What’s Coming Up

It’s going to be a little more quiet here until next week, the reason being that the husband and I are off to Cleveland for a mini vacation. I have, however, several books in the queue as we speak that I think you will find interesting, and it’s a varied lot: there is a lively biography of Queen Victoria, a fast-and-easy vegan cookbook, a novel in which Inspector Lestrade gets to go off on his own adventures, and a thriller set in the Scottish peat bogs!

But speaking of Cleveland, if there are fellow fans of The Cars in my esteemed audience, you may be tickled to learn, as I was, that this November there will be a brand new biography of Benjamin Orr, aptly named “Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars.” You can preorder it now, the official release date is November 11. That is one I’m quite excited about! Probably a bit more exciting is the fact that I’m expecting my copy of Michael Nesmith’s “Infinite Tuesdays” in the mail when I return from Ohio – signed by the author. In other reviews, people have nagged that Michael doesn’t spend a whole lot of time talking about his stint as a Monkee, but considering he has on numerous occasions expressed his exasperation at first and foremost being linked to that particular group, I am not surprised. Would you be interested to have me review “Infinite Tuesdays”?

I honestly don’t know how much time for reading I will have over the weekend, considering the trip is clearly dominated by music. It begins with a gig by The Fixx, goes on to a possible blues outing, makes a pit stop at the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame (The Cars were inductees this April, part of the reason why I’ve wanted to go) and ends with a gig by The Psychedelic Furs. Just writing that down makes me all excited.

So now you’re in the loop. I will see you next week with fresh material!