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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 10

EThis is narration of Chapter 9 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. This is the climax of the first half of the novel. Chapter description: "When I'm old they can pull me up like a coelacanth and say, 'Hey man I thought all you punk rockers was x-tinct stuffed and mounted in the Smithsonian parking lot right after the moon rockets." "Oceans and beaches of the she-shore--she leavened her dreamy bread with eyes like fists." As their relationship buckles and cracks, Meri STILL doesn't tell Max her secret, and Max will not ask. Drinking downtown, Max and friends ponder such things as their punk rock generation, changes to the Minneapolis skyline, Cold War problems, and angst in the local women. Then the answer to Meri's secret comes a-crashing down on Max. The length of this episode is about 43 minutes. It includes some curse words. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Mer...

43 MIN2013 MAY 2
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 09

This is narration of Chapter 8 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Oh curling land! How groan my heavy! How lusty my fatso! Sometimes Meri's ears are pincushions. Sometimes they are anvils. Yes, Max loves Meri and tries to understand her, but she makes him distracted and lazy! She doesn't tell him her secret. She was a smudged postage cancellation from Mystery Town. Meanwhile, a golden False Spring coagulates over the city. The length of this episode is about 15 minutes. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied page...

14 MIN2013 APR 30
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 08

EThis is narration of Chapter 7 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Max remembers his childhood sense of history, the first time he heard rock and roll, and an artifact he found. Meri arrives and as always, the momentum toward romance goes in wildly unexpected directions. The length of this episode is about 25 minutes. Due to language and situations it is not for kids. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that ...

26 MIN2013 APR 19
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 07

This is narration of Chapter 6 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Arthur ambushes his buddy Max in the dark, and tries to tell him a secret about Meri. This is a short chapter. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. Available as a paper book or ebook (Kindle, Nook): tinyurl.com/maxmetters . My website: DangerQuestMysteries.com . Thank you for listening.

10 MIN2013 APR 9
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This is narration of Chapter 5 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Max takes Meri to Lafcadio's Open Mike Night. Max and friends improvise "an experiment in bad rock-and-parole" (including "twicky twicky in the night"). Arthur wants to talk to Max but Max avoids him. Then Max and Meri walk through the snow to see a movie and figure out how to talk to each other. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebr...

20 MIN2013 APR 3
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EThis is narration of Chapter 4 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: The winter is too long... So Max, Lafcadio and Tim play chess, wager, argue about big subjects, ("a half-assed intellectual madness", yell spontaneous poems, and with wild words--even made-up new words--set the CITY on FIRE! This is a longer, more maximialist chapter. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of w...

34 MIN2013 MAR 28
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This is narration of Chapter 3 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Max calls Meri for the first time. What happens surprises him, and then surprises him again. This is a short chapter. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. Available as a paper book or ebook (Kindle, Nook): tinyurl.com/maxmetters . My website: DangerQuestMysteries.com . Thank you for listening.

10 MIN2013 JAN 21
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 03

This is narration of Chapter 2 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: A turbulence of omens and dreams starts to shake Max's winter reveries. This is a short chapter. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. Available as a paper book or ebook (Kindle, Nook): tinyurl.com/maxmetters . My website: DangerQuestMysteries.com . Thank you for listening.

10 MIN2012 DEC 20
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 02

EThis is narration of Chapter 1 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. Available as a paper book or ebook (Kindle, Nook): tinyurl.com/maxmetters . My website: DangerQuestMysteries.com . Thank you for listening.

22 MIN2012 DEC 13
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 01

This is an introduction to the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. It explains how and why I came to write it in 1991 Mexico. I talk about "maximalist" and "minimalist" literary styles. (Previous name: Skull of the Robot.) The narration of the story begins in episode 2. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. tinyurl.com/maxmetters DangerQuestMysteries.com

14 MIN2012 NOV 28
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 10

EThis is narration of Chapter 9 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. This is the climax of the first half of the novel. Chapter description: "When I'm old they can pull me up like a coelacanth and say, 'Hey man I thought all you punk rockers was x-tinct stuffed and mounted in the Smithsonian parking lot right after the moon rockets." "Oceans and beaches of the she-shore--she leavened her dreamy bread with eyes like fists." As their relationship buckles and cracks, Meri STILL doesn't tell Max her secret, and Max will not ask. Drinking downtown, Max and friends ponder such things as their punk rock generation, changes to the Minneapolis skyline, Cold War problems, and angst in the local women. Then the answer to Meri's secret comes a-crashing down on Max. The length of this episode is about 43 minutes. It includes some curse words. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Mer...

