Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Elmore Leonard updates

Some not so very recent, but still interesting news on Elmore Leonard :

Fits his novel 'The Switch' might be adapted for film says the Guardian,
and then the 'missing link' in the Carl Webster saga will be filled this autumn when 'Comfort to the Enemy' will be published as a trade papaberback, after its initial publication as a series in the NYT.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bill Dixon R.I.P.

Just got this email in :

"I've just been asked by his estate to deliver the sad news that
trumpeter/composer/educator Bill Dixon died last night in his sleep at
his longtime home in North Bennington, Vermont after a two-year

He was 84 years old.

Dixon is survived by his longtime partner Sharon Vogel and two children.

Information about a memorial service and where to send donations in
his name is forthcoming.

An official obituary is in the works and will be available shortly."

Monday, June 14, 2010

Not only Kind of Blue

Maybe Kind of Blue isn't the only recording we listened at at a wrong speed. Robert Johnsons 'King of The Delta Blues might be in the same league.
Read more here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

James Ellroy meets Joseph Wambaugh

Here's a report of (more or less) recent meeting and discussion between James Ellroy and Joseph Wambaugh. Enjoy the read!