There's a scene in the Showtime series Californication where the main character, an author of some success played by David Duchovny of X-Files fame, is in the mansion of a rock star, surrounded by sex, drugs, naked girls, booze, loud music and the usual x-rated trappings, while he's talking to a beautiful woman about the books he's written. There's a similar scene in the movie Almost Famous, a semi-autobiographical tale of director Cameron Crowe when he was a writer for Rolling Stone, where he's in a party with the fictional band "Stillwater" and treated like a rock star himself, both by the band and the groupies. I think that growing up in America, the idea of being a rock and roll star has always been one of those things of which we've all dreamed.
Well, I'll never be a rock star. I can't sing. I can't swivel my hips. And the only instrument I've ever played was the trombone, and there's nothing sexy about the whitened-lip circle left by the mouthpiece after a song. So, it's a good thing I'm a writer. And now, I'm getting an inkling of the feeling Cameron Crowe and David Duchovny's character felt when they associated with rock stars. You see, although it's going to be virtual, which my wife is probably happier about than I am, I'm going to be in a mosh-up with Dave Evans, former front man for the band AC/DC.
There won't be any actual groupies, naked barbies, drugs, sex, booze, or drunks falling from the rafters, unless those are things we have already in our homes. But we will be talking about my new novel, Blaze of Glory and all sorts of things like end of the world, supersoakers with salt water, prophetic nursery rhymes, used car salesmen with Johnny Blaze wishes, the art of wrapping the body with cellophane, and how this book was almost made into a movie staring Reggie Bannister, Ken Foree and Wesley Snipes.
It should be hella fun as Bloodletting wraps up their preorder phase. The event will be on 26 Aug at 5 PM EST. Please be there to call in or just listen from your computer.
Note that this book is available only as a signed and limited edition hardcover, produced to the highest collector standards. To preorder this book or to ensure you get a copy through HorrorMall or you favorite online bookseller. But hurry. Ordering period is almost up. I’m told that HorrorMall allows layaway. Nice, even though I thought that was only reserved for dishwashers.
And as they said on Leave It To Beaver, "be there or be square."