September 17, 2009


Aaron was at the signing thing in Clackamas, OR the other day and commemorated it thus:


If you'd like to experience the magic, and you're in Chicago, I'll be at the Oak Park Public Library tonight at 7PM. Well, I'll be there whether or not you're in Chicago, and regardless of whether you want to experience the magic. But you know what I mean, probably.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 17, 2009 12:34 PM | TrackBack

I am afraid they won't let me in if I bring my Knights of Columbus sword:

So, I'll just bring the book to be autographed.

Posted by: Lexington Green at September 17, 2009 05:50 PM


Posted by: aaron at September 17, 2009 06:15 PM


Posted by: Saul at September 17, 2009 10:01 PM


Thanks for coming out to Oak Park for the signing and show, it was very cool and a surprise.

I'm sorry for requesting "Hey Emily." In hindsight that was kind of uncalled for. I hate being the dick who asks for a totally obscure song at a show and that was me tonight.

Posted by: Chris at September 18, 2009 03:12 AM

I had a great time at your non-reading in Oak Park tonight! It had something of a Ray Davies "Storyteller" type of feel to it.

Posted by: Keith at September 18, 2009 04:11 AM


I find your description of "Hey Emily" as totally obscure depressing. I wasn't there and I don't know you, but you probably weren't being a dick. If you were a dick you would have requested "1,000 More Fools."

Posted by: Jonas at September 18, 2009 09:21 AM

Come to DC and we can have the exact same conversation!

Posted by: josh at September 18, 2009 02:29 PM

Hey Jonas, yeah I guess it's not that obscure.

It's actually one of my favorite MTX songs, but I know very well that musicians like to be somewhat rehearsed when playing songs.

To Frank's credit he was able to play a good number of requests on the spot. I can see how Hey Emily would be a really difficult song to sing (Which I guess is why I like it so much)

Really cool event, and the question and answer sections were excellent.

Thanks again Frank, look forward to reading your new book.

Posted by: Chris at September 19, 2009 01:07 AM

I really enjoyed the Oak Park event too. Thanks for coming to Chicago!

Posted by: kathy at September 19, 2009 05:07 AM

You can find a brief video from Frank's Oak Park, IL appearance here:

The video/sound quality isn't the best, but any video is better than no video, right?

Posted by: trey at September 21, 2009 07:23 PM