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On Elmore Leonard misfires and Hollywood before Weinstein fell …

Elmore Leonard was famously often exasperated with Hollywood, both in real life and in the commentary he gives to his characters. He got some of it off his chest in Get Shorty, of course, and that led to the film … Continue reading

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On Silicon Valley, the Communist Manifesto and the Old Crows

The Shed’s job description is to talk about Elmore Leonard, fishing, and music the Shed likes. But sometimes also the view of the world seen by old men in sheds. Watching politicians try to get a grip on what the … Continue reading

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On comedy and musical mysteries in Killshot

NOTES FROM THE SHED On comedy and musical mysteries in Killshot On the subject of musical references in Elmore Leonard, which is where The Shed last was, there is an intriguing one in Killshot, which was published in 1989, Elmore … Continue reading

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On fishing and funk from Elmore Leonard

  The Shed is a place where old men become familiar with tools they should have mastered as boys. For the past four years, in small lessons, this has included fishing gear. Fishing starts with the art of imposing temporary … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 62: Over to Will Rogers

The Shed has much painting and screwdriving on the go, for discussion later, and for the moment, is handing over its political commentary obligations to the great Will Rogers. The Shed became interested in Rogers, a massively influential commentator and … Continue reading

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ELMORE, HIS MUSIC, HIS SON, HIS RULES AND HIS IMITATORS

2013 was the year Elmore Leonard died and I collected some notes which I want to file away for future use.  I have in mind that there is a job to be done on Music In Elmore Leonard, so I … Continue reading

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Elmore’s Last Great Legacy

Now that Elmore Leonard’s death has reminded everyone how good he was, I hope to meet more people who have caught up with the last great work in his legacy – the tv series Justified, which got only passing mention … Continue reading

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