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Tonight I’ll be talking to Ellen Datlow, Jack Ketchum, Sonya Taaffe, Maria Dahvana Headley and Alisa Kwitney all of whom are contributors to Viktor Koen’s exhibition anthology—and will be participating in a special reading at the closing of BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies on January 7 at 6pm.

January 5, 2017

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Wow! That has to be the longest title I’ve ever had for one of these postings…and it doesn’t even give the name of the gallery (United Photo Industries Gallery) or the address (16 Main Street #B, DUMBO, Brooklyn). What was I thinking!?

beast-wishes-viktor-koenSo here’s the scoop: Ellen Datlow was asked to get a bunch of writers—24 to be exact—together to contribute to this “one-of-a-kind” exhibition/anthology/catalog. I’ll be talking to her about how she went about doing this. Then I’ll talk to Jack Ketchum who wrote the introduction. Then three of the 24 contributors: Sonya Taaffe, Maria Dahvana Headley and Alisa Kwitney.

I don’t want to waste any more of your time so I’m going to get right the the 14731186_821786114591811_4618711184384265337_nCLICK HERE portion of the blog. Below you’ll find links to each of these contributors websites and a wikipedia entry about the bizarre character they are writing about.

ENJOY!

CLICK HERE for Viktor Koen’s website.

CLICK HERE for the United Photo Industries website.

CLICK HERE for Ellen Datlow’s webpage.

CLICK HERE for Ellen Datlow’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for Jack Ketchum’s webpage.

CLICK HERE for Jack Ketchum’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for Sonya Taaffe’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for Sonya Taaffe’s “Live Journal” page.

CLICK HERE for more about Sonya Taaffe.

CLICK HERE for Maria Dahvana Headley’s webpage.

CLICK HERE for Maria Dahvana Headley’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for Alisa Kwitney’s webpage.

CLICK HERE for Alisa Kwitney’s wikipedia entry.

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Empusa.

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Argus Panoptes.

CLICK HERE for the wikipedia entry for Tiresias.

CLICK HERE if you’d like to read the blog entry for my interview with Viktor Koen concerning the exhibition BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies shortly before the show opened at the United Photo Industries Gallery in November 2016.

imagesPlease tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with these folks on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the TuneIn App on your smart device.

 

A Merry “Graffiti” Christmas, December 25, 2014

December 22, 2016

Tonight’s program will be a re-run of this Christmas program from December 2014. Happy Holidays!

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Tonight’s program is dedicated to kids of all ages.

The following titles are the three books I read from tonight: The Animals’ Christmas by Elena Pasquali, Let’s Celebrate Christmas by Peter and Connie Roop and The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson.

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I’ll be Home for Christmas…Diana Krall
First Noel…Thomas Michael Bernstein with The New York Theatre Orchestra
Its Name is Secret Road…Jan Garbarek
Joy to the World…The American Boychoir
O Come All Ye Faithful…The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Deck the Halls…Thomas Michael Bernstein with The New York Theatre Orchestra100_0527
Santa Claus is Coming to Town…Bing Crosby
Jingle Bells…The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
River…Joni Mitchell
Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep…Diana Krall

Tune in to WNYE, 91.5 fm, tonight at 7pm to listen to this special Christmas program. Sorry there will be no live stream of the show tonight. All…

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Tonight, a repeat of a conversation I had with the graphic novelist, Gareth Hinds way back in November of 2010. Dec. 8, 2016

December 8, 2016

odyssey_0Getting ready to close out another year. It’s been fun to dig deeply into the archives the past few months and to come out with a few chestnuts. A month ago it was Beth Bernobich, today, Gareth Hinds. Doesn’t seem like these could possibly be 6 and 5 years old, but they are. One of these days I need to see if I can salvage some of the really old shows from LAST CENTURY. I write that somewhat mockingly but I have been doing this for about a quarter of a century now.

I remember how excited I was to have been given a chance to actually be on the radio—a dream that I’d essentially given up on just months before. The crazy thing is I still love it as much as I did then…back in 1992. I still get silly-excited every time I enter the studio to do a show; and I still leave the studio either totally exhausted or buoyed beyond belief. Either way I leave grateful.

IMG_1863CLICK HERE if you want to see the original blog entry for this show when it aired back on November 11, 2010. By the way, you won’t be able to access the original show from that blog. Many of the old shows are available at my website: BILLBUSCHEL.COM including the original extended version of this program.

Click Here to access Gareth’s website.

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PS: As you may have seen in previous blog entries I host the Friday Night Open Mic nights held at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY on the THIRD Friday night on the month.0f5f77a9250a1f4e4253a9df7aee3615c625d6b6

Every month we have a featured artist who has 15 minutes to read or sing or show their videos or…. This month, December, I WILL BE THE FEATURED ARTIST. The night is December 16, 2016 and I’ve chosen the theme of GIVING to fit in with the holidays. Please come and join us. I promise it will be fun.

 

Here’s all the info you’ll need to get there.

December 16, 2016
7:30 PM – 9:30-ish PM

Friday night, December 16, is OPEN MIC Friday at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

7:30pm @ 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

All genres welcome—fiction, non-fiction, poetry…music, comedy, storytelling.
Please be on time to sign up for your slot. There is a suggested donation of $5 and it’s by far the best entertainment value for the money. There is a 5 minute limit for your reading.

