Dear Friends, I'm posting some news from Clay Eals. He interviewed me about my musical mentor, the late, legendary Steve Goodman. Here's a bulletin he sent out which is worth being seen by all you nice people, too. You can help support the legacy of Steve's music by purchasing Clay's book. Details below.
Facing the Music
by Clay Eals
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Gang:Check out several exciting new developments this fall relating to my Steve Goodman biography:"Facing the Music" reaches YouTubeTraveling banjoist and singer/songwriter Rik Palieri, based in Burlington, Vermont, interviewed me for 30 minutes about "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music" on Aug. 23 for Lake Champlain Access Television. Courtesy of producer (and singer/songwriter) Rebecca Padula, the interview is now easily accessible worldwide at YouTube.com. For easy instructions on how to see the interview, visit my site at <http://www.clayeals.com/>, click on the reviews tab and scroll down. Rik did a great job with the interview, and I'm grateful to him and Rebecca for giving it such prominence.
XM Satellite Radio features Goodman tribute
Four times this month, XM Satellite Radio subscribers will be able to hear the tracks on the tribute CD that accompanies "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music." The 90-minute program, including track intros that I recorded Aug. 15 at XM in Washington, D.C., will air (all times Eastern) at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16; 3 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20; and 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22. For easy instructions on how to subscribe at a special "friends and family" discount, visit my site at <http://www.clayeals.com/> and click on the schedule tab.
Thanks to Mary Sue Twohy at XM for the visibility (XM's The Village has 1 million subscribers), and to Buddy Mondlock and Mike Lindauer, for the initial suggestion."Go, Cubs, Go" into the post-seasonThe Chicago Cubs have won the National League's Central Division and soon will play in the NL Division Series. If they win that series, they will advance to the League Championship Series. If they win that, they will advance to the World Series, something that has not occurred -- as Steve Goodman's "A Dying Cub Fan's Last Request" reminds us -- since 1945. Countless Cubs fans are riding high on Goodman's "Go, Cubs, Go," which was played at the close of every Cubs victory at Wrigley Field this season.
To read a great Chicago Tribune column about the song by Eric Zorn, visit my site at <http://www.clayeals.com/> and click on the reviews tab.Other great press about the Goodman bioEddie Huffman did a long and insightful essay on the book, focusing on Goodman's "Banana Republics," in the St. Croix Source. SingOut! and Harp magazines and the online Green Man Review also have weighed in. And the two-week online conversation about the book on The WELL last month went great.
To see all of these pieces, including The WELL transcript, visit my site at <http://www.clayeals.com/> and click on the reviews tab.Back to Chicago in November!Lake Forest College, which Steve Goodman attended in 1967-68, is hosting me for a program of reading and music at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, Thanksgiving week. The event will be held in the LFC Chapel, north of Chicago. Musicians will include Fast & Cheap (a faculty band), Harry Waller, Jim Polaski and Norm Siegel. LFC professor Rand Smith also has invited me to speak that afternoon in his class, "Roots Music in American Society."I also look forward to a reading/music event on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, and to radio interviews on WELY, Ely Minnesota, and WUSB, Stony Brook, New York.
For details, visit my site at <http://www.clayeals.com/> and click on the schedule tab.Many thanks once again to everyone who is helping to get the Steve Goodman biography into readers' hands, including my conscientious webmaster, Valerie Magee, and her son, Doug.
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