(Editor’s Note: This post was first published on 16 October 2013.)
I would like to add Madonna to my list (Andy Warhol, David Letterman, Hue Hefner and Lady Gaga) of people who have influenced me as an online publisher.
Yes, the Old Soldier wants to be an entertainer, an artist and a provocateur.
Before Miley Cyrus, before Lady Gaga and before Britney Spears there was the Material Girl. Actually, Madonna’s music was a little too poppy, too dance-club oriented for this blues-based rock and roller. But when Madonna was at the height of her fame she was everywhere; and so were hordes of Madonna wanna-bes.
This is a magazine of writing, culture and sex. Keep reading and keep writing that erotic flash fiction.
Hello, all my brother and sister bloggers, poets, readers and writers from all over the world. The Old Soldier will soon enjoy some of the corn beef, onions and carrots that he cooked in his crock pot yesterday; but I wanted to get this post up first. It’s a rainy, mild autumn day in Pittsburgh. That’s okay. I love my job (online publisher), I have a six-pack of beer and no aches or pains. I’m a lucky man.
I also have several writers writing great erotic flash fiction for this magazine. And I have a fictional alter-ego who shoots gangbang videos. Interested? Explore the site. This online magazine is published for anyone who is an open-minded adult interested in writing, culture and sex.
I was at Armand’s in Little Italy yesterday. I sat at the bar, drank a couple of draft beers, watched Liberty Avenue beyond the big window and watched the television at my end of the bar. There were several customers at the bar. I knew a few by name and the rest by sight.
It was a sunny, mild autumn day in Pittsburgh.
Gale was behind the bar. Gale is a baby boomer like me. She told me that one of the customers at the other end of the bar had an old television in good shape that he wanted to get rid of. I could have it for free.
I told her to thank the customer, but I didn’t want a television.
When my television went kaput, I couldn’t afford to replace it; but a funny thing happened. I started listening to more sports, talk shows and news on the radio. I started listening to old comedies and dramas on the radio. I started to get more writing ideas from the radio. The radio has made me a more productive writer and publisher. And I think I know why. Radio is about the spoken word. Television is about visuals. Radio forces you to use your imagination. Television does the imagining for you.
I am not advocating that writers should give up their televisions. I’m just saying that I’m glad my television went kaput.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.
- Madonna By Madonna (boyculture.com)
- Madonna Officially Banned From The Alamo Drafthouse (badassdigest.com)
- Madonna: I was raped at knifepoint (nydailynews.com)