Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Another Simple Dave Fun Quiz

I should be writing--and I am; milestone coming soon--but I can't resist posting this for some reason.

Yesterday I was listening to a particular Greatest Hits CD, and I noticed that this performer-or-band had an interesting quality: The performer-or-band's name, as well as three of the tracks on the album, consisted of only two or three letters, often repeated many times. [Hint: One of the songs was NOT "I Me Mine" (4 letters) or "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm," (1 letter) even though both titles have a similarly small number of letters in them.]

What performer-or-band, and which songs, was I listening to?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guessed ABBA, but had to look up the album to confirm that it fits. Songs are "SOS", "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", and "Mamma Mia". Neat!

6/13/2008 1:50 PM  
Blogger Trip said...

Off the top of my head: Abba; "S.O.S.; "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", and "Mamma Mia"?

6/13/2008 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I know I know

(I think but I'll wait in case someone else knows)

6/13/2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

Nicely done, all! I bought the album on an impulse buy at a drug store, and had never noticed how crystalline-perfect their pop song contstruction tended to be. So I looked them up on All Music Guide and discovered the album I think I'm going to buy next--Souper Trouper--contains two more letter-bank songs: "Andante Andante" and "On and On and On." There could be a whole puzzle cycle here.

6/13/2008 2:24 PM  

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