Sunday, April 26, 2015

Texas Frightmare Weekend!

People of the Internet,

Heading out tomorrow to Dallas, Texas for a few days of fun before Texas Frightmare Weekend (May 1- May 3). I'll be at the Rooster Republic Press/Strangehouse Books table, getting drunk and trying to sell some of my books, So if you're going to be in the Dallas area or happen to be going to the convention, let me know. I'll sign your books. We can hang out. I'll let you buy me a beer.

Laters,
Danger

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Things That Have Happened!

Here's what's happened in the last month:

1. The very talented bizarro-Lothario Garrett Cook wrote a little article back in early January in which he said that I was an 'author to look out for in 2015.' Whether that's true or not, it was a very kind and unexpected gesture from him and it gave me the warm-fuzzies when I read it.

YOU CAN READ THAT HERE

2. I also made another appearance on Jeremy Maddux's Surreal Sermons podcast, where we once again yell at each other. This Maddux dude has got a real bug up his butt. And now my real-life mother and best girl Lisa are involved too. I don't know what kinds of twists and turns this saga is going to take, but things are escalating quickly.

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THAT EPISODE HERE

3. I also don't know if I made this announcement earlier, but it is official, so I suppose I should mention it: I (along with Kirk Jones) have been doing acquisitions/slush reading for Rooster Republic Press since last November. That means, if you want to pitch a book or send a manuscript to Rooster Republic, you can either talk to me, Kirk, or send it to the submissions email at rrpsubs@gmail.com.

4. I HAVE FINISHED WRITING A NEW BOOK. A full-length novel, to be specific. There is no other news to report besides that, as I just finished writing it right before I made this blog update you are currently reading. But it is a HUGE relief and accomplishment whenever anything (especially lengthier things) are completed. So THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT to the three people in the world who actually support me. The rest of you can go ahead and DROWN YOURSELVES IN A SWIMMING POOL FULL OF DICKS!

As far as pimping goes, this time around I'm going to repay the favor and pimp my favorite Time Pimp:

GARRETT COOK!

He just released a new book HERE.

He also teaches a cheap online bizarro workshop which I hear (from the people who have taken it) is quite informative and interesting.

He also does professional editing for bizarro/horror/any type of book for, what in all actuality, is only a nominally small price.

This is the dude who's book beat my book for a Wonderland Award. So you know you're in good hands. If you are at all serious about writing and confused about where to begin or what to do, I highly suggest using Garrett's services. You won't be disappointed. If you are disappointed, well, then as I've already said, PLEASE RESUMING DROWNING YOURSELF IN THE AFOREMENTIONED SWIMMING POOL OF DICKS!

That is all for now.

~ Danger!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Updates!

Hello.

This is my last post of 2014, which isn't saying much because I rarely update this blog. But I should update more. I do little things all over the place that you may want to check out, and if you're not my friend on Facebook, you'd have no way of knowing it.

So here's what's been going on with me over the past two weeks, for your entertainment pleasure:

1. Another guest appearance on Jeremy Maddux's podcast Surreal Sermons. It's not an interview or anything like that. We basically just argue with each other for the first five minutes of the show after he found out I rejected his 'Pinata story' from Rooster Republic Press.


2. Speaking of Rooster Republic Press, they had me on as the contestant for the third episode of their bad game show, aptly called The Bad Game Show. Other guests included Justin Grimbol and Michael Allen Rose. It's basically 20 minutes of nonstop sexual confession. Those two guys are perverted as FUCK! Link here just in case the embedded video below doesn't work.


3. Lastly, Lady Terminator herself, my good friend Erika Instead, let me do a guest blog post on her B-movie blog she does for Living Dead Magazine. We watched a movie called Mutantis and it's pretty much exactly what you'd be a movie called Mutantis to be about. It's a funny blog for often-overlooked movies.


And I believe last post I said I was gonna start sticking recommendations in with each post? Did I say that? Well, regardless, I'm  going to. And my first recommendation is going to be of Michael Allen Rose's band Flood Damage. They're an industrial rock band from Chicago and they KICK-ASS. I wrote a review for their new album Instruction for the Assembly of God(s) and since there's like NOWHERE GOOD to stick a goddamn music review other than iTunes, I'm gonna copy and paste it right here:

Spooky. Kooky. All together ooky.



This is FUN music. A pop-industrial album that is gritty enough to grind you to pieces in its mechanical jaws, yet catchy enough to make you want to nod your head to the beat while you’re getting eaten alive.



Yes, this is a robot dance party hosted by the Devil and attended exclusively by a bunch of sexy, tattooed chicks all lezzing out on each other. You know what I mean?



You don’t?



Look, is there an accurate way to describe music without sound trite or derivative? People always do that "well it kinda sounds like" thing when they talk about bands: Well it kinda sounds like Ministry. Well it kinda sounds like Skinny Puppy. Well it kinda sounds like Frank Sinatra if he were a possessed blender on a mission to have sex with every appliance in the world. But what does any of that even MEAN?



