Saturday, December 28, 2013

The What of Who?

The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio – your weekly dose of fresh Science Fiction from host, writer and reader Mike Luoma. Get caught up on the story, a little news, and then Chapter Seven of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur! For reasons explained within, Alibi is now trying to find an alien relic called The Travel Chair of Enokata. And his Aunt Anita actually has a lead for him! It's the twenty-one thirties, with Mediator for the Solar Alliance Alibi Jones – and free audio science fiction every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!


Links:
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

VATICAN ASSASSIN is now FREE!

Just in time for Christmas -  and all the new Kindles, tablets & eReaders under Christmas Trees everywhere - my VATICAN ASSASSIN is now absolutely FREE! Check out the story of the Vatican Assassin, Bernard Campion - aka "BC" - as he eliminates enemies for the Pope of the New catholic Church in 2109. As the novel opens, BC is on the Moon, in the city of LUNAR PRIME. His assignment? Assassinate the Governor of Lunar Prime, Meredith McEntyre...

Find out what happens next - for FREE - in VATICAN ASSASSIN!

Reviews -

Ryan C. Mercer (Amazon): "...Do you like Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, Robinson, Niven, Hamilton? If you like any or all of those authors and their works, you'll like this series too. A great spacer trilogy that gives you a little of everything you'd want and at times makes you wonder if you are reading some lost work by Clarke, Asimov, or Heinlein..."

JeremyG (Amazon): "...really liked this story, Luoma creates a rich world of intrigue and adventure which had me turning pages faster than a speedwalking meth-head. I can't wait to read the rest of his stories. Can't recommend enough!"

Get it FREE at Amazon for your Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Vatican-Assassin-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B001F5188C/

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Finding Finder

Sometimes, to get what you want, you have to do what somebody else wants you to do. Or maybe find something somebody else wants you to find... It's the twenty-one thirties, and Mediator for the Solar Alliance Alibi Jones finds himself looking for the alien relic known as The Sunrise of Hur. Now the wealthiest man in the universe has introduced him to a guy back on Earth known as "Finder". Alibi's about to find out if Finder can help him track down that ancient treasure piece of the Dakhur race he's been tasked to... er... find. Listen in to the next installment of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur – and get free audio science fiction every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!


Links:
Get the book - Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur - At Amazon (paperback/kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Alibi-Jones-The-Sunrise-Hur/dp/1300203315/
Drive Thru Fiction (paperback/pdf ebook): http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/105874/Alibi-Jones-and-The-Sunrise-of-Hur
Lulu (paperback): http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones-and-the-sunrise-of-hur/paperback/product-20393535.html
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Monday, December 16, 2013

Top Ten Releases of 2013 - Part Two

My subjective list of the "Best of 2013" in music releases continues with part two - albums six through ten. As with the Top Ten - Part One, these are not in a fixed and regimented order - they're just the releases I listened to and enjoyed the most this year.

6. Blitzen Trapper "VII" -  the band's 7th album is slinkier with more of a "late night vibe" (in the band's own words). I'll be honest - haven't warmed up to it as much as I did their last one, American Goldwing, but that album has a place in my heart and soul, so not every release makes it that far inside. "Thirsty Man" has a great groove going on:



7. Pearl Jam "Lightning Bolt" - it's been a while since a PJ album got inside and under my skin like this one has. Great collection of songs this time out - personal favorite right now is "Swallowed Whole" - solid effort this time from Pearl Jam:



8. The Avett Brothers "Magpie and the Dandelion" - I like this, but it didn't go higher on my top ten because it feels like a little bit of an afterthought, coming right on the heels of last year's "The Carpenter". The songs were recorded at the same time as that set's. There's even a live cut on the album. Still... it's quality. New music from the Avetts, what's not to like? Did not realize the lead track was about modeling until I caught the video:



9. The Lone Bellow (self-titled debut) - one of the first songs that really blew me away this year was "You Never Need Nobody" by The Lone Bellow. Their self-titled album was released a little later in the spring. It's really that first track that has them on the list, though. The rest of the album is good - but "You Never Need..." is soul-chills fantastic!



10. Mike Doughty "Circles Super Bon Bon..." One of the more interesting efforts this year - with the aid of PledgeMusic and his fans, Mike Doughty revisited the songs from what had been a dark period of his life, his years with Soul Coughing.



