Spotlight: Kaiser Wrench (Poached Parody series) by Stacey Bender

I read the first two volumes of this 13 part series before my Kindle Unlimited subscription ran out for now, but I am looking forward to reading more in the future when I can.

Private investigator Kaiser Wrench finds himself gig to gig, relentlessly chasing his next suspect, often landing himself in situations he’s lucky to be still alive later.

I am quite a fan of the fast-pacedness, edginess, and the humor of these furry noir novellas. I must note however that my brain wants to re-imagine it in the context of the comic/game series Sam & Max due to it being furry noir.

I tend to read more novellas and short stories than anything, so being able to finish something in only one or two sessions is great. I read the first two volumes in about 45 minutes each.

The series is available in eBook or paperback format here.

The Merry Prankster

A search for familiar souls in Second Life led me to it’s longest operating venue, The Merry Prankster, a Deadhead themed venue.

“Inspiration move me brightly,
light the song with sense and color
Hold away despair”

Robert Hunter

While trying to find similar interests in the middle of this crisis, it’s been pretty painful for a fan of live music. I went to seek out the kind of crowd I am familiar with. I found a crunchy Deadhead venue.

Pictures here are from my crappy laptop, sorry. We vibin out here.

Established in 2006, this is apparently the longest running music venue in Second Life. I was told this by someone whose name I forget (there’s about five hundred jokes I could make right now about that). Where’s the bowl of Kool-Aid again?

LX (lxix.tomorrow) plays at The Merry Prankster on January 18th, 2021.

“Picker” (picker.apogee) played Ripple by the Dead and I really felt it. It has been far too long since I have been able to go to live music. You never know what you got till it’s gone I guess. Raw audio from the musicians really added to the charm. Big boomer guitar guy energy here at this venue in general, but I love it that. This is church.

“Let there be songs, to fill the air”Robert Hunter

I’m certainly grateful for everything I get to hear or see nowadays. Soon we all be back on the train, dancing our asses off.

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