Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Chicago gig, plus Sting is a Fraud

There are some special things that come with promoting a novel and a CD. The best part is that I get to play gigs, and the next gig is booked.

It's in my hometown of Chicago at a place called Uncommon Ground in Wrigleyville.

And here's the best part of the best part: the gig is on Friday the 13th.


What kind of crazy shit am I smokin'?

It's true. Friday the 13th at 9 PM is the date and time of my next show at Uncommon Ground. I'll be playing solo acoustic, and two other solo acoustic fellas, Christopher Joel and Brooks Geenen, will go on after me. This is going to be a great time, and it's a small place, so make your reservations now. (They don't do tickets there but reservations. O, la la. Bring a date!) You'll hear Songs from Memory songs, and Refreshments songs, and songs that are just as good but neither Songs from Memory songs nor Refreshment songs. Come and see me! It's a Friday night, and I'm known to ham it up pretty good.

And if you're not in the Chicago area, don't worry. I've got at least one other gig to announce...but not until next week. This week, I need you to feel the full effect of Chicago at Uncommon Ground in Wrigleyville.

Feel it? Okay. Onward.

Also on the music front, Radio Free Phoenix has kindly picked up three Songs from Memory for its rotation. So, check out Radio Free Phoenix and prepare to be entertained.

Finally, and perhaps least importantly, a gentleman in Nampa, Idaho claims that Police songs were stolen from him by Sting. This guy "wrote" them by telling Sting about his life one night in Reno, Nevada in 1977, about a his girlfriend Roxanne, and the message he left for her in a bottle. Sting then composed songs from the stories, and this guy feels jilted.

So, Sting's a fraud. Everyone deal with it.

Too bad the rest of his work doesn't measure up.

In retrospect, it's so obvious.



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