We all know there is no such thing as vampires. Well, at least not as Hollywood portrays them. There are people who could loosely be considered vampires, but they don’t think of themselves as such, and would be rightly offended if you suggested that they are blood-sucking fiends who sleep in dirt and have severe… Continue reading Blood & Chartreuse
I’ve finally begun working in earnest on my novel and album, both of which will be titled Blood & Chartreuse. The novel is about a vampire named Crewe, who finds himself swept away by events. I won’t bore you with details, other than to say that my concept of vampires have little, if anything, to… Continue reading Blood & Chartreuse
In spite of the fact that I’ve been casting about for the right project and the right approach to get things rolling, one idea has remained constant. That concerns a vampire named Visili Kruvoi, who was born in the mid 1500’s, and who now lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida under the name of Bill Crewe.… Continue reading The Death, Rebirth And Life Of Visili Kruvoi
I’ve been working on songs today, trying to get up to speed well enough to fool everyone into thinking I can hack it as a lead guitar player. Actually, I probably shouldn’t say that. I’m milking the “aw, shucks” sentiment a bit much, I guess. I know what I’m bringing to the table. Maybe I’m… Continue reading What Can I Bring You But Pain?
I just finished a sandwich, figuring if I ate something (else) and maybe took some (more) Goody’s powders, I might finally get rid of this annoying headache that’s been tormenting me since I got up this morning. I’ve been writing some, but the headache was distracting me. Of course, at the moment, hearing Bruce Willis… Continue reading Taking On Clapton
Does this man look like a vampire to you? I suppose the answer to that question would really depend upon who asked it. In my visualizations for my vampire, Crewe, for some reason I kept thinking about Vladimir Putin. Not that Crewe is a dead ringer for Putin (no pun intended), but there’s something about… Continue reading A Vampire Named Crewe
I’m trying to get my head screwed on straight so that I can get down to the business of writing. The general plan is to knock out at least one chapter of Crewe today, and try to churn out four or five over the weekend. The old boy has been tormenting me lately, so we’re… Continue reading New Looks & Vampires