Great seeing him do the material live, too. Had a good chat in The Point studios before his Higher Ground show as well:




So that's my Top Ten... in no particular order. Thanks for checking it out! Also? If you're interested, I put together a mix of the best tracks of 2013: http://8tracks.com/brotherzag/missed-in-2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Richest Man In The Known Universe

Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur continues on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. Alibi is a mediator for the Solar Alliance in the 2130's trying to track down the stolen Dakhur artifact of our title – The Sunrise of Hur. Family friend and scientist Krish has sent Alibi off to see if the wealthiest human being in the known universe can help him find the alien relic. Alibi Jones is about to meet Richard Wentworth - on this episode... Get caught up with a quick rundown of the story and then get into Chapter Five of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur! Check out The Adventures of Alibi Jones – Science Fiction in the 22nd Century – on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio with author and radio host Mike Luoma narrating his novels and short stories - chapter-by-chapter, week to week - for free!



Links:
Get the book - Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur - At Amazon (paperback/kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Alibi-Jones-The-Sunrise-Hur/dp/1300203315/
Drive Thru Fiction (paperback/pdf ebook): http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/105874/Alibi-Jones-and-The-Sunrise-of-Hur
Lulu (paperback): http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones-and-the-sunrise-of-hur/paperback/product-20393535.html
All eBook formats – Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236604
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for December: VATICAN ABDICATOR!
At Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/108133/Vatican-Abdicator
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Sunday, December 08, 2013

Top Ten Releases of 2013 - Part One

Been a great year for music! Some favorites came back with strong efforts. Some new favorites emerged. Love to share the stuff I've found and liked. Any "Best Of" list is inherently subjective - there's no reason mine is any more "legit" than anyone else's - but as I'm lucky enough to work in my dream job as Music Director for The Point (http://pointfm.com) here in Vermont, I get exposed to a lot of new releases over the course of the year, giving me a pretty broad selection to choose from and compare to. Maybe I'll turn you on to something you've missed. This is part one - the "Top Five" - though the order isn't really fixed...

1. Arctic Monkeys "AM" - This gets to be number one because it's freshest - I'm listening to it A LOT right now. There's a kind of... slinky-ness? I'm reminded of Queen, but AM is more rhythmic - there's a hint of Hall and Oates here as well. Both are on display immediately as the album opens with "Do I Wanna Know" - if this hooks you, you'll wanna get the album. Knew of the Arctic Monkeys before "AM". Like me, you may wanna get to know them better...


Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? from David Wilson on Vimeo.

2. Frank Turner "Tape Deck Heart" - Frank's follow-up to "England Keep My Bones" was his first for a major label, and the songs feel a bit more polished, though there's still a hint of the punkish Billy Bragg and Joe Strummer influences Turner has proudly displayed in the past. "The Way I Tend To Be" is enjoying some radio play right now, and "Recovery" was spun some this past summer. The whole album's worth a listen, especially for gems like "Plain Sailing Weather" and - "Good and Gone" - which can't be played on the radio without some editing.



Got the chance to visit with Frank on the radio back in August (dream job), where he played a couple of... er... more "allowable" songs:



3. Phosphorescent "Muchacho" - Though Matthew Houck - who is Phosphorescent - has been around for a while, his work was new to me this year. "Song For Zula" was a majestic introduction, with its lofty strings and the fragile strength of the vocals. The entire album is a mesmerizing masterwork of cosmic Americana, a concept album of sorts about crazy hopes born out of desperation. Surprised me how much this one spoke to my soul - it was subtle in its osmosis.



There was a transcendant live perfomance of "Song For Zula" on Jimmy Fallon's show - for some reason that's not available. So you get the cavewoman video. Which, frankly, I don't get...

4. Queens of the Stone Age - "...Like Clockwork" - Josh Homme & Co.'s return was anticipated, hyped, teased, welcomed and confirmed with the delivery of the new one this summer. QOTSA's melodic, layered heaviosity pulsed and throbbed... and did not disappoint. A tonic for my heavier side...



5. Wake Owl "Wild Country" (EP) - There's a sort of delicacy and desolation to the title track and the best songs on this short wonder.



The songs on the EP are mostly the solo creations of Colyn Cameron, with some colorings from his collaborators - as he explained in a visit to The Point.



That's half of my "Top Ten" - I'll have the rest for you a little later in the month!


Saturday, December 07, 2013

A Visit To Rigel Four...

Check out The Adventures of Alibi Jones – Science Fiction in the 22nd Century - with author and radio host Mike Luoma! You hear him narrate his novels and short stories on this podcast - chapter-by-chapter, week to week - for free! Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur continues on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. Alibi Jones is a mediator for the Solar Alliance in the 2230's trying to track down the stolen Dakhur artifact of our title – The Sunrise of Hur. His investigation finds him venturing out to the colony world of Rigel Four to visit an old family friend – in Chapter Four of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur – on this episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!


