What happens when a thriller writer and musician join forces?
In this episode of Thrill Seekers, I welcome thriller author E.A. Aymar and DJ Alkimist, who have been working together to weave storytelling and music. The result is fantastic, and we play three tracks on the show, including the debut of their latest track, "Red Room":
I'm sorry, I got distracted. That's Red ROOM:
A little more on both of them:
E.A. Aymar is the author of I’LL SLEEP WHEN YOU’RE DEAD and YOU’RE AS GOOD AS DEAD. He also writes a monthly column for the Washington Independent Review of Books, and is the Managing Editor of The Thril Begins (for International Thriller Writers). His work has appeared in several top crime fiction publications. He holds a Masters in Literature and lives outside of Washington, DC.
DJ Alkimist, or Kimberly Venetz, is a DJ, musician, and music producer based out of Washington, DC, and New York City. A classically trained viola player, she has been recording her own music since 2014.
For those who want more details, here are some of the things we talked about on the show:
Ani DiFranco & Utah Philips, The Past Didn't Go Anywhere: Another great example of collaboration between musicians and storytellers, and a fantastic album. Worth the download.
William S. Burroughs, Dead City Radio: Another example of good storytelling set over music.
Noir at the Bar (Washington DC): Ed hosts this series, if you live in DC and want to connect with other writers, it's a good series.
8 Mile Eminem Songwriting Scene: For me, one of the few scenes in movies that accurately captures how songs get written.
L'Orange: One of the musicians that inspired Ed. I'm listening, and I like.