July 26, 2006
When I got home from playing golf yesterday I got in the mail a "certified, return-receipt requested" letter from a lawyer in LA...yikes...one Bryan J. Freedman, to be precise, a graduate of Cal Berkeley and, be still my heart, McGeorge School of Law. It wasn't a bad letter as letters from lawyers go; I worked for lawyers for awhile, so I know. And it cost him $4.64 to send the sucker. Of course I was flattered that a guy who was recognized by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2004 would spend such an exorbitant amount of money to send me a letter...hey, who wouldn't be? The gist of Bryan's letter is as follows:
Accordingly, (United Talent Agency, Inc.) requests that you kindly remove from the Website all contact information pertaining to UTA and its agents, including, but not limited to names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and website information. In the alternative, if you choose to maintain such contact information on the Website, UTA requests that you inform people accessing the Website that by sending unsolicited materials, UTA will not read them and may never consider them in the future because such materials were initially unsolicited.
Yo! Bryan! I choose Number Two. "People" may consider themselves informed. I'm sure Joseph Goebbels and the Reich Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment had a similar policy. Old Joe didn't need no stinking lawyers, though, he had a bunch of them nice young fellows in the brown shirts to do his dirty work...some of whom may even have gotten the equivalent of a JD from the equivalent of McGeorge School of Law. That's in Sacramento, isn't it? Oo, oo, you should go read Chapter Thirty-One. G.
August 30, 2006
Dear Bryan: Please distribute the following press release to all the agents at United Talent Agency, Inc. and thanks for saving me the trouble of having to do it myself. G.
EWA, Fifth Edition, September 2006
The Fifth Edition of "EVERYONE WHO'S ANYONE IN ADULT TRADE PUBLISHING, NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, BROADCASTING AND TINSELTOWN, TOO: A Writer's Guide to The All-Pervasive Propaganda Network" is finally finished. Phew.
EWA (everyonewhosanyone.com) is a free, searchable, 1.2 GB e-mail and web address directory of over fifteen thousand (15,000) of the most influential geniuses in the media and entertainment industries in the US, UK and Canada whose delightful job it is to keep themselves and others deceived, deluded, ditzy, indentured and dumb. Here's the page you're listed on:
During the four years EWA has been online, I found a good agent, sold one of my books (Ginny Good), got it published the way I wanted it published and made it into a fifteen-hour, multimedia audio book all on my own. The Audio Book of Ginny Good is easily and by far the single greatest literary achievement of the 21st Century. Listen to it and see. It's free. Like me.
Or not. Stay safe in your comfortable cave with money-grubbing, totalitarian thought thugs conning you into thinking you have something worth reading, writing, seeing, hearing or saying to read, write, see, hear or say. You don't. Ha! There's plenty of other worthwhile stuff on the rest of the site...EWA is easily and by far the single greatest work of prescriptive nonfiction of the 21st Century, itself. Click some links and see. It's also free, like me.
Finally, if you have no interest in great works of art and don't want me to send you any more e-mails, let me know and I will gladly put a little mark (666) by your name to remind me not to send you any more e-mails. Thanks. G.
October 10, 2006
Please distribute to everyone at UTA. Thanks. G.
I just got my "royalty" statement from the publisher. GINNY GOOD sold 24 copies worldwide in the last six months and I bought four of the copies, myself...so that's what? Less than one copy a week? Yes! I get a dollar for every copy sold, though, so in six months I made enough to pay for almost two of the four of my own books I bought. Yippee! Oh, but wait, I don't actually get the twenty-four bucks 'cause I still owe $1,800 on the $2,000 "advance." Rats. At that rate the advance won't be paid off 'til I'm a hundred and eighteen years old. Oh, well. Melville never paid off the advance for Moby Dick, not to mention poor Van Gogh and Kafka. Here's the latest "review" of The Audio Book of Ginny Good:
Here are more reviews of the audio book...and a bunch of the real book, too:
When you write a great work of timeless literature and get it published the way you want it published, whether it makes money or not is superfluous. What's even more superfluous is the sickeningly synthetic, book-doctored schlock and pretentious claptrap that wins awards, ends up on preposterous "bestseller" lists and gets itself made into slavish movies. Keeping people stupid can't be a very rewarding way to make a living. Can it? Nah. The geniuses who run the media and entertainment industries will understand that one of these days. Or not.
Oh, oh, p.s., as yet another new art form I've invented, I'm going to be sending the occasional exquisite e-mail "press release" (like this one) to select people on my little list of 15,000 media and entertainment boys and girls who constitute the modern-day equivalent of the Reich Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment, so if you don't want me to send you any more e-mails, let me know and I will gladly put a little mark (666) by your name to remind me not to send you any more e-mails. Thanks. G.
December 23, 2007
Ginny Good (ISBN: 0972635750) was the best, brightest, most beautiful, most important work of literary art published anywhere in the world so far this century. Nobody got to read it 'cause it didn't get any hype from the money grubbing media and entertainment morons who run the permanently closed ministry of propaganda and public enlightenment that rots your brain, robs you blind and turns you into passive killers and active slaves from cradle to grave. Oh, well. I just got all the rights back from the publisher, though, so now it's a free e-book. Yippee!
Oh, oh, you can get Ginny Good on your Kindle, too, or in your cell phone at booksinmyphone.com. Do with it what you will. Thanks. G.
Sing the song, boys and girls: "We all live in a complete police state...a complete police state...a complete police state..."