This is not the first time that a photo of Steve Goodman’s Somebody elses Troubles has graced the pages of this Blog. But I owe today’s treat that showed up in my mail today to the very fact that it did.
Last August I wrote a Blog Entry about a great writing session I had that morning, where I was working on a chapter named He Was Impressive, Young and Aggressive: Chicago In the Seventies. A guy I knew of for years , Doug Rassler, that was a part of my good friend Sue Fruendt’s Isle of Iowa PHC (One of my favorite clubs) read the entry and sent me a message. It seems his cousin Gib Foster designed this cover and was part of the photo session that produced the photo we see on the cover.
I of course asked him if he could put me in touch with Gib. Being the gentleman that he is, Doug obliged.
Gib turned out to be a fantastic guy. We hit it off immediately and told stories for at least an hour. I don’t know which of us can talk the most. Anyway, he suggested I get a book called Steve Goodman: Facing the Music.
I couldn’t pass that great advice by. I got the book in the mail today. Man is it great. I recommend it to any fan of Steve’s or it your a Jimmy Buffett Purist like I am. Thanks to both Doug and Gib. I owe you both a lot. I love it when a plan comes together.