I’ve been working on this secret project for more than a year just after I bought my laptop computer back in December 2015. The new book is called:
The Outside In View of Uncommon Bostonian:
What a Autistic Black Woman Sees
I went to the publisher called BookBaby to create both a paperback book and an ebook. It includes the blog posts I made when the orignal Uncommon Bostonian blog was connected to The Boston Now dailey newspaper back in 2007 to 2008. It also has some of the essays I’ve written in recent years and some of my black and white paintings that I made in the last couple of years. I write about the Beatles, the soap One Live to Live, the Dave Clark Five, the Monkees, and other things. I created the artwork on the cover. It’s my Purple Haze painting.
Go to this link to purchase your copy:
Here’s a picture of both the front and back cover of the paperback.
Or: You can click on this picture to gain access to the book.
I went to the annual Super Megafest in Framingham this weekend. Met Nicholas Hammond (Spider-Man and Sound of Music), Loretta Swit (Hotlips of M*A*S*H), and Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster of The Munsters). Had a great time there.
Happy Birthday, Gary Puckett!
The lead singer of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap is celebrating his birthday today! Gary still does concerts around the world. He is coming to Mohagan Sun in Connecticut next month for a concert in the Wolf Den. I plan on going to see him again.
Gary and I at Wolf Den after his concert in November 2017
Happy 79th Birthday, John Lennon! (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)
A very much missed musician, singer, and songwriter! John was eager to be in a band and first created the Quarrymen in the mid-1950s and then evolved that band into the Beatles within a few years after that. After leaving the Beatles behind in 1970, John embarked on a solo career with his second wife, Yoko Ono.
Sadly, after taking a 5 year break from the music business, John was horribly murdered. He was only 40 years old at the time. The world was shocked and saddened as a result.
Today, we celebrate his 79th birthday.
Double sadness in the music world last weekend. Last Friday (9/13/19), Eddie Money died of complications of a heart valve replacement surgery he had a few months back. Then last Sunday (9/15/19), Ric Ocasek of the Cars was found dead at his home in Manhattan. He had been battling cardiovascular disease and emphysema in recent years. Last year, the Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Such terrible losses.
Happy Birthday, Adam West! (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017)
TV’s Batman would been 91 Today.
Happy 86th Birthday, David McCallum!
TV’s Illya Kuryakin from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Ducky from NCIS is celebrating today. Many Happy Returns!
Remembering Buddy Holly on his birthday (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)
Buddy’s music influenced many artists since his unfortunate death in a plane crash.
Remembering Freddie Mercury (September 5, 1946 – November 24, 1991). He is greatly missed.