Saturday, March 26, 2011

Speedonius Blogio Poemus

Searching for one I’d misplaced, I found a quote I’d all but erased,
Simple, succinct with down homey air, Harper Lee is a pillar of grace.

“I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.” –Harper Lee

If you have a favorite quote or aphorism, please share.

Munk’s Opening line,
Her message was simple, but her voice, loud.
Munk's "Opening Line" is yours to keep, use it. Munk

A moral in a song. Mr. Marty Robbins (my favorite baritone) sings The Cowboy in the Continental Suit.

"We thought he must be crazy when he opened up the gate, standing just inside was fifteen hundred pounds of hate."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Metaphies and Analogors

I led readers astray last week with drifty descriptors. I am sorry.
It is with mild humility and great excitement that I announce I have joined Analogists Anonymous. No more sloppy, far reaching, unclear analogies for me. I'm gonna be like, like a really clear speaking person. Yeah, that’s it, like a person who speaks his thoughts straight and really clear. This is gonna be a piece of pie.

To sum: though I have a book trailer (again, a massive thanks to Jodi and Lisa at for choosing Syntropy as their first portfolio piece, see right-->), I do not have a book deal, nor even an agent. I am my own editor. I do have a goal of enlisting the help of a professional, and I am currently in the process of beating some freelance editor’s bushes (wait, that metaphor just went terribly wrong and began acting like a dirty little analogy). Which reminds me, I channeled George Carlin last week while trying to explain to my ten-year old how it is okay to use the word “prick” when describing the stab of a needle, but that... we humans bastardize word usage at an alarming rate, to the degree that we may soon run out of "safe" words, queer isn’t it?

And now for something completely different: It has been said, by those who know me well, that watching “Rango” the chameleon, is not unlike watching yours truly in a bad action flick. “No, Munk, really… it’s uncanny…”
I couldn’t be more proud.

Munk's opening line,
As I came spinning from the gun barrel, I knew the world would be forever changed.
Munk's "Opening Line" is yours to keep, use it. Munk

This week’s music
Ferlin Husky—I’ll Be Here For A Lifetime. Best known for “Gone” and “Wings of a Dove”, Ferlin Husky was tremendously influential in the 1950’s Nashville sound. Ferlin died this week at 85.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lucky Animal Charms

Welcome again to the high maintenance Munk Davis blog. I'm a bit early on the draw this week, but for good reason. The Talented needs our votes.

I can feel your pain... "Munk! Again with the links? I've got a life, I don't have time to be chasing you around the blogiosociosphere clicking your damn links all day, all day, all day."
Buck up Buckbeak, this link holds all the moxie of the last and is a video to boot, one I reckon you've never seen. Too bad for you if you miss out.
Jodi Chamberlain, from here forward to be referred to as the "The Talented", can use our help. She, The Talented, submitted a bright and shiny movie trailer to a dark and scary movie production company and now you can help her get noticed. Cut to the quick: A film titled Animal Charm ran a "give-us-your-best-video-on-which-to-roll-our-credits" contest and The Talented entered. The link to her entry is below, rather than forward you to the You Tube link, please follow the link and vote (if you like). It appears to me that numerous of her competitors have submitted material not related to the movie, but have a lot of "digital" backing. Take a moment, you won't regret it. By the way, for you writers out there... did I mention that Jodi may begin making book trailers?

Jodi's Animal Charm Entry

Munk's opening line...
For Salazar laughing came easy. But not now Salazar, not now.
Munk's "Opening Line" is yours to keep, use it. Munk

Today's music... the more times I listen, the better it gets... Manchester Orchestra, Simple Math.