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Andy Seven

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Andy Seven has written for music magazines and is a veteran of the original Hollywood punk scene where he played with countless bands. Seven's writing employs roman noir/pulp fiction elements with a strong Fifties Beat influence to create a new genre of hard-boiled writing, punk noir. His novels Every Good Boy Dies First and Every Bitch For Himself are prime examples of his crime fiction.

Mr. Seven lives in Hollywood and is the author of the weekly blog Out Demons Out, which is now in its fourteenth year. His poetry can be read in the anthologies Will To Flutter and Horror Sleaze Trash Quarterly. HIs latest audio release, Minstrels Anonymous is now available on Bandcamp. Hot Wire My Heart is his current novel.
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The Figurehead

I have walked slowly away from the jeers and ridicule of others. They follow behind me, throwing trash and their feces kept in sacks, screaming obscenities at me. They have tied cans around my testicles which scrape against the pavement as I walk. It would be foolish to expect anything from everyone otherwise. I’ve seen the films. I’ve heard the stories.

I’m heading to the ocean and a few of

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Every Bitch For Himself

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Every Good Boy Dies First

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Minstrels Anonymous

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Iron Curtain Baby

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Wranglers' Canyon/Crash Walker

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The Lonely Goddess (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: The glitter rock days of 1974 as I lived it.
The Endless Plain of Fortune (Entertainment)
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Description: The toast of the Lower East Side underground gets an offer he can't resist from sunny Hollywood, and the rest is rumored history.
Apartment 217 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Listen punk - let's talk about the real junk!
Bubblegum And Garbage (Entertainment)
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Description: Sometimes working for Hollywood fan magazines is all the show business you need to see.
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Andy Andy said: " When punk rock came out in 1976 more than a few punks snarled about how they were going to put overindulgent progressive rock (read: prog rock) bands out of business, which made me laugh out loud. Prog rock at its best was dark, hard, and was surely ...more "

 
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A very funny novel about a trio of hedonists who lay about in cafes and chase girls, perpetually under observation by a burnt out police official who suspects them as terrorists committing a series of fatal kidnappings.

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In the mid-Twenties there were two works of art which challenged the idea of the Everyman's place in the rapidly growing behemoth of the United States, and that was King Vidor's film The Crowd and Theodore Dreiser's novel An American Tragedy. Both wo ...more
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Sex, violence and hardcore punk in Seventies San Francisco, which means roller derby, Chinatown punkette femmes fatales, Bay Area water torture, and lots of tragic Italian opera. Rabbis, witches, beat poets and Hare Krishnas on every corner. And tons ...more
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Downloads of "Tales of the Jazz Age" are FREE on iTunes, and so far I think this is a great collection. I really enjoyed this side of Fitzgerald, which is a little more light-hearted than his full-length novel output.:)

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Sex, violence and hardcore punk in Seventies San Francisco, which means roller derby, Chinatown punkette femmes fatales, Bay Area water torture, and lots of tragic Italian opera. Rabbis, witches, beat poets and Hare Krishnas on every corner. And tons ...more
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“In this place called Hell novels are written by people who don't read books.”
Andy Seven

“If I'm an archangel, you can hide under my wing
until the sun
comes up”
Andy Seven, HSTQ: Fall 2020

“A life without enemies is a life not lived.”
Andy Seven, Wranglers' Canyon/Crash Walker

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
Mark Twain

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.”
Aldous Huxley

“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

“California is like a beautiful wild kid on heroin, high as a kite and thinking she's on top of the world, not knowing she's dying, not believing it even if you show her the marks.”
S.E. Hinton, Rumble Fish

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message 39: by Andy

Andy Casey wrote: "I am really loving your spoken word cd. I love the unique atmosphere you set with each piece. A brilliant collection!!! Guts and glitter abound! 🐌✨"

Thanks, Casey.


message 38: by Casey

Casey Kiser Harry wrote: "I've just been listening to your Trash Can School band on Soundcloud. You guys were great!"

I agree!!!


message 37: by Casey

Casey Kiser I am really loving your spoken word cd. I love the unique atmosphere you set with each piece. A brilliant collection!!! Guts and glitter abound! 🐌✨


message 35: by Andy

Andy Harry wrote: "I've just been listening to your Trash Can School band on Soundcloud. You guys were great!"

