Local legend Al Stilley has published a piece in the latest installment of The Southsider Voice, covering the release of The Skeleton Melodies (Hippocampus Press). Our discussion touched on several topics (Ghouljaw and Other Stories…the Nightmare Theater horror host, Sammy Terry…Dark Shadows…). I’m grateful to have spent some time with Al.
The podcast holds tremendous promise in both being helmed by Rex (What’s Coming For You and A Mighty Word), but both prior to and following our discussion, Rex provide some earnest insight into the show’s intent and his goal of being a better listener. With the privilege of participating in the fourth episode, Rex has previously interviewed Curtis Lawson (Devil’s Night), Christa Carmen (Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked), and members of the band Irish Lights, Benjamin Fox and Gordon Cooper. Rex used the term “polymath” in reference to some of my interests and avocations, but the description really is reciprocal when examining Rex’s expansive provinces of creativity. If you’re unfamiliar with this writer and artistic pantologist, get acquainted by listening to The Night Parlor.