June 14, 2006

While I Was Out...


That picture (by Kurt Rogers) is from the San Francisco Chronicle's crazy huge piece on me and King Dork. I like it because you can see Casey of Cato's on the phone in the background. There was also a cover story in the SF Bay Guardian last week, but it doesn't seem to have made it on-line. (They had web troubles just like mine and might have even been hacked or something. Coincidence?)

So what else has been happening?

Over at Richmond.com, King Dork is recommended for those who want their summer reading to be "a little less intense than Kafka or Joyce."

A ways back I did an interview on KPFA's Hard Knocks Radio ("the talk show for the hip hop generation.") It aired on May 30th, but you can listen to it here if you like.

Here's a review from the Arizona Republic.

Plus, somehow KD ended up on the LA Times education blog, and on this list of librarian's recommendations from NPR. Girl Detective reviews the book and responds to Emily's "role of women" complaint; the Book Diva seems to have enjoyed it.

Finally, Amysue reflects on the cruelty and sadism of high school, and I can certainly relate to this bit:

when I moved back to the area after being away for almost 20 years, I bumped into some of my school days tormentors. Not a single one has ever been anything but pleasant. If they mention our youth at all they will say something along the lines of "you were such an individual, I really admired that."
That is, in fact, exactly how all those conversations go. You wonder if they remember, or how they could possibly not remember...

OK, then. If you're receiving me, great. Come to my show at the Rickshaw Stop tonight if you can. That is all.

Posted by Dr. Frank at June 14, 2006 06:50 PM | TrackBack

That article from the SF Chron. was really nice. Don't know what else to say about it other than I enjoyed it.

Posted by: Zaphod at June 14, 2006 08:07 PM

So here's the top 25 played songs on my iTunes at the moment. Note how MTX is a running theme therein...

01. "Hangin' On To You" by The Mr. T Experience (84)
02. "Devil Town" by The Groovie Ghoulies (71)
03. "Sackcloth and Ashes" by The Mr. T Experience (68)
04. "Here She Comes" by The Mr. T Experience (65)
05. "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be..." by The Mr. T Experience (55)
06. "The Radio Still Sucks" by The Ataris (52)
07. "All My Friends Are In Popular Bands" by 88 Fingers Louie (51)
08. "Hello Kitty Menendez" by The Mr. T Experience (50)
09. "Thank You (For Not Being One Of Them)" by The Mr. T Experience (47)
10. "In California" by The Lisa Marr Experiment (46)
11. "Book Of Revelation" by The Mr. T Experience (46)
12. "Told You Once" by The Mr. T Experience (46)
13. "Another Light" by The Lisa Marr Experiment (45)
14. "Through With You" by Cub (44)
15. "Love Is Dead" by The Mr. T Experience (44)
16. "Jesus Wept" by Ralph McTell (44)
17. "I Was In The House When The House Burned Down" by Warren Zevon (44)
18. "True Confessions" by The Beards (43)
19. "New Girlfriend" by The Mr. T Experience (43)
20. "Back To The Garage" by The Groovie Ghoulies (42)
21. "Some Foggy Mountain Top" by The Mr. T Experience (39)
22. "Freegan" by Bigwig (38)
23. "Divide And Conquer" by Hüsker Dü (38)
24. "4 AM" by The Lisa Marr Experiment (38)
25. "Alternative Is Here To Stay" by The Mr. T Experience (38)

Posted by: Don at June 15, 2006 12:24 AM

Yesterday was my 18th birthday. Imagine my utter DELIGHT when I woke up and found that article on the COVER of the datebook (the only section I read... I know that's unfortunate). Thank you for a wonderful birthday present, Dr. Frank.

Posted by: Clio at June 15, 2006 03:08 AM

Uh, oh! Frank's hauntings and demons have also brought about those vile and wretched spammers. What's next, gulp, Trolls?

Posted by: Zaphod at June 15, 2006 01:33 PM

Good article. Had to quote you.

Posted by: Lex at June 15, 2006 05:15 PM



Posted by: Lex at June 15, 2006 05:16 PM

heya,i was just thinking it would be great to have an mp3 of that cingular song for my friends who are more prone to that media.

oh pretty please? : )

i was also thinking per recent conversation:

surely you must know:

"what's so funny bout peace love and understanding?"


Posted by: just me at June 15, 2006 07:08 PM

Hey Frank,

I saw the sfgate article (main article on the homepage, no less!). Many congratulations. Don't worry about whether you deserve all the accolades -- you've given enough of us tons of good times over the many years of musicmaking (and now wordsmithery), the least the world can do in return is give you back something great.

Now, how long before you're wandering down College or 51st and come across some discarded screed about how the community of unpublished writers has been betrayed by Dr. Frank who had to go and sign with a Major Publisher and start doing readings in Big Bookstores instead of funky, punky underground used paperback shops?

You coming back to Philly any time soon? There's lots of young adults around here. Some of 'em even know how to read, too.

Posted by: Nick at June 16, 2006 02:48 AM

Lookin' sharp there Doc! And I dig the background trivia.

Posted by: Anarchie at June 23, 2006 09:09 PM

I totally ripped of the name of my radio show from you. sorry. please don't sue.

Posted by: marque_le_dj at July 21, 2006 11:11 PM

Dr. Frank you are my hero and have inspired me in many ways. Thanks for making the music you do.

From Columbia, MO. Nick.

Posted by: nick mcarthur at October 23, 2006 06:16 PM