Blue Hotel

Ziggy and I rendezvoused that Sunday, our “day off,” at the same hotel in the middle of nowhere as earlier in the week.

When I got to the room I realized it was a different one. I said something witty and observant like: “Hey, this is a different room.”

“Course it is,” he said, stripping his shirt over his head and making an utter wreck of his gelled hair by doing so. “The microwave was shot in the other one. I want you to touch every inch of my skin.”

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I Saw Red

The next day in rehearsal we were working on a new song Remo had written called “Kind.” The turn in the song goes from about being “kind” i.e. nice to about being two of a kind, i.e. the same sort of people. In other words it’s about two people who start out as friends (or maybe just acquaintances) and end up in love. While we were practicing, part of my mind kept going off to imagine the words to a song that went the other direction. Unkind: about being lovers being a mistake and in the end you can barely be kind to each other.

I doubted I’d actually write it, though, since it would be so obviously a rip. Continue Reading »

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Human Nature

It was so much easier to learn Nomad’s set when I had more than two days to come up to speed. Also I wasn’t the only one coming up to speed, since there was a new horn section (one sax, one flugelhorn). Learning new songs is much more fun, in a way, when you have plenty of time to play with them. I say “in a way” because I suppose it depends on your definition of fun. I can’t say I didn’t somewhat enjoy doing what I did in Japan: I did. But it was kind of nice to have the leisure to take more time.

Not that I didn’t get impatient with the process once in a while, but I could tell myself to chill out. I wasn’t driving this bus, and we were all going to get there together. Continue Reading »

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Baby Baby

(Site news: did you see all the fanworks were posted on Saturday? There is fan art, fan fiction, audio of a song, song lyrics, and a fantastic fanmix/Youtube playlist, and a ton of memes. Please go leave comments for your fellow fans if you enjoy what you see/hear! The directory is a new permanent page on the site: http://daron.ceciliatan.com/fanworks -ctan)

That night, after the baby was asleep (and Melissa too, I think) Remo and I went into the studio and played until our fingers were tired. We traded guitars for a while and when he took his back from me he shook his head a little.

“What, did I warp it or something?” I asked.

“No no, just, every time we play together you teach me something.”

“Don’t be ridiculous.” Continue Reading »

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Fanworks: Memes

There were enough of these that I think I may have lost a few along the way…! If you sent one in and you don’t see it here, send it again please? (Email to ctan.writer AT gmail.com) And I’ll continue to add more as they come in!

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Fanworks: Fiction: Lost Weekend by Chris

Title: Lost Weekend: Daytona Beach Pier
Author: Chris
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Ziggy/Original Female Character
Word Count: 7217
Summary: It’s Spring Break and two college co-eds aren’t quite sure what they’re in for in Daytona Beach.

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Fanworks: Fiction: “Nobody But Us” by Chris

Title: Nobody But Us
Author: Chris
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Ziggy/Jonathan/Daron, Ziggy/Jonathan
Word Count: 4247
Summary: A continuation of chapter 152, from Ziggy’s point of view. With one section of the original text in Daron’s POV woven in.
Note: In true DGC fashion, Chris has included a video for the end.

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Fanworks: Art: Daron by Chris

Chris submitted this piece of fan art without comment, but I think that means that you all should. Comment, that is. :-)

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Fanworks: Art: Ziggy, Daron separately by Amy Crook

These are a little older but some of you might have missed when they were posted in Liner Notes.

Working on something to celebrate Ziggy's return to #dgc #amdrawing #fanart

A photo posted by Amy Crook (@amysnotdeadyet) on

And the finished product: Continue Reading »

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Fanworks: Art: Daron & Ziggy by Amy Crook

As posted to her Instagram:

Daron & Ziggy from Moondog Three, imitating Bowie #dgc #amdrawing

A photo posted by Amy Crook (@amysnotdeadyet) on

The pose was inspired by a Tumblr discussion Amy and I were in about David Bowie and Mick Ronson in which the following photos were making the rounds: Continue Reading »

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