Rants and Raves – spring 2015

Rants and Raves – spring 2015

You’re sick dude!

I haven’t been able to get out much to the theaters to see any new movies. I’m still fighting the Big-C and I had a pretty bad relapse this year. I’m just now getting back on track…maybe. Just thought I’d let you all know so if you suddenly see no reviews here, it’s quite possible I’m in the hospital. For now you’ll probably just see a lot of reviews of older horror and sci-fi films. Also, I forget things because of the chemo, so if I told anyone I was going to read a review or check out something and haven’t, its because I don’t remember too well. bb_king 4

A nod to BB King, the master of Blues who passed away this week at his home in Las Vegas. He had a unique style, with an almost happy, uplifting sound, (odd for the blues) that was instantly recognizable to all who heard his sweet Lucille sing to his tunes. (Lucille is his guitar.) Every time I heard him play, it brought a smile to my face. Happiness to you in that big band in the sky, BB!

I’d like to say goodbye to David Letterman. His jokes were dry and his humor rather stale, and he often poked fun at himself for the stale jokes he delivered. However, behind that dry humor was intelligence, charm, and a sharp wit. Through the years I had watched The Late Show, davidletterman_2015on and off, knowing Letterman was always on with some great guests and poignant stories. Thanks for all the laughs and memories Dave. Also, a nod to Paul Schaffer, a talented musician and performer. You will be missed.

Looking forward to the Carnage Conservatory re-launch coming soon. If you all had not seen it, the CC was webzine of visceral Horror stories, the morec michael forsyth pic 2 gore the better.

I am thinking of moving all my writing tips posts to a different blog, a new blog where I may even host some stories written by my fellow bloggers. Let me know your thoughts on this.

C. Michael Forsyth (author of Hour of the Beast) has started a kick-starter campaign to launch his new graphic novel, Night Cage. It sounds like a great story mixing the classic exploitation style and graphic novel tradition. Even if you’re not one that donates to KS projects, you should definitely click the link and check out the video, it is awesome!



Plus what?

OK, whats the deal with Google plus? I have no idea how to use it, what it is used for, or why I should try and figure it out. All I know is I keep getting contacted about my friends and fellow bloggers to add to my circles (?). So I finally added a whole bunch of people, but nothing really happened. I thought there was going to be some kind of reward or party, but I got nothing. I don’t even see a circle…


Linkedin Park

Another thing, I’m not on Linkedin and have no intention of starting a Linkedin profile. I know I’ve been contacted by many people, but I’m not being rude, I just don’t have an account with them. I like content, not showing off how smart I am or important I am in a list of my great accomplishments. On a blog I provide content, (hopefully interesting) and I read content. I am not the content itself…

New Reads:

If you have the desire to read some great horror, check out these books from my fellow authors:

Chad Lutze – Night as a Catalyst 

Weldon Burge – Broken

James Ward Kirk – Death Anxiety

I haven’t read any of these yet but they are all talented writers and you are bound to get some great horror entertainment from these books.

night-as-a-catalyst-cover-final BROKEN weldon burge JWK death anxiety

10 thoughts on “Rants and Raves – spring 2015

  1. Hope you feel better soon Mike and kick its ass, so to speak.

    As for Google Plus – I have no idea either and have no desire to use it either. Everything I see on there I can see other places so it just seems like a waste of time to me.

  2. Yeah, I’m getting back on track. “I’m here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.” (guess the movie)

    As far as google plus, at least with other social platforms, I understand how they work even though I don’t use them…Google+ is just a mystery to me, lol.

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