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So we were watching Dennis Leary's rock comedy SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL t'other night. The plot of this episode involved Gigi firing her band, the Assassins, and bringing on a new band of younger musicians to take their place.

The name of new young (fictional) band was... wait for it... Red Wedding.

Sooner or later, everything comes around in a big circle, doesn't it?

In 1983, when I wrote my rock novel THE ARMAGEDDON RAG, the name of my own (fictional) band was... wait for it... the Nazgul.



Rock on, friends.

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Casey Worth
Dec. 10th, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
Is it purely coincidence that both you and Tolkien use the same middle initials?

Edited at 2016-12-10 07:30 pm (UTC)
grrm
Dec. 10th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
yes
aj_the_raven
Dec. 11th, 2016 02:34 pm (UTC)
On the topic of JRR Tolkien, how do you feel when people compare him to yourself? I'd be honoured, personally, but I do think that your writing styles, themes and topics differ quite significantly, perhaps even beyond comparison.
grrm
Dec. 11th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
I am always honored by the comparison, but certainly I recognize that Tolkien's work is very different from my own.
evinou_art
Dec. 10th, 2016 07:33 pm (UTC)
Love it
The Rag rules man. Really happy I gave it a spin.
writing_mombie
Dec. 10th, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
1983
Good year, I was born then 😉 This book sounds awesome, I will check right now if it is available in Germany! 😆
Tanmay Kulkarni
Dec. 11th, 2016 01:30 am (UTC)
I enjoyed Fevre Dream a lot. I especially love the first scene where Abner Marsh meets Joshua York.

I guess it was written way before you started AGOT. But even then I could see glimpses of your trademark writing style.

While York & Marsh are having their midnight supper, I was half expecting a "grease ran down his chin & he wiped it with his sleeve." :D

Thank you for creating such memorable characters. You've changed the way I read.

Perchance will you write a sequel to Fevre Dream? Or a prequel may be. Please write about Abner Marsh's life before he lost his boats in that fateful winter. ( Winter comes in all your books, doesn't it?)

Edited at 2016-12-11 01:34 am (UTC)
Eric Arndt
Dec. 11th, 2016 04:36 am (UTC)
Related... Kinda...
Since you brought up the fictional band Red Wedding, I wanted to point that you are also in World of Warcraft. They have a quest called "A Dance With Dragons."
sdschaffer
Dec. 11th, 2016 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Related... Kinda...
Crusader Kings 2 has several, as well, even outside of the Game of Thrones mod. There's an event that can pop up when you're raising a young girl which allows you to teach her how to fight, with the option to do so reading something like '[Girl] was supposed to work on her embroidery, but she clearly favors another kind of Pin.'

I've never seen it personally, but there's also apparently an event to have a young child catch you in the act if you're engaged in an illicit love affair, with the option to either kill the kid or let him/her go and cause the affair to be exposed. The option to kill the kid reads 'The things I do for love...'
Alex Alexis
Dec. 11th, 2016 10:14 pm (UTC)
Was their hit single The Rains of Castamere?
Jonathan Lange
Dec. 12th, 2016 02:32 pm (UTC)
Nazgul
I've been reading through Claremont's run on X-Men, and it's been very cool to see the Nazgul turning up as a band in those pages.

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