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Post Motel than the book in print. The site hosts many
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Online science fiction reviews and commentary, including a Carolyn
Frank's generous review
of The Lamp Post Motel.
Joe Gold as journalist, adman, teacher, writer-producer, consultant,
author, Renniassance man. Resumes, writing samples, personal remarks.
Writers Union, a few thousand freelance writers banded together
to improve writers' working lives, and the San Francisco Bay Area
chapter at unionwriters.org
where Joe is a co-chair, delegate and grievance officer.
Books in San Francisco is where The Lamp Post Motel
launched successfully on October 22, 2006. Borderlands is science
fiction and fantasy headquarters for the Bay Area.
Bromberg is a virtuoso jazz bassist, a former next-door neighbor
in Tucson (now living in Los Angeles) and composer of the theme
music for the podcast, Goodbye (For My Father), a cut from
Brian's 2002 album Wood. I knew his dad Howard, a talented
drummer in his own right. Inasmuch as The Lamp Post Motel
is dedicated to my dad, I thought Brian and I could honor both our
fathers at once by using this touching music (with Brian's express
permission, of course).
The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson's best (okay, only)
morning newspaper. Joe was a reporter there during the Nixon administration
while finishing his journalism degree. He was twice nominated for
the Pulitzer Prize under publisher Michael Pulitzer. J. C. Martin's
book review of The Lamp Post Motel
published Nov. 12, 2006.
Tucson Citizen, Tucson's other best daily paper.
Tucson Weekly calls itself the alternative to bland daily
journalism in Tucson. Joe Gold's 1995 cover
story documents the University of Arizona administration's attempt
to kill off its much-awarded journalism department. Their review
characterized The Lamp Post Motel as a "fiasco"
with "amorous antics as insipidly lubruicious as any sexploitation
flick." But then as Jon Stewart said, "You're nobody till
you've gotten a bad review."
Kartchner Caverns is the only living cave in America open
to the public, discovered by the late and very much missed Randy
Tufts with his friend Gary Tennen in 1974, and kept secret for decades
until they brought in then-Governor Bruce Babbit (later Secretary
of the Interior), who put the cave under state protection.
The University of Arizona, the bastion of Tucson that still feels
like home, Joe's journalism alma mater and where his daughter
graduates in December.
Pima Air and Space Museum boasts 275 aircraft salvaged from thousands
parked in the rust-free desert air at Davis-Monthan Air Force base,
to tattered to fly, but too venerable for scrap.
The lone remaining missile silo of 18 that ringed Tucson to defend
against a nuclear attack; now a museum of cold war defense technology.
last farewell to Kurt Vonnegut,
a comic genius whose elegantly simple pleas for humanity and decency
called to a whole generation to laugh at itself and seek the good.
Kurt left us on April 11, 2007. So it goes.
2006-2009, Joe Gold. Some rights reserved.