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"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium" is tentatively scheduled to appear in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show in May 2014.
"Lightweaver in Shadow" is scheduled to appear in Shattered Shields, an anthology from Baen Books, in November 2014.
Truths and Lies and Make-Believe Now Available in More Places
Our album -- "a compendium of musical selections, inspired or influenced by science fiction, fantasy, life, and faith ... a multitude of things" -- is now available for download in a multitude of places. On Bandcamp and CD Baby, as well as on Amazon, you can buy it in digital form and download it to your favorite device, or you can order a physical CD to be mailed to you. (On Bandcamp, you can actually listen to it in its entirety.) Folks in the UK can buy the album on Amazon UK.
If you're only interested in the digital format, you can find it several additional places:
The album has ten original songs:
- "Steampunk Pirates"
- "Another Romulan Ale"
- "The Monster Hunter Ballad"
- "Dare to Do Great Things"
- "Mortal Men"
- "Tauntauns to Glory"
- "Help My Unbelief"
- "I Think I'll Run for Congress"
- "Day to Day Disguises"
- "Finding Serenity"
We recorded the album at MKM Studios here in Cary, NC, and had it mastered at Talus Music in Apex. Take a listen, and if you like a song, share it with your friends! (If not, share it with your enemies.)
"What is a Warrior Without His Wounds?" appeared in the July 2013 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
"The Entropy Box" appeared in the Writers for Relief III anthology edited by Davey Beauchamp and Stuart Jaffe, published in October 2013. Proceeds from sales of this anthology go to the American Red Cross, earmarked for tornado victims.
RavenCon, April 25-7, 2014, Richmond, Virginia.
ConCarolinas, May 30 - June 1, 2014, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Con-Gregate, July 11-3, 2014, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Dragon_Con, August 29 - September 1, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia.
MystiCon, February 21-3, 2014, Roanoke, Virginia.
The Gray Man on YouTube
We have several music videos available, linked on our YouTube Playlist. Most of the videos feature the kind of slipshod guitar playing and mediocre vocals that you've come to expect from the Gray Man.
If you don't want to go through the YouTube interface, you can select from the individual videos below:
- Gray performs "Tauntauns to Glory" at Dragon_Con 2013
- Gray's debut performance of "Tauntauns to Glory"
- Gray performs "Winter Simplifies the World"
- Gray performs "The Monster Hunter Ballad" -- the science fiction & fantasy blog SFSignal included a post about Gray's Monster Hunter Ballad in April 2012
- Gray performs "Playing Politics," which may be considered the theme song for the Anti-Campaign
- Gray performs "Having Failed to Be Raptured, I Wrote this Stupid Song"
- The video montage of Gray's "The Economic Recovery Blues", his 2009 song for the Industrial Extension Service
- The video montage of Gray's "The I-E-S Song", his 2008 song for the Industrial Extension Service
As part of his work with the Industrial Extension Service, for close to a year Gray hosted a video series called the Manufacturing Minute. Each segment was "about a minute, about manufacturing." The series has been on hiatus for a few months, but the old installments are still available. Let us know what you think!
Blog, Blog, Blogging Along
We're still having fun with our Ghost Writer blog. We ended our 5-year space history series, though we will occasionally add posts about more recent space anniversaries. We haven't decided on a new series to start, but we're open to suggestions! And if you ever read what we post, thank you, and we'd love it if you left comments.
Download-Ables: Book Excerpt, Essays, Short Story
Free downloads available:
- The Introduction to Quality Education
- Two essays, "An Unsolicited Proposal for the Secretary of Education," and "Ignore The Tour Guides, If You Can"
- One short story (historical fiction), "The Surfman"
The downloads are FREE, though if you like them we do accept donations ... see the 'donate' button in the right-hand column.
Next Election Cycle, Consider Voting For The Anti-Candidate
While the rules for write-in candidates vary from place to place, and are sometimes as difficult to navigate as the rules for becoming an official candidate, the Anti-Candidate remains available as a write-in candidate for any elective office, anywhere. All we ask is that you spell our name correctly.
Social Media Central
The Gray Man is active (more or less) on several different social media platforms. Contact us on your favorite:
Send a friend request or connection request, if you like; but if we don't actually know you, or you think we might not recognize your name, please send a brief explanation as well.
The Gray Man's Other Pursuits ...
Need a speech written or edited? As mentioned above, we'll give you professional results -- at professional prices.
Need a speaker for an upcoming event, or a narrator for a film or video? We'll do that -- price negotiable.
Want a hand-crafted, musical-instrument-inspired chair? No promises, since we don't have lots of woodworking time these days ... but if we do, it'll really cost you.