“Hello, this is cousin Linda.” “Hi, Linda. It's Frank. Can I speak to Charli?” “Hi,
Frank, Charli's away. The connection's funny. Where are you?” “I'm in Dominica.”
“Where's Dominica?” she asked. “That's not important.” That joke was getting old.
Author: Frank Yandolino
Stories of Remarkable People and Enduring Love in the Time of Woodstock In the 1960s and '70s, Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang, and he helped put together the Woodstock Festival of 1969, the era’s emblem of love and peace. From then on (and even before that), Yandolino, a beguiling fast-talker, charmer, and gifted storyteller, took charge of his life according to those ideals, grabbing and embracing all opportunities that were thrown his way. This memoir is an account of his life as a hippie, art director, entrepreneur, manager, and screenwriter (as well as various other hats he wore in the creative industry)—representing musicians like Joe Cocker and Paul Butterfield, art directing at Penthouse magazine, designing “erotic sheets,” writing a screenplay about Marilyn Monroe and her seamstress Lena Pepitone, among other things. With his gung-ho attitude and fortuitous connections, Yandolino befriended Salvador Dali, hung out with Jimi Hendrix, ran with Abbie Hoffman, was kidnapped by a festival security detail in Paris, mixed with models and Penthouse pets, and watched secret Hells Angels initiation ceremonies. Throughout it all, Yandolino’s key message is his “free bird” philosophy of grabbing every chance you can and staying true to one’s artistic individuality. And, in the end, despite his fast life, he was always grounded by his love for his wife, Charli.
He grabbed astool and pulled it under him motioning to “Frank” two fingers. Frank
understood, poured him the whiskey again and placed it infront of Charlie. As
Charlie was about to raise his glass a gentleman approached him. He looked to ...
Author: D J Sherratt
What is Chasing Charlie? Exceptionally gifted blues guitarist Charlie Morningstar thinks he knows and he’s spent 20 years on the road running from it. Performing for only a sophisticated audience raised on the same kind of classic jazz and blues that shaped his strong musical upbringing, Charlie Morningstar has more important goals than fame and fortune; Charlie Morningstar wants to stay alive! Denying him, his blues band and his brother the chance at superstardom, Charlie goes from one gig to another struggling to keep his eye on the road ahead while always looking back. His sanity begins to unravel until one roller coaster night when déjà vu and incredible serendipity converge to set Charlie on a new road that takes him to where the chase began. Charlie finds a greater reason to stay and is reunited with an old family friend who has vast knowledge of his past, an offer for the present, and ideas about his future; all of which he’s taking to his grave!
Charlie had just started working for the company. He had spent the previous ten
years as a municipal prosecutor, prosecuting misdemeanor traffic violators.
Settling this claim would be his first big test in a major career change. Frank
found two ...
Author: Dan Morris
Someone is performing a bastardized version of the Black Mass in San Antonio, Texas where Catholic Nuns are sadistically tortured, and slain. A scrupulous attorney hires an elite private investigator, Frank McLaughlin, to investigate on behalf of an anonymous client. Frank elicits the help of a White Witch, Fiona and they quickly fall in love. Time and time again, Frank's resolve is tested as he is torn between logic, duty and his own undefined faith. The police are baffled as the Catholic Archbishop cries out for action while silently pointing an accusing finger at the World Church of Satan. Chief of Homicide, Norman Lenowski, has pulled out all stops to solve the murders by creating a special task force called "Operation Madness." Fearing a cataclysmic showdown with the Catholic hierarchy, the World Church of Satan, headed by Lord Nicholas Stonefire, launches its own investigation into the serial murders. The Catholic Papacy unleashes their ultimate troubleshooter, an Assassini. The carnage continues while all efforts cross and collide until the shocking end. There is ample fodder here for all conspiracy theorists.
Charlie starred both their names and for a moment wondered crazily whether he
should star his own name as well. He came back again to Frank McGinnis. There
was still the problem of where he had been on the night of the bloody foot.
Author: Stephen Dobyns
Publisher: Hachette UK
Everyman detective Charlie Bradshaw lands deep trouble in his sixth mystery in Saratoga Springs. Three puzzles revolving around poems come together in a perplexing case: an octogenarian in a nursing home writes a strange verse about the death of one of the carers; robberies at the Bentley Hotel are accompanied by a rhyme left by the burglar; and a poetry critic is attacked. Into this mess stumble Charlie and his ineffectual companion Victor Plotz. One terrible disguise and some very suspect sleuthing later, and our heroes are in trouble again.