I like the kind of music that paints pictures. Lyrical content aside, I dig sounds. Atmospheres. That intangible part of a song that hits you somewhere deep. The way words in a book build a world in your head, a good song, or album, can do the same. And this album certainly does just that! At times it’s like the soundtrack to some crazy supernatural slasher movie. At other times, it might be what the DJ is spinning at a vampire dance club blood orgy, like that awesome scene in Blade 2. At other points it strikes like lightning out of a matte silver cloud. And still at other points it lumbers along like a blind giant’s feet, stomping across the dirty landscape of a coal-stained city plucked straight out of some reimagined Victorian distopia. That’s what I was SEEING in my mind while I listened to Instructions for the Assembly of God(s). That's what these sounds gave me. But even with all the ATMOSPHERE that this music brings, you won’t find any lithe ambient noises tiptoeing around like a curious caterpillar. It’s not THAT kind of atmosphere I'm talking about! Instead you'll get only loud, crunchy guitars and heart-attack fast drums and ethereal, ghostly vocals the stalk you like a jilted wind. These aren’t lullabies to put you to sleep. This stuff will get you moving. Bobbing your head. Punching your mom. This album ROCKS. 



Standout track: SeXXXee (is this a George Michael homage?!)

That is all for now, person who decided to actually read all this shit and maybe click a few links. Have a great day. Enjoy life. Enjoy pizza. 

Love,
Danger

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Flash Fiction and a New Audio Interview!

Hi fuckers!

That wasn't nice. I didn't mean to call you fuckers. I love you guys.

Here's some updates:

New (free) flash fiction available at Bizarro Central. It's called AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF EVERY WOMAN I'VE EVER SLEPT WITH. It's exactly what it sounds like. Or is it? Click the link.

Also, I did an interview with my Stranger Danger buddy Kevin Strange for Adam Millard's new radio show Bizarro UK:

LISTEN TO US BULLSHIT AND TRY TO BE FUNNY BY CLICKING HERE.

That's about that for current updates.

I've been toying with the idea of actually staying up to date with this thing. Maybe doing a weekly update. Just letting everyone know what I've been up to and what cool shit some of my writer friends are up to that you might want to check out. As it is, I've just been using this blog as a 'link dump' to keep track of all my shit I've put out there in the world. What do you people think? Should I update this thing more? Does anyone even read this? Do you want to see my dick?

Other than that,

BYE BYE.

~ Danger

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Few Updates! Hooray!

Man, I don't update this thing enough. Blogging is kind of annoying. Especially adding all the links. And this post is gonna be fucking FULL of links.

Here's a few things that have been going on over the past couple of months:

1. I was a guest on 'The Bad Game Show' along with Tiffany Scandal and Don Noble. The Bad Game Show is Rooster Republic Press's answer to To Tell The Truth. It was a lot of fun, and it certainly lived up to its name. It's a giant mess. View it on youtube HERE.

2. Speaking of youtube: I started my own youtube show called Trying to Remember Movies with Danger_Slater. The premise is that I try to recall everything I can about movies that I haven't seen in over a decade. What I learned is that I can talk for a really long time about things I have no authority on. Watch TRYING TO REMEMBER MOVIES here.

3. My novella ROADVOLUTION, which was my contributed half to my last book STRANGER DANGER has now been released on it's own. So, if you hate Kevin Strange, but love me, pick up ROADVOLUTION in ebook or paperback formats. The same goes for Kevin Strange's contribution COMPUTERFACE. Or, ya know, just buy STRANGER DANGER and get more bang for your buck.

4. Be sure to check out Erika Instead's exploitation/b-movie blog Lady Terminator.

I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff. But I suppose that's all for now.

Until next time, Dangerlings,

~ D!


Thursday, May 8, 2014

More Shit Coming Your Way!


PART ONE - New Flash Fiction

Yes, I have new flash fiction up at Bizarro Central. This story is called THE VERSION OF 'PINOCCHIO' WHERE PINOCCHIO HAS A DICK FOR A NOSE. And although the story is about Pinocchio having a dick for a nose, it's also a meta-meditation on what it means to create the kinds of stories in which things like Pinocchio having a dick for a nose happens.

PART TWO - New Interview

Another monolithic youtube interview with the one and only Kevin Strange. This time, I'm sober! Actually, if you have some time to spare, it's pretty in depth. Kevin traces my entire career path, from wanting to write as a kid, until today, on the precipice of my THIRD BOOK being released. It's been an interesting journey, to be sure.

PART THREE - Texas Frightmare Weekend

Last weekend I got to hang out with my Rooster Republic Press family at Texas Frightmare Weekend. It was amazing time, full of drunken debauchery, horror movie icons, karaoke and literature. I love everyone I met. Read Arthur Graham's brief write-up on Goodreads and hear about a 10th of the insanity that actually transpired. Plus we managed to sell a few copies of DangerRAMA.

PART FOUR - New Book


That is all,
Danger