Posts Tagged ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’

Pepperland In Concert…

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Pepperland, live at Eagle River Books, Bainbridge Island, WA, May 15, 2014. This is a short (rather raw) cut from Pepper’s psychedelic night journey (that self-indulgent 3 record set) towards the end of the book. This one’s called “On a Bend in the River.” Don’t worry, there’s no long drum solo…        

Everything’s Rock ‘n’ Roll…

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

The Guts By Roddy Doyle Viking (This review was originally published in The Washington Independent Review of Books on February 18, 2014.) So, Roddy Doyle. Another venerable Irishman with the gift of gab, a fine writer who charmed the hell out his readers with his first novel, The Commitments (1989), a tale of the passion inspired by […]

And now you find yourself in 1982…

Friday, September 20th, 2013

VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First WaveGavin EdwardsAtria Books The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored GlassesKennedyThomas Dunne Books (This review originally appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books)   “We’re the reason you have no attention span. And you can pin reality TV on us too. You’re welcome.”   (Mark […]

Pepperland coming Spring 2013…

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

News flash!  Pepperland – the novel – will be published in the spring of 2013 by Running Meter Press, an imprint of Big Earth Publishing of Boulder, CO!  Paperback and ebook. Let’s rock. Think the Ramones meet Jane Fonda meets Bill Gates. What? Pepperland is a noir love letter to the magic of music, the […]

For those about to cook…

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Safkhet Publishing, 145 pp, Cambridge, United Kingdom Joey Ramone, on stage at the Rainbow in London on New Year’s Eve 1977, apparently recovering from a pre-gig chow-down at a local Indian restaurant, mournfully groaned into his mic, “After eating that Chicken Vindaloo, I wanna be well.”  The Ramones then blasted into their next fast and […]