'Come on, old-timer,' Frank said, rising up from the bench, 'I'm through now. Let's
hit the shower.' Charlie sat on the wooden-slatted bench. Frank stood under the
hot shower; he looked deformed. For three years now, he had spent all his spare
Author: Jak. E. Rander
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Over the weekend of 24 June 1996, in the pleasant Victorian holiday town of Harrogate in Northern England, three horrific murders were committed. Although similar, the police believed them to be unconnected. However, as this story unfolds it would seem that they were connected but not in the way it would seem. It would appear they were committed by three unassociated individuals. The first was a beautiful, brilliant student doctor about to become qualified. She had been savagely beaten, raped, and then strangled. Vanessa Machin was twenty-five and a student doctor, who was on the threshold of a medical careera beautiful girl, full of life and vitality. She was found raped and brutally bashed on Saturday morning under bushes near the Church of Christ on the stray (a large grass area in the town). Her injuries were so severe, they shocked the detectives investigating. The second was a young girl with Downs syndrome. She was pleasant and friendly. A funny-looking mongol with her face beaten beyond recognition. She had chocked on her own blood and vomit. Shirley Wilson was a Downs syndrome girl; a dumpy girl so severely beaten that she was unrecongnisable and dumped near the river at Canal Road. This was the next victim found on Sunday morning. Her identity had to be sought by dental records. The third was an ordinary pretty young girl. The attractive twenty-year-old had been brutalised and raped, her injuries beyond belief. Helen Johnson was a shop assistant and like Vanessa was raped and beaten. She was found at Plumpton Rocks, a picnic spot on the Wetherby Road. Each of these girls were found within half a mile of each other on three consecutive nights in the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate, a pleasant old town centred on the stray which was a large open grassed area left to the townsfolk by an ancient philanthropist. Not since the Yorkshire Ripper had such brutality surfaced. Harrogate Police had no precedence for murders like these as nothing like this had happened since the Yorkshire Ripper days, ten years earlier. But Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, was behind bars leaving them baffled. They could find no witnesses or connections between these three girls. Forensics in 1996 was not as sophisticated as it is today, and they could find no clues as to who or why these crimes were committed
And she's gone after these other guys, Charlie, and something tells me it's not
because of their good looks. We're just trying to protect your interests.” “You don't
know her.” Frank was silent for a moment, staring at the tabletop. His head came
Author: Victoria Patterson
“Patterson beautifully parses the consequences of one woman’s fall in this memorable, penetrating, fully achieved novel.” —The New York Times Book Review Story Prize and California Book Award finalist Victoria Patterson revisits Newport Beach in This Vacant Paradise, examining the intersections of economics, class, race, sex, and family expectations during the mid-1990s. Esther lives with her grandmother, a virulent matriarch who controls her family through her wealth. Esther knows that an advantageous marriage replete with social standing, familial and peer approval, and financial rewards will alleviate her struggles. But she has been known to self-sabotage, and her loved ones are rooting for her not to blow it with her latest beau, especially since she’s at the ripe old age of thirty-three. All is well until she begins a tumultuous love affair with Charlie, a local college professor known for his unconventional ideals as much as for his golf game and good looks. He sets a fire inside Esther, sparking and delivering her—whether by choice or not—from the insular, safe, and stifling confines of societal expectations to an alternate, unglamorous, and indefinable course. The result is a stunning debut novel: a powerful work of fiction sure to provoke and engage. “Patterson writes with the exuberance of a natural storyteller. Her cast is rich, her narrative sinuous and masterfully structured.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Considering the subject matter—the real housewives of Orange County—Patterson’s debut novel (after story collection Drift) is surprisingly sophisticated and nuanced.” —Publishers Weekly
Sam Jones–Tom Harrell '78–9; Machito '78–80; Tito Puente '80–2; Jaki Byard's
Apollo Stompers '80–6; Charli Persip ... Davis; Kenny Dorham; Gene Ammons;
Dexter Gordon; Budd Johnson; Lucky Thompson; Frank Wess; Charlie Parker;
Author: the late Leonard Feather
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.
CHARLIE'S VOYAGE , A STORY FOR THE YOUNG , OU would not have thought
Charlie and Frank , to throw it such a long way . " Frank took Frank Winter were
brothers , they notice of this , but picked up the quoit to try looked such different ...
V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.
