A friend of mine – who thinks I’ve taken this blog too far – asked me if there has ever been a book written about the Trashcans.
The only one I was aware of, I said, was the AtoZ book by Finn Hartley which I’ve wrote about before.
But his question got me thinking. Apart from the usual discography encyclopedias, have the Trashcans been immortalised in print elsewhere? A quick googling and you’ll find the answer is yes.
Here’s what I found:
In 1993, Luis Alberto Urrea’s “Across The Wire – Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border”, offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the US border.
In 2000, James S. Rich’s “Cut My Hair”, tells the story of a young boy growing up in California and how love and music affects his life.
In 2002, Harry Turtledove’s “Counting Up Counting Down”, a collection of science fiction, fantasy and alternate history tales…
In 2001, A. S. Salinas’ “Songs For Drella and Other Disharmonies”, a collection of science fiction short stories. A dozen tales of lunacy and madness, populated by the usual cast of losers and misfits offering poor role-modeling for today’s youth.
And finally, in 2003, John D. Wells’, “The Barfly Boys” documents the trials and tribulations of four young men in Charlottesville, Virginia trying to keep alive their dreams of rock ‘n roll stardom.
So there you have it, the Trashcan Sinatras really are immortal, thanks to some talented writers.
There was one other book I came across which had something to do with XML computer mark-up language. I didn’t include that one – that really would be taking it too far.
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