June 27th, 2008

bluemangroup curious

Werewolves of Alabama???

On the way to take E to a class at the university, a song started on the radio. Recognizing the beginning, I said "Why is this station playing Werewolves of London?" as the station was a popular current rock/hip-hop station.

The song then shifted to someone else singing about days by the lake and morphed into the styles of "Sweet Home Alabama", including an actual call out to the song.

Turns out the song is "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock (video), and it borrows liberally from both songs. Hey Kid, how about a call-out to Mr. Zevon too?

I'd never noticed the similarity between "Werewolves of London" (video) and "Sweet Home Alabama" (song) before. Still, of the three, "Werewolves of London" is by far my favorite.

Though "Werewolves of Alabama" sounds like the idea germ of a very interesting story.
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[writing] a new "no"; change of WOTF plans

douglascohen noted a few days ago that he had picked up the new slush batch and back came my submission today, with what looks like a stock "no" (this is my first submission to Realms of Fantasy, but the "no" format looks pretty standard). A bit quick, alas, but I'll just have to try again with the next one. And get this one back out somewhere else.

As for WOTF, the rewrite of "Diwali" is going much slower than anticipated so I think I'm going to switch gears and submit something else for this quarter. I've got some minor changes to do on that one, then out it goes. This also means I'll spend this weekend getting stories organized and out on Monday, because currently I'm down to only 4 stories circulating. And that Just Won't Do.

In July, my plan is to go to one new story a week and two submissions a week (new story and rewrite). I will be a very busy busy boy.