I want people to say, “That Charlie Brown is a great guy”. ... I want to be a special
person. I want to be needed'. 'Forget it', is Lucy's sound but tactless advice. Once
my hilarity has subsided, Frank said, my heart goes out to Charlie Brown.
Author: David Ellis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A high school drop-out who served in the American army and then managed to slip into Oxford on the G.I. bill, Frank Cioffi gained a considerable public reputation in Freudian and Wittgensteinian circles. Frank Cioffi: The Philosopher in Shirt-Sleeves is an account of his conversation written in a Boswellian spirit, capturing the sharp intelligence, boisterous sense of humour and wealth of illustration Cioffi was able to bring to bear on life's biggest problems when he was, as it were, off-duty. Tackling subjects such as the unruly body, the challenge of art, dealing with failure, the lure of science, the meaning of life, our understanding of others, depression, the case for suicide, and death, David Ellis describes how a philosopher who was profoundly influenced by Wittgenstein dealt with general issues and creates a vivid impression of an unusual and gifted individual. This portrait is followed by a post-script in which Nicholas Bunnin, who worked in the philosophy department at Essex when Cioffi was a professor there, situates him in a more strictly academic context and discusses his less well-known essays on literary criticism and the behavioural sciences, arguing for Cioffi's potential to inspire those seeking a role for analytic philosophy within the broader scope of humanistic philosophy. A mixture of personal portrait and academic introduction, Frank Cioffi: The Philosopher in Shirt-Sleeves provides an elegant and enjoyable tribute to Cioffi as both man and philosopher.
Charlie , Frank , and Joe then went on board the vessel and lowered the stern
boat , and proceeded for the Captain , but the sea being rough , they capsized .
Charlie and Frank jumped out , but Joe was caught under the boat and drowned .
Author: Steven D. Singer
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
Over 2,100 shipwrecks from the 16th century to the present; the most comprehensive listing now available. Wrecks are arranged primarily by geographical section of the state. Within sections, wrecks are arranged chronologically. Extensive and heavily illustrated appendices offer a wealth of information on topics of interest to divers and researchers alike. A companion volume, More Shipwrecks of Florida, is now available from Pineapple Press.
Charlie walks over to the intercom and presses the talk button. “Hello?” he says,
like he's used to getting visitors after midnight. “It's Frank,” says the voice out of
the intercom. Charlie buzzes him in. “What's Frank doing here?” I ask. “I texted
Author: S.G. Browne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With the razor-sharp satire that earned him rave reviews for Big Egos and Lucky Bastard, among others, S.G. Browne delivers another irresistible read, about an unlikely band of heroes who use their medical complications to gain fame, confront villains, and bring their own unique brand of justice to New York City. Faster than a spreading rash! More powerful than dry heaves! Able to put villains to sleep with a single yawn! Convulsions. Nausea. Headaches. Sudden weight gain. For the pharmaceutical soldiers on the front lines of medical science—volunteers who test experimental drugs for cash—these common side effects are a small price to pay to defend your right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of antidepressants. Lloyd Prescott, thirty-year-old professional guinea pig and victim of his own inertia, is the first to notice the bizarre, seemingly implausible consequences of years of testing not-quite-legal drugs: his lips go numb, he becomes overwhelmed with exhaustion, and instantly a stranger crumples into a slumbering heap before him. Under cover of night, Lloyd and his guinea pig friends band together to project their debilitating side effects onto petty criminals who prey upon the innocent. When a horrible menace with powers eerily similar to their own threatens the city, only one force can stop this evil: the handful of brave men who routinely undergo clinical trials. “One of America’s best satiric novelists” (Kirkus Reviews), S. G. Browne fills the prescription for a hilarious and biting commentary on our overmedicated society. Citizens, rest assured that tonight, no matter your ailment—anxiety, depression, super villains—there’s a pill to save the day.
Charlie wasalways interestedtolearn more about that place of fantasy. “Used to
have, Frank?” “Nobody does that anymore.” Mguu dismissed the idea with his
typical curthand wave,while continuing to glowerat theboneman. “Nobody?
Author: Donald E. Westlake
Publisher: Hachette UK
In Uganda in 1977, a particular trainload of coffee, mostly belonging to dictator Idi Amin, is worth six million dollars. As a group of scoundrels and international financiers hijack the train, the double and triple crosses pile up and the comic tension escalates in a brawling brew of buffoons, bumblers, beans and boxcars.