Links:
Get the book - Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur - At Amazon (paperback/kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Alibi-Jones-The-Sunrise-Hur/dp/1300203315/
Drive Thru Fiction (paperback/pdf ebook): http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/105874/Alibi-Jones-and-The-Sunrise-of-Hur
Lulu (paperback): http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones-and-the-sunrise-of-hur/paperback/product-20393535.html
All eBook formats – Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236604

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for December: VATICAN ABDICATOR!
At Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/108133/Vatican-Abdicator
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Alibi Jones - Detective!

 Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur continues on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Alibi Jones is a mediator for the Solar Alliance in the 2230's as humanity expands into the stars. Alibi is trying to track down the stolen Dakhur artifact of our title – The Sunrise of Hur. His investigation brings him back to the scene of the crime in Chapter Three of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur – on this episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!

The Adventures of Alibi Jones – Science Fiction in the 22nd Century! Author and radio host Mike Luoma reads his work on this podcast, serializing his novels and short stories so you can listen chapter-by-chapter, week to week – for free! Please consider supporting Mike's efforts by picking up one of his books – links at http://glowinthedarkradio.com. You can also get his novel Vatican Ambassador for FREE all month. Details in the show...

Links:
Get the book - Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur - At Amazon (paperback/kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Alibi-Jones-The-Sunrise-Hur/dp/1300203315/
All eBook formats – Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236604

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for October: VATICAN AMBASSADOR!
A Podcast EXCLUSIVE! Free at Smashwords w/coupon code "RFREE": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2019

Listen to the VATICAN ASSASSIN Soundtrack Mix: http://8tracks.com/brotherzag/vatican-assassin-soundtrack-mix


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Saturday, November 23, 2013

In Which Alibi Jones Is Given A Task...

Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur continues on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Alibi Jones is a mediator for the Solar Alliance in the 2230's as humanity expands into the stars. Other races out there have been around for a while - we're the newcomers on the scene. Thus the need for mediators. Find out how the book got its title – listen to Chapter Two of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur on this episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!

The Adventures of Alibi Jones – Science Fiction in the 22nd Century! Author and radio host Mike Luoma reads his work on this podcast, serializing his novels and short stories so you can listen chapter-by-chapter, week to week – for free! Please consider supporting Mike's efforts by picking up one of his books – links at http://glowinthedarkradio.com. You can also get his novel Vatican Ambassador for FREE all month. Details in the show...


Links:
Get the book - Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur - At Amazon (paperback/kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Alibi-Jones-The-Sunrise-Hur/dp/1300203315/
All eBook formats – Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236604

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for October: VATICAN AMBASSADOR!
Free at Smashwords w/coupon code "RFREE": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2019

Listen to the VATICAN ASSASSIN Soundtrack Mix: http://8tracks.com/brotherzag/vatican-assassin-soundtrack-mix



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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Alibi Jones @ ComiXology!


Great news this afternoon - Comixology Submit has accepted "The Adventures of Alibi Jones" #1! It will be appearing on the popular digital comic app/platform some time early in the new year. ComiXology has now accepted 3 of our Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics titles - you can read "Introducing... RED HOT!" #1 on Comixology now. "Good Samaritan: Unto Dust" #1 - accepted in September - will be appearing in February. And now, Alibi Jones #1 will follow soon after!

Critical acclaim for The Adventures of Alibi Jones #1:

"...brings to mind the lighter works of sci-fi legends such as Henry Kuttner or Ray Bradbury, dealing with the inevitable complications that accompany the meetings of two different cultures..." - Ain't It Cool News.

"There is a lot to like in this issue. Action and intrigue, coupled with fantastic artwork make for a fantastic read... Mike Luoma has introduced this great character in bold fashion. I’m sure there are many great stories to be told about Alibi’s adventures with the SAIF, and I for one am excited to see just what they will be..." - Geeks of Doom.

About The Adventures of Alibi Jones #1 - Expanded Edition:

Underwater aliens... Time travel... Con games... Murder... Welcome to the world of ALIBI JONES! Come along for the ride as Humankind expands into the stars. Alibi is a Mediator in The Solar Alliance Interplanetary Force (SAIF) in the year 2135, negotiating treaties and agreements between humankind and alien races. That's Alibi on the cover - art by FEDERICO GUILLEN.

"Blind Eye" - illustrated by MEISHA - takes place early in Alibi's career. His Aunt Anita asks him to attend a political social event on her behalf. Alibi discovers there may be more to a new colonial venture than meets the eye... First appeared in the out-of-print Spacebound #1 from Earthbound Comics.

"The Dakhur" and "The Flaze" - Alien Portraits by FEDERICO GUILLEN.

"Father's Day" – illustrated by RHYS AP GWYN - flashes back 23 years to the eventful day Alibi meets his father, Bernard Campion - the VATICAN ASSASSIN!

"Alibi Under Fire" - An action shot by FEDERICO GUILLEN.

