“Scary Gary” Poole

There is a chapter dedicated almost entirely to Scary Gary Poole in “There’s Nothing Louder Than Dead Air” from Authorhouse books. Scary Gary Poole is now a partner of sorts of The Landmark Tavern in Raleigh but at one time was the afternoon drive disc jockey for KSJO in San Jose. The guy I replaced in 1989.

How we both ended up in Raleigh North Carolina a few miles apart is astounding.

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Scary Gary at the DPAC during Kenny Wayne Sheperd soundcheck.

He once told me a story of how he got fired at KOME in San Jose while we were both out there in the late eighties and the program director dismissed him and “all of his rock friends”.

All of his rock friends.

Isn’t that what it’s all about? Come see Gary’s band The T’s play December 11th at The Landmark. He and I will sign copies at the quaint Landmark all night. You’ll LOVE the band.

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My Death

My death.

A superstar is a superstar and they are born that way. The music industry makes superstars with promotion and backing…but that doesn’t make them a SUPERSTAR…like David Bowie.

David Bowie Superstar: My Death (Ziggy Stardust 1973)

It’s as if they are not on this planet when they perform. They are able to leave this consciousness and perform from some other place. Say, from Mars.

David Bowie does that. I watch mesmerized. Always.

No Ass.

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I am the farmer who gets overtaken by energy and the conniving Merrena in “Outside Of Darkness” directed by Sean Pollock for Creepyfilmz. In this shot, Kael is about to eliminate me because Merrena says I raped and kidnapped her, but I didn’t. I am just a lonely farmer and Merrena is just evil.

I get it in the end.

But that’s not the point. If you look at me in the photo, where’s my ass? The older we mens get, the more our ass disappears. I have no ass.

Filming: Outside Of Darkness creepyfilmz.com


Bob The Blade Presents: Rock & Roll Will Never Die. Featuring The Joe Taylor Group and his All Star Band Featuring Members Of Wings, Jeff Beck, Ian Hunter, Keith Urban, Jesse Colin Young, Joe Cocker & Lady Antebellum.
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Guitarist Joe Taylor is back on tour with The Joe Taylor Group. Continuing the fiery instrumental sensibility that landed his previous RCA Victor and Moonwatcher releases consistently at the top of the Billboard and R&R Charts, Joe has assembled a veritable super-group that will wow fans and newcomers alike. Drummer Steve Holley joins the mix with a list of creds that includes recording and touring with Joe Cocker, Junior Brown, Ian Hunter and Tom Jones, not to mention his membership in a little band called Paul McCartney and Wings. Virtuoso bassist Sean O’Bryan Smith comes to JTG after recording and touring with Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Larry Carlton, Randy Brecker and Esperanza Spaulding, and his bass clinics and music magazine columns have inspired players all over the world.
Opening The Show Raleigh's Own 12 year old rocker Brooks Paul.

Acting Afraid

I have taken on a role in the upcoming creeper movie entitled “Outside Of Darkness” which is directed by Sean Pollock and my role is a quiet farmer who minds his own business grinding away trying to make a living. The movie is a supernatural drama that unfolds when a guy’s girlfriend is kidnapped and murdered…by the farmer.

So says the evil Merenna.

Filming is continuing and I have found out how very difficult it is to act afraid. It’s easy to be funny, easy to be a badass…but very hard to look naturally afraid. This was my first effort.

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I have promised the incredible director Sean Pollock that I will work harder at looking really scared.

The Writing Isn’t The Hard Part

It took about a year to complete “There’s Nothing Louder Than Dead Air” which turned out to be a stream of consciousness work…the editors I employed and publishers I submitted manuscripts to all said the style was “conversational”. I suppose the style could have been more formal but I couldn’t write in a formal style, it would probably come off as pretentious and uneducated. I figured if I wrote in a conversational style, the bar would be set lower.
The hard part about this work is the marketing. I have discovered that success in book sales has to do with the marketing, not necessarily the product! There are so many movies that have created anticipation and excitement and have grossed millions, then disappointed.
Oh well, right?
I will spend the next year marketing “There’s Nothing Louder Than Dead Air” and see if I can pay the rent and eat with the proceeds. Judd Patterson of Kreative Concepts has joined in as a publicist, he is also a team member of the “Floyd Council Project”, the group of people dedicated to unearthing the gravesite of Pink Floyd namesake Floyd Council who is buried in an abandoned cemetery in Sanford, NC.
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We got to the back portion of the trailer, and seated at the one desk in the room was a big burly-looking guy with a full beard. He wore a porkpie hat, and his name was Paul Jackson. We later added “Stonewall” to his name. This was not in reference to the Confederate general, but in reference to the fact that we felt we were talking to an actual stone wall when we spoke to him. When I first saw him that day, he was leaning back in his chair with his feet on the desk, fast asleep. Hell, most times later on we were never sure he was awake when we spoke to him standing up.
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Book Signing Saturday

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(audio book coming soon)

“There’s Nothing Louder Than Dead Air” book signing this Saturday at Ray Price Harley Davidson's Veterans Celebration Day and BBQ Cook-Off.

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Signing copies of the brand new book all day with old friends at Ray Price Harley Davidson. See everyone there.