So if you’ve come around here before, you’re probably noticing that the joint suddenly looks a little different. I’ve got another book coming out, so the Loserblog is evolving and expanding — my first steps toward repurposing it into something that will also accommodate my other bookish endeavors.
If you come here for the obsessive Ryan Adams ruminations and stalkery, don’t worry. I’ll still do that, when warranted, mostly because I’m not sure I can stop myself after this long. But there will also be items about Asleep at the Wheel and the book I co-wrote with Ray Benson, “Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel.” The official publication date for “Comin’ Right at Ya” is Oct. 1, and the first review just turned up in the venerable book magazine Kirkus Reviews (which didn’t review “Losering,” so that’s a step up). And it’s a mostly kind review that can be summarized by its first and last sentences:
Affable, easygoing, sometimes almost-too-mellow memoir by the noted evangelist of Western swing music and driver of Asleep at the Wheel. A pleasure for fans of Benson and the band.
Not so sure about the “almost-too-mellow” part, but what the heck, we’ll take that. Check the whole thing here.