Thursday, June 29, 2006

Easier to Add Comments

From now on anyone can leave a comment, there's no need to have a Blogger account. However, there's still word verification, (as this is the way I try to reduce comment spam).

Not Much Happening...

It's very hot here in Budapest, and I haven't done much lately.
I've read a few books including Mike Philbin's Jane's Game.
I loved that one. (I'll post the link here when my review appears at Novelspot.) I've been reading some blog posts by friends, too, and I received A LOT of emails.
I also wrote a few more poems, and I updated the European Reader website. (There are quite a lot of links to sites with poetry now.) I'm trying to lose weight again. Basically, that's all for now.
Music: Godsmack, Korn .

Recommended Website: Virtual Tour to Machu Picchu

This is just great. Try it, if you have the time.
Here's the URL:
http://www.mp360.com/index_eng.php

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Poems by Ian Watson

Last weekend I met Ian Watson at Gateway Con and he's quite nice. You probably know that he's a science fiction writer.
I read three of his poems, the ones that are included at his website, and they are just great. I know many of you are interested in poetry, so here's the link. You can read the poems here.
Btw, I am just about to read his novel God's World.

Danzig: Albums 6-8

I've been listening to a lot of Danzig lately. I got the last three albums (Satan's Child, I Luciferi and Circle of Snakes) and I just love them. You can believe me when I say that they are good, as I've been a Danzig fan for more than ten years.
Album 6 and 7 are great and as sexy as ever (esp. No.6.), whereas I was a bit disappointed with album 8, Circle of Snakes, when I first listened to it.
This is the one which is supposed to be the big return to the roots, though at times I feel that the music and the lyrics are just a bit too simple after such poetic ones as those on 4.
However, I realized that my main problem with the album was just that there's a bit less erotica included, at least in the first half of it, than what we are used to from Glenn, our Evil Elvis, who continuously plays the role of the ultimate bad guy, the sort of demonic lover that women like to phantasize about so much. (Yes, they do. Just show me a woman who does not think that Angel or Spike is a hottie. Do you see what I mean? Women are attracted to the Wickham type of characters, and Glenn's roles are just the ultimate wicked ones. You can never know whether he's just thinking of something nasty and exciting or he really wants to do you some harm, but you enjoy to listen to him tremendously.) In addition to that, he has a great voice.
Danzig is a legendary band, so I don't think there's a need for an introduction here. However, if you like metal, but for some reason, still do not know Danzig, do not hesitate to give it a try.
These songs are really dark, outrageous, unique and exciting, and full of, full of energy.
For samples visit the Danzig website:
http://www.danzig-verotik.com

I'll have a poem in Wicked Karnival

I've just realized, that I've been so busy that I haven't posted anything personal for a while. So I'll try to make up for it.
As for my writing, there was an unfortunate break, but I've just started to write again.
As for getting published, I'll soon have a poem in Issue 7 of Wicked Karnival horror magazine.
Info on the mag at: http://www.wickedkarnival.com/

The Garden : A Horror Movie starring Lance Henriksen, Claudia Christian and Sean Young

On July 11 th IDT Entertainment's Anchor Bay Entertainment, the acknowledged industry leader in horror DVD programming, presents the DVD premiere of The Garden , the latest exercise in terror from the fertile mind of acclaimed writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell (“The A Team”, “Hunter”, “Profit”, “21 Jump Street”). Starring Lance Henriksen ( Aliens, Near Dark ), Claudia Christian (“ Babylon 5,” The Hidden ) and Sean Young ( Blade Runner, Stripes ), The Garden digs deep into the greatest fears of civilization itself and will take viewers on a mind-bending journey, possibly to the end of times! Seeded with a bushel of value-added bonus features including audio commentary from the director and exclusive behind the scenes footage, The Garden promises a harvest of thrills for the casual and ardent “horror”-ticulturalist! SRP is $19.98 and pre-book date is May 31st.

Sam (Adam Taylor Gordon) is a boy with big problems: he is besieged by nightmares (sometimes religious in nature), he cuts himself and he's recently been released from a mental hospital. When he and his recovering alcoholic father (Brian Wimmer) are involved in an auto accident, they are forced to stay on a ranch owned by the enigmatic Ben Zachary (Henriksen). Soon, Sam's dark visions become frighteningly real. Even Sam's benevolent teacher (Young) gives no comfort. Amid the wheat stalks and horse trails, the dead walk, evil is everywhere and Sam fears that an apocalyptic prophecy might come to pass. Produced by Stephen J. Cannell and Michael Dubelko, directed by Don Michael Paul and written by Samuel Bozzo, The Garden is a provocative horror thriller about the battle for the soul of mankind – waged within all of us.

Anchor Bay has harvested bountiful supply of bonus features for The Garden DVD , including:

* Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1), enhanced for 16x9 TVs
* Audio Commentary with Director Don Michael Paul
* The Garden: Behind-The-Scenes
* Still Gallery
* Lance Henriksen Bio
* Trailer

THE GARDEN

Street Date: July 11, 2006
Pre-Book: May 31, 2006
Catalog #: DV14358
UPC: 0-1313-14358-9 4
Run Time: 92 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP : $19.98


(I was asked to pass this on as a part of Anchor Bay's grassroots campaign. )

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Another Great Review for Unearthly Companion

This time, at Novelspot. Nancy Louise wrote some really fabulous things about me and my book. Things like 'Nothing is safe from her probing pen. This is one wonderful work that has been printed and has thankfully not been left in the dark drawer.' and also 'Get Unearthly Companion and enjoy the stories. For even better enjoyment, read them out loud.'
Read the review here.
You can buy the book here. (Paperback)