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Volume 1-2016

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Currently on RARadio:

"On to the Next One" by Jacqueline Van Bierk

"I See You Tiger" by Via Tania

"Lost the Plot" by Amoureux"

Bright Eyes, Black Soul" by The Lovers Key

"Cool Thing" by Sassparilla

"These Halls I Dwell" by Michael Butler

"St. Francis"by Tom Russell & Gretchen Peters, performance by Gretchen Peters and Barry Walsh; 

"Who Do You Love?"by Elizabeth Kay; 

"Rebirth"by Caterpillars; 

"Monica's Frock" by Signel-Z; 

"Natural Disasters" by Corey Landis; 

"1,000 Leather Tassels" by The Blank Tapes; 

"We Are All Stone" and "Those Machines" by Outer Minds; 

"Another Dream" by MMOSS; "Susannah" by Woolen Kits; 

Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and other dead celebrities / news by A SECRET PARTY;

"I Miss the Day" by My Secret Island,  

"Carriers of Light" by Brendan James;

"The Last Time" by Model Stranger;

"Last Call" by Jay;

"Darkness" by Leonard Cohen; 

"Sweetbread" by Simian Mobile Disco and "Keep You" fromActress off the Chronicle movie soundtrack; 

"Goodbye to Love" from October Dawn; 

Trouble in Mind 2011 label sampler; 

Black Box Revelation Live on Minnesota Public Radio;

Apteka "Striking Violet"; 

Mikal Cronin's "Apathy" and "Get Along";

Dana deChaby's progressive rock

 

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Rick Alan Rice (RAR) Literature Page

ATWOOD - "A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliverance" -AVAILABLE NOW FOR KINDLE (INCLUDING KINDLE COMPUTER APPS) FROM AMAZON.COM. Use this link.

CCJ Publisher Rick Alan Rice dissects the building of America in a trilogy of novels collectively calledATWOOD. Book One explores the development of the American West through the lens of public policy, land planning, municipal development, and governance as it played out in one of the new counties of Kansas in the latter half of the 19th Century. The novel focuses on the religious and cultural traditions that imbued the American Midwest with a special character that continues to have a profound effect on American politics to this day. Book One creates an understanding about America's cultural foundations that is further explored in books two and three that further trace the historical-cultural-spiritual development of one isolated county on the Great Plains that stands as an icon in the development of a certain brand of American character. That's the serious stuff viewed from high altitude. The story itself gets down and dirty with the supernatural, which in ATWOOD - A Toiler's Weird Odyssey of Deliveranceis the outfall of misfires in human interactions, from the monumental to the sublime. The book features the epic poem "The Toiler" as well as artwork by New Mexico artist Richard Padilla.

Elmore Leonard Meets Larry McMurtry

Western Crime Novel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am offering another novel through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service. Cooksin is the story of a criminal syndicate that sets its sights on a ranching/farming community in Weld County, Colorado, 1950. The perpetrators of the criminal enterprise steal farm equipment, slaughter cattle, and rob the personal property of individuals whose assets have been inventoried in advance and distributed through a vast system of illegal commerce.

It is a ripping good yarn, filled with suspense and intrigue. This was designed intentionally to pay homage to the type of creative works being produced in 1950, when the story is set. Richard Padilla has done his usually brilliant work in capturing the look and feel of a certain type of crime fiction being produced in that era. The whole thing has the feel of those black & white films you see on Turner Movie Classics, and the writing will remind you a little of Elmore Leonard, whose earliest works were westerns. Use this link.

 

EXPLORE THE KINDLE BOOK LIBRARY

If you have not explored the books available from Amazon.com's Kindle Publishing division you would do yourself a favor to do so. You will find classic literature there, as well as tons of privately published books of every kind. A lot of it is awful, like a lot of traditionally published books are awful, but some are truly classics. You can get the entire collection of Shakespeare's works for two bucks.

You do not need to buy a Kindle to take advantage of this low-cost library. Use this link to go to an Amazon.com page from which you can download for free a Kindle App for your computer, tablet, or phone.

Amazon is the largest, but far from the only digital publisher. You can find similar treasure troves atNOOK Press (the Barnes & Noble site), Lulu, and others.


 

 

BOOKS AND REVIEWS

Publisher's Weekly Test

You Just Don't Love Books!

Publisher's Weekly published a list this week of 32 books, released on October 2, which is a big publishing period with the run-up to Christmas season, and which are supposed to test your resistance to books in any form.

The veneration of books just because they are books is almost religious in its calling, like some vestigial gland that forces us to recall the dark ages and before, when forms of knowledge sharing were precious. Though how that fits in the world of now, when the big argument in publishing is how early, if at all, to offer a digital version of their new products, is hard to know. The publisher's digital dilemma, with the advent and popularity of the digital Reader, is that book publishers have seen how the recording industry has been destroyed by unauthorized file sharing. In these times, once the digits are out of the box it is game up in terms of stanching the viral distribution of copyrighted material.

There remains a buffer in the book publishing industry, in that people still relate to books as decor; as shelf material, proofs to those who don't know you that you can read. Now what you read may still be extremely revealing.

This brings us back to this list of 32 books that are supposed to be so irresistible that only a heathen could find nothing there to like. This, of course, offered with the understanding that Publisher's Weekly is a mouthpiece for publishing houses who would certainly like for you to feel that they have published a bunch of product worth buying.

I don't know... Use this link to review the Thrilling 32 and get back to me with your reviews. - RAR

Publishing Trends

There is an excellent Website, Publishing Trends, that is a gold mine for anyone interested in knowing about what is going on in the major publishing houses.

For more book review information from the RARWRITER Publishingl Group, visit the Written Arts page, and also use this link to go to the Book page at the Revolution Culture Journal.

 

The Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll

Suggested Reading:

To learn more about the famed "Chitlin' Circuit", so named for the food served at these Black venues (a take-off on the "Borscht Belt"), check out Preston Lauterbach's excellent account.

Taking up the role previously played by the Theater Owners Booking Association, these seminal entrepreneurs devised a new and more flexible economic strategy that selectively targeted the production of live performances in a seemingly endless string of black urban venues and back-country juke joints. They adapted the “jazz orchestra” model into smaller, more-informal units that began to shift their attention from snappy big-band arrangements to charismatic lead performers and especially compelling lead vocalists. - Reviewer Roger Hahn, putting Lauterbach's history into context.

W. W. Norton & Company (July 18, 2011)

 

INDIE MUSIC BIBLE

Now in its 13th year of publication as an annual guide to the music industry, "Indie Bible" is now available on line, as well. Click on the graphic above to go to the site for a free trial. You get industry listings and information that is updated daily.

 

 

   

 

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