"Alibi Jones In Over His Head" – illustrated by JUAN CARLOS QUATTORDIO - Alibi is on the job, trying to negotiate with the aquatic race known as the Kee'Klick. Expands on events in the novel Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur. Originally appeared in Earthbound Comics Presents #1, and drew the praise from Ain't It Cool you see above.

MEISHA returns on art for "About Time". Four years after the events of Blind Eye, Alibi runs into an old... friend? She's brought a mysterious package with her - and a whole lot of trouble!

Stories and Letters by Mike Luoma

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Alibi Jones and the VATICAN ASSASSIN!

Writer & radio host Mike Luoma narrates his science fiction on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue this episode with a short flashback story – Father's Day. Three-year old Alibi Jones is about to meet his father, Bernard CampionBC – the VATICAN ASSASSIN – under most unpleasant circumstances... An "adventure" of Alibi's that also ties in to The Vatican Assassin Trilogy - yet stands alone if you just like Free Audio Science Fiction – on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!


Links:
Find Alibi Jones – Father's Day...
In a comic book - download: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=94851
Or in print: http://www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=8020
In a free audio book: http://podiobooks.com/title/the-adventures-of-alibi-jones-six-short-stories/
And free on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id570595252

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for October: VATICAN AMBASSADOR!
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/107730/Vatican-Ambassador
A Podcast EXCLUSIVE! Free at Smashwords w/coupon code "RFREE": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2019

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Watch and Listen - Dan Wilson's New Tune "Disappearing"

I've been a fan of Dan's and the music he makes for a loooong time - first "discovered" Trip Shakespeare when they released their "Lulu" album in 1991 - which I think I first picked up because that was my sister's nickname. Hear Dan's brother Matt who'd started the band wanted to call them Kirk Shakespeare after James T. Kirk and William S., but that may just be Wikipedia talkin'. Tried to get them on the radio back then, but I was only the Assistant Music Director at the time... alas.

Still, loved loved LOVED that album. Went back and listened to all their other releases. Even loved their cover EP VOLT when they put it out on Twin Tone after A&M dropped them. I was a late-to-the-party Trip Shakespeare fan. So... when Dan's new band (including Trip S's bassist John Munson) put out their first EP, I WAS the Music Director - so we played Semisonic "The Prize" on WIZN early on in 1995. "Down In Flames" off the first full length Great Divide got more play. The next album Feeling Strangely Fine held their big hit, though - "Closing Time". The album also featured a guest appearance by Matt on the tune "Never You Mind" whose lyrics referenced Star Trek...

After the next album All About Chemistry received a rather lukewarm reception in 2001 the band went on hiatus, and Dan began doing more songwriting and solo work. His first solo album Free Life, executive produced by Rick Rubin, came out in 2007 - another favorite album of mine. Since then he's helped co-write some major Grammy winning hits - like Adele's "Someone Like You" and Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready To Make Nice", in addition to loads of other collaborations.

Now, Canvasback Music has announced Dan's new tune "Disappearing" as the first release in their Canvasclub Singles Series, out now digitally and out as a vinyl 7" on December 3rd. It's also the first track we're hearing from Dan's upcoming second solo album, due out in Spring of 2014. And Dan has just released a beautiful lyric video with his illustrations for the song as well. Sara Bareilles is helping with some vocals - check out "Disappearing":


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Writer & radio host Mike Luoma usually narrates his science fiction on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. But this week he celebrates Halloween! Join us for a "best of" Halloween special, with frightful fun from throughout the years... listen for Cracklin' Bones – an original short piece; readings of Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft and The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Visitor" – an original song; and a reading of Lovecraft's What the Moon Brings, going back to show thirty-six and the earliest days of the podcast!

Thanks to this special, there's no show this Saturday. So be sure to join us again next week for more of The Adventures of Alibi Jones - Free Audio Science Fiction on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!



Links:

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for October: VATICAN ASSASSIN!
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/100092/Vatican-Assassin
Free at Smashwords w/coupon code "RFREE": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2006

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Alibi On Vacation?

Writer & radio host Mike Luoma narrates his science fiction on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. Get into The Adventures of Alibi Jones – Alibi is a mediator for the Solar Alliance in the mid 2130's. The human race is expanding out into space – which turns out to already be populated by civilizations much older than ours. Alibi works with the SAIF – the Solar Alliance Interplanetary Force – negotiating treaties and trade agreements with alien races. But now? Time for some down-time! Alibi Jones and his girlfriend Katie Ramsey are off to see their friend Kit – a feline alien Dakhur – in his new post on the colony world they call Paradise. Listen to the stand alone short story "Alibi Jones: Vacation" - Free Audio Science Fiction on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!



