Dec 282010

Good evening!

Michelle and I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!

Around here we are making a few changes. First, I will be moving the podcast to a new server and blog. The domain and RSS feed will stay the same, so you have to change nothing to find us after the move.

Second, we'll be tightening up the format and schedule around here. 2010 was a pretty crazy year, especially with simultaneously producing the podiobook for LILITH'S LOVE. However, keeping to a schedule will mean shorter episodes (less catchup) and live video stream of our recording sessions.

Finally, I have all of the categories for the Polidori awards ready. I will be posting voting booths for them all very soon. The hope is for you to vote People's Choice style as well as Michelle and I.

So, we'll see you in 2011 for our THIRD anniversary!


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Nov 242010

* Special Episode for November 24, 2010.

Thank you all for listening. Things have been crazy around here and we apologize for the lack of any episodes in November. We could not let Thanksgiving go by, however, without wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thank you all for being friends and listeners of our podcast. Thank you for the kind words and congratulations on our wedding. If you haven't seen the photos yet, they are on my Facebook page.

No promises on when exactly the next episode will be out. We still hope to post one next week, but we will surely be back nonetheless in December.

Until next time, thank you all, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Aug 212010

So at long last, the podcast audio adaptation of LILITH'S LOVE is complete! Is it perfect? No, of course not. I may go back and remaster some parts of it. I am always of the mind that a novel, and now any production based on one, is never finished.

I would like to thank Evo Terra for encouraging me to produce a podcast version, giving it a home on, as well as providing one of the many voices in the cast.

So what's next, besides an eventual remastered edition? Well, naturally there's the sequels. Yes, two. LILITH'S LIGHT and LILITH'S PEACE. Neither is complete. I dare say these projects alone will keep me busy for a while to come.

But that's not enough; I am also writing prequels. Prequels featuring characters that appear in the sequels but NOT in LILITH'S LOVE. Yes. I'm insane. Certifiable. And you wouldn't have me any other way.

In the meantime, if you enjoyed the podcast version and feel like donating, please do visit and leave the donation there. You'll be supporting them AND my part of the donation will go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Finally, this means Michelle and I have some free time now so we will be back to more regular episodes there. Huzzah!

In fact, we're going to go see Vampires Suck! this weekend and we will return with a review of the flick then!

No podcast for July

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Jul 272010

Hey everyone, I hope all is well with you all. I just wanted to let you know that there's not going to be a July episode for Out Of The Coffin. Besides trying to wrap up LILITH'S LOVE, Michelle's work and my work are draining our free time like Dracula on a bender.

So, we hope to catch up with you all in early August. The only good news here is that this means we'll have a LOT to chat about!


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Mea culpa

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Jun 172010

Folks, we do apologize for the delay in not only episodes here but over at Computer problems, summer vacations, and random octopus incursions are keeping us busy. We are still planning at least a June episode with another awesome interview. Hang with us. We're getting everything in order, we promise!

 Posted by at 10:55 PM
Apr 172010

The rumors have been confirmed. On Wednesday, April 14th, Peter Steele passed away from heart failure at age 48. Peter was the lead singer and bassist for Type O Negative, a heavy metal band -- one of very few I have ever listened to.

My favorite album was "Bloody Kisses", which was released in 1993, but I didn't discover it until a couple years later. The 90's were my dark decade and where I first became enamored with vampires and their lore. The album, and especially the title track, "Bloody Kisses", exemplified dark, goth, vampiric emotions. It is a great album to have in the background when writing.

"Black No. 1" also has a very special place in my heart, as it is the song that played the first time Michelle and I ever danced together.

Here's to you, Peter.

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Mar 102010

Not much to say except the real tragedy is that Corey was starting to get more movie roles recently. He could have had an interesting comeback. Coroner still hasn't determined cause of death yet.

Corey Feldman & Corey Haim talking about The Lost Boys movie...

Time to go cue up The Lost Boys and watch my favorite movie ever.

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Jun 252009

December 1983. I was 11 years old and in the sixth grade. I will always remember being at school, in class, though not which class it was. (Most likely music class.) I remember the teacher wheeled in a TV and VCR, and played Michael Jackson's Thriller in class -- the whole 13 minute movie. The teacher impressed upon us what an interesting and innovative new concept this mini-movie music video was. I also remember thinking how cool synchronized dancing zombies were. I also remember the chills when I heard Vincent Price's immortal rap.

Today, June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest. The autopsy will hopefully reveal what, if anything, contributed to his death. Some people are lauding his life, music, and genius, while others are condemning him even in the wake of his death. It seems you either loved or hated him as a musician. He was an easy target of jokes and slander, and we may never know the truth behind allegations of abuse that he settled in and out of court.

I neither ignore nor excuse the radical, instable behavior he exhibited during the last few years of his life. But I can, and do, separate Michael Jackson the artist from Michael Jackson the human being.

I will mourn him. I have been watching the news since I first heard the reports of him being taken to the hospital. I have been listening to his music on the radio and watching his videos. I will watch "Moonwalker", and if I can find it, "The Wiz". I will revel in the joy I have in hearing him sing and seeing him dance.

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'awl's neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller

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