This month Bill Buschel, your intrepid host, will also be the evening’s featured reader.

bill-buschel-1-version-2“I’ve decided on a holiday theme of “Giving”. But be prepared, some of my choices may surprise you. Please feel free to join in on expressing that theme in your readings for the evening. And remember to always think outside the ‘gift’ box”

Put the next Open Mic on your calendar: Friday, January 20.

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300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914) 332-5953
info@writerscenter.org

Tonight, a repeat of a conversation I had with the speculative fiction author Beth Bernobich way back in October of 2009. Nov. 10, 2016

November 10, 2016

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Tonight I’m going to harken back to a show from the last decade. This is a conversation I had with the speculative fiction (i.e. Science Fiction/Fantasy) 1590210360author Beth Bernobich back in 2009. What makes this show so unusual is that I can’t—or won’t—tell you what the Greek connection is other then the show includes a very special appearance by our very own Anthoula Katsimatides.mv5bnzcxnja5njm2mv5bml5banbnxkftztgwntk4odu1nte-_v1_

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Beth on Hellenic Public Radio/CosmosFM, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the TuneIn App on your smart device.

Click here for Beth Bernobich’s website.

Click here for the story that is so beautifully read by Anthoula.

Click here for the link to the title character’s wikipedia page.

Click here for Anthoula’s website.

Tonight I’ll be talking to my friend and great artist, Viktor Koen about his new exhibition BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies. Nov. 1, 2016.

November 1, 2016

 

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Viktor Koen’s exhibition, BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies opens this coming Thursday night, November 3, 2016, at the imagesUNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES Gallery located at 16 Main Street #B, DUMBO, Brooklyn NY, 11201 (718) 801-8099. There’s an opening night reception from 6-9 pm.

We pre-recorded this last Tuesday night. Listen and you’ll hear the fun we had talking about his work, mythology and the oftenunknown scary, but just as often, misunderstood creatures of legend…and as much fun as that was, our dinner afterward turned to be ten times more enlightening and fun. But it’s a good thing that that portion of the evening was not recorded.

images-7Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Viktor on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the TuneIn App on your smart device.

Click here for Viktor’s website.

Click here for BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies information at Viktor’s website.

Click here for BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies information at the United Photo Industries website.images-6

Click here for the FB invitation to BESTIARY: Bizarre Myths & Chimerical Fancies.

Click here for Viktor’s Ted Talk.

Click here for help that isn’t likely to come.

Tonight, a repeat of a conversation I had with Penelope Karageorge back in the summer of 2015 upon the release of her newest book of poetry: The Neon Suitcase. Oct. 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

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Tonight will be a repeat of the conversation I had with Penelope Karageorge back in July of 2015.

It was an interesting evening of reading poetry and delving into this extremely personal, revealing, brave, and yet very entertaining work.

Click here to link to the original blog post for the show on July 9, 2015.Penelope

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Penelope on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or click here to listen on-line at the HPR website.

Tonight, a conversation with Jeff Siger, author of Santorini Caesars, the 8th book in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery Series. Sept. 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

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Yesterday I sat looking at a blank screen wondering what in the hell I could possibly write that would be new for this blog posting. After all this will be the sixth time I’ve had a conversation with Jeff on my radio show, Graffiti. Besides that we’ve maintained an intermittent e-mail “conversation” for a few years now.

Of course I could write about his newest book, Santorini Caesars, the eighth in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery Series. Yeah, but I much rather we talked about it on the show.

So there I sat—stumped—as to where to start. Then came the e-mail from Jeff with the information about his Santorini Caesars AUTHOR TOUR.

3 Mykonos Magazine 2008LET ME START WITH WHERE HE’LL BE ON OCTOBER 20th at 6:30 pm.

On October 20th at 6:30 PM Jeff is hosting a Greek-style celebration at MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY, for his eighth Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis novel, SANTORINI CAESARS (“a rock solid mystery” Huffington Post), with food and drink catered by New York’s legendary Periyali Restaurant.

If interested you must RSVP to Linda Marshall 212-716-3269 or e-mail LMARSHALL@kattskykorins.com

Here’s the rest of his itinerary:

Monday, October 10th @ 7:00 PM: St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)

Saturday, October 15th @ 2:00 PM: Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Sunday, October 16th @ 2:00 PM: Clues Unlimited, 3154 East Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85716

Tuesday, October 18th @ 7:00 PM: Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 (One of the great independent bookstores in America)

Friday, November 11th @ 7:00PM I’m in Pittsburgh at Mystery Lovers santorini-mapBookshop, 514 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15139

For a complete list of tour events and updates to the current schedule—plus West Coast 2017 soon to be added tour dates—please check out the events schedule on Jeff’s website.

CLICK HERE for Jeff’s page at his publisher Poisoned Pen Press.

CLICK HERE for Jeff’s website.

CLICK HERE for the Poisoned Pen Press page for Santorini Caesars.

Please tune in tonight at 7pm to my radio program Graffiti to listen to my conversation with Jeff on Hellenic Public Radio, WNYE, 91.5 fm. Or listen on-line at the HPR website. Or use the TuneIn App on your smart device.