Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hear Derek Raymond read!

He died in 1994, but you can hear Derek Raymond read from his novel He Died With His Eyes Open in a clip on the Melville House Web site.

And here's a Raymond site that includes lots of covers.

© Peter Rozovsky 2011

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Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

Dora Suarez had been sitting on my TBR for years.

October 20, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

You could do worse than plucking it from the pile.

October 20, 2011  
Anonymous Elisabeth said...

Apropos of nothing, except that the topic comes up occasionally at DBB...

The topic of the dating of popular culture references in fiction.

Here's a dilly from a 1978 crime fiction novel: A group of boys/young men come indoors from poolside for dinner. "They made loud vocal noises and plate-clattering noises. 'Butter!' somebody said. 'Parkay!' somebody else said. Would anyone under 30 "get" the precise reference?

I checked. This product is still available. Its current ad campaign relates to another recent DBB post and comments. Truth in advertising. "Made with real nonfat milk for a fresh and creamy taste." How can something made with nonfat milk taste "creamy"? Or shouldn't I ask? As the "creamy" ingredient is probably something I can't spell, can't determine its provenance, etc.

October 20, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I've long had an idea for a butter/Parkay commercial starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider.

October 20, 2011  
Anonymous Elisabeth said...

Since they're both dead, this project should prove interesting.

The wonders of CGI, maybe?

October 20, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Creamy...all-natural...new and improved...the shite we grew up being exposed to!

October 20, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I remember thinking that PF Flyers really would make me run faster and jump higher!

October 20, 2011  
Anonymous Elisabeth said...

Ha! And I thought that Yardley cosmetics and Oh! de London cologne really would give me "The London Look" (and smell). Oh, that marvelous black cake eyeliner! Ah, memories of lost youth!

October 20, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I suppose the author of that novel did not write with a view to posterity. Let its datedness stand as a warning against filling one's fiction with current cultural references, such as Quick, Henry! The Flit!

October 20, 2011  
Anonymous Liz V. said...

A link to you post:
http://therapsheet.blogspot.com/2011/10/bullet-points-waiting-for-halloween.html

October 24, 2011  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thank you, and thanks to the good people at the Rap Sheet.

October 24, 2011  

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