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October 7, 2020 9:03 pm  #1


SOWNY's Original Founder Wins Book Award

There would be no SOWNY Board without the guy who founded it so many years ago. Now I’ve just learned that our own Dale Patterson, who also runs the great aircheck site RockRadioScrapbook.ca and Oh Wow! Radio, has added to his list of accomplishments.
 
He’s won Bronze in the Independent Publishers Book Awards in the humor category. His tome, called “Close But No Cigar,” recounts the stories of people who come oh-so-close to their shot at fame but – in the words of Agent 86 on the old Get Smart TV show – “missed it by that much.”
 
It’s a wonderful book with great stories and I can’t wait to read what he comes up with next. Anyway, congrats, Dale. Nice job and well deserved. I only hope more people will get a chance to read your work.  

 

October 7, 2020 11:42 pm  #2


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I had forgotten about his recent publication. Is it available for purchase in fine book stores everywhere?

 

October 8, 2020 1:41 am  #3


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Thanks for the plug, RA.

"Close, But No Cigar: Runner-Ups, Nearly-Weres and Also-Rans" can be purchased online from a number of booksellers:

https://tinyurl.com/y28ahv7t


"Life without echo is really no life at all." - Dan Ingram
 

October 8, 2020 8:50 am  #4


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Congratulations Dale, well deserved recognition on all of your hard work! 

 

October 8, 2020 4:33 pm  #5


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hey dale, i've heard of edward everett. they named an elementary school after him in my boston childhood neighborhood. my best friend attended there, meanwhile, i was taught by nuns (some with an attitude)...lol
 

 

October 8, 2020 5:13 pm  #6


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the original hank wrote:

hey dale, i've heard of edward everett. they named an elementary school after him in my boston childhood neighborhood. my best friend attended there, meanwhile, i was taught by nuns (some with an attitude)...lol
 

Yes, he's in the book.


"Life without echo is really no life at all." - Dan Ingram
 

October 8, 2020 5:14 pm  #7


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paterson1 wrote:

Congratulations Dale, well deserved recognition on all of your hard work! 

From one Patterson to paterson1, thank you!


"Life without echo is really no life at all." - Dan Ingram
 

Yesterday 9:34 am  #8


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After two anxious weeks of watching & waiting, one of Mr. Amazon's elves finally arrived w. the book

Am already at page 34: the story of when Dick Clark horned in on Bob Horn

It will be going into the reading room where a well-worn copy of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader regularly attracts attention (not intended as sarcasm, that's a prestigious reading location)          

 

Yesterday 9:41 am  #9


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I hope Dale won't mind when I say its bite sized chapters are, indeed, an excellent companion in the john. Although you may end up sitting a lot longer than you intended! Also great if you're on the subway. 

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Yesterday 10:37 am  #10


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A bathroom book, a subway book, a airplane book - it's an easy read perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle. There are some sample pages at this link.

https://www.amazon.ca/Close-But-Cigar-Dale-Patterson/dp/0889955514


"Life without echo is really no life at all." - Dan Ingram
 

Yesterday 11:40 am  #11


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paterson1 wrote:

Congratulations Dale, well deserved recognition on all of your hard work! 

Not to mention his fine on-air work on the eclectic Northumberland 89.7 - https://northumberland897.ca/shows-hosts-2

Listen Live - http://consolehosting.s3.amazonaws.com/stations/live/511/index.html
 

 

Yesterday 8:46 pm  #12


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Dial Twister wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

Congratulations Dale, well deserved recognition on all of your hard work! 

Not to mention his fine on-air work on the eclectic Northumberland 89.7 - https://northumberland897.ca/shows-hosts-2

Listen Live - http://consolehosting.s3.amazonaws.com/stations/live/511/index.html
 

Thanks for the plug. I actually do two shows on Northumberland 89.7 - "Forgotten '45s" every Monday from 1-4 p.m., and "The Time Machine" Thursdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
 


"Life without echo is really no life at all." - Dan Ingram