UPDATE: As of 10:40 a.m., everything has been given away. I'm going to work on getting some more goodies to do this again next week.
I'm in the holiday spirit and so I want to give you some presents to spread a little Brew City cheer.
The first folks to e-mail me requesting each one of these items gets it. As a bonus, I'll include a copy of "OMCD3," the third and most recent collection of Milwaukee music assembled by, well, me. There are not many copies left, so you're getting some of the last ones in my own personal stash (and there is no other stash left anymore).
In the interest of fairness and spreading the love, you can only grab one of these items.
Two tickets to "European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century," the awesome exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum, which runs until Jan. 9.
A copy of Eric Benet's new "Lost in Time" CD, much of which was recorded right here in Milwaukee.
Derek Pinkham's "Milwaukee Jazz Profiles," with more than 200 pages of interviews with Cream City jazz talent.
A Bucks gift pack with a magnetic schedule, a Bucks pen and a Bucks bandana. Fear the Deer, ain'a.
Happy holidays, folks.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.