Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Rock Bottom Remainders: Thursday 13 #10

Today's topic is going to be fun! 13 fun facts about The Rock Bottom Remainders:



1.  The Rock Bottom Remainders is a band made up of 11 famous authors!


2. They are:

a. Mitch Albom

b. Dave Barry

c. Roy Blount Jr.

d. Greg Iles

e. Kathi Kamen Goldmark

f. Stephen King

g. Matt Groening

h. James McBride

i. Amy Tan

j. Ridley Pearson

k. Scott Turow


3. Amy Tan, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, and Scott Turow are on vocals. Both Dave Barry and Greg Iles play the lead guitar. Stephen King is on rhythm guitar. Ridley Pearson plays the bass. Mitch Albom plays keyboard. James McBride's on saxaphone. Matt Groening plays the....uh, cowbell. And Roy Blount Jr. plays the crowd.


4. The Rock Bottom Remainders were founded by Kathi Kamen Goldmark.


5. Some of the original members of RBR include Barbara Kingsolver, Dave Marsh, Josh Kelly, and Joel Selvin.


6. Some famous stars who have played with RBR include Gloria Gaynor and Bruce Springsteen!


7. They have the funniest website! Check out their FAQs!


8. Watch Mitch Albom sing a Billy Joel song:



9. You can check out more videos of them in Youtube; Stephen King sings! And Dave Barry too. There's also a video of them on The Late Late Show!


10. Their latest tour was in June, 2007 in NYC, with special guests Frank McCourt, Roger Mcguinn, and Andy Borowitz!


11. The RBR have also formed a charity organization, The Remainders Foundation, to support various literacy efforts.


12. I was absolutely tickled when I found out about RBR!! I think they're great!


13. I'm probably gonna join their groupies made up of librarians in their 50s and 60s with passion for cats! =D


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