June 01, 2006


This blog was broken as well as haunted and possessed by the Devil for awhile there, but thanks to Dean and Michele, it looks as though we're back in business.

The only drawback is, now that can post regularly, I suppose I will post regularly; and I really enjoyed having the picture of Rick Nielsen reading King Dork at the top there. I have been bragging about it to everyone. Hey, did you see my blog? Yeah, it's Rick Nielsen! Really! I know. It is just about the coolest thing that ever happened to me. It certainly makes this whole book thing worth it, I'll tell you that. Wait, you mean you didn't see it? Here it is again. For real. I know, I couldn't believe it either.

Nevetheless, more later. In the meantime go listen to some Cheap Trick...

Posted by Dr. Frank at June 1, 2006 03:48 PM | TrackBack

You may have won this battle, Frank, but not the war! I will get you and your soul too!!

Posted by: Satan, the Devil Beezlebub, Baal, Baal Zebub at June 1, 2006 04:38 PM

that truly IS the coolest thing ever. I can only dream of having a book that was read by Cheap Trick.

Posted by: jodi at June 1, 2006 05:18 PM

One of the great unanswered questions of the 20th Century is "how in Hell did Cheap Trick manage to fall so quickly from the heights of Heaven Tonight and Live at Budokan to the depths of Dream Police"? They were on track to be really, really BIG, the perfect hybrid between mainstream rock and the new punk and New Wave movement of the day. Next thing you know, they are about the same level as the Knack. WTF? I saw them at the height of their power in 1980. A kick-ass live band. Too bad they lost their way ... .

But Rick is cool forever, period.

Posted by: Lexington Green at June 1, 2006 10:53 PM

"I have been bragging about it to everyone. Hey, did you see my blog? Yeah, it's Rick Nielsen! Really! I know. It is just about the coolest thing that ever happened to me."

Um, who?

I am so uncool.

We know this. I never had a band. I never thought having a band was particularly cool, rather than nice. I am a dope. I admire writers and scientists and thinkers, and such. I enjoy musicians, but, hey, well, not such a hard job. I am not cool. I don't think strumming and beating beats actually figuring out quantum dymanics, or writing a great book.

Not that I don't love your stuff, which I've spent a while downloading at dial-up speeds. I'm just, well, who? A rocker? Okay, nice, fine. But not a major contribution to civilization. A good one, though. (Someone is going to kill me as if I didn't say the last sentence: I think rock is great; I really do. Honest. Stop, please. I love rock. ) (Really, I love rock; I love Dr. Frank. Dammit. Rock has had a huge affect on my life. I'm just saying it's not up there with changing our understanding of the universe. Please don't hit me.)

Posted by: Gary Farber at June 4, 2006 12:11 AM

Oh, man, I so shouldn't have hit "post" on this.

Posted by: Gary Farber at June 4, 2006 12:13 AM

Lex, you should give The Dream Police another chance. I just listened to it again to make sure, and it is right up there with their best stuff, if you can get past "Gonna Raise Hell." "I'll Be With You Tonight" sounded particularly sweet just now....

Posted by: Dr. Frank at June 5, 2006 02:05 AM


I gotta agree with you, man. I loved Dream Police when it was first released, and for the most part, it has really held up for me over time. "The House is Rocking" is a fine tune, if you ask me...

Posted by: Todd Palmer at July 3, 2006 06:55 AM