Monday, August 22, 2011 yeah, it's been a little while.  A little while?  okay, call me out.  It's been a long while.  In fact, it has been so long that whales have become land mammals once more, the Conservatives have risen back to prominence, the dog and cat Magna Carta is now ruled defunct, fourteen children have received collegiate scholarships, and Sally Struthers is, approximately, seven pounds heavier.  It's been a long ass time.  And for that I'm sorry.

But, rest assured, there's tons to be excited about.  I wanted to post tonight because it is an excellent time to strike.  While I've been offline for more than a year, the time has hardly been wasted.  As you can see, I'm presenting a little something called "Karaoke Death Squad".  Well, actually, I'm more than presenting it.  I wrote the thing.  I wrote it, am proud of it, and want you to bask in it's nougety goodness.  It IS nougety good.

Karaoke Death Squad tells a portion of Homer's the Odyssey - the part with the retched sirens and Odysseus' crew being seduced, by song, to a shallowy death.  Of course, that tale's been told.  In this version, the sirens invade karaoke bars in Baltimore's nightlife, seduce men into horrid sexual malvesance, and make little demon-babies.  So, if you like demon-babies, Baltimore night life (which who does?), or classic lit, there are three reasons for you to purchase said book.  Need more?  Okay...

There is an underlying subtext to Josh Groban.  There also exists an underlying pop-culture for karoke and power ballads - one that I explored quite literally for years!  Karaoke Death Squad features a soundtrack that includes: Meat Loaf, Young MC, Divinyls, Gwen Stefani, Santana, Billy Joel, and Tony Orlando, among others.  Homer wishes he had as much to work with.

Okay, so it's going to be a matter of weeks before this thing goes live, right?  Let me whet your appetite.  S.G. Browne, author of Breathers and the bestselling Fated says: "Mays hits all the right notes".  And Greg Hall says something that cannot be repeated here.

Still need more?  Okay.  I have a story called "Nyuck Nyuck" in the Copeland Valley Sampler, which is now available via  It's a good story, biased as I am.  It's a Western, featuring the Three Stooges and Burl Ives.  PLUS, I've got a story emphasizing the evils of Celine Dion in the New Flesh.  It's a good time.

So I guess when all is said and done, all I need you to do is help a brother out.

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