No Slam Dancing Book Party in NYC 12/5/14

Spent a drizzly cold Friday night in December at the wonderful Cake Shop in New York having a wonderful time with new friends and old as we celebrated our almost-dual birthdates (Amy is December the 3rd and I (Steve) am on the 5th) with an intimate gathering of friends and family. It was very cool, and we are extremely grateful to our friends who came out and supported us.

We had some very awesome music from our friend Drew Stone and the Drew Stone Hit Squad playing “the hits of yester-year” in a set that included covers from the likes of the Bad Brains, Sham 69, Warren Zevon and (*cough*) The Grateful Dead. Thanks to Tristan Michael and Bopa King Carre for sitting in and playing. We had a nice couple of sing alongs and talked about the good old days and raised more than a few glasses…

We also tried something that we’ve NEVER done before. We staged a live reading from an excerpt out of No Slam Dancing. Amy and I had no idea how it would go; but fuck it: we’re punk rock. Well, let me tell you, it was a blast. Some real funny shit. The cast (which included authors Howie Abrams and Tony Rettman, event coordinator Julie Turley; as well as the subject of Drew’s latest film: Michael Alago playing the part of hardcore legend Mike Judge) was amazing and really made the story come to life.

Introducing the Drew Stone Hit Squad

Introducing the Drew Stone Hit Squad

 

with Drew Stone and Michael Alago

with Drew Stone and Michael Alago

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