Mar 14, 2014
commented on Was I Born on the Worst Day in Music History?
My birthday #1 was Ballad of the Green Berets, by that military dude
Sharing my birthday is Shirley Jones (Mama Partridge), Lefty Frizzell, Herb Alpert, Angus Young from AC/DC and Christopher Walken from the best music video ever.
Mar 11, 2014
commented on Mars Hill Church Admits To Buying Pastor Mark Driscoll a Spot on the New York Times Bestseller List
Twenty-plus years ago I was working for a small publishing company in NYC as an editorial assistant. Our publisher had "close" relationships with people at the NYT and PubWeekly (he's slept with them), so he knew which bookstores reported to the list. He sent me to every bookstore in lower Manhattan to buy up all available copies of a book we had out on the JFK assassination. (This was when the Oliver Stone movie came out.) We managed to get to #9 on the list, for one week, which earns you the right to print "NYT Bestseller!" on all subsequent editions of the book