Links:
The Adventures of Alibi Jones: Six Short Stories (including "Vacation") – FREE
Podiobooks.com: http://podiobooks.com/title/the-adventures-of-alibi-jones-six-short-stories/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/adventures-alibi-jones-six/id570595252

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for October: VATICAN ASSASSIN!
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/100092/Vatican-Assassin
Free at Smashwords w/coupon code "RFREE": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2006

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

When the Prog Turned To Cheese...

There Must Be Some Misunderstanding...

About to play "Magic Touch" by Mike Oldfield on the Hot Lunch Special on The Point, the radio station where I do my thing every day from 10a to 3p. Playing it in honor of the birthday of the late drummer and percussionist Pierre Moerlen who played with Oldfield, among others. The song, with vocals by Max Bacon, appeared on Oldfield's 1987 release Islands, and came out as a single in February of 1988. Bacon was "hot" at the time (and crispy? ...never mind...), coming off a successful stint with GTR - the so-called "Supergroup"co-led by Steve Howe and Steve Hackett whose one 1986 album produced the hit "When the Heart Rules The Mind"...all of which led me to recall that... Wow - in the 1980s, Progressive Rock really turned to CHEESE - or as J.D. Considine wrote in his three-letter review of GTR's album - "SHT". "Magic Touch" is - in a way - the pinnacle of that cheesy period.



What happened?

Money. It's a gas. And it made many within the upper echelons of Progressive Rock turn to cheesy attempts at making pop music in the 80s. But who can blame them? For some strange reason, as the 1980s opened, formerly progressive bands like Genesis and Yes were scoring chart hits. The Duke album was the turning point for Genesis. "Turn it On Again" made a dent at Rock radio - still "AOR" - Album Oriented Rock - at the time. But it was "Misunderstanding" that really began the cheesification process.



Yes' hitmaking days began a little later, with the release of 1983's 90125. Trevor Rabin's joining the band had already indicated a radical shift in the Yes camp. The project was originally to have been known as Cinema, after Yes broke up in 1981, but with the almost last-minute inclusion of original yes vocalist Jon Anderson the group morphed back into Yes - albeit a very different sounding Yes. "Owner of A Lonely Heart" became the bands only #1 pop hit.



Of course, former Yes guitarist Steve Howe had already emerged with his own power-pop, progressive rock "supergroup" a year earlier. Hardcore old prog fans had been buzzing about the new project Howe was a part of as it came together. News got out that Howe was wood-shedding with former King Crimson and U.K. bassist and vocalist John Wetton, Emerson Lake and Palmer drummer Carl Palmer, and Geoffrey Downes, recently of Yes (Drama) and, er, The Buggles. The bands they'd been part of had crafted some of the most complex, ornate and intricate progressive rock of the 60s and 70s. Anticipation was high - what sort of baroque godliness would their combined efforts sound like? No one in the progressive rock world expected the simplistic pop song structures of Asia to be the result, though the involvement of Geffen A&R wizard John Kalodner (responsible for Aerosmith's big late 80s comeback) in the band's construction was telling - he was also later responsible for Coverdale-Page. The March 1982 release of the first Asia album was followed by a lengthy tour whose venues needed to be upgraded to arenas due to ticket demands as the band's success took off.



Asia's follow-up album Alpha didn't do as well, and the band was faltering by late 1983. Yes and Genesis fared better. Big Generator - Yes' follow up to 90125 - spawned minor hits like "Love Will Find A Way". Genesis turned into a hit machine - Phil Collins' solo success made him a ubiquitous pop presence, and the band kept up by releasing Abacab (1981), Three Sides Live (1982), Genesis (1983), Invisible Touch (1986) - like Yes' "Owner", Genesis' "Invisible Touch" became the bands only #1 U.S. pop hit.



Yeah, I can't take "Invisible Touch" - so here's the slightly cooler "Land of Confusion"...



Things began to fall apart as the '80s wore on. Genesis made boatloads of cash but stopped making new music until the 90s - and only made one more album with Phil Collins. The Yes camp dissolved into in-fighting once again, with the 90125 line-up breaking up. That, in a way, paved the way for the ABWH - Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe - reunion. For this progressive rock fan, that ABWH project was a light in the darkness, hope for the return of great music in a world of pop. Backstage at their show at Great Woods, Rick Wakeman told me he thought this line-up had another "Close To the Edge" in them - think we got that in the later Yes tune "Mind Drive". But before that reunion could happen, Steve Howe had that last stab at 80's pop stardom - GTR.



Kind of painful to watch two amazing guitar players play such basic material. Howe and Hackett should both be making better music than this - thankfully, both later returned to their musical senses. And there's Max Bacon on the vocals for GTR - the gig that got him the Mike Oldfield vocal spot we began with. That brings us back around full circle - or cheese-wheel, as the case may be. Yep, Progressive Rock turned to cheese in the 1980s - weird how much of this stuff sounds alike, too. Lucky for all of us, it got better...

