Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Friday, April 12, 2019
Free Kicks, Episode 35
Listen to it here.
Rick on the Radio
Thanks to the gang at the @CochranShow on WGN radio for having me on this morning to talk about my book "everycubever" (https://t.co/P0G5S6JSPE). And thanks to many people who pre-ordered the book after hearing the interview! I'm blown away by the response. Radio works, folks! pic.twitter.com/AUcQWuGgv7— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) April 12, 2019
Gotta say...this book is a giant hit already. I'm in shock. Biggest pre-sales we've ever had.
You can listen to the interview here.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The most exciting thing about being a publisher is the moment you give the author the very first copy of their book. Today that author was me...and the book took me 10 years to write. “Everycubever” is now available for pre-order at www.eckhartzpress.com. I’ll be on Steve Cochran’s show tomorrow morning hyping it. (9:15am on WGN radio)
Mitch in Westmont
Don't forget to come out and meet Eckhartz Press author Mitch Michaels Saturday (April 13) at Blue Village Vinyl in Westmont. He'll be there signing and selling copies of his book "Doin The Cruise" from 2-3:30. It's the perfect place for music fans to meet the rock and roll radio icon! http://www.bluevillagevinyl.com/
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Rick on TV
Remember, the camera adds 40 pounds.
I will post a link when it's up on their website.
Rick leaves the house
Another Cubs PR Debacle
Oh. Newest addition to Cubs press box. pic.twitter.com/ABcaOc6Cj7— Madeline Kenney (@madkenney) April 8, 2019
The Cubs explained that this sign was from the '40s and they were just showing how far society has come in that time, but c'mon gang. There are quite a few women working in the press box these days. Did you really think they would find it quaint and endearing?
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
"everycubever" available for pre-order now!
What will you find in the pages of everycubever?
*Mini-bios of every player who ever wore the uniform between 1871-2018 plus bonus bios of Cubs managers, owners, broadcasters and more.
*Stories about Cubs who served in every war since the Civil War.
*Notes about players who were wearing the Cubs uniform on days of historical significance.
*Stories of Cubs who achieved greatness and heroism off the field, including those who became movie stars, titans of industry, life savers, and even a few who served in political office.
*Stories of those who received unwanted notoriety, including shooting victims, murderers, kidnappers, racists, burglars, thieves, and political criminals.
*Tragic tales, uplifting tales, and hilarious baseball stories.
*Spotlights on everyone from Hall of Famers to the guys who made it to the big leagues for just one cup of coffee.
Compiled over the last decade by the editor-in-chief of the website Just One Bad Century (www.justonebadcentury.com) , this is the most Cubrehensive look ever at the men who wore Cubbie Blue. Author Rick Kaempfer has been a Cubs fan since 1968 and has seen hundreds of games at Wrigley Field, but has lived an otherwise normal and relatively defensible life.
Monday, April 08, 2019
Mick on the Mend
Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend - and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 5, 2019
Trump Skips Correspondent's Dinner again
The bully cannot take a punch.
Minutia Men, Episode 129
Listen to it here.
Sunday, April 07, 2019
Cubsessions 2019 Edition
This past 2018 season they continued interviewing others, and those seven new interviews have been added to last year's version of the book--and we now have a brand new 2019 edition!
The authors have partnered with and are donating 100 percent of their proceeds from book sales to a collection of two charities: Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities (CBCC) and Club 400. Both are federally-registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charitable organizations.
Get your copy today!
Meet Mitch Michaels
Meet Eckhartz Press author Mitch Michaels Saturday (April 13) at Blue Village Vinyl in Westmont. He'll be there signing and selling copies of his book "Doin The Cruise" from 2-3:30. It's the perfect place for music fans to meet the rock and roll radio icon! Look at all of these records (at this link)!