I’ve got a new book out. This one’s a lot more fun than the first one I published https://wordpress.com/post/theviewfromharbal.com/1417. It’s about another youthful obsession I haven’t been able to shake 50 years on, only this time I don’t want to. That’s Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen and all the paths they’ve taken since their ’76 breakup. The Kindle of this one will set you back two-and-a-half times more than my first. But there’s way more to it. Accompanying the 5,116 words, there’s 22 pictures (all but two in color) and 25 music links, including one to their show-stealing 3 song set at the December ’71 Free John Sinclair rally (organized and filmed by John & Yoko) and another to a full radio concert from ’75.
The blurb I wrote for Jeff describes it pretty well:
This is a rollicking reminiscence about the most fun band ever: Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. Conceived in mid-60s Ann Arbor and broken up in late 70s Berkeley, members play on in various guises, with the same joyous enthusiasm that made their concerts the most fun things I’ve ever done. Whether you sample their recordings, or hear them live, Commander’s music is good for you, even if it does not inspire the most responsible behavior.
You can get it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Ozone-Again-Commander-counting-ebook/dp/B096KY4Z4D/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Lost+in+the+ozone+again&qid=1623164811&sr=8-1. If you type “Bob Ike” into the Amazon search bar, you’ll get a page of stuff that includes the book on the second line (when I do it). If you type in the first line of the title – “Lost in the Ozone Again” – the book will pop right up. “Lost in the Ozone” gets their terrific first album, which closes with a live version of their namesake signature song recorded at the very Hill Auditorium concert where if first saw them 50 years and 2 months ago. You can get a used CD version for less than the cost of my book. A good place to start if you’re new to CC&LPA
Be careful not to have Too Much Fun!