Monthly Archives: September 2009

Subtle beauty, American “haiku”

The Granite Pail The Selected Poems of Lorine Niedecker, edited by Cid Corman, (c) 1987, 1996, published by Gnomon Press Other than students doing it for an assignment, I’m not sure how many people read poetry these days. I do and … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Original Soundtrack

Original Soundtrack: Sherlock Holmes Music from the Granada Television Productions of Sign of the Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Composed and conducted by Patrick Gowers, with the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, The Gabriele String Quartet and The … Continue reading

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Rods & Classics

Report: Crusin’ for the Cure As mentioned earlier, and posted last Thursday, we went to Crusin’ for the Cure car show Saturday. We had a great time. It was cool – a little foggy – when we got there at 7:45 … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book #6

Free Reign by Rosemary Aubert, Bridge Works Publishing, 1997 NOTE: the cover shown is for the paperback edition, not the original Bridge Works hardcover. This first mystery novel by Canadian author Rosemary Aubert takes place in and around Toronto. It is … Continue reading

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Cars & Cures

I grew up in southern California, and was in high school 1959-1963. Think American Graffiti. There were lot of drive-ins then, the movie type and especially the food type. Car hops, burgers & fries and vanilla (or cherry) Cokes were … Continue reading

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paperback covers posted at Golden Age

Today there’s another great post at the Golden Age Comic Book Stories blogsite. It’s a slew of mystery/crime paperback covers. Here are thumbnails of a two of them. I’m a sucker for old paperback covers. I know there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Coolth

It’s dry. It’s so damn hot you could fry an egg… well, you know. So here’s another shot from the Alaska trip, taken along the Kenai Peninsula.

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On Golden Age Today

Golden Age (see my BLOGROLL) is one of my favorite websites, I look in every day and am rarely – if ever – disappointed. The scans are excellent, the choice of artists or subject fit my interests: mystery, fine illustration, comics and … Continue reading

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Kaminsky – Red Chameleon

The Red Chameleon Stuart Kaminsky, Ivy Books, September 1989, police procedural I read most of Kaminsky’s books years ago but recently began re-reading them. I don’t do a great deal of re-reading because I don’t want to go over old ground … Continue reading

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Songs of the Stars Naxos Records, 06/30/2009, Catalog #: 8570533. 1 disc, stereo, 63 min. Composers: Enrique Granados, Enrique Morera, M Blancafort de Rosselló, Manuel Oltra, Pau Casals. Conducted by Dennis Keene, Orchestra/Ensemble:  Voices of Ascension. I love choral music, and if you … Continue reading

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Oregon Bridges

Bridges of the Oregon Coast by Ray Bottenberg, published 2006, Arcadia Publishing. In the 1920s and 1930s, Oregon’s legendary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough designed a series of bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway. The six largest of these, at … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News…

Yesterday, college football. Bad news: I’m a Pac-10 fan, and USC caved at Washington yesterday. An awful game, not only poorly played but coach Pete Carroll made some mistakes too, such as not getting a field goal at the end of … Continue reading

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Saturday Cool-off Picture

It’s Saturday, and where I am it’s pretty darn hot. Seems like it’s been hot for about seven months now, we’ve had a hot, dry summer in SoCal. So I’m posting a favorite picture from our trip to Alaska last … Continue reading

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My Friday Forgotten Book # 5

Case for Three Detectives Leo Bruce (Rupert Croft-Cooke) © 1936, this edition 1997 trade paper published  by Academy Chicago Publishers Leo Bruce is the pseudonym of Rupert Croft-Cooke, who wrote two series, one featuring Carolus Deene, the other featuring Sgt. Beef. The … Continue reading

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OLB Blog Award

New as this blog is, it’s a nice surprise to receive recognition of any kind. Broken Bullhorn is one of four blogs recognized for the LOVELY BLOG award. Thanks to Bill Crider (see blogroll at right) for the pick. I’ve … Continue reading

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…for fans of “forgotten” SF authors

Steve Davidson, over on his blog The Crotchety Old Fan, has invented a new organization, Champions of Really Great SF Authors That No One Else Cares About Anymore. CORGSFATNOECAA. Say “korgs-fat-no-eeka” and you have it. For my post yesterday about … Continue reading

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A Favorite Jazz Album, Then and Now

Back when I was a lad in the late 1950s, I was listening to jazz radio station KNOB (“the jazz knob”) which broadcast out of Long Beach, California. The great Chuck Niles worked on that station, and what he didn’t … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Agatha! Today, September 15. Happy birthday Agatha Christie. Wish you were here.

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Call for a “Mark Phillips” Reprint

When is someone going to reprint the Psi-Series novels by Mark Phillips? “Mark Phillips” is the pseudonym of writers Randall Garrett & Laurence Mark Janifer. Three novellas were published, all in Astounding-Analog Science Fact & Fiction (ASF). They are “That … Continue reading

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Mouse Guard 1152

written, drawn and colored by David Peterson, published in 2007 by Archaia Studios Press There’s something that’s just cool about the idea of mice wearing cloaks and fighting with swords and when it’s done right, who can resist? So when … Continue reading

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