The Half Life of CRRM

Posted By on April 23, 2007

Seems my book, Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories, is still chugging along. One of the contributors, a Chicago lawyer named Michael Pierson, just e-mailed me saying the Chicago Sun Times had mentioned it in the pop critic’s Sunday column. Indeed, Jim DeRogatis, with whom I shared the first Lollapalooza way back when, gave it a few nice words following a long take on Chicagoan Mitch Myers’ fine The Boy Who Cried Freebird (a great collection of fantasies and criticism by a very easy-reading, very wise writer).

Here’s the DeRogatis piece that the Sun Times ran April 22. Naturally, it disses Cleveland (Chicago always tries to lord it over its smaller Midwestern sibling). But DeRogatis was nice about my book:

I’m going to the South Euclid City Council tonight to discuss CRRM. The council invited me there because I’m a local guy. It should be interesting. I’ll keep you posted.


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