Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Many thanks to Deutsche Grammophone.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Andrew Britton, RIP (January 6, 1981 – March 18, 2008)


http://andrewbrittonbooks.com/content/index.asp

When Andrew released The American, I attended the book launch party at Tir Na Nog Pub. My first mystery novel probably was just in early notes or draft; I probably mentioned it to Andrew. Andrew, I miss you. Your family misses you and Christopher, I know.  In another life, if you had the time, I would have loved to have you read the novel I just self-published yesterday, on Saint Patrick's day. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mystery Deathside Manners Characters

Inspiration for Larry Bright (and possibly Mark Pierce) found by searching Google and Images Laurence Fox. Inspiration for the Lila and Clabber Don scenes comes from a Mary Whyte water color.





Mystery Novel Weston Investigates: Deathside Manner

Stimulate thinking and enjoy. The characters might look like the below images taken from a Google Search and Images. Musings only. Alex as James Franco. Alex as Jake Gyllenhaal. Link to the mystery http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ULP6R9M






Mystery Deathside Manner Characters

To stimulate thinking. Josh Gad possibly suggests Vittsie Coyle, from the Huffpo announcement he'd been selected for Beauty and the Beast. The first three are Maude Cambridge. The second three are Virginia Blair The two sets of general images come from Google Search Images. Link to the mystery http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ULP6R9M








Mystery Deathside Manner Characters

Kate. I like the picture below, Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon. Imagine how they look at Alex's party, then later a possible Sunday pose when they visit the beach. Alex's intensity when he interviews families. For fun, James Franco in an alternate outcome when Alex makes a quick stop and tosses his keys to a security officer. Link to the mystery http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ULP6R9M




Sunday, March 15, 2015

Da Ponte in the News

Great visual: playing violin in a priest's collar when those were the only clothes he had. Operas now include Nixon in China and Anna Nicole Smith. Will Da Ponte be next?
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/01/08/nights-at-the-opera