Thursday, April 27, 2006

Jack Mangan Deadpan: Episode 4. John Buccigross cha cha cha

Oh the good old hockey game is the best game you can name.


Chris Fisher bumper

Dirk Moonfire & the Nefarious Space Women plugging

Sixteen Pieces at a Time plugging

Spherical Tomi plugging

Brooklyn Bluesman ad

Stolen Rap/Hip-Hop lines

Mike Nelson bumper

John Buccigross interview

-quick break-

Stolen Comedy Lines

Dumbass Memories

Tee Morris bumper

-end quick break-

Second half of John Buccigross interview

Thanks for the donation/begging humbly requesting more donations

Original Music: “Kool Katz” from the Matt Mango CD release, “The Wishing Bridge”.


Download Jack Mangan's Deadpan episode 4.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sixteen Pieces at a Time - 3rd place winner

Hey check it out!

My short story, “Sixteen Pieces at a Time“, has been posted over at It won 3rd place in the 4th Annual Firebrand Fiction/SFReader Short Story Contest - 2005.

Give it a read. Check out the 1st and 2nd place winners too.

Monday, April 24, 2006

FYI: RE: duelofthefates e-mail

Don’t you hate messages that begin with FYI?

I used to tout my duelofthefates at@at gmail com address as the way to get into touch with me. But - in an effort toward e-mail simplicity, I’m going to pack that one in mothballs. . . and only check very occasionally. If you want to get in touch with me, then use one of the other e-mail addies (the most recommended one is listed on the sidebar at Don’t send stuff to the duelofthefates gmail address unless you’re ok with a long wait.


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Jack Mangan Deadpan Podcast: Episode 3. Tee Morris speaks!

April 19th, 2006

You ready for a third?

I had the honor and privilege of hanging with Tee Morris at ICE Escape - and we recorded this interview in the lobby. We had fun chatting, and I think you can hear that.

Download Deadpan episode 3


Mike Nelson bumper

Balticon Podcast promo

Highbrow/Lowbrow (plus shameless Dirk Moonfire plugbabble)

Podiobooks promo

First part of Tee Morris interview

(Break for one minute)

Stolen comedy line

Mark Forman promo

(End one-minute break)

Second half of Tee Morris interview



Original Music: “Candles II”, another instrumental guitar piece by me, Jack Mangan (This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. 2006. Originally published 2001 by Paradigm Shift Records.)



Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Just in case you didn't know

This is now my 2ndary blogsite. The new place to dwell is over here at
You already knew that, right?
And check it out, there's a shiny button on the sidebar over there that allows you to donate money to my broke ass.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

JM Deadpan: Episode 2. Mike J. Nelson is here!

I guess one could say that Mike J. Nelson is SOL to be on my podcast. Take a minute to stop laughing. OK.

Download Deadpan episode 2.

or even better:

Subscribe to the podcast.

Mark Forman bumper
Unrelated Thought
I Should Be Writing promo
Stolen Rap/Hip-Hop lines
Tee Morris bumper
Mike Nelson Interview
Spherical Tomi promo
Duel of the Fates Exhibition Match: Alien vs. Predator (with special guest star: Karen from Kalifornia. Thanks SO MUCH to KfK and Smokin’ Joe!)
Plug time!
Karen From Kalifornia bumper
Original Music –- “Love Is Never Distant”, by me, Jack Mangan (This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. 2006.)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Top 33 songs in iTunes.

OK, so it's been awhile since I posted here. The move is underway, with the truck full of my heaviest boxes and furniture headed over to my new address:
In the meantime, this spot is not abandoned yet; check out something I used to do a lot at THIS blog, but have not done in quite awhile:
My iTunes player's Most Played tracks. With 11 songs tied for 23rd place, I figured I'd just list the Top 33, rather than Top 25 with a bunch of honorable mentions.... Yes, I have GWAR, Overkill, and At the Gates in my Top 10. You heard song #12 during the first episode of Jack Mangan's Deadpan. Readers of "The Unsolvable Deathtrap" should get a kick out of #24.

1. Vanity Fair ~Mr. Bungle 43
2. Is There Love In Space? ~ Joe Satriani 33
3. Wine ~Jack Mangan 28
4. Organ Donor ~DJ Shadow 27
5. Saddam A Go-Go ~GWAR 25
6. Dad and Dog ~Fredo Viola 24
7. Did My Time ~KoRn 23
8. playing with spiders-skullkrusher ~Overkill 23
9. Slaughter of the Soul ~At the Gates 22
10. Miss Misery ~Elliott Smith 22
11. Rumble ~Link Wray & His Ray Men 22
12. Spirit Man ~Mango 21
13. Defender ~Manowar 21
14. Asteroid Speed Highway ~Matt Mango 21
15. The Enemy ~Anthrax 20
16. Tears of Liquid Mercury ~Jack Mangan 20
17. Lost In Space ~Aimee Mann 19
18. Hallowed Be Thy Name ~Iron Maiden 19
19. Solfeggietto CPE Bach ~Leslie Bridges 19
20. Time Is Running Out ~Muse 19
21. Red Right Hand ~Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 19
22. West End Girls ~Pet Shop Boys 19
24. always a woman ~billy joel 18
25. Waltz #2 (XO) ~Elliott Smith 18
26. Microphone Fiend ~Eric B & Rakim 18
27. Mountain Song ~Joe Satriani 18
28. The Crown and the Ring ~Manowar 18
29. Watch The Children Pray ~Metal Church 18
30. Horrorscope ~Overkill 18
31. Fight the Power ~Public Enemy 18
32. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ~Roberta Flack 18
33. U Can't Hold No Groove ~Victor Wooten 18

Friday, April 07, 2006

Trouble connecting to ?

Some people have reported problems hitting
Can you see that site? Or are you getting the "Under Construction" message?

There are already 31 comments - so apparently this is isn't affecting everyone and every browser.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

At last! Jack Mangan’s Deadpan Podcast: Episode #1

Your order is up. Two scrambled eggs and one extra-cheesy podcast. Please tip your server.

No RSS is available yet - but I'll have that set up soon. I had a fiction segment in this one - but Mr. Mennengha and I agreed that it would be best to postpone that, since episodes 2-5 are already brimming over with content. So the fiction is out. Some of you have been kind enough to give me content - - if you don't hear it here, fear not! Your stuff will be in episode 2. What *is* in this episode:

Mark Forman bumper
More introbabble
7th Son Podiobook promo
Unrelated Thought
Stolen comedy line
Morevi promo
Stolen rap/hip-hop lines
Getting a Leg Up promo
Spherical Tomi promo
Dumbass Memories
Music: "Spirit Man" Mango

And I think that covers everything. Like the podcast itself, these announcement plugs will improve with time.

Spirt Man Bluesman

See? I haven't abandoned this blog!

You ought to listen to Mark Forman anyway, but I'm especially psyched for the latest episode, because he spins my old band's song, "Spirit Man". Steals a slight bit of my thunder, since that tune will also be in Deadpan #1. Coming soon, I promise!!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

In case you haven't seen it yet, I've launched in support of the Deadpan podcast.
I'm not going to kill this blogspot just yet, but eventually, I think that will become my full-time news and info center.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Duel of the Fates 2

The final 3 episodes of DotF 2 are available at Podiobooks. Enjoy!!!!!!

Carpal Tunnel sucks, btw.