Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ain't Nothing But a Party ~ The J Geils Band

Peter Wolf and Richard Belzer may share genealogies. Saw The J. Geils Band last night at Westbury. They gave an advanced class in the College of Musical Knowledge. The year my memoir ends, I copped a ticket for J Geils at The Academy of Music. It was an 11:30pm show. Opening acts were Jo Jo Gunne & Frampton's Camel. J Geils came on at 1:45am and played for near four hours. When we left the place dawn was breaking on 14 Street.

Here's a link to a photo album from the concert.

is the perfect stocking stuffer for the big kid in your life.

Praise for the book ~ ( if you read it, please say a few honest words online in booksellers reviews section)

“Thomas R. Pryor has written a sweet, funny, loving memoir of growing up old-school in a colorful New York neighborhood. A story of sports, family, and boyhood, you’ll be able to all but taste, smell, and feel this vanished world.”
—Kevin Baker, author of the novels Dreamland, Paradise Alley, and Strivers Row

“Tommy Pryor’s New York boyhood…was the mid-century coming of age of all of us. A rousing read.”
—Robert Lipsyte, author and former city and sports columnist, The New York Times

“Pryor could take a felt hat and make it funny.”
—Barbara Turner-Vesselago, author of Writing Without A Parachute: The Art of Freefall

“Pryor burrows into the terrain of his childhood with a longing and obsessiveness so powerful it feels like you are reading a memoir about his first great love.”
—Thomas Beller, author of J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist

“I wasn’t alive for the New York Thomas Pryor writes about, but thanks to his brilliant, honest, and hilarious book, I feel like I was there.”
—Dave Hill, comedian and author of Tasteful Nudes

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