Let's throw some radio into the world. An hour or so ago, Lauren Laverne had Robert Plant on her show. You can find a link to that here if you happen to be in the country - if you missed it, it's up online for a month or so - but later tonight, at 19.00 (that's seven o'clock if you didn't sign up for the armed forces) you can catch more from Mr Plant on 6 Music and there's details on that, right here.
Which is all an excellent prelude to the world trying to tell you he has a new album out next Friday 13th called Carry Fire that looks like this:
He's on tour too... officialness can be received in the House of all that is Holy here. Go see.
If you can't wait that long and need some new music in your life, Marilyn Manson has a new album out called Heaven Upside Down and so do Black Country Communion (IV), Black Stone Cherry (Black To Blues) and the always amazing Dan Reed with Confessions.
In the earbuds this week, I've been exploring Southern Gothic country artists. I believe it goes under the rough banner of Cemetery and Western. It's good stuff but I need to spend more time with it... it's seeping into Deadbirds and I kinda like it. It feels very comfortable but more on that some other time.
Not a whole lot of action under the covers with a torch to report on in the book front this week, mainly because I haven't read one single thing. I've still got Whiteout kicking about in the wings for Romania next week (I'll be here if you happen to be close by) and in the holes, I've been dipping in and out of this... which is everything it should be and more:
Meanwhile, out on the movie front, this looks fantastic. There is no other way to describe it. I haven't been as game for a cinema trip (even if it's by myself) for a long time. Release date is mid-January and it looks like one of those movies that won't be hitting the multiplex at convenient times at all. So be it. I hope I don't forget - January is months away!
Just to balance out the highbrow-ness is this entry, I am also really fucking looking forward to this with Bruce Willis doing what Bruce Willis does:
So basically, everything cool I have to tell you about this week is in the future.
Sorry about that but it's something to look forward to, right?