BRUCE at Seaside, Oregon Public Library, Nov 21

Don't be late!

Don’t be late!

The weather’s great in Oregon today — blue skies, gentle breezes and okay so it’s pretty cold but hey, it’s nearly December so just bundle up and stop yer whining — so come on out to the coast and we’ll talk Springsteen at the Seaside Public Library.

The action starts at 7 pm and runs for 90 straight minutes. Readings, questions, answers, all in the key of ‘B.’ See what I did there? With the ‘B’?

So you should come. We’ll hang out.

Hey Greenville, SC: Get your drink on with BRUCE!

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What’s better than a BRUCE reading, signing and Q-and-A session? A BRUCE r,s + q&a in a bar. Which means the author will be drinking before and, let’s face it, throughout the proceedings. Did I mention that all this will be taking place in Greenville, South Carolina? Yeah baby, everything’s up for grabs now. What will I say? What won’t I say? You gotta come to find out. Send me a shot a tequila and the real fun stories may come out.HBD_Greenville_03

It all goes down at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 23 right here at the Handlebar, 304 East Stone Ave. Tickets are free.

Greetings from Athens – video of the Hendershot’s BRUCE tribute

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So here’s a cool bonus from the big Bruce show in Athens, Ga. a couple of weeks back: A sweet documentary video by a some really talented journalists from the video wing of Clarke Central High School’s Odyssey magazine. Written by Jenny Alpaugh, narrated and edited by Nicholas Byrne and shot (beautifully) by Porter McLeod and Mr. Byrne, the gang created a very cool 7-minute portrait of the evening. The stage shots give a small hint of how the music went that night (did anyone else post anything out there?) and the backstage glimpses are cool, too. Plenty of Casey Neill to be heard, and some enticing peeks at Patterson Hood’s spellbinding set, too.

Check it out, and I’ll be back with some more posts in the next lil’ while.

Seattle Bruce tribute on Saturday Night, live Linda Ronstadt interview on Tuesday and more!

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The Athens, Ga. Bruce tribute came off so great last night — see this wrap-up on today’s Backstreets.com news page — it’s hard to believe I’ll be doing it again come Saturday night — two days from now, on September 28 at the Royal Room at 5000 Rainier Ave South) with a whole other cast of cool musical characters. But that’s exactly what’s happening, so come on out, toss back a few and let’s hang out again, just like we did last century when I was growing up (and having a ball) on Capitol Hill.

Oh but wait: I’m still in Athens, and will be hanging out, signing books and providing Q’s to A’s at the lovely Avid book shop on Prince St. The fun starts at 6:30 (pronto!) and while the Georgia Bulldogs are not the Garfield Bulldogs, it already feels like family down here. Athens is like that.

Meanwhile, you can also check out this fairly lengthy interview I did with Paul Gleason for the Caught in the Carousel website. It goes into crazy depth about some things, and reveals some scandalous things about the way I express myself in conversation when I forget it might all turn up in print, or some fuckin’ shit like that. See what I mean?

In other news: I’ll be interviewing Linda Ronstadt onstage during her appearance at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton, Or. The show starts at 7 pm and should be crowded so maybe get there early.

 
And do we need an excuse to check this out again? Vive el Sociedad Alternativa!

Seattle, Sept 28: BRUCE Comes to the Royal Room

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