Tropic of California: The Strains of Strauss
Kindle Edition, $7.95 Buy It Now!
Join definitive tragic character Alan Strauss on a rapidly unfolding satirical romp through glitzy Southern California. This twenty seven year-old divorced ex-shoe salesman and “life survivor,” temporarily down on his luck, is suddenly lifted up to a high corporate position and offered riches beyond belief. Yet through a stunning twist of fate, Alan learns the true meaning of love and friendship. “Tropic of California” is an entertaining, humorous, and romantic (yes, romantic) look at the human condition – a heartfelt story of one man’s courageous journey to wisdom, happiness, and, ultimately, the ever-elusive “good life.”
Tropic of California (Music CD)
Contemporary Jazz, $16.95 Buy It Now!
Featuring: Rob Kaufman – Tenor Trombone, Grant Geissman, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Rodriguez, Bill Liston, Dave Carpenter, Bob Feldman, Domenic Genova, Ron Aston, John Ferraro, Bob Leatherbarrow, Luis Conte.
1) DRIVING PCH 4:42
2) THE UP AND UP (ALAN’S THEME) 4:50
3) TONGA DREAM 4:52
4) UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME 4:32
5) BEACH WALKIN’ 4:53
6) TROPIC OF CALIFORNIA 5:24
7) LA LA LAND 4:47
8) HOLLYWEIRD 5:17
9) SAILING AWAY WITH MARY 5:15
10) MISSING ALEX 3:15