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November 24, 2019

THE REMAINDERS AT THE MIAMI BOOK FAIR

Some of the Rock Bottom Remainders performed Saturday night at the Miami Book Fair, and to say we rocked the house would be a grammatically complete sentence. Shown from left in the photo below (thanks to Lisa Napoli) are Sam Barry on keyboard; Leonard Pitts, Alan Zweibel and Scott Turow on silent backup vocals near a microphone; Josh Kelly on drums; Greg Iles on lead guitar; Carl Hiaasen on hiding-behind-the-other-guitarists guitar; Ridley Pearson on bass; Erasmo Paolo on saxophone and leaping around energetically; and me on non-lead guitar. Not shown, but lurking somewhere in the background, is Tim Dorsey on cowbell. Some of us are wearing T-shirts for an imaginary band called "Carl and the Catheters," featuring a photo of Carl Hiaasen; the entire purpose of these T-shirts was to embarrass Carl, and they succeeded.

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Where can we order Carl and the Catheters (tm thingie) officially licensed socks, t-shirts and unmentionables?

I love the Remainders only secondly to the Beatles (they were also a rock band.) I cherish the memory of the 5 pm show in Boston many years ago. (5 pm because we are all old and had to go home to pay the babysitter.)

I want a Carl and the Catheters t-shirt too! Y'all look wonderful. I just wish I'd quit getting Greg Iles and Roger McGuinn mixed up.

Carl must be having bladder issues.

There are enough of you on stage to hold a silent worldwide We Are The World Farm Aid Combo Write-Off event.

Sign me up for a “Carl and the Catheters” shirt!

(Please let Carl know I am willing to pay extra if there’s a picture of Skink on the back.)

I saw most of your videos. Nice to see that you guys are still playing.

I'm a wild thing wanting a T-shirt also!

I have "Stranger Than Fiction" which is currently notable for its female-protagonist version of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'. 20 years on, still a winner!

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