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The End of Alibi Jones!?!

Oh no – it's the end of Alibi Jones! The novel – not the character! ;) Writer and radio host Mike Luoma narrates his science fiction on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. Enjoy chapter twenty, the final chapter of Alibi Jones. Things wrap up for this round of adventures – though there is a mystery left as well... The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue – hear Free Audio Science Fiction every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!



Links:
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for October: VATICAN ASSASSIN!
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/100092/Vatican-Assassin
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Get Alibi Jones – paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/paperback/product-15119626.html
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eBook - Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Descent to De'Ramanar...

The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio – writer & radio host Mike Luoma narrates his science fiction adventures – enjoy chapter eighteen of Alibi Jones on this episode! Hear a quick rundown of the story so far to get up to speed, and then join Alibi Jones and Kit as they head to the world of De'Ramanar on the trail of the un-dead Eldred and, possibly, a time traveling, body-swapping alien known as "Ashometh"! Free Audio Science Fiction every week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!



Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for October is a FREE VATICAN ASSASSIN eBook!
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VATICAN ASSASSIN - FREE in October!!

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's FREE eBook for October takes us back to the beginning - get a FREE download of my VATICAN ASSASSIN all month long!

Meet Bernard Campion - most people call him 'BC'. BC works for The Office of Papal Operations: The OPO. He's on a mission - assassinate the Governor of Lunar Prime - the neutral city on the Moon. The reverberations will effect the survival of the entire human race!

It's 2109. BC poses as a priest, but he's really an assassin for the Pope of the New catholic Church. He's trying to take care of "business" during an out of control interplanetary war between The Universal Trade Zone - The UTZ, the commercial power of Earth - and the UIN - the Universal Islamic Nation - based on Mars. The war is escalating. BC's mission isn't helping...


Free at Smashwords w/coupon code – a podcast exclusive! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/2006  Get the code on the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast later today...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Free Science Fiction Adventure eBook - ALIBI JONES - One Day Left!

There's only one more day to get Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's FREE book for September! Act before Monday night to get the first book in The Adventures of Alibi Jones - the original novel Alibi Jones, by Mike Luoma. Your chance to check out the start of the science fiction adventure series risk-free!


Alibi Jones is a mediator for the Solar Alliance in the early 22nd Century, searching for a kidnapped friend with the help of the mysterious alien Dakhur, Kit, and the man known as Piccolo. Alibi doesn't know following the trail of alien kidnappers will lead to a shocking discovery - Dangers thought long-dead are still very much ALIVE!

Get your free pdf of the book at Drive Thru Comics and/or Fiction:
Drive Thru Comics: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Or use the code NT76G at Smashwords and get ALIBI JONES in any eBook format:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Secret Mission!

Free Audio Science Fiction on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio - The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue! Mike Luoma narrates his science fiction adventure novel - get a quick rundown of the story so far, and then hear chapter seventeen of Alibi Jones. Alibi and Krish are sneaking off to head back to the abandoned Eldred outpost, trying to discover why the body of Masakov they recovered from there is testing so strongly for tachyons....


Links:
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for September is a FREE ALIBI JONES eBook!
Get it at Drive Thru Comics: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Or use this code "NT76G" at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034

Alibi Jones – paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/paperback/product-15119626.html
Hardcover: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/hardcover/product-16186477.html
eBook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

What Katie Did...

The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue – Alibi Jones can't figure out Katie Ramsey – he's saved her twice, now, and she gets angry at being rescued. She's kind of been his girlfriend, but last episode ended with her leaving Alibi – again. Alibi dozed off wondering what trouble she would get herself into. He's about to get a rude awakening! Listen in as Mike Luoma narrates his science fiction adventure novel - get a quick rundown of the story so far, and then hear chapter sixteen of Alibi Jones - Free Audio Science Fiction on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!


Links:
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for September is a FREE ALIBI JONES eBook!
Get it at Drive Thru Comics: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Or use this code "NT76G" at Smashwords – a podcast exclusive! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
Author Interview with Mike Luoma:  https://www.smashwords.com/interview/mikeluoma
Alibi Jones – paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/paperback/product-15119626.html
Hardcover: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/hardcover/product-16186477.html
eBook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
Free @ Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/title/alibi-jones/
Free @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/alibi-jones/id336328492?mt=2
Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B003I8M0W2&qid=1369530051&sr=1-1
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Getting To Know Each Other... Or Not.

