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Gathering No Moss

Life just keeps getting weirder and weirder.



(I wish I COULD buy five copies for my mother, but alas, she passed away in 1998).

This is pretty cool.  Even without the cover.

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missyjack
Apr. 24th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Great interview! Hope you are living the rock star lifestyle ow ;D

And yes I will be singing this all day!
sourbillytipton
Apr. 24th, 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
I hate to be a buzzkill
Because I know you grew up in the era where Rolling Stone magazine influenced American culture by showcasing the current sights, sounds, celebrity, etc.

But I don't care how difficult the times are when it comes to selling magazines off the racks when the internet is kicking your ass. Putting one of the culprits of the Boston Marathon bombing on their cover for the sake of publicity and sales is in extremely poor taste.

The good far outweighs the bad for Rolling Stone's publishing history. But that particular issue is forever indelible to me.

I hate to be that guy because you're obviously proud. Which you should be. The genius of your work is attracting the attention of millions more each year.
yagathai
Apr. 24th, 2014 06:42 am (UTC)
Re: I hate to be a buzzkill
If you hate to be that guy, why did you decide to be that guy? I hate eating pig's feet, and never have I felt compelled to order them at a restaurant.

Maybe you don't really hate to be that guy. Maybe ou're just saying that to try to excuse or minimize being the jerkbag that is trying to make a ridiculous political point when someone's trying to celebrate something deservedly cool. "I really hate to be that guy," he said as he slapped the anniversary cake out of the couple's mouths, "but that baker once sold cookies to the Girl Scouts."

Heaven forbid a journalistic outlet put a person prominent in the news on their cover.



Edited at 2014-04-24 06:49 am (UTC)
sourbillytipton
Apr. 24th, 2014 09:19 am (UTC)
Re: I hate to be a buzzkill
Whatever gets you through the night man.

I'm not one to argue politics, they lead to nowhere except boredom. The only reason I brought it up is because it's been a year since the events and I was discussing this cover on. Mon.

I Just think Rolling Stone should reserve the cover for artists not mass murderers.
calebespall
Apr. 25th, 2014 12:25 am (UTC)
Re: I hate to be a buzzkill
Ah Billy, what ever would we do without you?
Ray Feighery
Apr. 24th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
Re: I hate to be a buzzkill
OK this was an exceptional response! Especially for anyone that actually READ the article rather than just reacting to the cover.
EvilBryanCogman
Apr. 24th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
Seriously...
Quick question: in an interview you said you were "hoping for 2/3 seasons for AFFC & ADWD each"

...

Plz tell me you were joking. Just. please.
Ray Feighery
Apr. 24th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Seriously...
It's over 2,000 pages of material...why would he be joking?
tripleneck
Apr. 24th, 2014 04:39 am (UTC)
Sweet! You've achieved one of my boyhood fantasies. Congrats!
javagoth
Apr. 24th, 2014 06:00 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed the interview. Congratulations!
lindacarlson
Apr. 24th, 2014 06:29 am (UTC)
nice interview. and Congratulations..! :)
yagathai
Apr. 24th, 2014 06:43 am (UTC)
It is cool, isn't it? I've got a copy on hold at the newsstand. It's not the biggest feather in your cap, but it's got to be one of the shiniest.
papersky
Apr. 24th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
Literally! (I mean I was singing that all day when there was a little bitty picture of me on the cover of Locus.)

Sandy Blair would be so proud.
parsleigh
Apr. 24th, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
Steve and his partner, Mark, have been playing that song for a while now and it always gets the expected reaction, complete with cell-phone lights (no lighters, alas). Congrats on the interview.
hummelchen3
Apr. 24th, 2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
I had the feeling you really enjoyed that interview. Congratulation! I'm sure your mother would be bursting out of pride :)

I wanted to let you know that I was really moved about the passage where you talked about redemption. We judge so quickly nowadays and hold on to grudges with an energy we can't seem to summon up for much else. I don't have any problems with your characters. That's practically why I read those books. I'm happy getting into the head of those complex characters and love the greyest to pieces but it's different and so much harder to try and forgive in real life. Especially with people who are naturally close to you. The things you said made me really question myself and my behavior towards people I have huge issues with. I'm pretty sure I can't let go of all the anger over night but I really should be able to try here and there when at the same time I have a huge place in my heart for a (fictional) man who pushed a little boy out of the window.

I'm really glad that you are on this earth and were given a public voice!
sistercrow
Apr. 24th, 2014 08:30 pm (UTC)
Congrats, George! Your pic might not be on the cover, but your name is - and in big letters!
evamagick
Apr. 24th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
Yeeeees! :D
tj1962
Apr. 24th, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
Congrats
I think I would've preferred a cover on Creem, but that's not possible anymore (& no novelty song). Enjoyed the interview, I wanna visit Hadrian's wall someday!
pageeater
Apr. 25th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)
Way to go, Mr M. Well deserved.
apostle_of_eris
Apr. 25th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
livin' la vida loca
I've kind of wondered what you take notice of with The Biggest Thing Since Harry Potter.

Now I wonder how long it's been since you got a new interview question.
argh c
Apr. 25th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
Phyllis Eisenstein
You mention (in one of the interviews of you that I read today) that you are great friends with Phyllis Eisenstein. Is there any way you can help her turn her "finished but not published" books into published books?!?

A couple of months ago, I was making a question set for QuizUp and just needed to check a detail in "Sorcerer's Son." The next thing I know I've re-read SS and "The Crystal Palace" for the nth time again. It kills me that there's a sequel completed and finished that I cannot read.

WRT QuizUp and you, the "Tuf Voyaging", "Way of Cross and Dragon" and "RR initials" questions were all me, among many others. 8-)
luzisrighthand
May. 2nd, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Nice! Congrats! :)
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