“Music to Parker to” filler post, plus site update

I’ll start with the stuff that isn’t “me, me, me,” then get on to “me, me, me.”

A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from a reader who asked what sort of music one would play to accompany the Parker novels.

I honestly haven’t a clue. I seem to have lost the ability to read fiction and listen to music simultaneously somewhere in my mid-twenties.

But if you haven’t, or if you just want to freestyle, take a shot at answering his question in the comments.

I remember sometime back, a reader suggested that Duffy’s “Mercy” would accompany Parker quite well. I tend to agree, as I’m fond of the song. (The Rockferry album, too, minus one or two filler tracks. Here’s a review I wrote under a pseudonym some time ago for a now-defunct music blog. The song listings at the end were originally embedded videos that I guess YouTube pulled.)

Other than that, I got nuthin’. Help a brother out.

Site updates after the video.

Duffy – “Mercy”

As for me, me, me…

Sorry about the lack of posts lately, but I done warned ya. The move is just as complicated as I thought it would be, if not more so, but I’m making progress. I got a fancy new computer for my birthday thanks to some good friends all pitching in, so my technology is running as clean as it ever has. I still have several dozen boxes to sort through, but I can almost move in my dining room. Unfortunately, resolution of the whole situation is being delayed by the start of football, a game I’m completely addicted to. I’m trying to cut down.

I’m hoping to ramp back into things by reading and reviewing some short works, as there is too much chaos to commit to longer ones. That’s a shame, as there are some longer works, particularly The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter from Hard Case Crime, that I am eager to read. But it’s something!

I also hope to get that long-promised series of guest posts up, starting next week, and start feeding the Twitter beast again. I can’t promise anything, but at least I have goals!

It will still be some time before we’re fully operational (anyone want to buy a 3-2 in Austin?), but we’re getting there. Thanks everyone for your patience, and please keep checking in. I promise we’re not going away.