An Elvis Sighting

| February 18, 2007

I wish I’d had a camera with me the night of Feb. 17 because I saw Elvis. He was right there, one row in front of me, in Branson, Missouri. He’s big in Branson. So are Andy Williams, Charo, the Oak Ridge Boys, Glen Campbell. But Elvis is one of the select few to loom […]

Elliott Unleashed

| February 12, 2007

Our head cat, Elliott, is one randy boy. He’s been neutered, he’s got his winter chub on, and he’s addicted to my wife, Karen, curling his fat self into her side as both sleep. Despite his surgery, he’s also ridiculously horny, and, deprived of female feline companionship, has locked onto the next best thing: a […]

A Sign of Spring

| February 12, 2007

I went to Howie Smith’s latest Work in Progress at Cleveland State University Sunday night and, as usual, absorbed a multiplicity of fresh sounds. Smith, who heads the jazz studies department at CSU, is a master saxophonist and composer whose Works in Progress date is a harbinger of spring. It takes place the second Sunday […]

Spreading the CRRM Word

| February 11, 2007

I’m doing what I can to publicize my book: signings, talks, lots of driving. On Saturday, Feb. 10, I was at Ashtabula Mall signing copies of Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories. On Sunday, Feb. 25, I’ll be at Streetsboro High School — signing and talking, on the radio. Here’s a link to that upcoming appearance […]

Book Review from the Ashtabula Star Beacon

| February 5, 2007

Published February 01, 2007 12:00 am – Where were you the night of Sept. 15, 1964? Wedding anniversaries and births aside, the only other reason that date would stick like a chapter marker in your mind is because you were in the audience at Cleveland Public Hall that night, when the Beatles gave their first […]

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I'm a veteran critic and business writer who reads and listens and writes about music, books, hotels and travel. I've been in the business for many years and still enjoy it. My pride and joy is my book, Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories. Follow me on Twitter: