Monday, April 27, 2015

William G. Tapply / Death at Charity's Point

I started collecting this guy by chance - a bookseller had a lot of his books in first edition for a good price, and many of them were signed. Of late, I've been buying books that I know I won't read, whether to complete a series or just because they were a good deal. I decided to give Tapply a spin, since I now own several of his books and all.

There are twenty-five in the Brady Coyne series, Death at Charity's Point being the first. He started this series in 1984 and pounded out one a year for the next twenty-five years. Unfortunately, there won't be any more: Tapply died in 2009.

I'm up to the fourth installment, The Marine Corpse, and they have all been pretty good. They run about 220 pages, so you can get through them quickly. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read a lot of the backlist at no cost. Give him a spin.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Avett Brothers / Another Is Waiting

These guys keep on churning out good tunes. I prefer blondes to beards, but this is the best of both worlds. And skeletons, too.

The Avett Brothers / Kick Drum Heart

These guys are great. New and improved with a roving cello!

Elvis / American Trilogy 1975

I wondered why a version like this wasn't out there. Well, here 'tis. Strong stuff. Wait for it at 3:20. Wicked bass lines, too. Enjoy.

Friday, September 26, 2014