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Archive for January, 2010

Good morning, fellow artists! I’m pleased to announce a Short Story contest for the month of February. You may submit as many as you want, and the prizes are phenomenal. The only rule is that it must be under 5000 words, it must be otherwise unpublished, and you must give me your name and address if you wish to receive your prize. A list of prizes will be given in the coming days. Selected stories will be published on this website and judged by a poll to select a winner. (more…)

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Come Back Conan!

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This post is in reference to a few things: 1. My dad got me a can of mace this winter for christmas. 2. I know a friend who’s parents got mugged a few weeks ago. 3. I read an article in the Village Voice that said that crime is up where I work in the Lower East Side and 4. I’ve been watching a considerable number of animal documentaries. So let’s relate all four topics in order to put things in perspective. The documentary series I’ve been watching is called “BBC’s Life” and it’s incredible. For people unfamiliar with it, it’s basically Discovery Channel’s “Earth” but not narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Instead, it’s narrated by David Attenburrough, and he does a fantastic job. But, I digress. The last episode I watched was called Predator vs. Prey, and one scene was dedicated to a squirrel watching her babies and a big-ass rattler that wanted to eat one. Instead of sacrificing her babies, the momma squirrel started kicking sand onto the deadly reptile. See the connection to getting mugged? If you don’t, you soon will. Here are the top five ways not to get mugged in New York City. (more…)

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Starving Artist Radio January Edition

Check out the latest episode of Starving Artist Radio, with Johnny giving tips on writing a “query letter” to get the attention of bigwigs, some info on bandcamp.com, which is a great resource for musicians that want to get their music heard.

Featuring music by Gumshen, Mini Boone, Me, Gerry Wall, Paulina Logan and an interview with comedy musician extraordinaire Kevin Prockup and his latest, greatest single.

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