Wednesday, April 28, 2010

He's a big bestseller, baby.

Did I mention that I got signatures?

So, The Rock Bottom Remainders concert on Saturday in Boston benefited WORLD VISION's efforts on behalf of Haiti relief and the AMERICA’S PROMISE ALLIANCE (according to the website), and apparently also was affiliated with the WE GIVE BOOKS campaign... I caught one of the free t-shirts that were thrown into the audience by the band (shown above), and later found out that proceeds from all Rock Bottom Remainders merchandise was going to support that same campaign (I bought an RBR t-shirt).

My friend and I hung around the stage after the show and as you can see, I was able to get signatures from Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry, Mitch Albom, and Amy Tan (on the penguin). My friend tried to get a cell phone photo of me getting the signature from Amy, but the light was too low.

You don't care! You want more video! Here is Greg Iles, singing another RBR original tune (once again I'm sorry for missing the first few verses) with the help of "ringers" Sam Barry (Dave's younger brother) on harmonica, and Erasmo Paolo on saxophone.

I'm a Big Bestseller

(There's an official band upload/higher quality version of this song from the Philly show here if anyone's interested. But there's no possibility of hearing me cheering drunkenly on the audio, so it's up to you which version you want to mark as your favorite in your own YouTube accounts...)


  1. Awesome. You are living the life, hey :)

  2. LOL... the drunken cheering version HAS to be better. ;)

  3. Carrie, I love your short fiction. I am in awe and envy. Sigh.