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Tales On Tap is a skewed, funny, action filled,
occasionally racy mix of stories and eclectic characters
occupying back street nightlife, based loosely on fact.
Size : 6 x 9 | Pages: 214
Hear Rob's interview with Chicago Tribune writer Rick Kogan
broadcast live on WGN AM 720 on June 6, 2004:
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Billy Tonelli, orphaned suddenly at an early age, was
a gentle, rudderless dreamer, growing up in his own world.
First there was the cowboy period, then cops, then spies.
Always there were Kung-Fu movies where good, pure-hearted
men saved beautiful damsels in distress by kicking the
crap out of anything that moved.
He always wanted to live like Gauguin. Not that he could
paint anything other than a paint-by-numbers horse and
jockey-it's just that he always wanted to live amongst
joyous, half-dressed native women who would look up to
him as a god-like fire master. He knew it was possible.
He had seen the movies.
In Tales On Tap Billy suddenly finds himself the
bartender/front man for his shady uncles, operating a
tavern on Chicago's North Side, and must grow up mentally
and socially through the experiences and influence of
his regular clientele.
A behind-the-scenes legend of Rock & Roll, his young apprentice,
the legend's pretty artist girlfriend and her even prettier
cousin. A Polish immigrant former coal-miner. A mob kingpin
and his hit-man bodyguard who dream of living different
lives. A banana republic dictator. An occasional visit
from a member of The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band...