43 MIN2013 MAY 2
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 09

This is narration of Chapter 8 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Oh curling land! How groan my heavy! How lusty my fatso! Sometimes Meri's ears are pincushions. Sometimes they are anvils. Yes, Max loves Meri and tries to understand her, but she makes him distracted and lazy! She doesn't tell him her secret. She was a smudged postage cancellation from Mystery Town. Meanwhile, a golden False Spring coagulates over the city. The length of this episode is about 15 minutes. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied page...

14 MIN2013 APR 30
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 08

EThis is narration of Chapter 7 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Max remembers his childhood sense of history, the first time he heard rock and roll, and an artifact he found. Meri arrives and as always, the momentum toward romance goes in wildly unexpected directions. The length of this episode is about 25 minutes. Due to language and situations it is not for kids. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that ...

26 MIN2013 APR 19
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 07

This is narration of Chapter 6 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Arthur ambushes his buddy Max in the dark, and tries to tell him a secret about Meri. This is a short chapter. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. Available as a paper book or ebook (Kindle, Nook): tinyurl.com/maxmetters . My website: DangerQuestMysteries.com . Thank you for listening.

10 MIN2013 APR 9
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 06

This is narration of Chapter 5 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Max takes Meri to Lafcadio's Open Mike Night. Max and friends improvise "an experiment in bad rock-and-parole" (including "twicky twicky in the night"). Arthur wants to talk to Max but Max avoids him. Then Max and Meri walk through the snow to see a movie and figure out how to talk to each other. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebr...

20 MIN2013 APR 3
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EThis is narration of Chapter 4 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: The winter is too long... So Max, Lafcadio and Tim play chess, wager, argue about big subjects, ("a half-assed intellectual madness", yell spontaneous poems, and with wild words--even made-up new words--set the CITY on FIRE! This is a longer, more maximialist chapter. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of w...

34 MIN2013 MAR 28
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This is narration of Chapter 3 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: Max calls Meri for the first time. What happens surprises him, and then surprises him again. This is a short chapter. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. Available as a paper book or ebook (Kindle, Nook): tinyurl.com/maxmetters . My website: DangerQuestMysteries.com . Thank you for listening.

10 MIN2013 JAN 21
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This is narration of Chapter 2 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Chapter description: A turbulence of omens and dreams starts to shake Max's winter reveries. This is a short chapter. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. Available as a paper book or ebook (Kindle, Nook): tinyurl.com/maxmetters . My website: DangerQuestMysteries.com . Thank you for listening.

10 MIN2012 DEC 20
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 02

EThis is narration of Chapter 1 of the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. Available as a paper book or ebook (Kindle, Nook): tinyurl.com/maxmetters . My website: DangerQuestMysteries.com . Thank you for listening.

22 MIN2012 DEC 13
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MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS 01

This is an introduction to the novel MYSTERIOUS MATTERS OF MAX METTERS by PETER GELMAN. It explains how and why I came to write it in 1991 Mexico. I talk about "maximalist" and "minimalist" literary styles. (Previous name: Skull of the Robot.) The narration of the story begins in episode 2. Novel description: Passion, philosophy, fisticuffs and word ferment... This is a “boy meets girl” story. Max discovers that Meri has a secret. He gives her every chance to tell it. Defiant, he even fights friends who try to warn him. Max vibrates with energy and feeling, an unrealistic way to live. This leads to troubled love affairs, complex friendships, tumbling thoughts and mad conversations. In the ‘90s, readers passed around the Do-it-Yourself photocopied pages of this punk rock romantic novel. Now, new readers can discover its vigorous “maximalist” voice that celebrates the sound and taste of words. tinyurl.com/maxmetters DangerQuestMysteries.com

14 MIN2012 NOV 28
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