One of songs recorded by Undead Monkey features in the novella, Joshua Mansfield and Sheri Zod by Ainy Rainwater, who is also known as Gymshoes, the songwriter. A number of my backlist books are now in print as ebooks, including the aformentioned book which includes a number of song lyrics. As this is an older book, not many of the songs I was writing at the time I wrote the book were songs I was still playing at the time I formed the band. But “Incandescent Life” is one. You can stream it or download it from the sidebar (or from archive.org). The ebook, Joshua Mansfield and Sheri Zod is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBookstore, Sony, Kobo, Smashwords and other ebookstores. You can find my ebooks (at present there are four ebooks available) by searching “Ainy Rainwater” in your favorite ebookstore.
About the Joshua Mansfield and Sheri Zod:
This whimsical short novel is a story about choices, about what happens (for better or worse) when people step off the beaten path. Joshua Mansfield and Sheri Zod journey through a fantastic, allegorical American Southwest accompanied—or led—by totem animals or spirit guides. At first they both seem to be finally escaping the life of an older “career” student, but the apparently chance finding of a discarded letter initiates a quest to find out what happened to a pair of lovers, Joan and Karl, thirty years earlier—a story which increasingly resonates with Joshua and Sheri.
Along the way they meet ghosts, sad machines, baffling art, mirages, mysterious figures in a literally petrified forest, a hostel for lost souls, and a cafe for lost dreams as they search for what happened to Joan who ventured off the beaten path a generation earlier. Instead of a travel journal, Joshua writes stories in his notebook, creating interrelated allegories which are as real as the strange world they travel through. It is a journey both inward and outward as Joshua and Sheri are both in their own way “lost souls” navigating the shifting sands between odd cities in a world which is magical, futuristic, and anachronistic, but recognizable because there is an underlying truth to it. In flashbacks we see that being adrift is for both of them uniquely tied to their drive. What—if anything—can finally anchor them?
As mysterious encounters and the discovery of clues, artifacts and magical objects increase it begins to look like the universe is trying to tell them something…or perhaps Joan is…
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For more Gymshoes music (while you’re waiting for new Undead Monkey music) see GymshoesMusic.com. For more about me and my ebooks (and a little bit of everything else) check out A Truant Disposition, my author website. 😀
Getting the things done for the four ebooks to be published has taken a lot of time, but I now hope to be doing more Undead Monkey music soon!