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Posted on 29 July 2014 (0)

I’m off on a book blog tour to promote A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME! Interviews, excerpts, character chats and more!

Day 1: The Next Best Book Club
Day 2: Booked In Chico
Day 3: : Book Puke offers a review and a short chat about the characters and their motivations.
Day 4: I talk about my favorite ballpark foods over at Books, With Occasional Food
Day 5: The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books reviews the book and has an interview with me.

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Welcome back, Paul & Tommy

Posted on 20 August 2013 (0)

Replacements at Maxwells circa 84?  Photos by me. I really gotta buy a negative scanner.

It’s your band; you wrote the songs; you get to decide what to call it. We get to decide if we want to show up or not.

In celebration of this auspicious event, I present the very ‘Mats-centric chapter of my first novel, over at Scribd.

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Review: “Everybody Loves Our Town,” Mark Yarm

Posted on 07 November 2011 (0)

Mudhoney at the Croc, 2000

I moved to Seattle in March of 1995. I had to get out of New York City, and it was Seattle over Chicago or San Francisco because I had a friend offering me a free room in her house. I was a jaded New Yorker who knew that living in Seattle didn’t mean I was going to run into Chris Cornell shopping for green beans any more that living in New York meant you ran into Lou Reed when you went out to buy milk. It was post-grunge, post-Nirvana, post-Everett True. It was two years after Mia Zapata was murdered and not even a year after Kurt killed himself. It was before they routed Pine Street through Westlake Park (and that will only mean something if you have lived there long enough to remember the difference), it was still quiet and dark and odd in that very Northwest, very Seattle way.

I explain all of this to give you background why I was so interested in, and thrilled by, Mark Yarm’s oral history of the scene, “Everybody Loves Our Town”.

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big man talking.

Posted on 21 October 2009 (6)

Clarence Clemons is making appearances & doing book signing in support of his memoir, Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales. Despite running on 3 1/2 hours of sleep (from being down in Philly last night and then working a full day today), I headed uptown to see if I could participate in the freak show. You waited in line, you bought a book, you waited in line again, then you were escorted into a room to wait some more.

I will be honest and say that Clarence was far more lucid and articulate than I was led to believe his current condition left him in. His eyesight was fine, his hearing a little wobbly – which is of course to be expected. He was funny, he was engaged, he was happy to be there. I have to tell you, given the prevailing rumors out there, I was expecting him to be more frail.

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book review: “All Over But The Shouting”

Posted on 23 February 2008 (0)

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this says it all, really

Posted on 17 November 2007 (0)

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book review: Everything I’m Cracked Up To Be

Posted on 29 May 2006 (0)

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