|We're the real stars here!|
|The subject of Boppin (Like The Hip Folks Do) # 1|
And I'll tell ya this: I have written more this year than I ever did in any previous year. Even when I was freelancing regularly, I never wrote quite as much in any given year as I've already done this year for Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do).
So, what is on deck? Well...! There's The Everlasting First, the A-Z series recalling my introductions to various musical acts and comic-book superheroes. That series will continue sporadically, and the next entry will be H is for BUDDY HOLLY and HOPPY THE MARVEL BUNNY. If there's another daily blog out there covering Buddy Holly and Hoppy the Marvel Bunny...well, I'm just surprised to hear about it, that's all. The Everlasting First is itself an outgrowth of Singers, Superheroes, And Songs On The Radio, my above-mentioned saga of growing up in the '60s. I've reconsidered my previous decision to end that series, so we'll pick it up again where we left off, in September of 1970. Not sure exactly when it will return, but The Me Decade awaits, with tales of Badfinger, Atlas Comics, Billy Jack, Playboy, Mickey Mantle, James Bond, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Super-DC Con, Marilyn Chambers, Slade, DC 100-Page Super-Spectaculars, Supersonic, Cleveland Heights, Weird Heroes, Desolation Boulevard, Batman, and Harlan Ellison. Also strippers, and Hall And Oates.
|Wait--our song played, and she did WHAT...?!|
The Syracuse New Times will announce the results of its Best Of Syracuse '16 readers' poll this week. I remain skeptical of my chances of winning, but I also remain very grateful to all of you who voted for Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) in the Best Blog category. I love each of you in a way neither science nor civilization can define.
What else? You'll continue to get the weekly This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio playlists. I have a new series called The Greatest Record Ever Made, at least one more Lost In The Grooves (about The [Bay City] Rollers' album Elevator), more Comic Book Retroviews (including a look back at Adventure Comics in the early '70s), a Notebook Notions about my mid-'70s publishing plan to create a magazine combining superheroes and Playboy/Penthouse-style nude models, more Virtual Ticket Gallery concert memories (next up: Elvis Costello & the Attractions), and, I dunno, whatever else I haven't made up yet. My Songwriting 000 chronicle of my attempts to concoct pop lyrics is done for the time being, but might return if I ever happen to have a chip on my shoulder and a song in my heart. I'm still kicking around the idea of a new series called Spain. Spain would be a very emotional story for me, and I honestly don't know whether or not I can pull it off. We'll see. For now, Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) keeps on keepin' on....