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Dave Turner

Our cat, Picasso, is a Russian Blue. Not only are our walls gray, but we've got a room that sort of matches his green eyes.

Matthew Gallaway

As you can see from the pix, thats very similar to our situation, Dave -- great minds, etc.!

Jeffrey C

Shouldn't you rename the color "Dante's Fur"?

Dave Turner

I should be more eagle-eyed, Matt. If I didn't know any better, I'd swear you must have crouched on our fire escape one day, taking notes unobtrusively. With the white trim (a feature we also share), it's as though I'm looking at a Bizarro version of our apartment. The colors of that rug are giving me ideas...

Chris M Balz

We have a lovely Russian Blue who comes by. Unfortunately, he's got some issues - bully pussycat, seems lovelorn, but bites too hard after petting. Huh, frighteningly like us humans!

Matthew Gallaway

Awww, too bad -- hes probably just so starved for affection that he gets overstimulated...then again, Im used to ours, who are very mild and would never bite anyone.


You crack me up Mr Mathew. Im lovin this Russian Blue I agree it should be called Dante's fur considering the feline therapy he is now in need of suffering such spacial disorientation
Perhaps breaking it up with some of your beautiful photographs would return his sense of spacial orientation =)not to mention bring the glorious outside in, which can be particularly desirable in the winter months .
Happy Birthday Divine Dante

Matthew Gallaway

Thank you, Mary Beth xoxo Dante

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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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