Tuesday, July 22, 2008

July 22, 2008
Busy days. Kathy and I finished the captions on the BBB in B&W book project last night about eight. 170 pieces of art and captions in the can. Goes down to Tri Star on Sunday.

Meanwhile, worked on last minute changes for the September issue going out the door on Thursday afternoon. Tweaked the cover, argued over several paragraphs in articles, wrote a handful of cutlines. And,finally, finished "Brothers Of Blood," which I'm calling the Classic Gunfight in this issue. Got a new book in the mail from Les Kruger, who calls his new book "Brothers In Blood." Both this book and the new "Dime Novel Desperadoes" by John E. Hallwas, were indispensable in getting this story right.

Pretty slick cover art, no? I also received my cover illustration check for this book from the University of Illinois yesterday ($1,500) and deposited that sucker. Thanks Dennis and John!

This Just In On The Exits Exit From Bugs In Vegas
"Newspaper designer just dropped off two proof sheets of about 60 stills taken off the video from the party. We will go through them this afternoon.I think they are going to use mugs to go with each mini-bio of the musicians. I think they will also use the one of you drumming off your butt, taken from Gary's rehearsal video. But who knows. I am trying to let them do their work without me being a pest, but I am afraid I will fail at that---if I haven't already."

"Pretentious? Moi?"
—Jim Holt, in his book Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes, claiming it might be the shortest possible joke on the planet

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