The Sporadic Beaver

As I prepare to embark on my UK promotional tour...

February 24, 2011

Tags: Beaver Street, A History of Modern Pornography, Paul Slimak, Agnes Herrmann, Erich von Pauli



...Paul Slimak and Agnes Herrmann have graciously shot another Beaver Street promo video. Paul is a character in the book; I call him Henry Dorfman. He's a professional actor who specializes in playing Nazis. Agnes is also a professional actor and voice-over specialist. She's appeared in such films as The Road. Thank you Paul and Agnes!

Auntie Climax

February 19, 2011

Tags: Moncrieff, Beaver Street, A History of Modern Pornography, Izzy Singer, For Adults Only

Sean Moncrieff, host of Moncrieff! on Newstalk Radio Ireland, was quite taken with the names of some of the porn stars I mention in Beaver Street. “They’re like superheroes,” he said of Deena Duo, Pandora Peaks, and Busty Dusty. But his favorite porn star was Auntie Climax, so christened by Izzy Singer, editor of For Adults Only magazine.

Singer was tickled pink to hear that a name he’d dreamed up decades ago was being discussed on an Irish radio show. “I was standing in the middle of Eighth Avenue, crossing the street, when it popped into my head,” he said.

“You never know when the Muse will speak,” I told him.

“Yes, lad,” he replied in an Irish brogue, “but she wouldn’ta given me such a lastin’ jewel had I not been supplicatin’ meself at her door for seven days and seven nights!”

Listen to the First Beaver Street Interview

February 18, 2011

Tags: Beaver Street, A History of Modern Pornography, Moncrieff

My Beaver Street interview on Moncrieff! on Newstalk Radio Ireland is now archived. Click here to listen. It begins at 5:30 on part 4, Thursday, February 17.

First Beaver Street Interview

February 17, 2011

Tags: Beaver Street, A History of Modern Pornography, Moncrieff, Macwire

Did my first official Beaver Street interview this morning--the Moncrieff show on Newstalk Radio Ireland. Would have posted the link here had my internet not been down. (Thank you, Time Warner.) If you'd like to read more about the book and my upcoming UK tour, check out The Macwire.

First Beaver Street Review

February 16, 2011

Tags: Beaver Street, A History of Modern Pornography

The first Beaver Street review has been posted on many sites, and it's enthusiastic. Here's the one from the Seattle PI. One small step for the literary insurgency.