Monthly Archives: November 2011

“Second Childhood” : the intro; shall we read more?


Second Childhood by Alex Call “You can’t have a second childhood if you never leave the first” Joey Lowe….. Lemhi Valley, Idaho, 1975 The van rolled through the Idaho night. The headlights picked up the faint white lines on the … Continue reading

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The Doors of Imagination


The Doors of imagination I was so lucky. In my crazy childhood house, which I have documented in my 867-5309 memoir (order from me and get in the running for that signed guitar!), there was a big room filled with … Continue reading

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“Of course I’ll buy your book, any day now…”


“Of course I’ll buy your book, any day now…” Is it daunting to be faced with the prospect of reading 387 pages? Are times so hard that buying a hardbound book (which costs as much as two salads), even a cheap ebook … Continue reading

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What do I have to do to sell my book? Give away a really nice signed guitar? Sheesh!


What do I have to do to sell my book? Give away a really nice signed guitar? Sheesh! Well, I went out to San Francisco and did two fantastic shows at a nice theater. Many of my old friends were … Continue reading

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London Calling.. Yanks on Oxford St, pints in the pub with Nick Lowe


London Calling I’m leaving on a jet plane Don’t know when I’ll be back again… John Denver (How the heck did he get in here?) Gray clouds scudded across the wind-blown fall sky, mirroring the gray buildings of the low … Continue reading

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Off the Map:the wild wild west … Muir Beach, 1969


Muir Beach In every heart there is a vision of a simple life… Alex Call One Saturday noon we were supposed to play with the up-and-coming Creedence Clearwater Revival out on the big front porch at the Muir Beach Tavern. … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes in Beatle boots: Tommy Tutone vs. the Truth and why we write songs, anyway


Tommy Tutone’s version of the truth about 867-5309 and why we write songs anyway Tommy Tutone had some story about a girl he knew who had a studio with that number or something like that. They needed a story because … Continue reading

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Stilettos in the Hands of Two-Faced Killers…and Sweatpants on Sunset Boulevard


Adios to all that Sunset Boulevard. Not a street for beat-up kelly green, dinged-up Chevettes unless you’re a Mexican going somewhere to wash something or cut something or bus somebody’s overpriced, under-eaten endive and arugula salad with seared ahi slivers … Continue reading

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Hippie Siths and Millennial Obi-Wans


Hippie Siths and Millenial Obi-Wans Today I am taking a break from sharing my book to speak about something that has bothered me for many years…Please indulge me…tell me what you think about this subject if you like…… * * … Continue reading

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Jackalopes, Cowboys & Outlaws, and the Vietnam War


From the chapter “Naked Girls and Lost Planet Airmen” Summer, 1972….how sweet it was–for some I started getting into fly-fishing and the American West. Huey, Frank, Bruce Campbell, and several other guys and I took a life-changing road trip to … Continue reading

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