Set in 1968 in a small Northern California town against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, two very different characters, Captain Sid and Jeff Majors, unleash their wit and shoot-from-the-hip humor over the local airwaves. The music they harvest is a thing to behold. Secretaries and schoolgirls alike swarm these lucky playboys like penguins in mating season.
It's radio romance! Red-hot rock concerts! Woodstock! Altamont! Groupies galore!
Thrill to the surprise on-air capers between the fast-living Captain Sid and Jeff, his more practical-minded sidekick. Midstream, the story introduces an intriguing wrinkle, when Jeff finds himself enchanted with a remarkably gifted girl half his age.
Their face-to-face meetings produce magical encounters, and Jeff realizes that he loves this teenager like he has never loved anyone before. Yet they are generations apart, and he's beset by inner turmoil. His instincts keep him on the right path, and he sets himself up for heartbreak.
Separated for decades, Jeff ruminates upon his enigmatic relationship with Cindy, the teen princess...until a phone conversation thirty years later drives him to discover just who she is and what she means to him. Exhilarate in this nostalgic tale's mystical and spiritual climax.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Patrick J. Saddles now resides near San Diego. He reflects, "What would it be like in a world without music? Heaven forbid!"
|Publisher:||Strategic Book Group, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)|
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This book is for Baby Boomers who want to take a spin on the old turn table to recall a time and place called the 60's. The setting is California where a salesman is forced to leave the BIG city for the sleepy town of Santa Rosa. How will he survive? No, not at the bar, rather his spare time is spent with a DJ selecting music and talking with young callers. The music titles will take you back in time. Soon your memory may recall your own experience at the park on a summer's eve. How innocent were the teenage years? Funny how one sees things years later! Have a read and get into the music - you wild thing!
Kismit! This artfully crafted debut novel from Patrick J. Saddles will strike a chord with a reader of any age who loves the music of `60s, revels in the beauty of words, and delights in the unexpected twist. The book, inspired by a true story, has something for everyone. Rich in "Mad Man-esque" humor, romance, fabulous California name-dropping, and a few surprises that keep the reader happily engaged and wanting more from the main character whose life was wine, women, and song until... Stay tuned--and savor a story that does not disappoint!
If you like the music and artists of the 60s you will love this story. Especially if you are familiar with the Northern California wine country,and the town of Santa Rosa. There is a lot of nostalgia as the author Patrick Saddles takes you back to a time with a lot of social and political issues. He develops a fun story of the local radio DJ and his sidekick and the young audience that is a magnet to the show A great read from the first page to the last