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Thursday, May 27, 2004
The Internet is a wonderful thing, my friends. Be prepared to waste an entire day on this wonderful madness that includes Hulk Hogan and friends battling the evil George W. Bush.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
I just found out that my electronic composition "Tone Garden" will be included on a CD compilation called M2. I have just finished listening to the whole CD, and it's fantastic. I'll let you know when the CD becomes available. Until then, click the above link to hear the first draft of the song (not much different from the final version). And as always, let me know what you think.
Monday, May 17, 2004
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article on David Bowie that mentions Jim Pascoe hit the street yesterday. Read "Bowie Has Proven Himself a Fashion Chameleon" and marvel at me being quoted in the same piece as Pittsburgh hair legend Philip Pelusi.
Friday, May 14, 2004
The lovely Gabrielle sent this quote to me today:
"Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a good shovel. By virtue of this curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree--and there will be one." --Aldo Leopold, conservationist (1887-1948).
Part of the Bowie/Pascoe Manifesto: Clodhoppers of the world unite! Your hands are your shovels! Embrace every one of your actions as an act of creation, live the life of fiction, and you too shall be a god and a poet!
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
This morning I talked with a very nice reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He's doing a feature story, for this Sunday's edition, on David Bowie's influence on fashion. His interview with me allowed my mind to continue forming ideas for the Bowie/Pascoe Manifesto ... which will be coming to this site probably next Monday.
Monday, May 10, 2004
Book Expo America (BEA) seems so far away (it's at the beginning of June), but I'm pushing forward on a print deadline to get the new UglyTown catalog ready to go. Hurm. Mondays....
Sunday, May 09, 2004
I had a wonderful time last night seeing one of my favorite bands perform: Einsturzende Neubauten. After the show I met Blixa Bargeld, who was described on stage as "the Brian Wilson of the Avant-Garde" ... I thought this had a nice resonance with "the David Bowie of Publishing." We talked a little about music, Jon Brion, and Popeye. Then Gabrielle and I went home.
Friday, May 07, 2004
After falling off the Web site updating wagon earlier this year, when I was swamped with the launch of my Enhanced TV game, JETIX Cards Live!, I've recently added a ton of new credits to the Writing section ... most notably a bunch of new magazine pieces, and the two comic book shorts that came out in the last two months. One is a Hellboy story that Tom and I did ages ago, and the other one is my first solo tip: a crazy Pasconian take on Star Wars. I've got a great story about my "disagreements" with Lucas Arts on the original draft of the script. Stay tuned for the bloddy details....
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
That's right. Believe it or not, I was not joking last night: I really spent the entire day Sunday being filming getting a de-green makeover for a soon-to-be nationally broadcast reality show. My lovely fiancee Gabrielle cooked the whole thing up. UglyTown partner Tom Fassbender helped in the deception -- he dragged me into the UglyTown office early Sunday morning where I was ambushed by a film crew, throw in a limo, and driven to Beverly Hills.
The show (or "the experience" as the producers kept wanting me to call it) latched onto this idea of remaking me into the David Bowie of publishing. If they say it on TV, it must be true.
Already, I've signed up to write a regular column -- called "Ugly Eye for the Mystery Guy" -- for the new magazine CrimeSpree. I've also just got a contract for a third Kim Possible book -- an original story this time, and not an episode adaptation.
Now, I'm trying to finish up another magazine deadline before I head up to Berekely for an UglyTown sales conference.
Regular updates to this site will resume; after all, it's a new era.
Monday, May 03, 2004
The End of the Green Era Yes, even though the green hair made an honest attempt to return as a poetic postlude to a nearly four-year on-and-off look, things have come to a quite dramatic end. So instead of cutting my hair all off or something else equally mundane, yesterday I permantly changed my hair color away from green on a nationally broadcast make-over reality show.
The show -- Live Like a Star -- will debut on FOX in June with my make-over from publishing punk to the David Bowie of Publishing.
More updates and pictures to follow....
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