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