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Date: 2015-02-26 10:00
Subject: Human Nature
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Tags:los angeles, ziggy

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

It was so much easier to learn Nomad’s set when I had more than two days to come up to speed. Also I wasn’t the only one coming up to speed, since there was a new horn section (one sax, one flugelhorn). Learning new songs is much more fun, in a way, when you have plenty of time to play with them. I say “in a way” because I suppose it depends on your definition of fun. I can’t say I didn’t somewhat enjoy doing what I did in Japan: I did. But it was kind of nice to have the leisure to take more time.

Not that I didn’t get impatient with the process once in a while, but I could tell myself to chill out. I wasn’t driving this bus, and we were all going to get there together.

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Date: 2015-02-24 10:00
Subject: Baby Baby
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Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

(Site news: did you see all the fanworks were posted on Saturday? There is fan art, fan fiction, audio of a song, song lyrics, and a fantastic fanmix/Youtube playlist, and a ton of memes. Please go leave comments for your fellow fans if you enjoy what you see/hear! The directory is a new permanent page on the site: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/fanworks -ctan)

That night, after the baby was asleep (and Melissa too, I think) Remo and I went into the studio and played until our fingers were tired. We traded guitars for a while and when he took his back from me he shook his head a little.

“What, did I warp it or something?” I asked.

“No no, just, every time we play together you teach me something.”

“Don’t be ridiculous.”

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Date: 2015-02-21 10:13
Subject: Fanworks: Memes
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Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

There were enough of these that I think I may have lost a few along the way…! If you sent one in and you don’t see it here, send it again please? (Email to ctan.writer AT gmail.com) And I’ll continue to add more as they come in!

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Date: 2015-02-21 10:04
Subject: Fanworks: Art: Daron & Ziggy by Amy Crook
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Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

As posted to her Instagram:

Daron & Ziggy from Moondog Three, imitating Bowie #dgc #amdrawing

A photo posted by Amy Crook (@amysnotdeadyet) on

The pose was inspired by a Tumblr discussion Amy and I were in about David Bowie and Mick Ronson in which the following photos were making the rounds:

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Date: 2015-02-21 10:00
Subject: Fanworks: Song: “Longing Song” by megmakes
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Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

So, meg emailed me this audio MP3 file of this awesome song with the following description…

Warning: The description (and by extension the song) contains spoilers for Chapter 379 and later!

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Date: 2015-02-19 10:00
Subject: 3 AM Eternal
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Tags:colin, los angeles, remo

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

I shipped my clothes and two guitars ahead and carried two with me to Los Angeles. I couldn’t sleep the night before I left. It wasn’t really like there was any particular thing keeping me awake, either. I just had general jitters.

When I got tired of lying in bed I went down to the kitchen and made some warm milk–it was soy milk but I hoped it would work anyway–and paged through the latest issue of SPIN without really absorbing much of it. Glenn Danzig was on the cover and I realized I only had the vaguest idea what his music sounded like, but from the look of him and his band I could guess. There was a bit talking about a band called Soup Dragons. Based on their name and their look I really couldn’t guess what they sounded like, which was why they were “alternative.” Right?

About three in the morning Colin came downstairs. “Insomnia?” he asked, leaning his long, lean body in the kitchen door frame.

“Yeah.” I looked into my mug of now-cold soy milk.

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Date: 2015-02-17 01:01
Subject: 50 somethings to read after 50 Shades (FREE!)
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Tags:bdsm, writing news

beyond_50_with_editor_150I’m one of 50 authors in a new book of hot BDSM fiction entitled BEYOND 50, the brainchild of kinky literati D.L. King and Laura Antoniou. The book is FREE in most of the ebook stores (and we expect Amazon and B&N, which have it for 99 cents, will soon price match it down to 0.00), or you can get it by directly from me by signing up to my monthly email newsletter:

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Or you can get the ebook from:
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• B&N, Kobo, etc. should all be appearing this week as well!

Right now I see it’s showing as 99 cents at Amazon but expect the 0.00 sale to start some time soon, while it’s already showing at zero on Smashwords and AllRomance ebooks!

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Date: 2015-02-12 10:00
Subject: Moneytalks
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Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

I am bad at judging time. I was in New York for less than a month but it felt like I was there for longer than my whole stay in Los Angeles with Jonathan. Maybe because I did so much work while there? Or maybe because the time with Jonathan was like an object in the rearview mirror, getting smaller and smaller the farther away it was?

I was then at home in Boston for another couple of weeks, during which time Bart and I got together to play every day. Not because we had to, because we wanted to. Michelle was pretty sick of me by the time I left for LA, I think. Just kidding. Michelle was pretty busy with her own stuff, and I think maybe she was glad I was keeping Bart occupied. She was getting ready to go on a trip to Guatemala (or was it Ecuador?) where a factory was going to start manufacturing her handbags, which is kind of cool when you think about it.

And then there was the day Courtney brought me in to speak to her marketing class.

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Date: 2015-02-10 10:00
Subject: Getting Away With It
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Tags:new york city

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

(The site was down a bit over the weekend so if you haven’t read the Liner Notes yet, now’s a good time to: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/3884)

It’s hard for me to judge just how fast I got jaded or even exactly when it happened. They say taking a hit hardens you, and I had taken three pretty hard ones, basically–one from Digger, one from Mills, and one from Ziggy–but you know, I can’t even say it was that. Working with Sarah, working the studios in LA, working with Jordan… I learned pretty intimately how the damn sausage is made. And the illusions I had clung to, those last few about alternative rock being special–about Moondog Three being special–Jordan stripped away pretty forcefully. He forced me to be a realist, I guess.

I always accepted certain things as fact. I accepted that I worked in an industry that fucked people over often and didn’t necessarily reward talent. But I didn’t accept that people had to be dicks or that the dicks had to always win.

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Date: 2015-02-07 10:00
Subject: DGC Liner Notes: February 2015
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Tags:adam lambert

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

In this post! Cover reveal for DGC Volume Seven! Fanworks reminder! We discuss taglines! More pop singers who came out! Cool music! And more!

ctan: So, both of us have bad enough time sense that here it is the middle of February 2015 and this is January’s liner note.

Daron: Oops.

ctan: Meanwhile, in the story it’s 1991. Which is really kind of weird when you think about it.

Daron: Why?

ctan: Because the tag line on the website is “the closet, the stage, the 80s,” and the subtitle of the omnibus is “a story of rock and roll, coming out, and coming of age in the 1980s.”

Daron: Oh. Welllll… maybe it refers to the 1980s sensibilities of the story even when it’s taking place in the ’90′s?

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