Sunday, January 3, 2010

Oh, good, another page

At my eldest's behest, created a FB page for the completed and yet unpublished Rub Of The Green with the following proviso:

Spent the last 10 years watching the music business go the way of that 'cake out in the rain' and arrived at the publishing world's doorstep just in time to learn that it's celebrities only. So it's time to play make-enough-noise-to-get-heard or die trying.

By joining, you can either be part of the excitement as we go from promising longshot to Oprah's darling, or watch a grown man submit to endless humiliation and ultimately be rendered disgraced and penniless!

Here's what we're saying to prospective publishers:

Rub of the Green

In Golf and Life You Play it as it Lays

In a chaotic and uncertain world, the goals we set can soothe our fears and guide our destiny. Brock Walsh, a Los Angeles songwriter and avid golfer, pursued a two-year quest to shoot a round of "level par", a feat achieved by one amateur golfer in a thousand. What he didn't know was that life was cuing up its own slew of challenges that would test him far more.

Walsh takes us on a wild ride of harrowing reversals and surprising victories. He is betrayed by his business partner, loses his job, has to fight to keep his home, while his wife battles a life-threatening drug resistant bacteria. Staring into this dark vista, he is forced to contemplate deeper issues of aging, courage, and self. For Walsh, who has had a stellar career writing songs for the major stars of his generation, the change in fortune could not have been more vertiginous.

Rub of the Green is a golf story, a love story, and a life story. Whether he takes us backstage with the Rolling Stones, in the studio with Michael Jackson, or down the tree line with the dawn patrol, Walsh weaves a tale that is smart, funny, and heartbreakingly real.

Available, with a little luck, in bookstores soon.

After graduating from Harvard, Walsh began his professional life as a touring musician with Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff, and Andrew Gold with whom he produced the hits "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You For Being A Friend". He was a staff producer for Quincy Jones and has written and produced for such artists as Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, The Pointer Sisters, and Aretha Franklin.

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