I Wrote a New BOOK!!!!

I’ve been working on this secret project for more than a year just after I bought my laptop computer back in December 2015. Β The new book is called:

The Outside In View of Uncommon Bostonian:Β 

What a Autistic Black Woman Sees

I went to the publisher called BookBaby to create both a paperback book and an ebook. Β 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. Β 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. Β I write about the Beatles, the soap One Live to Live, the Dave Clark Five, the Monkees, and other things. Β I created the artwork on the cover. Β It’s my Purple Haze painting.

Go to this link to purchase your copy:

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/The-Outside-in-View-of-Uncommon-Bostonian1

Here’s a picture of both the front and back cover of the paperback.

AJM0109 Digest-Soft-Cover

Or: You can click on this picture to gain access to the book.

Happy Birthday to 2 Monkees!

Micheal Nesmith (December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021) and Davy Jones (December 30, 1945 – February 29, 2012)

Sadly, Michael Nesmith passed away earlier this month after finishing his final Monkees tour with Micky Dolenz on November 14. His family cited natural causes for the reason of his passing, but other news sources think it was related to heart issues because Michael had heart surgery back in 2018. Sad that he died so close to his own birthday. I was glad to see him and Micky do their concert in Medford, MA, this year in late October.

Rest in Peace, Michael Nesmith!

Today, Michael Nesmith is celebrating his birthday with fellow Monkee the late Davy Jones who also has a birthday on the same date. I’m sure they have been enjoying their reunion with the late Peter Tork. Hard to believe that three of the Monkees are now dead.

Another bit of trivia: Michael Nesmith formed the First National Band after leaving the Monkees. One of the members of that band, Red Rhodes, also shared a birthday with Michael and Davy. He was born in the year 1930. Sadly, Red passed away back on August 20, 1995.

Remembering John Lennon 10/9/40 – 12/8/80

Give Peace A Chance! John Lennon was murdered 41 years ago tonight by a ruthless deranged man with a gun. A terrible loss! Sadly, there are more and more people who are killing innocent people with guns since December 8, 1980! When will the violence stop?

Remembering George Harrison

Hard to believe that George Harrison died 20 years ago today. We miss you, George, and we have enjoyed seeing you and the other Beatles in the Get Back TV series on Disney +. Also, George was a member of the Traveling Wilburys back in the 1980s.

Happy 95th Birthday, Chuck!

Happy 95th Birthday, Chuck Berry! (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)

The rock pioneer would have been 95 today. Somewhere in the universe, Chuck is rocking!

Rock and Roll Music (This song was covered by the Beatles and the Beach Boys)
Roll Over, Beethoven! This song was covered by the Beatles and Electric Light Orchestra!