Brad Spurgeon's Blog

A world of music, auto racing, travel, literature, chess, wining, dining and other crazy thoughts….

An “Imperfectionist” Inspired Rant on Paper Manuscript Submissions in the Electronic World

November 1, 2013

A conundrum I cannot solve as to why a majority of publishers and large number of literary agents still want paper manuscript submissions in an age when they charge readers 8.99 euros for an electronic book….

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A Trip of a Day, Through Life in a Way, in Paris on a Bastille Fête Weekend

July 14, 2013

I started out with the idea of going to Deauville, but the allure of sunny Paris made us decide instead to stay in the city and go to the Musée d’Orsay. I ended up going to a string of other places and running into unexpected situations and a musical finale with an old acquaintance….

Categories: Bluegrass, Blues, Books, Bookshops, Celtic Music, Food, Literature, Memoir, Music, Travel Tags: , , , , , , , , , Permalink

A Not-Book-Review: Neil Young’s Memoir, “Waging Heavy Peace”

December 3, 2012

I have decided to create a new feature type of article on this blog. Because this is a blog, and because I believe in Ernest Hemingway’s dictum about writers not criticizing other writers in print as reviewers – “You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds,” he said – but because I love to read good books and talk about them, I have decided to start this occasional feature. So here is my first “Not-Book-Review,” about Neil Young’s autobiography, “Waging Heavy Peace.”

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