“Crazy, Am I? We’ll See Whether I’m Crazy or Not.”

I’ll be trying to mumble something coherent, which should be scary enough, at The Bicenntennial of Frankenstein panel at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Nine Blvd., Bronx, N.Y., on October 27. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel, they’ll be showing the 1931 Frankenstein film with a live soundtrack by Bobby Sanabria & Project X combining jazz, Latin jazz, and funk. The program will open with a

“Merry Xmas from Orchard Beach” up at Spinetingler

My story “Merry Xmas from Orchard Beach” is now up at Spinetingler magazine. Many thanks to Jack Getze and Sandra Ruttan for publishing it. I’ve always wanted to write a story set in the Bronx Riviera. I went there several times as a kid, the memory of it being very distinct from my memory of Coney Island. When I went back as an adult, I was struck by the sense