September 22, 2014

Something poppy and old-school

This is a "show" update, the same list posted below, but I added the details for the Portland Barnes & Noble thing on October 2nd.

It's funny that after all the frantic guitar upgrading I did in the past year's quest to free myself from the dreaded old confirmation-present Yahama, I find I'm still going to be playing it on this trek because the new fancy guitars don't have cases that are anything like air-worthy yet, and this trip is going to give United Airlines around ten chances to break whatever I do bring, which seems like tempting fate too much and I really want to come out of this guitar odyssey with at least one non-broken guitar left. Still working on that problem. But I cleaned up the old beast as best I could, and it is, if nothing else, what it is. Have a few drinks before the show and I'm sure you'll hardly even notice.

Also, here's a link with info on all the people on the Austin panel about music in books. Gayle Forman is kind of the superstar of the group because of the big huge If I Stay, which is incidentally the only novel I know of that references my band, to wit:

"So listen up family. At my funeral no one is allowed to wear black. And for music, I want something poppy and old-school, like Mr. T Experience." He looked up at Willow. "Got that?"

"Mr. T Experience. I'll make sure of it."

There's an endnote explaining that the song she had in mind was "Love American Style" because it was on a mixtape she got from someone once. And the above dialog is partially addressed to the unborn baby in Willow's belly. Pretty funny. So, my place in history is now more or less assured. Remember that when you write your next book about rock and roll.

So, herewith, the "events". See you in Seattle or New York or wherever:

Wednesday, September 24th, 6:00 PM

University Book Store, 990 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Saturday, September 27th/28th

Anderson's YA Conference, Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville, IL 60563

Monday, September 29th 7:00 PM

McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012, in-store "conversation" with my editor, Krista Marino

Thursday, October 2nd 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble, 12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266


Saturday, October 18th:

Texas Teen Book Festival, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX, where I'll be on a panel called Come On Feel the Noise about music in books, along with Gayle Forman, Len Vlahos, and Kevin Emerson.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 22, 2014 11:19 PM