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Old 01-29-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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I've admired Paul for years on SNL and Letterman and heard him promoting the book over the last couple of months. I reserved it at our library and picked it up this morning, thinking, "oh good, something to read on my trip next week". Well shoot, I'm halfway done with it and it's GREAT.

Some interesting tidbits from the first couple of chapters.

Paul's school chums, who never showed much interest in coming to hear him play, suddenly are showing up and sitting front row! Why, well he's playing every night in a strip club in Toronto.

Trying to make conversation with Bob Dylan backstage at the Letterman show, Paul is doing all the talking. Finally Dylan pipes up; "hey Paul, can you introduce me to "Larry 'Bud' Mellman".

His first "rockin" music was played at recitals done by his Bar Mitzvah class. Oh, and he ROCKED for the old folks.

If you're into music, or late night TV this is a great read.

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Old 02-03-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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O.K. that's enough to make me want to pick up a copy. I started watching Letterman when he began...early 80's, and couldn't imagine the show without Paul. Dylan wanting to meet Larry "Bud" is hilarious.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the taste of his book. I've seen Shaffer since his SNL days in the mid-70s...I was kind of curious about what he had to say about that time period.
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