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Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Review: Shell Shocked by Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin

Actual cover by the actual Cal Schenkel
SHELL SHOCKED; My Life With The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc. . . .
by Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin

A few years back my buddy Alan scored some tickets to Hippiefest, the Rock and Roll nostalgia show then schlepping across 'Merka during the Summer of Love, aka 2009. As is our wont when attending concerts, we went early for the people watching.

It could have been was the name "Hippiefest." Or else it could have been the fact that Hippiefest included, along with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Joey Molland of Badfinger and Leslie West with a tribute to Mountain; all '60s icons. Regardless, the audience was a veritable sea of tie die. Alan (who is 13 years younger than me) and I laughed and made fun of all the old, decrepid Hippies wallowing in ponytails and nostalgia -- until I realized I was one.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Sunrise to Canton Road Trip For Research

Dear Readers: I am taking a road trip north for some very deep research into one of my ongoing writing projects in a few weeks. I'll be leaving Florida on June 11th and visiting folks along the way.

I'm calling this The Sunrise to Canton Road Trip For Research because the bulk of my research (although not all of it) will be in Canton, Michigan. I will also be dragging along my not-so-trusty laptop because -- and I'm excited by this -- I am in final negotiations to blog my trip for a popular Detroit area web site. Details to be announced. I also plan to blog some separate adventures here at Not Now Silly.