Inkwell: Authors and Artists
Moist Howlette (kkg) Fri 13 Sep 02 13:46
Thanks, kids! And don't forget to go out and hear some local, live music.
(fom) Fri 13 Sep 02 15:02
Thanks kathi! And don't forget to check into this topic every so often...
David Gans (tnf) Tue 17 Sep 02 17:44
I can't believe I failed to mention here that I think the name "Hoagy Guitarmichael" is a BRILLIANT stroke.
Elizabeth Churchill (leroy) Tue 17 Sep 02 18:03
Me too. Was that guitar player modeled after Michael Ross by any chance? I always had the biggest crush on him.
mother of my eyelid (frako) Thu 19 Sep 02 13:32
At the Mill Valley Film Festival this year they're showing Beth Harrington's "Welcome to the Club--The Women in Rockabilly," featuring Wanda Jackson, the "female Elvis Presley" Janis Martin; Brenda Lee, Lorrie Collins of the Collins Kids. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7pm at the Sequoia. Playing with a 30- minute short: "Cowgirls" by Sally Clark. "From trick riding to barrel racing, women compete in one of the toughest old boys' clubs around, where a girl really can dream of being Cowboy of the Year." Call 925-866-9559 or go to mvff.com.
"First you steal a bicycle...." (rik) Thu 19 Sep 02 13:40
Yeah? Well let's see 'em use a urinal. Marksmanship counts.
mother of my eyelid (frako) Fri 20 Sep 02 08:53
It can be done.
Moist Howlette (kkg) Sun 22 Sep 02 10:14
All you need is Le funnel, a french product that helps you aim. If only I'd had that on the Rock Bottom remainders tour, when we kept stopping the bus so the guys could pee by the side of the road. Hoagy Guitarmichael is indeed inspired by Michael Ross, now living in NY and writing for music publications. He is the author of "getting great guitar sounds" a book that is still in print after something like 15 years, and is starting a new band. the next few weeks are going to be pretty busy, and I'll post the upcoming events one more time. If you can make it out to one of these events, I'd love to see you, and anyone who thinks up a verse for the musical portion of the show will get a free kazoo (think Jeff Muldaur, Bring it With You When You Come.) OK, here goes: Mon. 9/23: Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., SF, 7 PM Wed. 9/25: Books Inc., 3515 California St., SF, 7:15 PM Thurs. 9/26: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, 7 PM Featuring live music by Train Wreck! Fri. 9/27: Cody's on 4th Street, Berkeley, CA, 7 PM Featuring live music by Train Wreck! Sat. 9/28: College of San Mateo Book Festival Tues. 10/1: Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., 7:30 PM Thurs. 10/3: Copperfield's Books, 2316 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, 7 PM Fri. 10/4: Train Wreck at the Stork Club in Oakland, 8-11 PM --Private Party, your NCIBA badge is your ticket; carpool from the Oakland Marriott lobby Tues. 10/8: Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ, 7 PM with Karin Goodwin, author of Bad Advice Wed. 10/9: Reader's Oasis, Tucson, AZ, 7 PM with Karin Goodwin Thurs. 10/10: Tattered Cover, Denver, CO, 7 PM with Karin Goodwin Oct. 11-13: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville (my event is 11 AM on Saturday) Mon. Oct. 14: Books & Co., 757 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL, 7 PM Tues. Oct. 15: Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Road Extended, Memphis, TN, 6 PM Oct. 19-20: Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, WA Wed. 10/23: Barnes & Noble, 2289 Broadway (across the street from the fabulous Artie's Deli), 7 PM Tues. 10/29: Borders Books & Music, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacamento, 7 PM With Special Musical Guest John Lescroart Wed. 10/30: Rakestraw Books, 409 Railroad Drive, Danville, 7 PM and coming up in November: Mon. 11/4: Powell's Books on Hawthorne, Portland, OR, 7:30 PM Sat. 11/9: National Kidney Foundation Authors' Luncheon, Radisson Hotel, Sacramento Mon. 11/11: Detroit Jewish Book Festival Thurs. 11/14: Atlanta Jewish Book Festival Sat. 11/16: National Kidney Foundation Authors' Luncheon, Marriott Hotel, 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco Nov. 22-24: Miami International Festival of Books (including 2 free, open-to-the public shows by the Rock Bottom Remainders. Check out www.dqydj.com for details.) Thanks, everyone! If you come to any of these events, be sure to say hi.
Lena M. Diethelm (lendie) Sun 22 Sep 02 14:12
I love that you are on Jewish Book Festivals.
(fom) Sun 22 Sep 02 16:22
Wow! That is some schedule.
David Gans (tnf) Sun 22 Sep 02 16:40
> All you need is Le funnel, a french product that helps you aim. Le Funelle, n'est-ce pas? I remember when it was introduced a while back. Amusing concept.
(fom) Sun 22 Sep 02 16:46
They weren't French and they didn't help you aim, but they were indeed amusing. They were like little coffee filters, only with a hole at the bottom and made out of flimsier paper than a coffee filter. I bought a box to decorate my cubicle (they were invented and marketed by the wife of the owner of the company I worked for) but no one I knew, including me, ever actually tried using 'em for pee-aiming purposes. A friend-of-a- friend's attempt did not work out well. The ads on the sides of buses said "Women! Stand Up For Cleanliness!"
Moist Howlette (kkg) Mon 23 Sep 02 23:03
Not French, huh? I shoulda guessed. I have one somewhere, but I've never used it.
(fom) Tue 24 Sep 02 07:15
The inventor was Lore Harp, German-born wife of Pat McGovern, owner of IDG.
Howard Bryant (ohmy) Tue 24 Sep 02 09:39
kkg, just stopped in to say "congrats!" I now have something special to add to the reading list. Much success to you!
David Gans (tnf) Tue 24 Sep 02 10:06
You will not regret it, Howard!
Moist Howlette (kkg) Tue 24 Sep 02 21:28
Why, thanks, Cowboy!
Mary Eisenhart (marye) Thu 26 Sep 02 19:35
Earl Crabb (esoft) Fri 27 Sep 02 12:49
Today! At the Cody's on 4th Street, 7pm.
Mary Eisenhart (marye) Fri 27 Sep 02 13:12
I'm glad you mentioned it was the 4th St. one because I woulda gone to Tele.
Gail Williams (gail) Fri 27 Sep 02 13:12
Dang. Sure wish i didn't have Giants tickets. Actually, that's a lie, but you know what I mean. Have big fun all.
Earl Crabb (esoft) Fri 27 Sep 02 15:32
I would have gone to Tele, too! 7pm, Cody's, 4th Street...4th Street...4th Street gotta remember that a couple more hours!
Mary Eisenhart (marye) Sat 28 Sep 02 16:18
All else aside (having bought the book last night and read/loved it since), I think somebody deserves a round of applause for how pretty it is. The colors. The paper. The various textures. It's physically a much nicer book than most of the ones I've seen or bought lately, and if this is what Chronicle Books does, good for them.
Moist Howlette (kkg) Sat 28 Sep 02 16:42
That gorgeous design and art work is what Chronicle is known for. They do the prettiest books ever.
Nancy Montgomery (nan) Sun 29 Sep 02 19:33
Cody's friday night was a blast. wonderful music, wonderful vibes. (though I admit I did disappear into the bookshelves during the chicken dance-- maybe if I'd had some wine...)
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