Halloweek: The Vampire James Brown

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Just in time for Halloween, an Ohio historian might have discovered the secret origin of the president’s vampire. I recently got an interesting email from Mark Butler, who works for the Ohio Historical Society. He ran across some new information about James Brown, the real-life prisoner who was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson, and the […]

Recommended Reading: Friends and Well-Wishers Edition

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If you’re taking a leisurely five-day weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July, you’re going to need something to read. And I’m assuming you’ve already read all the adventures of everyone’s favorite patriotic vampire. So it’s time for you folks to branch out a little. If you’re looking for something scary, then I suggest the […]

The Cremains of the Day

Thanks to Richard L. Powell, who sent the image of his blood-spattered copy of THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE.Thanks to Richard L. Powell, who sent the image of his blood-spattered copy of THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE.

There is a company that will turn your cremated remains into vinyl LPs. That’s an especially strange and sobering thought for a Friday morning, so let’s move onto the shameless self-promotion before we get too deep into wondering what songs should be pressed onto those discs… (“Don’t Fear the Reaper” seems a bit on the […]

CADE 2012: This Is The Day

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People have been wishing me “Happy Release Day” all morning. Although that might sound like a special form of massage or what you hear when you get out of prison, it actually means that today is the day you can buy RED, WHITE, AND BLOOD at your friendly neighborhood bookseller. So if you’ve been coming […]