A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Deleted Scene(s) Than You Can Shake a Stick At!

The above is a very cute deleted scene from Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields.  It features Ms. Claudia Gonson taking photographs of Mr. Merritt and Mr. Daniel Handler, the products of which ended up in the booklet for The Gothic Archies' The Tragic Treasury.  I might also add that Ms. Gonson's sock collection has always made me jealous...

And speaking of that socked songstress, the video at this link is absolutely required viewing.  It features Ms. Gonson extrapolating on the newfound joys and hardships of motherhood and is, if you can believe it, several times cuter than the above video.  Oh, holy Christ, what an adorable baby.

Ever the pundit, Ms. Gonson goes on to describe some of her favorite books at different junctures in her life for NY Books here.


  1. she is just so charming. and she looks great!

  2. Merritt has a Sherlock Holmes-ish air about him in this video. Brilliant. I read Handler's "Watch Your Mouth" last week. Very funny and recommended.

  3. I agree, Mr. Pena! Quite happy for her.

    And, Mr. Nicholls, indeed "Watch Your Mouth" is a marvelous read. As is, really, everything Mr. Handler has written (as well as those of his client Mr. Snicket). Read "Adverbs" if you haven't already - it's quite charming.

  4. Love the video! Ms. Claudia is awsome and brilliant. Merritt is so adorble... I just want to give him a big hug :)Thank you Michael for all the awesome updates

  5. Hugging Mr. Merritt seems like a project that might result in death.

  6. I will take the project and fight to the death... :)