photograph by Guillaume Amat There are no vampires on today's program. Unless you think of the unbridled capitalism that the pope referred to recently as a form of blood-sucking. "Once you get that first stake driven, nobody can stop you." -- Robert Moses, master builder and developer
-- "I thought Dr. Van Helsing said that." -- Doc Sportello
(from Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon)
But no matter how far from the heart of the city skyrocketing rents have driven you, you're never too far away to hear Busy Doing Nothing on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio Stream.
James Ellroy's Underworld books tailed off sharply after "Cold Six Thousand" in my opinion, but the bit in "Blood's a Rover" where an increasingly demented J. Edgar Hoover urges a minion to keep an eye on this possibly dangerous Archie Bell and his insidious Drells was amusing.