Re-blog: Author Interview: Joe Milliken of “Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars”

Publication is a mere 50 days away! I'm so excited to read this book. Joe Milliken has been chronicling the music scene for 20 years. He's a fan, yes, but his writing is not that of a gushing fan-boy. He is objective, thoughtful, insightful, and respectful of his subjects and his sources. This interview gives … Continue reading Re-blog: Author Interview: Joe Milliken of “Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars”

Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars

You can well imagine that I’m chomping at the bit to read this book. After reading this review, I can barely contain myself. I’ve read some of Joe Milliken’s pieces on the rock world and particular musicians. You will not be disappointed if you BUY THIS BOOK. You can pre-order it through the publisher, Rowman & Littlefield.  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538118658

READ ~ ROCK ~ REVIEW


LetsGo.jpg Written by Joe Milliken, 2018

Format: Book, 216 pages, 30+ photos

Published by Rowman & Littlefield

Website: http://www.benorrbook.com

Notable Quote: “Believe me, Benny just had this incredible electricity about him. He would walk into a room and whether they knew him or not, people just felt there was something special about this guy…. I swear that in the mid-sixties, Benny was like the Elvis Presley of Cleveland.” — Wayne Weston, friend and former bandmate.


My quick 2 cents:  Between the unique writing style, the candid memories of many important people, and the generous number of previously unpublished photos, Benjamin Orr’s inspiring story comes to life in these pages. Buy it!

The full scoop:  Any retrospective on the late 1970s and 1980s HAS to include some focus on the new wave rock legends, The Cars. A debut album that stayed on the charts for 139 consecutive weeks, winners of the first…

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A Guide for Trumpsters ready to jump off the Trump train

THE SHINBONE STAR

Yes, this GIF has been used on this site before, but you really can’t have too much of a good thing.

You have called me a libtard snowflake, a bleeding heart feminazi, and even a left-wing commie bigot, but I’m not mad at you, I know you were frustrated, know that you didn’t really mean it. We are practically family anyway, bound by the common denominator of being American. We believe in the same American ideals: freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We are invested in the idea of the American Dream, and we want to see it realized in our own lives.

The difference is, you thought the American Dream could be obtained by electing an orange buffoon who proclaimed his abilities to Make America Great Again without actually having any proof that he could. In fact, you believed that the charlatan you elected…

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Reblog: SoCS — All About Farting

Because everyone needs a hearty laugh…..

This, That, and The Other

businessman fartingSo for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill challenged us to write a post about a bodily function. Actually, she said we could “decide on one or write about a whole bunch of bodily functions.”

My favorite bodily function is the fart. Because farts are funny. Back on July 1, 2017, I wrote a whole post about farts. Its focus was farting on airplanes and the bottom line (no pun intended) was that you should just go ahead and let it rip.

Farting is a natural part of the human digestive process. When you eat, you don’t just swallow food, you also swallow air, which contains nitrogen and oxygen. These tiny air bubbles make their way through our bodies and mix with hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and methane along the way. The only way they can escape the body is by releasing them out of our butts and into the…

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Re-blog: Advice for Donald Trump from Oscar Wilde on locking up kids

"The terror of a child in prison is quite limitless." During and after his own two-year incarceration (1895-1897) for “gross indecency,” ie homosexuality, Oscar Wilde wrote an extraordinary attack on the notion of taking children from their parents and locking them up alone in prisons and confined spaces. (Sound familiar?) Source: Advice for Donald Trump … Continue reading Re-blog: Advice for Donald Trump from Oscar Wilde on locking up kids