NAZTY NUISANCE aka DOUBLE CROSSED FOOL

This is a really moronic film, but as it went along within its own context I must admit I was amused. So my warning is to dump it in the first 5 minutes if you don’t like it or you will kill another 40 minutes. As it is even low comedy has a floor and this is in the basement. The humor is that of the burlesque theater and it wouldn’t surprise me if the writers came from that discipline.

THE RUNAWAYS

THE RUNAWAYS biopic tells the story of two rock & roll girls, Cherie Currie and Joan Jett, who are introduced by manager/svengali Kim Fowley and become that first major all girl rock & roll band with the girls played their own instruments. This film gives a very good account of how the band started out in small clubs and became huge rock stars in Japan within a year. This climb to the mountaintop was quickly followed by the downfall of singer Cherie Currie, along with the split up of the band caused by the underlying friction between members

TOMMY JAMES – “ME, THE MOB, AND THE MUSIC: ONE HELLUVA RIDE WITH TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS”

Basically this book was in the works for almost 10 years. Martin Fitzpatrick and I started out writing an autobiography that was to be about music, which we were going to call ‘Crimson & Clover’, but we soon realized that we weren’t telling the whole story. It had to be the Roulette Records story. The book was incomplete without that part of the story, but it was not in our best interests to tell the whole story at the time because most of the Roulette people were still alive. I was just uncomfortable about it. A few years went by and the remaining Roulette regulars passed away in December 2005. We felt it was time that we finished the book and felt okay about doing it then. So, we did it and told the whole story and got a deal immediately through Simon & Schuster, which we were surprised about because they do more literary works and very few pop culture kinds of projects.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: WASHINGTON, D.C. A TOURIST CAPITOL

New Yorkers should feel right at home in Washington DC for numerous reasons ranging from culture, points of interest, fine restaurants, to a first class mass transit system. You really don’t need a car because Washington’s subway, better known as the Metro, can get you to almost anywhere in the Beltway. The trains are clean, the service is frequent, and it only costs $1.35 during off-peak hours.