Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon — and who knows?, maybe for the rest of your life — the Some Media clump in the banner above is going to disappear.
Every few years I dink around with the website, spruce up the sidebar, check to see if links on major items are still alive. And most of the TV and radio links have gone dead — or maybe they’re still out there someplace on the net, for people patient enough to track them down.
I consider most media ephemeral, but if an interview pops up I’ll give notice. Just scurry over fast before it disappears.
One of the print/online articles I liked was the review in the Wall Street Journal by Tom Nolan on December 4, 2009, covering Xmas Gift Books. As you can see from the image at top, the most recent tour book made the cut. You can still get to his article, but to read more than the first couple of paragraphs you need to sign up.
Shortly after that one the walk was blurbed in USA Today for December 18, 2009 by no less than Otto Penzler, whose personal collection has gone on the block recently. $75,000 for the first edition of Red Harvest. Wowza.
But 2009 was a decade ago (nothing in the 40-plus year history of the Hammett Tour, but a long time for most things), so it’s time to move on.