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Tender Trap by The Fairmount Girls – Dedication

In Music on February 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

Cincinnati rockers The Fairmount Girls Jane McBrain, Melissa Fairmount,  Chris Fairmount, Dana Hambien and Eva Destruction hail from the same town as Annie Oakley. They dedicated their album Tender Trap:

This album is dedicated to our friend

Mike Tallarico 1978-2000

The Elms: Big Surprise – Dedication

In Music on January 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

Beautiful dedication today. Midwestern gospel rock band The Elms dedicated their 2001 album Big Surprise:

For Mamgu, Simon and all who show us that beautiful things still happen.

The Elms’ founders Owen Thomas (vocals, guitar) and Christopher Thomas (drums) came from a Welsh family in Indiana. Mamgu means “grandmother” in Welsh. It can also mean “amazing” or “the best ever” in Western slang. No idea who Simon is — comment if you know!

A Little Love Story by Roland Merullo – Dedication

In Books, Romance on November 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Roland Merullo dedicated A Little Love Story:

for Stephen Merullo

Stephen and Ken are the author’s brothers. Gerard X remains a mystery! Peter Grudin is a writer, as is Dean Crawford.

Revere Beach Boulevard by Roland Merullo – Dedication

In Books, Novels on November 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Roland Merullo dedicated Revere Beach Boulevard:

For Alexandra Merullo,

Eleonora Merullo, and Gerard Sikorski

Alexandra Merullo is the author’s eldest daughter.

Eleonora is his paternal grandmother, with whom he lived for most of his life in a big Neapolitan Italian family.

Google couldn’t find Gerard X Sikorski, but you’ll hear more about him tomorrow.

The World in Six Songs by Daniel J Levitin – Dedication

In Books, Psychology on September 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Neurology, Biology and Ani DiFranco perform together as subjects in Daniel J Levitin’s book The World in Six Songs. He analyzes our “musical brains,” uncovering the social and evolutionary triggers at work in songs like “War, What Is It Good For?”

Here’s the book’s dedication ~

To K.Z.

who always knows what music I’ll like

and for L.R.G.

who put the kibosh on that whole llama farm thing

Joni Mitchell gave Levitin this awesome quote for The World in Six Songs ~

“This is the worst idea for a book I’ve ever heard – it makes me want to vomit. The idea encapsulates the very worst part of Western thought. It makes a purely Socratic distinction about something that isn’t intellectualizable.” [One week later:] “I take it back – I’m sorry! This is great!”
— Joni Mitchell

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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver ~ Dedication

In Books, Novels on August 21, 2010 at 3:00 am

Barbara Kingsolver dedicated The Bean Trees (my favorite of her books) ~

For Annie and Joe

“Joe” may refer to Barbara’s first husband, the father of her daughter Camille. No idea yet who Annie is???

Bob Greene’s He Was a Midwestern Boy on His Own ~ Dedication

In Books, Short Stories on August 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

He Was a Midwestern Boy on His Own, a collection of journalism by Bob Greene, is dedicated ~

For Lisa Bain

Paperback Swap’s review:

Whether he’s writing about the man who wrote the hit song “Louie Louie,” the bizarre meeting between Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley, the inventor who changed baseball, or the father and son whose annual one-on-one basketball shoot-out is a symbol of their love and of time’s passage, Bob Greene shares stories in which we see ourselves.

A Model World by Michael Chabon – Dedication

In Books, Novels on July 22, 2010 at 8:41 am

“Chabon” is pronounced Shay-bun.

Michael Shaybun dedicated A Model World and Other Stories:

To the memory of Ernest Cohen

We googled Ernest Cohen, Michael Chabon and found only this:

Cohen may appera here with Michael Chabon in a Jewish prayer for the sick, under the name Yehuda Dov Ha’Cohen ben Malkah. Reply in the comments if you know any more about this special gentleman.

He also thanked Ms. Lollie Groth (his first wife), Ms. Mary Evans (his agent), Mr. Douglas Stumpf and Mr. Daniel Menaker – in third person, as usual.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on June 10, 2010 at 4:00 am

For Tommy Thompson

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell – Dedication

In Books, Short Stories on June 10, 2010 at 3:55 am

For Henry and David