All Hopped Up on radio, video, online…
The publicity machine for All Hopped Up and Ready To Go continues to roll on. Last night, I had great fun talking with Doug Doescher at CBS’s new chataboutit.com online radio station. I love it when interviewers have actually read the book and are genuinely excited by it; all the better when they rope in another guest who’s an old acquaintance of sorts. I see that Doug has podcast the interview already; The first half deals with Sarah Palin’s sudden ownership of the word “retard.” I’m featured on the second half of the one-hour show.
The nice people at 8tracks.com have compiled the Mixes to accompany Chapter 2 and 3 of All Hopped Up. What was previously available in only 30-second bites can now be heard in entirety. I’ve learned along the way that each 8track mixecan only include two tracks by any one artist so for Chapter 3 we had to drop one each by the Ravens and Dominoes. That still leaves plenty more music for you to listen to as you read along. I’m including the mixes below, and also inserting them into the Music and Maps sections for each chapter, where I describe in some detail what you’re hearing. More full mixes to follow.
And I finally got through the process of transferring my book launch event in Woodstock last November from digital tape to Final Cut and back out to my You Tube channel. My thanks to my Catskills neighbors Dave Channon and Russell Richardson for loaning equipment and, in Dave’s case, also for filming the event in the first place. This is the one that included Tommy Ramone, Elda Gentile, Fred Smith and Eric Weissberg as panelists; thanks again to each of them for showing up on time and being such easy-going guests. Due to You Tube’s time restrictions, the event is broken down into nine parts, each less than ten minutes long. I’m posting the first of them below, my introduction to the book and event in general. Click through to YouTube to find Tommy, Elda, Fred and Eric reminiscing on the old days.
The book is just starting to appear in British stores and I’ll make a major announcement about some UK events in the very near future. Cheers.