THE BOOK EVERYONE WANTED—the book that buyers and sellers of collectable records regaled me to publish—was a price guide on rhythm & blues group-vocal 45s of the ’50s. Often referred to as ‘doo-wop’ music, it was perhaps the most passionately collected of all music (along with Japanese jazz collectors). READ MORE
When required to post a bio on the internet, I usually write, “Mystical liberal likes long walks at night in the city in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig.” While this works for most readers, others want a bit more background.
Rather than regale you with tales of my professional career and the jobs I have held (more than I can remember), I’m just going to list things that I am (still!) READ MORE