Just when you thought Keith, Cameron, and Jose couldn't bust their ass any harder, they prove you wrong and put out two issues of Crimefactory . If you haven't already, go check it out. As always, you can download it, save it and read it. Or if you've got one of those fancy e-readers, you can shell out a measely dollar and appreciate it on the go. ****** The results for The Second Annual Watery Grave Invivational are now in. I didn't manage to claim first, but considering the competition and, after reading the other stories, I'm pleased with third. Especially since I really loathe baseball. So, if you haven't already, you can check out "Ghostman on Third" at The Drowning Machine.
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Vincent Eugene Craddock originally considered a military career. In 1952, he enlisted in the Navy. Three years later, he used his reenlistment bonus to buy a new Triumph. During July of that year, he suffered a horrible motorcycle accident that shattered his leg. He refused to let the doctors remove it. The rest of his days would be spent with both a limp and severe chronic pain. This was the start of the bad luck that would follow him even after he reinvented himself as Gene Vincent. A year after his accident, Gene wrote "Be-Bop-A-Lula", a pleading rock hit (hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest rock songs ever) that secured him and his Blue Caps a recording contract with Capital. Despite this massive hit, and becoming one of the first rock stars to act in a film, The Girl Can’t Help It , lasting commercial success, like it did for most of the rockabilly pioneers, evaded Gene. A tax dispute with US authorities sent Vincent packing off to Europe. In a typ