Category: Addenda

Tidbits, websites, links, photos, general information and humor.

Happy Hits

Excerpts from recent online book descriptions: – Very Good + in god DJ. [A book on John Baptist de La Salle.] – Slight sunfade to spine end, background color only not the words. It has faded to a light purple…

Pray Tell, Private Hell

I’m not usually one for self-published books of poetry, but I think I read Private Hell’s 100 poems through in one sitting. I found their sound and feel amazingly authentic. They’re short, very observant, full of the dark humor of soldiering, and refreshingly free of literary pretensions.

Auction Action

Softcover music books can be surprisingly valuable, so I attended what was billed as a 1950s music store stock auction one nice Sunday not long ago. It turned out to be more of an accordion auction. Over 140 of them,…

House Calls

I don’t mean to sound insensitive with the following account, but things like this happen in the world of house calls. My son was along on this one, to speed the work, for company, and you never know…he might consider…

Harry Hansen

Original glossy newspaper file photo, measures 8” by 10”, rubber stamp on reverse reads, “Photographic Illustrations by Nick Lazarnick, 230 Park Ave., N.Y.,” pencil inscription on reverse reads “Harry Hansen about 1956,” Composition Room markings indicate size and placement in…