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My newest book, “Thirty-Three Wednesdays” is finally complete and will be available soon. Please stay tuned for updates !!

Here is an excerpt :

Introduction

 Love can be a confusing thing, an elusive thing to chase. And finding it, and having all the factors line up. Maybe you meet right after one of you gets married, or decides to take a job cross country. So not only are we looking for true love, but we have to time it right or it won’t work.

 That’s where this story begins, by finding true love. No the factors did not line up. I had missed my window by a little bit. But I was determined. I would never give up on love, not even if it took years. This wasn’t something I set out to do, fall in love with someone so far away that, whether or not she was happy, Janelle was not available. There was family to consider and other road blocks I was never privy to. But all I knew was that I was feeling true love for the first time in my life, so yes, I kept the blinders on.

 So what you hold here is the tale of something special.

 Why 33 Wednesdays you ask? The end came on a Wednesday, and as we had never gone long without talking, I started counting the weeks every Wednesday as things progressed. Finally, at 33 weeks I stopped counting.

 That being said I think it’s time to put a few things out there. The first is that I will own all of this, all the mistakes and hurt. I could have left at any time, but I chose to stay in it and keep trying. I’ll also own the fact that I have issues that contributed to all this. I’m a fixer by nature, so the harder things got the harder I tried. It’s not in my nature to walk away.

It’s up to me whether I stay or leave; I can’t blame anyone other than myself. No one can hurt me unless I let them, period.

Ken Barr

 

 

 

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My new book, “Jólasveinarnir: The Yule Lads and Their Family” Is now available on Kindle and Amazon, worldwide. Here is the description from Amazon:

 

The Yule Lads have been around for many years, their story unchanged. They are a major part of the holiday season in Iceland. What I have done here is to reinterpret them, through the eyes of an outsider, and to modernize them, just a little. I have also included other members of their family that have not had much written about them, namely Grýla and the Yule Cat. I have actually given the Yule Cat a name. I have also found twelve “lost” Yule Lads and I couldn’t find anything written about them except their names, so I have created identities for each. It’s my hope to keep these characters and stories alive long after I am gone.

 

Here is the link to check out the book:

http://www.amazon.com/J%C3%B3lasveinarnir-Yule-Lads-Their-Family/dp/1499277679/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399105868&sr=1-4&keywords=yule+lads

 

Book Cover

Book Cover

 

The Yule Lads

The Yule Lads

Last week I had the good fortune of seeing my former employers KISS at a show, here’s the pic:

KISS and Ken Barr

KISS and Ken Barr

“We Are The Road Crew” the audio book was released this week on ITunes, Audible.com and Amazon

We Are The Road Crew, The Audio Book

We Are The Road Crew, The Audio Book

 

After many months and a lot of work, the “We Are The Road Crew” audiobook is nearly ready for release. Please watch for it on Itunes, Amazon, and Audible.com

 

Thanks, Ken

WATRC_Cover Audio 3

I’ll be Guest Lecturing at the School of Rock in Oviedo, Florida on July 26, here is a link with the info, please spread the word and “like” the event on facebook. Thanks, Ken

http://oviedo.schoolofrock.com/event/guest-speaker-ken-barr

 

The “Interactive Home Repair Fact Checking Guide” makes the perfect Fathers Day gift, and Amazon currently has it on sale…

http://www.amazon.com/Interactive-Home-Repair-Checking-Guide/dp/1463582471/ref=la_B003L0R7X4_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1370174000&sr=1-5#_

Here is the description from Amazon:

Any of us that have ever repaired things around the home have always run into the same question, how to do it right. Typically, our experience tells us what to do, but many of us have someone in our lives that questions how we do our repairs. We know that we are doing the repair correctly; we just need for our doubters to know we are doing the repairs correctly. That is where this book comes in. This home repair fact checking guide is an interactive way to show that what you are attempting, and how you are attempting it, is correct. On each page you will find a heading for a different type of repair, and underneath you will find a space to write in your repair and how you are doing it. Turn the page and on the back you will find confirmation of your methods. You can even tear the page out if you want to show that certain someone. As they say, if it’s in print, it must be true.


 Starting in 1978 and ending in 2000, I worked in the music indusrty as a technician. My journey started in the bars and rock clubs on Long Island, New york, and eventually took me to arenas and stadiums around the world working for KISS, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, and many other groups. This is my story. From club gigs after school as a teenager, to concerts on every continent on the planet. I’ve been there and back, and survived to tell the story. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed living it.
 
 
Road Crew cover
 
 

SantaGirls20120001I just took my girls, (dogs) for their annual holiday picture with Santa….

http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Barr/e/B003L0R7X4/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d13_al1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=042016NDS5CWMPFRMBMY&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

 

Merry Christmas !!

 

When I first released my book, “We Are The Road Crew” I also envisioned a television show based on it. Sort of a Rock and Roll Deadliest Catch. I put together a marketing plan and spent a year and a half and many many dollars trying to get it made. Ultimately I was not successful. Someone else has managed to get a road crew show on, “Warped Roadies”, not what I envisioned but worth checking out.

 

http://www.amazon.com/We-Are-Road-Crew-Vol/dp/1450538673/ref=la_B003L0R7X4_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355583075&sr=1-1

 

Road Crew cover

This picture was sent to me recently, it was taken of one of the tribute bands that played during the KISS convention tour. That’s me on the far right, back when I worked for KISS. Those were great days!!