Thanks. I've been thinking of playing again but I prefer writing. What conflicts! But thanks, keep listening.


message 34: by Harry

Harry Whitewolf I've just been listening to your Trash Can School band on Soundcloud. You guys were great!


message 33: by Andy

Andy Got another royalty check for my depraved books. Will be posting pics soon.


message 32: by Andy (last edited Sep 21, 2016 08:34PM)

Andy https://youtu.be/nmVcIhnvSx8

Kurt Vonnegut on How To Write A Short Story


message 31: by Harry

Harry Whitewolf Andy wrote: "No. Too much drama! Are Pursey and Parsons talking again?"

I thought you'd love the drama! Are they talking again? No idea.

The line-up history of Sham 69 is more complicated than The Fall.
I saw them a few years back, but without Pursey. Still, it was a pub-sized gig and was frantic as fuck.


message 30: by Andy

Andy Harry wrote: "I can't find any books about Sham 69 or Jimmy Pursey on Goodreads. D'you fancy writing one? :)"

No. Too much drama! Are Pursey and Parsons talking again?


message 29: by Harry

Harry Whitewolf I can't find any books about Sham 69 or Jimmy Pursey on Goodreads. D'you fancy writing one? :)


message 28: by Andy

Andy Harry wrote: "Now you've given more details, that's even more plain crazy!

A citation is a citation - how can you not cite GR if that's where something first appeared? And also not being able to mention Bookbab..."


That would make their bloody head explode!


message 27: by Harry

Harry Whitewolf Now you've given more details, that's even more plain crazy!

A citation is a citation - how can you not cite GR if that's where something first appeared? And also not being able to mention Bookbaby in a Bookbaby book? That's just stupid, baby.

You should call your next book Book Baby's Good Reads.


message 26: by Andy

Andy Jason wrote: "That's bizarre. There are goodreads haters but enough to effect sales?"

I think it's childish publishing politics rather than hatred. Amazon has become as bad as Apple, UMG and Disney. Unfortunately Amazon counts for most of my sales, so they're the boss. For now. :)


message 25: by Andy

Andy Harry wrote: "Andy wrote: "BookBaby has just informed they will withhold publishing my new book until I take Goodreads off the credits. They claim it compromises sales. What the hell does that mean?"

That's jus..."


Well, the message read as follows:

"Your document mentions and/or links to one or more online bookstores. Mentioning competitors or linking a website that sells eBooks, applications for devices, or audio files in any portion of the website is not allowed at our partners. This includes linking physical products to a site that also sells digital books, audio, and apps. Please submit a new file with no links or mentions of other bookstores, application stores, or audio stores. Specifically, within your manuscript, you mention Bookbaby and Goodreads. Please revise. Thank you."

This is BookBaby telling me not to mention their own company in the book, which I did, i.e. "All Andy Seven works are available on BookBaby". I'm assuming their fear is that Kindle Direct Publishing, a competitor, will ban the book, ruining any potential sales.

The part with Goodreads was a passage that said, "Some stories were previously published online at Goodreads.com". If giving these credits is cause for caution, then we're dealing with a highly thin-skinned marketplace, even nuttier than the big publishing guns. So much for the indie publishing industry.

Naturally I buckled under and made the changes, but making the revisions felt absurd. As Buk once said, "Shakespeare Never Did This".


message 24: by Harry

Harry Whitewolf Andy wrote: "BookBaby has just informed they will withhold publishing my new book until I take Goodreads off the credits. They claim it compromises sales. What the hell does that mean?"

That's just plain crazy!


message 23: by Jason

Jason That's bizarre. There are goodreads haters but enough to effect sales?


message 22: by Andy

Andy BookBaby has just informed they will withhold publishing my new book until I take Goodreads off the credits. They claim it compromises sales. What the hell does that mean?


message 21: by Andy

Andy

Finished all the proofreading to the new book. Now it's on to the rewrites>>>Here comes the fun.

— Andy Seven (@AndySevenLtd) May 31, 2016




message 19: by Andy

Andy Just noticed on my BookBaby sales statement that a few more people bought Wranglers' Canyon/Crash Walker. Whoever they are you have my eternal gratitude. Enjoy reading them as I enjoyed writing them.


message 18: by Andy

Andy “Get off me, you crazy bitches!” I yelled.

“I was struggling like crazy but these gals were too tough for me. I felt my pants and long johns getting torn off with the knife until I was lying down stark naked. The girl then sat on my chest and pinched my nose until I opened my mouth gasping for air. She spat the goo into my mouth, which I choked on and finally swallowed. Then she smeared the bitter mud all over me and with a smile smeared the mud gently all over the shaft of my penis, and I got to confess I got pretty excited. Then she took some more goo and spread it all over my balls, which she rubbed very slowly over and over until I got a throbbing erection.

