Hi everyone! As you can read by the title above, it’s now promotion time for my book, The California Golden Seals, so this week’s update will be small, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t cool new things for you to look into. First, I will be doing a Reddit AMA on Friday, November 10 (that means tomorrow, if you’re reading this Thursday), from 9-10pm, so if you’re interested in participating, make sure you sign up for a Reddit account here. I will be answering questions involving the Seals, my book, the state of hockey, what toppings I like on my pizza, and why the Alphabet Song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star are the EXACT SAME THING…
Ok, I have to digress just a minute here. My son was watching the Wiggles the other day, and as I’m washing the dishes, I hear the Alphabet Song come on, and I’m thinking, “Holy crap, this is Twinkle, Twinkle!” It just totally blew my mind! I never noticed that in 38 years; these two songs, which I’ve heard hundreds of times each, are the exact same thing. Seriously, sing the alphabet while replacing the words to Twinkle, Twinkle…
See what I mean? Weird, isn’t it?
Anyway, back to the task at hand… Reddit tomorrow night, 9-10pm. Come one, come all! Got that? Ok good.
As you may remember, I was interviewed by Tim Hanlon of Good Seats Still Available last weekend, and he is going to be posting the hour-long (!) interview on his site very soon, likely around November 13, but he will let me know for sure. In the meantime, check out the other interviews he’s done with other writers promoting some very cool books about very obscure sports teams and personalities. There is a gold mine of killer stories here, so check out the site here.
I also plan on writing a review of Dennis Maruk and Ken Reid’s new book on the career of the Fu Manchu-wearing 3-M Line star. I thought I had pre-ordered it in September, but Amazon informed me that that was not the case, so I re-ordered it and just received it yesterday. From the first twenty pages I read yesterday, it looks like an interesting read.
Finally, a brand new induction to the Overexposed wing of the Hockey Hall of Shame. This week, we feature one Randy Wood making his second appearance on this site. Unfortunately, his second appearance isn’t any better than his first. You can see what I mean right here.
Until next time, stay gold!