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The First Dollar

Today, I received in the mail from the publisher a cash advance. Sure, it's only a dollar but it's symbolism anyway. The book is already written. At the moment, I'm in the midst of editing the final draft. I don't have an official release date as of yet but it won't be very long now. I'm very excited. More and more people have told me that they want to read it so it will sell at least a couple dozen copies. Hey! you have to start somewhere...

This past weekend, I went up to see my parents and, yes, get a better author photo. I bought a new CD, which was selling for a good price at that: Instant Karma: Save Darfur which is a compilation of John Lennon covers to benefit Amnesty International's efforts in that area of the globe. My parents and I were quite impressed by this double album. I question why there are two cover each of "Imagine" and "Give Me Some Truth" when there are at least three or four songs not included at all, most notably "Borrowed Time" but Jakob Dylan and Dhani Harrison's cover of the aforementioned "Give Me Some Truth" makes me crave a "Traveling Wilburys: The Next Generation." The other members have kids but I don't know if they're musical.

In a related review, we also watched the movie Across the Universe which tells the story of Jude and Lucy and their friends who also have names taken from Beatle songs living in the turbulent late Sixties with the music of the Beatles. Appearances are made by Bono, Joe Cocker and Salma Hayek. Geeks like me will enjoy trying to figure out all the song references and, if you're a Beatle fan, you'll enjoy singing along to the music.


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Book title?

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