July 13, 2006

Lost in the Pages


Thanks to everyone who braved the monsoon to come out to Coliseum Books for my reading last night. I had a good time. I asked for requests for passages to read, as I have been doing lately. And, as often happens, I had a lot of trouble locating the requested passages. The audience was amazingly patient while they watched me standing at that podium pawing through the pages of my own book mumbling things like "hmmm," and "wait, is that before or after the ball-spotting incident," or "what the hell am I doing up here?" My editor Krista Marino stepped in to search for the Sex Alliance Against Society passage while I played some songs. In fact, she wasn't able to locate it. But I'm pretty sure it's in there, somewhere. I need to make an index or something. But I'm thinking for the future, if you are interested in requesting a particular part, there's way more chance of it happening if you tell me the page number. Why? Because I'm retarded. That's why.

So I'll see you all at the Sidewalk Cafe tonight, all of you who come. Jim Testa is going to play a set after me as it turns out.

UPDATE: Rachel emailed to say she had found the S. A. A. S. part: p. 133.

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 13, 2006 05:30 PM | TrackBack

Any chance you're making any appearances between August 2nd and 12th?

Posted by: josh at July 13, 2006 05:50 PM

Those lil sticky tabs you get at like staples or officemax work wonders for marking passages in books and stuff. I personally like the ones that come combined as highlighter/sticky dispenser, but that's just me.

Posted by: DNB at July 13, 2006 06:37 PM

What's going on with the "frank portman" on the cover of that book (in the picture)?

Posted by: Matt Riggle at July 15, 2006 05:41 AM

hey, the show at the sidewalk was a lot of fun. it sucks i couldn't stay and hangout longer. but i hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in good ol' brooklyn and have a safe flight home

Posted by: barbie at July 15, 2006 07:04 PM

Short of maybe opening for Bob Dylan, I can't imagine a bigger thrill than to share a stage with Dr. Frank. Thursday night was a blast. You HAVE to record "If You See Mary" and the Cingular Wireless song soon!!! I'm glad you got to see our NYC pop/punk scene turn out in force; we've got an extraordinary bunch of bands and fans here right now. Congratulations on the much-deserved success of the book, and as Little Big Tom would say, "Rock and roll!"

Posted by: Jim Testa at July 15, 2006 07:48 PM

yeah,, what IS going on with that "frank portman" anyway?

Posted by: miguel at July 17, 2006 04:08 PM