Buenos Aires, Argentina
Here are a few more pics that I snapped with my handy CrackBerry...
Lost Vegas PodcastDon't forget that you can follow @LostVegasBook on Twitter.
Episode 3 - Inspiration Inebriation... Nicky ambushes Pauly about the real inspiration behind Lost Vegas, and she gets him to reveal trade secrets.
In case you were wondering, the due date for Lost Vegas is sometime before the WSOP. The French translation will be released later in 2010. The re-write phase is over and the book is in the hands of two trusted editors. When this current phase is over, we can start the next phase... publication.
Lost Vegas Podcast
Episode 1 - Final Draft... The re-write is over and Nicky explains how she knew how/when Lost Vegas was finally done. She even tosses a Wonder Boys reference into the mix, while I remain moody and evasive.
Episode 2 - Lost Translation... Nicky and I discuss the French version of Lost Vegas, which is currently being translated by Benjo. Chapter 1 in French is complete and we figure out how my favorite (yet grossly overused term) "douchebag" gets properly translated.
I found my new favorite website... Unhappy Hipsters. Wow. I howl with every caption. (via @BettyUndergrnd)
What's the buzz with Google Buzz? Details of Google's attempt to thwart Facebook in the fickle social media arena. (via @Iggylicious)
Guide to sex, drugs, gambling, and living large in South Florida. It's funny because it's true. Pure gold. Best advice on scoring hookers and blow in Miami. (via @JasonSpacemanTN)
Thanks for your support. Shoot me a line if you're interested in contributing something to a future issue.
February 2010, Vol. 9, Issue 2
1. Lymie Malibu by Paul McGuire
She was too whacked out to remember any lines and flubbed more and more auditions that we were both surprised when her commercial agent keeps sending her out. Kaya was the quintessential cocaine tragedy, yet somehow, she kept getting callbacks... More
2. From Beatniks to Hippies. The Early Sixties. A Memoir. by Johnny Hughes
There was a tremendous amount of hustling other folk's dates, and it would rage all night. Eddie drank this syrupy Richard's Wild Irish wine. Yuck. The linoleum floor in his kitchen looked like a crime scene from the wine stains... More
3. Fangs by Milton T. Burton
Halfway through her second glass of wine, he was there beside her, a small snifter of brandy in his hand. Startled, she blurted out the first thing that popped into her mind. "You can drink?"... More
4. Thinking Out Loud by Michael Friedman
Eventually my need to ask eternal questions led me to the conclusion that the only way to get out of purgatory was to flow with life instead of trying to isolate my many momentary lapses of reason on a regular basis... More
5. China Rider by Tenzin McGrupp
I told my nephew that his teachers and parents were lying to him and trying to turn him into a soulless zombie. He believes me. He's a good kid. He knows what's up. He knows the system is full of shit... More