Free Audio Science Fiction! The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio. Listen in as Mike Luoma narrates his science fiction adventure novel - get a quick rundown of the story so far, and then hear chapter fifteen of Alibi Jones! A meaty chapter as Alibi and Katie get to know each other a whole lot better, and Alibi gets back to being a mediator for the Solar Alliance Interplanetary Force – The SAIF. Things seem to be getting back to normal, so of course everything goes to hell!


Links:
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's free book for September is a FREE ALIBI JONES eBook!
Get it at Drive Thru Comics: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Or use this code "NT76G" at Smashwords – a podcast exclusive! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
Author Interview with Mike Luoma:  https://www.smashwords.com/interview/mikeluoma
Alibi Jones – paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/paperback/product-15119626.html
Hardcover: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/hardcover/product-16186477.html
eBook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
Free @ Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/title/alibi-jones/
Free @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/alibi-jones/id336328492?mt=2
Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B003I8M0W2&qid=1369530051&sr=1-1
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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Meet Alibi Jones!

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio's FREE book for September is the first book in The Adventures of Alibi Jones - the original novel Alibi Jones, by Mike Luoma. Your chance to check out the start of the science fiction adventure series risk-free!


Alibi Jones is a mediator for the Solar Alliance in the early 22nd Century, searching for a kidnapped friend with the help of the mysterious alien Dakhur, Kit, and the man known as Piccolo. Alibi doesn't know following the trail of alien kidnappers will lead to a shocking discovery - Dangers thought long-dead are still very much ALIVE!

Get your free pdf of the book at Drive Thru Comics and/or Fiction:
Drive Thru Comics: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
There's also a code to use at Smashwords, where you can get ALIBI JONES in any eBook format - for now, that's exclusive to the podcast, but you can find it in the podcast notes...


Please, enjoy the read, and feel free to share the links and the ebook with your friends all month!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Expedition To The Old Eldred Outpost

Alibi Jones has convinced his skeptical Aunt Anita – the former Prime Representative of the Solar Alliance – to investigate the planetoid where he and his friends discovered The Eldred were alive and working with Dimitri Masakov experimenting on human beings. Go on the expedition with them as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio – Listen in as Mike Luoma reads Chapter Fourteen of his science fiction adventure novel Alibi Jones – Free Audio Science Fiction!


Links:

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio free book for September is a FREE ALIBI JONES eBook!
Get it at Drive Thru Comics: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Drive Thru Fiction: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/89354/Alibi-Jones
Or use this code "NT76G" at Smashwords – a podcast exclusive! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
Author Interview with Mike Luoma:  https://www.smashwords.com/interview/mikeluoma
Alibi Jones – paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/paperback/product-15119626.html
Hardcover: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/hardcover/product-16186477.html
eBook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
Free @ Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/title/alibi-jones/
Free @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/alibi-jones/id336328492?mt=2
Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B003I8M0W2&qid=1369530051&sr=1-1
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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Convincing The Skeptics...

Alibi, Kit, Katie and Piccolo return to Ceres Central, hopeful they can finally convince Alibi's skeptical Aunt Anita – the former Prime Representative of the Solar Alliance – The Eldred are alive and had been working with Dimitri Masakov to kidnap and experiment on human beings. Plus, Alibi and Katie get to know each other a little better... Find out what happens as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio – Free Audio Science Fiction!



A great jumping-on point – this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Science Fiction podcast features a chapter with some exposition and background on our characters and their situations – lots to enjoy and digest. Listen in as Mike Luoma reads Chapter Thirteen of his science fiction adventure novel Alibi Jones!

Links:

Author Interview with Mike Luoma:  https://www.smashwords.com/interview/mikeluoma

Alibi Jones – paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/paperback/product-15119626.html
Hardcover: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/hardcover/product-16186477.html
eBook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
Free @ Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/title/alibi-jones/
Free @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/alibi-jones/id336328492?mt=2
Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B003I8M0W2&qid=1369530051&sr=1-1

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Return of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast!

The Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Science Fiction podcast is back with a vengeance after a three-week break with over a half hours' worth of audio entertainment – and Chapter Twelve of Mike Luoma's adventure novel Alibi Jones!

Alibi returns to the side of his old teacher, Miss Kay, who'd been kidnapped by criminal and now apparent mad scientist Dimitri Masakov. Masakov removed the top of her skull and performed bizarre medical experiments on her – Alibi doesn't know if he can help her anymore, but he'll try. Then they’ll all try to get away from the old Eldred outpost before the Tek'Tah show up again... Mike Luoma narrates, as The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio – Free Audio Science Fiction!


Links:
The Point – Vermont's Independent Radio Network: http://pointfm.com

Alibi Jones – paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/paperback/product-15119626.html
Hardcover: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mike-luoma/alibi-jones/hardcover/product-16186477.html
eBook: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4034
Free @ Podiobooks: http://podiobooks.com/title/alibi-jones/
Free @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/alibi-jones/id336328492?mt=2
Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B003I8M0W2&qid=1369530051&sr=1-1

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An Amazing Friday...

