Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ABC Wednesday - H

Hat is my H word. I don't have many hats, because I really don't wear them very often. My secret is I love hats. In days of yore, I'd buy a hat for no reason except I loved it. When we retired and downsized to a cottage, I donated all of my collection to charity. I've since collected a very few.




This is one of my favorites. What is Rock Bottom Remainders, you may ask. Well, they are one of my fav rock bands. You'll never hear them on the radio. They have never released an album or CD. They only perform once a year. So, who are they and why do I love them?





By day, they’re authors.Really famous authors.
But once a year they shed their pen-and-pencil clutching personas and become rock stars, complete with roadies, groupies and a wicked cool tour bus.







Do you recognize any of them from the back of their book jackets? Amy Tan, Dave Barry,
Greg Iles, James McBride, Kathi Goldmark, Matt Groening, Mitch Albom, Ridley Pearson,


Roy Blount, Scott Turow, Stephen King. Roger McGuinn and others guest for this one night show. Let me tell you, it is a rockin' good time; and all the money raised goes to charity for literacy programs.


Check out everyone's H post at: mrsnesbittsplace.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

leslie said...

This was extremely interesting! Let us all know when they're going to be touring. I know LOTS of those guys!

Lilli & Nevada said...

No not a one

Deslilas said...

I'm afraid we don't know one out of them so far away.
Do they have a video on YouTube or Dailymotion ?

Andrea said...

Like that hat.....don't know the group.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Just a freat Hat!!! I dont know the group;)
Have a nice day:)

Petunia said...

Never heard about the group, but the hat was nice;)

Dragonstar said...

Great hat, and it's fascinating to learn about the name. I'd not heard of them, but I know of them now!

Liz said...

That must be a fantastic night!

Just looked further down your posts and saw the email from the young man wanting a job. Yip, I'd hire him too!

Gunilla said...

Nice H:photo today. I can hear the rock music all over to Sweden.

Miss_Yves said...

I know Stephen King, who is famous for his terrifying novels and for many film adaptations :"the shining", for example!
miss Yves

hpy said...

Like Miss Yves I know Stephen King - well, not personnally! - but I am not a fan of horror.
Thanks for your visit and comment.

Powell River Books said...

That's an interesting story to go with your H for hat. Not your ordinary hat. I love books, too. We have a small publishing company in British Columbia to sell my husbands books. We've learned a lot about reading, writing and selling in the last several years. I also liked your wordless tour of Murrieta. We have a part-time home in Southern California, but don't know it that well. - Margy

Janet said...

I didn't know about this band! Thanks for doing this....and I love the hat!

Katney said...

I've read several fo them, but didn't know about the rock tour. Of course, I'm not really partof the rock tour generation--now if they did a hootenanny...

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