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.
Today’s presented an opportune confluence: Not only is it release day of The Skeleton Melodies (Hippocampus Press), but the insanely eclectic Curtis M. Lawson has released an hour-long bonus episode for his Wyrd Transmissions podcast. “The Skeleton Melodies and Writing Lessons From the Kitchen” is now available. “In honor of his new collection which comes out today,” writes Lawson, “I have uploaded a bonus episode of Wyrd Transmissions with author Clint Smith. Clint and I talk about The Skeleton Melodies, cooking, thrash metal, and a whole lot more!”