDED PARK PIRATES FALL IN CONFERENCE BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS

In the Southern States Athletic Conference the number one seeded Lee Flames were defeated today by the fourth seeded William Carey Crusaders by a score of 12-8. In the

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PERSEPHONE: A QUICK Q AND A

Photo courtesy of Sickchixxx.com

Since 1992 Persephone has been a performance artist and power exchange icon. In 2002 she launched the site Sickchixxx.com and hasn’t looked back. Nowhere else on the web can you find such a  combination of pop culture, horror, erotica and engaging eccentricity. The Goth Goddess of Grand Guignol was kind enough to tape an intro for a Bad Movie Party for yours truly years ago when I got to introduce her to the neglected bad movie classic The Mummy And The Curse of The Jackals. Long- time fans of Persephone are familiar with her fondness for horror flicks and the Continue reading

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TODAY’S FORGOTTEN TELEVISION TREASURE: IT’S GARRY SHANDLING’S SHOW (1986- 1990)

Shandling

Shandling

It’s Garry Shandling’s Show was the pre-Seinfeld version of Seinfeld. And no, I don’t just mean because both programs starred popular stand- up comics. I mean basically Shandling’s program, which aired on cable via Showtime and later on network tv via Fox, seems like the blueprint that Seinfeld followed almost slavishly. That’s my opinion, anyway.

Consider the following points: episodes of Seinfeld started with Jerry on-stage doing a few bits for a nightclub audience – episodes of IGSS started with Garry on his sitcom set doing a few bits for the studio audience … Seinfeld dealt with life as a stand-up comic trying to juggle his career and romantic life – ditto for IGSS … Jerry had a Continue reading

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WHAT IS UP WITH THE IOWA WESTERN REIVERS

Baseball   – Reiver Baseball has claimed the regular season conference title for the 9th year in a row!  The Reivers play on the road on Tuesday at Continue reading

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM – LAKE ERIE COLLEGE

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE STORM

 

 Location: Painesville, OH

Division: NCAA Division 2

Conference Affiliation: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Major sports: football, basketball, base/soft- ball, soccer, volleyball, track & field

Site: http://www.lakeeriestorm.com/landing/index

Comment: This team represents “the perfect storm” of a cool name and a cool logo. The Ohio location speaks to the Continue reading

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PULP HEROES: SILVER JOHN STRIKES AGAIN

I continue my look at the forgotten pulp hero Silver John with a synopsis of the next short story going in order of publication. For the background info on Silver John plus the details on the other short stories featuring the character click here: https://glitternight.com/pulp-heroes/

***ONE OTHER – A beautiful young woman who is bitter over Silver  John  resisting her charms lures him to a remote mountain top. Once there, she plans to sacrifice him to a monstrous creature dwelling in a seemingly bottomless pond that is really a portal to another dimension. Silver John must Continue reading

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