Just a couple of hours til we’re off to the Jackson County Fair and Shinedown! I’ve talked (many times, lol) about how Shinedown front man Brent Smith was the inspiration for Magnus Crowe in Longfellow Seduced – I *haven’t* talked much about what an amazing artist he is. All you have to do is check out the Smith & Meyers acoustic sessions – in fact all four of the guys are pretty amazing musicians, which you can see in the band interviews posted on their site. So… Check ’em out. Seriously. And, on my way out the door, I’ll leave you with some eyecandy (yes, he does have sexy glasses and a dog – could he GET any yummier??), and the newest Shinedown single, Cut the Cord, which is waaaaay more appropriate than it has any right to be. O.o

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ManCandy & Music!

So, long ago in another life I was introduced to Shinedown. Love. Them. I’ve managed to see them on pretty much every tour for the last five or six years. Brent Smith, lead singer & Vortex of Charisma, was the inspiration for Magnus Crowe, the hero of Longfellow Seduced. So, here’s Brent (the hottie) and the cover for the book – which was PERFECT – featuring the late, beautiful inside & out, Angelo. And a video. Enjoy!

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T-Minus 7 & Counting!

This time next week I’ll be on my way to Jackson to see the amazing, OMG fantastic Shinedown. Not that I’m counting the days or anything, lol.