A while back, I took a chance on a new release at the local library—the debut novel “The Hour of the Innocents” by Robert Paston. Having lived through a buncha music biz hubbub and BS, I knew it’d be a 50/50 risk. ‘Twas a good read that gave me the courage to submit an Amazon review.
As reported back in July, someone had quoted me in Pitchfork Magazine and I didn’t know who’d dunnit. Well, now I can report to the world that SPOT did it. The nervy knave! But I should have figured since he’s one of my beta readers. PM had done a cover feature on his photography book “Sounds of Two Eyes Opening” in Pitchfork Review #6. According to him, the (unnamed) writer of the article lost the original interview the day before deadline and sent him a quick list of questions which he quickly answered and inserted a bit of an unpublished WIP and “forgot” to tell me. Uh huh. But it’s OK since the quote credited me and there was no misrepresentation. Uh huh. Thanks. I think.