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i am laughing so hard at this entry because it finally hit that u guys have a great sense of humor.I think the images are very beautiful do it again and again as much as you want babies.

Rottin' in Denmark

I like the repeated-picture thing. It gives a molassesey pace to the posts, and makes you work a little bit to get to the next paragraph. The fact that you don't do it with every single post indicates that you know this, and use it when it's appropriate to the subject matter. It's a literary device, you philistines.

Anon in Paris

Well, isn't it (the multiple-image thing) one of the reasons why TGR stands out in the blogging crowd? God, these people clearly should get a life.

The Gay Recluse

Thanks, everyone! We appreciate the kind words...

Jeff Guard

seriously. What's the big deal about the multiple photos. I like the concept, it makes me chew my food a little slower and helps digest the thoughts... I think its your right, its your blog. If someone doesn't like it they can stop reading--but what a silly reason to stop reading. We have greater fish to fry like that scary all maniless site....that's sKary.


Oh Gay Recluse I love you!


Everybody has an opinion on art, but some people confuse cattiness or habitual disapproval with communication.

The artist is called on to create, regardless of external opinion. Still, it's useful to distinguish feedback which connects us to others, from the generic, masturbatory ranting that's always in the air around us, like static.

The task at hand, for TGR, is to simply keep going.


I really like the pictures! No one else is doing what you do! It is just exactly like the delight I experienced reading books with pictures as a child. It's meditative and soothing. Don't stop!


The repeated pictures are like weed - they make your brain slow down a little and take the time to appreciate everything more.


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Gods final



A young boy wanders into the woods of Harlem and witnesses the abduction of his sister by a glowing creature. Forty years later, now working as a New York City homicide detective, Gus is assigned to a case in which he unexpectedly succumbs to a vision that Helen is still alive. To find her, he embarks on an uorthodox investigation that leads to an ancient civilization of gods and the people determined to bring them back.

In this colossal new novel from the author of The Metropolis Case, the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice collides with a new religion founded by three corporate office workers, creating something beautiful, illogical, and overwhelming. Part sex manifesto, part religious text, part Manhattan noir—with a dose of deadly serious, internet inspired satire—#gods is a sprawling inquest into the nature of faith and resistance in the modern world. With each turn of the page, #gods will leave you increasingly reborn.

Praise for #gods

“#gods is a mystery, an excavation of myths, an index of modern life, a gay coming-of-age story, an office satire, a lyrical fever dream, a conspiracy. One of the most ambitious novels in recent memory—and a wild, possibly transformative addition to the canon of gay literature—it contains multitudes, and seethes with brilliance.” —Mark Doten, author of The Infernal

“Matthew Gallaway’s #gods is a novel so brilliant, so funny, so full of strange and marvelous things, I couldn’t stop writing OMG WTF I <3 THIS SO MUCH in its margins. It’s rare to find a novel that so dazzlingly reinvigorates age-old meditations on faith and f&!*ing, art and eros. Luminous, enterprising, and sublimely cheeky, #gods tells the story, the myth, the dream of the human soul in all its glorious complexity.” —Suzanne Morrison, author of Yoga Bitch

“Matthew Gallaway’s storytelling manages to be both dreamy and serious; lean and luxurious. His words carry an incantatory power of mythic storytelling where beauty and savagery wrap around each other like bright threads in a gorgeous tapestry.” —Natasha Vargas-Cooper, author of Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960s America

“If the ancient gods were just like us, only more so, then the same could be said for this strange, wonderful book, in which the mundane sorrows and small triumphs of very ordinary lives glow ever so slightly around the edges, sometimes quite literally. At once an oddly romantic send-up of dead-end office culture and an offbeat supernatural procedural, #gods is terrifically weird, melancholy, sexy, and charming.” —Jacob Bacharach, author of The Bend of the World

The Metropolis Case

'It’s to the credit of Matthew Gallaway’s enchanting, often funny first novel that it doesn’t require a corresponding degree of obsession from readers, but may leave them similarly transported: the book is so well written — there’s hardly a lazy sentence here — and filled with such memorable lead and supporting players that it quickly absorbs you into its worlds.'

-- The New York Times

Music: Death Culture at Sea and Saturnine

Listen or download songs and records from my indie-rock past with Saturnine here and Death Culture at Sea here.

Music Video: Remembrance of Things Past

Watch the rock opera Remembrance of Things Past written and performed by Saturnine and Frances Gibson, starring Bennett Madison and Sheila McClear.

Video: The Chaos Detective

The Chaos Detective is a series about a man searching for 'identity' as he completes assignments from a mysterious organization. Watch the first episode (five parts) on YouTube.
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