A friend told me today, “Sorry I didn’t come to your book reading. The line was too long.” “The line?” I said. “There was a line?”
Thanks all of you old freaks and dudes, old friends of ours, neighbors and family who crowded into SOMOS in Taos to hear Jim and me read, in alternate voices, from THOSE WERE THE DAYS: Life and Love in the 1970s New Mexico. I was surprised when you folks started beating on the door at 3:15, then pouring in. It was quite a launch, with John Nichols introducing us, teasing us and setting the tone. Everyone was ready for a laugh. When it was my turn to read, without knowing I was going to do it, I waltzed up to the podium singing, “Those were the days…” And the whole audience joined in. What a blast! Not as fun as the Hippy Dippy Parade in Taos back when, but fun all the same. Sorry we ran out of chairs. And cookies!
For those who were standing outside, listening at the door, we plan to do another reading in the fall. Will post it on Facebook and in The Taos News. Hope you can make it. Meanwhile, Jim and I are planning a book signing at Brodsky Bookshop, 226A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, (Saturday) July 27th from 2-5:30 p.m. The more, the merrier.
And don’t miss the BE IN & LOVE IN HAPPENING up at Lorien on the same day, (Saturday) July 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This is the Lorien Commune 50 year Celebration: Children of the Commune, with Sprouted Seeds of Cultural Change. They are planning a sunny day with presentations from the Commune Era, bands, music and dance, a hippy lunch, booths, demonstrations, crafts, books for sale and face painting. Drive seven miles north of Questa to El Rito. Follow the signs at El Rito Road. Two night camping available. Contact: email: email@example.com. It should be a hoot!