Stand Away from the Vehicle

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Les Blank & Clifton Chenier

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For no reason other than it’ll likely break your heart, you are invited to listen to this Clifton Chenier tune from the Les Blank film “Hot Pepper.” The film is wonderful and available on TCM and from Les Blank Films.

There Must Be Some Mistake


From the Publisher Frederick Barthelme’s new novel There Must Be Some Mistake was published by Little, Brown in October 2014. In the novel a fiftyish graphic designer forced into retirement discovers, in spite of a parade of unlikely events, including numerous deaths, suicides, threats, explosions,…


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The novel Waveland was published by Doubleday in 2009 in hardcover and 2010 in paper. It is set in Waveland, Mississippi, a year after hurricane Katrina leveled the place. The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle versions at Amazon and elsewhere. From Booklist In his…