Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Signing in the Waldenbooks - Parnell Hall

Most of you have probably seen this video already, but if you haven't, it's very funny.  Take a look.


8 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Well, these days, it's easy for a Waldenbooks to be completely empty.

Worse, the Borders I worked in, in the early/mid '90s had a Very poor response for most of its authors.

James Reasoner said...

I think I read that Parnell has been doing this song at conventions for quite a while. Are there any Waldenbooks left? The one I used to go to in the local mall has closed and is now a toy store, I believe. I remember Livia and I were walking through there one day and saw a couple of Western writers we knew doing a signing. We had no idea they were going to be there, and they weren't from around here. They were actually Western writers doing a national tour, if you can imagine such a thing. (This was many years ago, obviously.) Anyway, nobody was buying books or even talking to them, so we just hung around and had a fine time visiting with them. And of course, we bought books.

James Reasoner said...

In fact, I now recall it was earlier this week I read that comment about Parnell's song. It was on Lee Goldberg's blog. Good grief, I'm getting absent-minded in my old age.

ARCHAVIST said...

I love that.

Richard R. said...

James, I posted that comment on Ed's blog - Parnell has sung that, or bits and a short version of it - at several B'cons, along with other humorous songs and has recited humorous poetry as well. He's quite talented in that regard.

Richard R. said...

OOps, correction: it was on Chris La Trey's blog I posted that, he also has this vid.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I saw the debut performance at a B'con. Also had a chance to schooze with Parnell at the last LCC. A swell guy and as real as they come.

Tom said...

Sad but true.