My recap of my trip out to Boulder continues...You wouldn't think each day could get better, but each did - Had the best time on Friday!
Arthur Lee Land was the first performer at 10 am before the morning panel. He's one of those one-man-band types, with many loops and a variety of instruments - seemed like the guy could play everything! He'd have stood out more if the next band hadn't been exceptional...
I'd met Steven McMorran of the band Satellite when his record company brought him by the station earlier this summer to play us a couple of songs from their upcoming album.We had lunch together, had a great talk about the creative process. And with just he and his acoustic, the couple songs he played sounded pretty good. Flash forward to Friday when Satellite were the first band on after lunch - those songs came to epic life with a full band and Steven singing his heart and soul out on stage. Wow! Such passion along with expert songwriting combined to create something special. After hearing them live, Zeb and I decided we had to play them - their tune "Say The Words" went into rotation yesterday!
The Secret Sisters came on next - a radical shifting of musical gears! They were discovered by Jack White a couple years ago and have a sort of retro-southern, old-timey gospel feel to their music. They're still working on their next album, but played a bunch of the new songs for us. Their quirky, down-homey charm was, well... charming. But kind of low key after the nearly over-the-top delivery of Satellite - kinda like seeing a Salvation Army band after U2...
We headed back inside for another panel and band. I've seen the next group a couple of times now - and they don't disappoint. With three siblings singing together out of the four singers in the band, Delta Rae have killer built-in harmonies. They performed before the afternoon panel and so only had time for three songs, but they filled the conference room with their passion and certainly won over whatever part of the radio crowd there they hadn't yet. Then it was out to another afternoon Cocktail Party and performances by Marie Miller and Gooding. Have to confess - was in chat mode through most of this one, didn't really get to appreciate the artists' sets.
Went to a dinner with The Lone Bellow and Satellite that evening. Nice to see The Lone Bellow again - we had fun looking back on their performance at Sugarbush at one of The Point's apres ski parties. It was also nice to be able to congratulate Steven on Satellite's performance earlier! After dinner it was back up to The Fox Theater and the outdoor stage for the final night of shows on The Hill in Boulder. Grace and Tony were playing a nice acoustic set when I arrived, but I didn't stick around too long - Saints of Valory were about to go on inside the Fox! As the guy who broke the band at radio, wanted to be there for their breakout performance. Plus, I wanted to see what they'd decided on for a setlist after their discussions the night before. Godfrey got his way - they did "Rain Fall" - a tune that always gets the Burlington crowds going. They also covered Lorde - "Royals" - an odd choice, but... OK. Sounded good! It seemed like they won over the crowd as the performance went on - "Rain Fall" really connected! Great set from the guys.
When they finished, I headed quickly back outside and heard The Lone Bellow launch into "You Never Need Nobody" to start their set before I'd even gotten to their stage. We were the first station in the country to play them, as well, so it was a back-to-back breaking band experience ;) Zack from The Lone Bellow kind of lost his voice by the end of the set, but it was still a potent performance - they are so good! And, again, so cool to see a band I believe in winning over new radio converts.
When they finished it was back into the theater for the final two sets. City and Colour impressed - Dallas Green has put together a talented touring band to back him up on the road. The Airborne Toxic Event didn't do as much for me live. Strangely enough, they played the 2nd cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" I'd heard that day - and Satellite's earlier version had been a a cool rearrangement, whereas Airborne's sounded a bit like a dirge.
Made it back to the hotel after their set for the last "Late Night Lounge" and a set by former member of Crooked Still, Aoife O'Donovan. She was good - I was losing steam, but she kept me entertained and awake. I met her after, turned out she was from Massachusetts, a few towns over from where I grew up. Kind of neat! After the set change Lucy Schwartz came on - I'd liked her last album, would have liked to hear her new material, but... I was done. Had to sleep!
Saturday morning brought our last event, The Triple A Awards Brunch. Truth & Salvage Co. played a spirited opening set, a bit heavy on the Nashville twang for my taste, though I did enjoy their cover of Joe South's "Games People Play." And it was nice to finally see Over the Rhine perform, although it struck me that The Civil Wars have kind of stolen their thunder - didn't seem quite fair. But life isn't fair. After all, I was nominated for Music Director of the Year again and didn't win. And Zeb got the nom for Program Director and didn't win. BUT then again... when they announced the winner of Station of the Year (Markets 50+) - we won! WNCS took the award! Zeb and I got to get up, make brief "speeches"... What a great finish to an amazing stretch of days in Boulder! After that, it was off to the airport and many hours of traveling to finally get home in Vermont just after midnight Saturday.
Quite a trip!