Pictured here are Mr. Neil Gaiman, Ms. Amanda Palmer, and then some other guy. I post this photo because Mr. Gaiman has revealed some potentially breaking news over at his Twitter feed. It reads as follows:
"Just got off the phone with Stephin Merritt. The Grand Guignol Musical we've talked about for years just came together in my head. JOY."
I've known the two were collaborating thanks to Mr. Gaiman's wonderful blog, but this just takes the cake as far as I'm concerned. Those of you who might not know what Grand Guignol means are humbly referred to this site. But, for those of you who skip that link, HOLY SHIT, RIGHT? I'm not sure how many crossover Stephin Merritt/Neil Gaiman fans there really are (though common sense leads me estimate tons and tons of us), but those two combined sensibilities working in Grand Guignol seems like almost too good an idea.
There's also this interview with Stephin Merritt, which was initially published a few months ago in the midst of all the Realism promotion hubbub, but reposted now due to audio clips of Stephin Merritt talking. How exciting, right? Ahem.
Not to mention the buttload of new screenings of Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields! It's showing all over, and I recommend you check out the list of screenings and DONATE ALL YOUR CASH TO the official website. Still no signs of a Chicago screening, which irks a certain blogger more than he'd like to admit.