“The only problem was my erection didn’t look like a Johnson any more but like a tall, fuzzy cactus. I wanted to scream but I couldn’t. And to make things worse the naked girls were all gone, and instead I saw eight cactus heads with tarantula legs with titties and winking cunts. They were all chanting.

“Kara byum erdim mada sungo falla”.

“They chanted that silly thing over and over again and one of the tarantula girls was drawing symbols in the sand and the chant made me laugh and giggle and I giggled even louder when I saw my jimmy and it wasn’t a jimmy any more but a green, prickly cactus. I giggled until I passed out”.

- Wranglers’ Canyon by Andy Seven
http://www.amazon.com/Wranglers-Canyo...


message 17: by Andy (last edited Jan 30, 2016 08:04PM)

Andy I stayed down on the ground and prayed for my life. As I looked up I saw a big, creepy clown looking down at me. He had a red wig with hair sticking out and pointing all over the place. His face was a powdered mess of pale white with a big, long nose and a wide, twisted smile made of greasepaint smeared across his face.

"Do you want me to chase away that darn bull, Cowboy? Maybe I will and maybe I won't", he whispered.

He then did something I'll never forget for the rest of my life. He took a large, bright red handkerchief and quickly tied it around my chest and then ran off laughing.

The bull saw me with the loud red thing on me and charged right at me, horns and wire and metal spikes coming my way while I set on a bed of broken glass bleeding.

I waited for that horned bastard to get closer and closer to me until I made my move. The kind any red-blooded American boy would make.

-Wranglers' Canyon by Andy Seven
http://www.amazon.com/Wranglers-Canyo...


message 16: by Andy

Andy I'm reading the Ernest Lehman short stories featuring J.J. Hunsecker and Sidney Falco, both from the Criterion Collection booklet that comes with the Sweet Smell of Success DVD package. If you can't afford the DVD, then seek out a copy at your local library.


message 15: by Jason

Jason Sounds really good, I've not read many westerns


message 14: by Andy

Andy
WRANGLERS' CANYON will be out in 5 days, my new cowboy noir novel...a land inhabited by killer rodeo clowns...metal-limbed Desperadoes shooting oil into their joints...Peyote-smeared Nymphos driven to feverish murder in the Arizona plains...all this and more in the new Andy Seven blockbuster, Wranglers' Canyon - COMING SOON.


message 13: by Andy

Andy Halfway finished with the rewrites to my new book. Lot o' heavy lifting going on here!


message 12: by Bitten

Bitten Heine
Andy, Happy New Year. You are one of few that has excellent taste in books, but I'm sure you already knew that. Fuck the rest of 'em.


message 11: by Andy (last edited Jun 06, 2009 04:39PM)

Andy Meg wrote: "Andy wrote: "Okay, I appreciate the recommendation. I'll check out "Escapes", but I'll prbably check out John Cheever first. I've been putting him off for awhile. "

What Cheever are you going to r..."


I'm getting the Collected Stories and I also plan on getting the multi-CD set of actors reading his stories, which can be found here:
http://www.amazon.com/John-Cheever-Au...




message 10: by Andy

Andy Okay, I appreciate the recommendation. I'll check out "Escapes", but I'll prbably check out John Cheever first. I've been putting him off for awhile.


message 9: by Andy

Andy Meg wrote: "Lurked and heard of the "defriending" incident Andy. I've been defriended too by someone and for no reason I can tell. Easy come, easy go sometimes and if it's over a review, well that's just silly."
I'm not taking it that hard, actually, because to tell you the truth I can't even remember the guy's name!




message 8: by Andy

Andy Meg wrote: "You're a jewel for reading my "sex offender diaries." Do you think I should call them "sex offender files" instead? hmmmm. Now I will read your work, Mr. Andy."
"Diary" or "journal" sounds good.



message 7: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.



Courtney I sure am! Sorry I forgot to respond (;


message 5: by Ed

Ed Thanks for the add, Andy. I hadn't read the Goodis book you flagged. Thanks for the suggestion. Best for your writing. Have a great weekend.

Ed Lynskey
author, PELHAM FELL HERE


message 4: by Julie

Julie Feeling very Burgess Meredith in the Twilight Zone lately. Thankfully I don't need specs either.


message 3: by Julie

Julie Born, bred, and buttered in Huntington Beach. I've lived around Southern California all my life.


message 2: by Andy

Andy Here's the link:

http://members.nowpublic.com/np-1-722917

I don't know where the article went. Jeez!


Jasper No Way! thats the best story ever :) i wonder if that story is online? lol!


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