Book Revku, Vol. 48

There's so much talking
That sometimes I just zoned out
It's well crafted, though

Losing Battles by Eudora Welty (416 pp.)


Book Revku, Vol. 47

It has its moments
And some interesting folks
Could've been better

Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction by Jake Halpern (216 pp.)


Book Revku, Vol. 46

The author worked hard
And his efforts have paid off
I'm glad I know him

The Impossible: Rodney Mullen, Ryan Sheckler, and the Fantastic History of Skateboarding
by Cole Louison (260 pp.)


Book Revku, Vol. 45

Well, as it turns out,
The facts of his life are dry
I still think he's cool

Just the Facts, Ma'am: The Authorized Biography of Jack Webb by Daniel Moyer and Eugene Alvarez (260 pp.)


Book Revku, Vol. 44

I get the feeling
I was supposed to laugh more
Honest, I did try

Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh (321 pp.)


Book Revku, Vol. 43

Yet another book
Where I don't get all the fuss
Maybe I'm just dumb

The Sportswriter by Richard Ford (375 pp.)


The Latest Installment in Our Weird Things Involving Accordions Series

That's 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and the Jimmy Sturr Orchestra with special guest Chris Caffery from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (and Savatage) doing Duane Eddy's "Rebel Rouser" at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade in Linden, NJ on August 5, 2011.

You're welcome.


What I Liked About July

*Dick Contino, Festa Italiana, Milwaukee, WI
*The birth of Eleanor Ann Chambala
*Turkey burger with waffle bun, Waffle Frolic, Ithaca, NY
*Seeing a ball go through Bill Buckner's legs during pregame warmups, Newark, NJ
*Hanging with Team Cagnazzi, NYC
*Huey Lewis and the News, State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ

*Joe Stanky and the Cadets, I Love St. Anthony's Festival, Jersey City, NJ
*David Wax Museum, Madison Square Park, NYC
*Clearcut 24th Anniversary Party, Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
*Hanging with Anthony and Braden Iaffaldano, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
*The release of The Impossible
*Levon Helm Band/Emmylou Harris/Hayes Carll, Central Park, NYC

*Amy LaVere, WFC Plaza, NYC; Delilah's, Ithaca, NY
*Los Lobos, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
*California bagel, Ithaca Bakery, Ithaca, NY
*Hanging with the Chambalas, Tully, NY
*Sauerbraten, Mader's, Milwaukee, WI
*The willingness of people with cars to drive me places