The D.A.’s Forever by Laura Pinto

THE D.A.'s FOREVER by Laura Pinto

Time for a bit of shameless self-promotion…

Not only do I have a bunch of oldies-related websites, I’m also an author! My first novel, The D.A.’s Forever, is available exclusively on Amazon Kindle and is just 99¢ through April 30, 2014. Two points of clarification—no, the book has nothing to do with the legal profession; and, no, a Kindle device is not needed to read Kindle books. More details can be found on the book’s official website.

Here is a brief summary of the book’s plot, followed by links to a handful of relevant sites and social network pages:

It’s 1988, and four men reunite for a special Fifties-themed homecoming celebration at their old New Jersey high school, thirty years after graduation. While in their teens, the boys had been known collectively as the D.A.’s (not so much a “gang” as a tight group of friends); but time and distance have brought changes and adult responsibilities. Letting go of the past proves challenging for the quartet, which consists of Frankie, the group leader and tough-guy greaser still playing the part at age 48; Denny, Frankie’s best friend, whose misguided counsel to his 20-year-old son backfires in his face; Tony, the romantic, whose marriage and happiness are threatened by the reappearance of an old love; and Eddy, the straight-laced nerd and arguably most centered of the four thrown into emotional turmoil by the appearance of a new one. Now, all four must find the courage to leave the past behind as they come to terms with middle age and the realities of their diverse lives.

Kindle Countdown Deal—THE D.A.’s FOREVER is just 99¢ from April 24 through April 30, 2014!

via The D.A.’s Forever by Laura Pinto.

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An ABBA Reunion?

ABBA

For years she’s been seen as the main barrier to an Abba reunion.

Now Agnetha Faltskog has revealed that the Swedish group are considering reforming more than 30 years after their acrimonious split.

The 63-year-old said they are thinking about marking the 40th anniversary of their first big hit Waterloo next year with a concert.

‘Of course it’s something we’re thinking about,’ she told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

Read more here:

via Could Abba reform? Agnetha Faltskog drops hint of possible reunion | Mail Online.

Micky Dolenz on the Monkees’ Reunion With Michael Nesmith

The Monkees - Peter, Michael, Micky

Earlier this month, Monkees fans got the shocking news that reclusive guitarist Michael Nesmith will hit the road with the surviving members of the band for a fall tour. “It’s shocking to us, too,” says Monkee drummer-singer Micky Dolenz. “It just caught us all by surprise. It wasn’t this massive plan that people had been concocting for years or months or anything. It sort of happened organically.”

Read more:

via Micky Dolenz on the Monkees’ Reunion With Michael Nesmith | Music News | Rolling Stone.

Michael Nesmith on His Surprising Return to the Monkees

Michael Nesmith

When Davy Jones tragically passed away in February, many Monkees fans presumed it was the end of the group. Even members of the band thought it was probably over. “There is a faint chance we’ll continue,” Peter Tork told Rolling Stone. “I don’t know whether we could structure something without Davy. I had a couple of thoughts, but I don’t know if they’re workable.”

What he didn’t count on at the time was former Monkee Michael Nesmith returning to the fold. With the exception of a short European run of dates in 1997, Nesmith hasn’t participated in any of the Monkees many reunion tours since their split in 1971.

As Rolling Stone announced this morning, he’s had a change of heart and the three surviving members of the band will hit the road in November. We spoke with Nesmith via e-mail about the reunion tour and his other future plans.

(Read the interview by clicking the link below)

via QA: Michael Nesmith on His Surprising Return to the Monkees | Music News | Rolling Stone.

It’s official: The Monkees are reuniting with Michael Nesmith

The Monkees

Leave it to Monkee Michael Nesmith to let the cat out of the bag. Late Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with news that The Monkees were going to make a big announcement on Wednesday. A photo submitted by Rhino Records featuring only Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork provided a tantalizing hint.

However, Nesmith, who last played with the group during their 1997 30th anniversary tour in the UK, took matters into his own hands and quietly announced on his official Facebook at 12:30 EST that the Monkees are indeed reuniting for 12 U.S. concerts come November.

(Read more by clicking the link below)

via It’s official: The Monkees are reuniting with Michael Nesmith for November shows – National Pop Culture | Examiner.com.

See also: Surviving Monkees to Launch First Tour in 15 Years on RollingStone.com