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BABYSITTING A BAND ON THE ROCKS 

by G.D. Praetorius

 

Review Link to Classic Rock History

https://www.classicrockhistory.com/book-review-babysitting-a-band-on-the-rocks/

 

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"...For Kath, this was not just another Sunday; she was poised
to lose all control as Ed was about to introduce the Beatles for the
very first time. Like most young girls her age, Kath had heard that
the Fab Four were all the rage, and she had worked herself up for
this night since the day that Ed had announced it. The center panel
of her desk that doubled as a vanity lay open to utilize its otherwise
hidden mirror; Kath had been primping as if the lads performing
tonight would actually be able to see her in her bedroom all the
way from the theatre at Broadway and 54th.


When John, Paul, George and Ringo hit the stage you’d think
it was the Second Coming. No, I take that back; Jesus himself
would not have received such a rapturous reception. (John later
said so, himself, and caught a lot of **bleep** for it.) The sea of screaming
girls that packed Ed’s studio rendered anything the Beatles played
virtually inaudible, and Kath screamed along with them, as I
imagine was the case all across America. They say that more than
70 million of us were watching. Bill and I covered our ears while
our parents studied our sister with fear and disbelief.


“I really don’t see what all the fuss is about,” my Mom blurted
with exasperation once The Beatles had finished “She Loves You,”
the final song of their opening set. “They’re just a bunch of mop
heads making loud music!”


“You call that music?” Dad chimed in with disgust. “Now
Glenn Miller, Sinatra...that’s music. And these guys look like a
bunch of girls!”

My fourteen-year-old sister turned to scowl at their
objections, brie y ungluing her attention from the TV but
remaining speechless, unable to respond to my parents’ disparaging
comments about her newfound obsession.


My brother and I? We looked at each other with “What the
hell was that?” in our eyes, but we not-so-secretly wished we could
do it, too. Making noise and making girls scream was easy. But to
make them love it? It couldn’t get better than that..."

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I am reading two books for pleasure and one for work- so  I am an economics tutor and some of the folks that i teach have an important exam coming up and i have come to realise that students are more afraid of opening that text and 'failing' to understand than of failing the test or assignment itself. So my role as a tutor, now i have realized, is to read the textbooks- in this case amazing Prof Mankiw's  Principles of Macroeconomics - and be able to deal with that fear of student's even before they attempt to access it. For my own pleasure i am reading Little Prince and this new release with the themes of corporality, illness and trauma called The Body Myth by R Mukherjee. Very, very interesting. 

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I'm reading two interesting books:
PHOENIX,by Amos Aricha and Eli Landau. The book was written in 1979, has an assasin, conspirators who participate in THE CONTRACT. Very nicely written and riveting, and it helps that I remember some of the history of the time. If reading about intelligence agents and agencies is your thing, give this a try.

THE LIBRARY BOOK, by Susan Orlean is a beautifully written story about the Los Angeles Public Library fire of 1986. The author clearly loves books, libraries and reasearch and it shows in this wonderful book. It was recommended to me by a friend and I recommend it to all of you.
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I keep a log of my reads so here goes.....I just finished The Guest Book by ?....google it....It was wonderful and rich, but not easy as it was one of those generational sagas that go back and forth.  It took me a while to keep it all straight, but what a great read.  I love WW11 and reallly enjoyed The Bakers Daughter, along with others of the era, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Must Be Brave, and the fabulous favorite, The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.  Beneath a Scarlet Sky was amazing as well and my favorite of 2018 was The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve.   I could go on and on, but you will tire of reading this!!!

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Thanks so much.  Hope you enjoy. Reviews are very appreciated.

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@LaDolceVita wrote:

@nyadrn   Diane have not seen you in ages!  I love the movies based on Pat Conroy's books but have never read one! 

I have 2 library books on my night stand.  Varina by Charles Frazier and The Vatican Princess by C W Gortner.


Hi

 

yes I am still around 😀. I finished Prince of Tides. Loved it. Three ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️  

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Hi Bob,  After reading your posting, I jumped over to Amazon and got your book.  As I do all my "pleasure" reading on my Kindle - and I do read a lot - I have Amazon's Kindle Unlimited Free reading - and luckily, your novel was one of the titles available. Smiley Happy

At the moment - I'm into Devil's Bargin by Robin James  (A legal,thriller, murder genre).  Yours will be a nice change of pace, I think.

If you wish - I can do a review after reading .  On Amazon and here or just one, or neither; whatever is your pleasure. 

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Please consider my novel, Adman Cowboy. If you liked viewing the television series Mad Men, you will enjoy reading Adman Cowboy which is also set in the advertising business. Go to admancowboy.com for details including a complete excerpt of the first chapter, story overview, author bio, reviews, and purchasing link to Amazon.com.

 

Thanks everyone. This project was the #1 item on my bucket list when I retired. Please give it a good look.

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@nyadrn   Diane have not seen you in ages!  I love the movies based on Pat Conroy's books but have never read one! 

I have 2 library books on my night stand.  Varina by Charles Frazier and The Vatican Princess by C W Gortner.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

Where the Crawdads Sing.

 

Incredible.

 

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/567281/where-the-crawdads-sing-by-delia-owens/9780735219090...


I just ordered this one. 

 

 

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