Monday, April 28, 2008

Free Comic Book Day 2008

I went to the Saratoga Library book sale and love it when I find some goodies for cheap. I purchased an old "Casper" and an old "Dennis the Menace" comic for only 25c each. Cool!

BTW, if you think 25c is cheap, then here's a better deal. Go to your local comic book store on May 3, 2008, and it will be the annual Free Comic Book Day. Yes, they're free!! I'm working at Lee's Comics in Mountain View that day, so if you are a San Francisco Bay Area local, stop by and say hi.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Post 400

This is my 400th post to my blog, not that anyone's counting and as usual I don't have anything to talk about. I am still transcribing an interview I did with Tread Covington for my TTV book, and I'm still interviewing for yet another 9-5 type job.

Anyway, be patient as I am trying my best to post to my blog on a daily basis. Sometimes the words just don't come, even though I am supposed to be a writer!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Beatles Book Blog

I know I keep mentioning it here, but please check out my new Beatles blog at

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Second Entry on Beatles Blog

Just to emphasize that I am indeed serious about posting on my new Beatles blog every day, I just added the listing for "Abandoned Love" by George Harrison. Check it out at

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Beatles Book Blog

Hey everyone,

I just started another blogsite. Not that I post all that often here, but it is solely devoted to my upcoming Beatles book. The first entry is up today and I plan to add to it daily (yeah, right!).

Anyway, here's the URL:

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ringo Starr "It's Love"

I am looking everywhere for this stupid download. I hate it when musicians and/or record labels do this: put out an exclusive track in some bizarre format. In this case, the powers-that-be at Capitol Records thought that it would be neat to have a free download of the otherwise unavailable Ringo Starr track "It's Love" given away for free if you typed in a code on the "New York Daily News" site. What happens to us poor schmucks who don't live there. And the record labels wonder why people do illegal downloading for free.

So I plead with Capitol Records to issue the song in a legitimate form or put it for free on your website or something. Email me a copy at


Oh, and by the way, I will be starting a blog exclusively on the Beatles soon, to help promote my book and to solicit help on it. Details soon.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Across the Universe Review

When "Across the Universe" came out in theaters a few months ago, many of my friends asked me if I was going to or had gone to see it. I said, "No" on both counts. Although I am a major Beatles fan, I am not a fan of cover versions. That's not saying that there hasn't been some excellent cover versions come out over the years, Earth Wind & Fire's "Got to Get You Into My Life" comes to mind, but in general, I'm not a fan of cover versions, unless it's the Beatles doing them.

So anyway, it came out on DVD, and I figured, "Why not?" I will say that it is isn't as terrible as I thought it would be, but it also could have been better. The best parts of the movie were the songs ironically, and the movie would have been a zillion times better if there wasn't a storyline. It should have been a song movie a la "Fantasia", but with Beatles music instead.

The best parts were the more surreal ones that were sung by Joe Cocker, Bono, and Eddie Izzard, respectively. The worst parts as I said were the attempts at a lame storyline.

Overall, it's worth a view and I give it a thumbs up, but you may want to fast-forward through the talky parts.