it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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Once I was eleven. Once I was just atoms. Once I was a hilltop in Rome.

Progress notes for 23 November 2004

One-Eyed Jack

New Words: 1028
Total Words: 80,091
Pages: 355
Reason for stopping:  I made my freaking goal. Back off. (*g*)
Mammalian Assistance: Paladin under the desk being wayyyy too snuggle to my feet. Also, monkeycuddles from Marlowe.
Stimulants: Tea, seltzer, orange juice and scotch. Not necessarily in that order.
Exercise: None
Mail: Reject from Asimov's
Tyop du jour: nothing.
Darling du jour: The same sporting goods store they'd raided for the Mylar blankets and hiking boots had yielded compasses, MagLites--which Nikita had instantly elevated to the head of his list of Advantages Of The Future--snack foods, and ammunition. The pawnshop next door had provided a selection of firearms.
Books in progress: I got nothing but the dull grind of this freaking novel. Over soon, over soon. I've hit the part where my brain is already starting to hand me corrections and elaborations for the draft and a half.
Other writing-related work: Subs off to Asimov's and Interzone

Now a kiss is just a flower that a bee could reurn from and do his little dance at the hive
And perhaps it's worth mentioning as I write this song down, I am the happiest fucker alive.

--Peter Mulvey

So anyway, this is what I've been listening too obsessively while writing this book:

The Alan Parsons Project, The Turn of a Friendly Card
Alice Cooper, Desperado
Alannah Myles, Black Velvet
Asleep at the Wheel. Hot Rod Lincoln
BTO, House of the Rising Sun
Big Country, Cracked Actor
Billy Joel, Leningrad
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Still the Same
Boiled in Lead - Sher
Boiled in Lead - Klezpolka
Booth & the Bad Angel, Life Gets Better
Cowboy Junkies, Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
Creedence Clearwater Revival, House of the Rising Sun
Danny Elfman, Poor Jack
David Byrne & Richard Thompson, Dirty Old Town
Dire Straits, Calling Elvis
Doc Watson (With Richard Watson), House of the Rising Sun
The Eagles, Desperado
Elvis Costello, ...This Town...
Elvis Costello, Let Him Dangle
Elvis Costello, Pads Paws and Claws
Elvis Costello, Miss MacBeth
Elvis Costello, Watching the Detectives
Elvis Costello, Every Day I Write the Book
Elvis Presley, You Were Always On My Mind
Elvis Presley, Viva Las Vegas
Elvis Presley, Maybelline
Elvis Presley, America the Beautiful
Elvis Presley, King of the Road
Elvis Presley, Cold Cold Heart
Elvis Presley, A Little Less Conversation
Emmylou Harris, Boy from Tupelo
Gino Vanelli, Black Cars
Golden Earring, Twilight Zone
Harry Belafonte, John Henry
Jackson Browne, Casino Nation
Janis Ian, God and the FBI
Jeffrey Foucalt, Secretariat
Jeffrey Foucalt, Pearl Handled Pistol
Jeffrey Foucalt, Lodi
Jethro Tull, Strange Avenues
Jethro Tull, Wounded Old & Treacherous
Jimmy Buffett, Elvis Imitators
Joan Jett, Crimson & Clover
John Gorka, Silvertown
John Gorka, All that Hammering
John Hammond, Heartattack & Vine
John Hammond, 'Til the Money Runs Out
John Hammond, Jockey Full of Bourbon
John Lee Hooker, Tupelo
Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer, Redemption Song
Juice Newton, Queen of Hearts
Mark Knopfler, Silvertown Blues
Mark Knopfler, Sands of Nevada
Melissa Etheridge, Similar Features
Modest Mouse, Out of Gas
No Doubt, It's My Life
Pat Benetar, Love Is A Battlefield
Pat Benetar, Hit me With Your Best Shot
Pat Benetar, We Belong
Pat Benetar, Invincible
Pat Benetar, Fire & Ice
Pat Benetar, Heartbreaker
Paul Simon, One Trick Pony
Paul Simon, Can't Run But
Pet Shop Boys, It's a Sin
Pet Shop Boys, Rent
Pet Shop Boys, Opportunities
Peter Mulvey, Elvis Presley Blues
The Pogues, Dirty Old Town
Queensryche, Speak
Queensryche, Eyes of a Stranger
Redbird, Ships
Rickie Lee Jones, Show Biz Kids
Rickie Lee Jones, Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
Romeo Void, Girl in Trouble
Romeo Void, Never Say Never
Sarah McLachlan, Possession
Sarah McLachlan, Hold On
Sarah McLachlan, Fear
Sarah McLachlan, I Will Remember You
Seven Nations, Crooked Jack
Shriekback, Considerable
Shriekback, Night Town
Shriekback, Hymn to the Local Gods
Steely Dan, Do It Again
Steely Dan, Kid Charlemagne
Steely Dan, Chain Lightning
Steely Dan, Any Major Dude
Steely Dan, Dirty Work
Sublime, Scarlet Begonias
The Sugarcubes, Coldsweat
Suzanne Vega, Blood Makes Noise
Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing
Suzanne Vega, The Story of Isaac
Taj Mahal, The Cuckoo
Talk Talk, It's My Life
Tanita Tikaram, Cathedral Song
Thelonius Monk, Between the Devil & The Deep Blue Sea
Theme from Secret Agent
Timbuk 3, Dirty Dirty Rice
Timbuk 3, Sunshine is Dangerous
Tom Waits, Hoist That Rag
Tom Waits, A Sweet Little Bullet From A Pretty Blue Gun
Tom Waits, I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
Tom Waits, Romeo is Bleeding
Tom Waits, Step Right Up
Tom Waits, The Piano Has Been Drinking
Tom Waits, Invitation to the Blues
Tom Waits, Pasties & A G-String
Tracy Chapman, House of the Rising Sun
Unbelievable Truth, Shed Your Skin
Vertical Horizon, Everything You Want
Voodoo, Godsmack
Warren Zevon, Desperados Under the Eaves
Warren Zevon, Porcelain Monkey
The White Stripes, In The Cold Cold Night
Yes, Owner of a Lonely Heart


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