Sauro Motel Blog

 

GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME – HEAT MISER VERSUS JACKSON BROWNE

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

For our second installment of the Greatest Song of All Time, we have an Old School Face-off.  It’s Jackson Browne’s 1974 classic, Fountain of Sorrow (no relation) versus the Heat Miser’s eponymous ditty…. Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog, Uncategorized

New Story Up At Burnt Bridge

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

My story “Athena Barrabas” is up now at Burnt Bridge along with works from Divya Rajan, Adam Million, Ricky Garni and Gary Carter. If you’re interested in puppet shows, Jim Croce, cannoli or Catholic imagery, check it out.

http://burntbridge.net/magazine/online-edition/november-2010/bobby-sauro/

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog

Goodbye Summer 2010!

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Old motels and theatres…

Guy with No Country For Old Men Hair Grabbed and Twisted My Neck When I asked What Time Turn Down Service Was

Continue reading »

Categories: Sauro Motel Blog, Travel Automat

BIG WORLD – MARY MILLER

Friday, May 7th, 2010

 
 
I picked up the book Big World by Mary Miller at the Hobart table at AWP in Denver several weeks ago.  The book is a cool six by four inches small, like the size of a Dick … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog

SURRENDER – CHEAP TRICK

Friday, May 7th, 2010

GREATEST ROCK/POP SONG OF ALL TIME
 
“SURRENDER” —  Cheap Trick
 
          Our first entry in the race … Continue reading »

Categories: Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog

elimae story

Friday, February 5th, 2010

My story, My Body Does Not Float, was published in the January 2010 issue of elimae. It is, in part, the story of how ungrateful people can be when you save their life. You can find it here.

http://www.elimae.com/archive2010.html

Many thanks to Kim Chinquee for making it happen.

Categories: Law and Letters, Sauro Motel Blog

LOU BEGA – 2010

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I miss my man, Lou Bega.
 
As we approach the end of the decade, I think back to December 31, 1999 and two images dominate: the smiling crooner … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog

2 SONGS THAT UNFAIRLY PORTRAY THE DEVIL

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

“The Devil Went Down To Georgia”

The Charlie Daniels Band (1979)
The Devil went down to Georgia… actually, he flew down on Delta on Labor Day from Belmar, New Jersey where he had just enjoyed a summer half-share. He was actually 45 minutes late for his fiddle showdown; having never flown into the Atlanta airport before, he rode that train back and forth … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Give Me A Baseline, And I’ll Shake It, Sauro Motel Blog

A GUIDE TO PRE-1985 COFFEE VENDING MACHINES

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

(Feel free to use the “disperses faster than Saddam Fedayeen” line at a cocktail party) Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog

1970’s Detectives

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The proliferation of comic book superheroes with their hi-tech gadgets and superhuman strength has made me nostalgic for that overlooked crime fighter — the physically-challenged, 1970’s, TV detective.

Among others, there was William Conrad as “Cannon” (fat), Buddy Ebsen as “Barnaby Jones” (old), and James Franciscus as “Longstreet” (blind). Cannon and Jones often had a thin, young guy sidekick who … Continue reading »

Categories: Cultural Outlet Mall, Sauro Motel Blog