Salvatore Pane

Month: March, 2013

HERO

Indianapolis Lit Events or Stuart Dybek, Jennifer Egan, Frank Bill, and More!

Allstarswall-NEWThis is going to be an absolutely crazy week for readings here in Indianapolis. We’ve got major events Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Instead of droning on about how excited I am (very), I’ll just list the details below. I’ll be at all of them. Maybe I’ll see you?

Stuart Dybek 3/19 7:30pm at the University of Indianapolis

Jennifer Egan 3/20 7:30pm at Butler University

Frank Bill 3/22 7pm at the Service Center

Vouched Presents Andrew Scott and Michael Nye 3/23 7pm at Indy Reads

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Carmelo Anthony Doesn’t Know How To Dress Himself: Part 8 Of An Ongoing Series

WHY MELO WHYBro’s been keyed up for his return to Denver since February 2011, and this is the shirt he brings with him? I don’t understand anything about this world. Why, Melo, why?

AWP 2013 AFTERMATH

2013-03-07 10.35.08-1I’m packed and I’m holding
I’m smiling, she’s living, she’s golden
She lives for me, says she lives for me
Ovation, her own motivation

She comes round and she goes down on me
And I make her smile, like a drug for you
Do ever what you wanna do, coming over you
Keep on smiling, what we go through

One stop to the rhythm that divides you
And I speak to you like the chorus to the verse
Chop another line like a coda with a curse
Come on like a freak show takes the stage

We give them the games we play, she said
“I want something else, to get me through this
Semi charmed kinda life, baby, baby
I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-bye”

The sky was gold, it was rose
I was taking sips of it through my nose
And I wish, I could get back there
Someplace back there

Smiling in the pictures you would take
Doing crystal myth, will lift you up until you break
It won’t stop, I won’t come down
I keep stock with the tick-tock rhythm, I bump for the drop

And then I bumped up, I took the hit that I was given
Then I bumped again, then I bumped again, I said
How do I get back there
To the place where I fell asleep inside you

How do I get myself back to the place where you said
“I want something else, to get me through this
Semi charmed kinda life, baby, baby
I want something else, I’m not listening when you say good-bye”

I believe in the sand beneath my toes
The beach gives a feeling, an earthy feeling
I believe in the faith that grows
And the four right chords can make me cry

When I’m with you I feel like I could die
And that would be all right, all right
And when the plane came in, she said she was crashing
The velvet it rips in the city, we tripped on the urge to feel alive

Now I’m struggling to survive
Those days you were wearing that velvet dress
You’re the priestess, I must confess
Those little red panties they pass the test

Slide up around the belly, face down on the mattress
One and you hold me, and we’re broken
Still it’s all that I wanna do, just a little now
Feel myself, head made of the ground

I’m scared, I’m not coming down, no, no
And I won’t run for my life
She’s got her jaws now, locked down in a smile
But nothing is all right, all right

And I want something else, to get me through this life
Baby, I want something else
Not listening when you say..
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye, good-bye

The sky was gold, it was rose
I was taking sips of it through my nose
And I wish, I could get back there
Someplace back there, in the place, we used to start
I want something else

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Two Reviews, a Podcast, and a Pizza Place (HAHA GET IT? LIKE THAT VAN WILDER TV SHOW LOL :))

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You want some Last Call in the City of Bridges updates? No? Fine. Would you like to hear my long, rambling thoughts about the time Chris Childs punched Kobe Bryant in the face?

Please come back. I need approval via social media to live.

Ian Denning wrote a really complex, intriguing review of Last Call here. Check it out. This is the kind of dialogue I really hoped my book would be involved in as we were gearing up to publish it. I can’t express how humbling getting a review like this is.

Also, check out the homer view from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Finally, for the more comic-savvy crowd, I sat down with Mark Poulton for the Talking About Our Issues podcast over at Image Addiction. We mostly talk about comic books and The Black List (my graphic novel which is available here digitally before it’s released physically here later this year), but we also talk Last Call.

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Play Nintendo With Me At AWP

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GUYS! If you swing by the Braddock Avenue Books table (Y17), you can get a SIGNED copy of my novel and PLAY NINTENDO WITH ME. That’s right. We’re going to play NES.

I’ll be there 10:30 through noon on Thursday, and then a few other times throughout the conference. This is your opportunity to challenge the 1995 Video Game Championship II Scranton Branch Winner.