Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rediscovered: The “Human Typewriter” on the Fattest Man in Milan

A few months ago I read Giorgio Scerbanenco’s A Private Venus — only the second book translated into English by this writer, so prolific he was called the “human typewriter”. . . . I’ve met several authors who could lay claim … Continue reading

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Tour: Sunday September 8

  Someone gave me a month’s advance notice and requested a walk on Sunday September 8, so consider it on. Anyone can join in. No reservations needed. Meet at noon with four hours to spare and twenty bucks to burn. … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: A Tale of Dashiell Hammett Street

Last Friday I did a tour for a couple from Australia — I was coming into the burg anyway, and cut them a deal. When we got to Dashiell Hammett Street, they remembered a previous visit, where they noticed the … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: More on Crumley, with Ralph Beer SPOILER

Doing some catch-up on stuff I have contemplated posting: Early this year I surfed across a fine memoir of James Crumley by a writer pal of his named Ralph Beer — very nice, even includes photos of some of Crumley’s favorite … Continue reading

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Tour: On Sunday July 21 and Sunday July 28

A couple of requests for walks have rolled in — one from a guy in the area and another from some folk en route to SF from Brownwood, Texas. After prowling around Texas on several trips to Howard Days in … Continue reading

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Tour: Chatting with KPAM

On Tuesday I recorded a radio interview with KPAM out of Portland and they tell me it’ll air this weekend on “The Azumano Travel Show” — split into two parts so the sound of scruffing gumshoes hiking up and down … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: World War Z, No Doubt with SPOILERS

Okay, after blurbing it on Cheese Theatre, I had to give the movie World War Z a shot. First, I must congratulate Max Brooks for selling them two words and the letter “Z” —nabbing around a reported $100,000 per letter or thereabout. Sweet . … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Tonight on Cheese Theatre

Just got a close-to-last-minute note from Bill Arney, telling me that the episode of Cheese Theatre featuring The Last Man on Earth — and our discussion thereof — reruns tonight at 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you’re in the … Continue reading

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