I had The Mist CD a number of years ago - loaned it to a friend and never got it back. I loved listening to this, and listening through headphones is the best way. At the beginning, you hear a car coming getting louder beginning in one ear and coming out the other. It was awesome! You will enjoy it, I'm sure.
Bought a copy of the December '79 / January '80 issue of Rolling Stone, which has an essay by King in it.
Maybe it's his secret alter ego? I don't think I'll bother with it.