32 Comments

So is having chill Christmas beats recommended to you by an author and musician extraordinaire something that happens to you once you become an author or this more an only happens to you type deal? (Asking as the desire to become an author has potentially never been stronger depending on the answer to the question.)

Expand full comment

I don't think I understand how to build tension. Does tension have to do with opposing goals? And how it's like the characters are playing a tug of war to achieve their goals? I've been searching up books on psychology and conflict management and toxic relationships.

Thanks for the song.

Expand full comment

So very chill!!! Thank you!

Expand full comment

My brother used to rave about this Portland band, Richmond Fontaine. Then I heard them and became a big fan as well - they were Willy Vlautin's band - which he eventually left to form the Delines. Of course, along the way he wrote some excellent novels. Love this Christmas tune.

Expand full comment

Going on my Christmas playlist

Expand full comment
founding

Everyone get in the Jeep. We are playing hooky this Christmas and going to cruise to Atlantis. Mermaids have the brewsky beers and we can all talk about books and play cards.

Expand full comment

What a song! Want to run out of that house as soon as whities appear! Like e the singers voice and the music and production of track! Best xmas song ever after last xmas of course! Could I have an interview with the artist pls?

Expand full comment

Mostly ridiculous/obscure xmas song playlists. Theyre near the same but the YT is somewhat better because of the uploads of songs that aren't available on streaming.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mxVo5mjK4eg&list=PLGNRN3buESD11rqd9L1v53Ex9tME0dQEg&index=1

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3RRSpuXoozwVphEqIBpFZN?si=2hGfjTXTQWioro3n41nz9g&utm_source=copy-link

Expand full comment

I spent the morning watching old fever-dream videos of ShowBiz Pizza Rockafire Explosion, talking to my dad about my mom being in the hospital, and mindlessly eating Insomnia cookies out of a pizza-sized box. This was the holiday song I needed. It was the holiday song I deserved. Lol

In the event you’d like to join my sugar-fueled, glossy eyed animatronic trip:

https://youtu.be/7WZ3d0x5tn8?si=MkiTQyKawEFnXjYR

Expand full comment

Author/DJ Chuck, folks!

But seriously this is a modern Christmas classic

Expand full comment

Oh Chuck, I had to stop by while watching this latest interview you did for This is Horror. My favorite part was when you had to take off your nice gloves with that workshop story about the 9 year old. And you said it angers you when someone depicts violence but in a clean way with clichés. What would you hate more? That, or someone plagiarizing a good story for workshop?

Expand full comment

Still watching the interview, and oh man, I would LOVE if a company took your short stories and did stop motion animations with them. Do you think they will go as dark as how you depict certain things? Like, if they did one based on The Toad Prince, that'd be insane, but also extremely fascinating to me. Also, I can't remember the title of one of your stories, but it involved a CPR doll and how people would take it home and do stuff to it.

Expand full comment
Nov 12·edited Nov 12

Cool track! Thank you. Happy holidays to everyone.

ps- the GTA in the basement really resonated with me ;-) (my copy has been on the fritz of late.)

Expand full comment