Chapter 10!

Chapter 10 of my book in progress is available for our sponsors to download! 

https://www.patreon.com/posts/20801113

As you probably know by now, I am writing this book entirely by hand.

I am writing in pencil on legal pads because a neurological problem has made it difficult for me to type.

This download is a first draft with a quick edit. Dear Old Dad will edit it two more times before transcribing it all into Word.

We are numbering the chapters as they are written. They will probably appear in a different order in the finished book.

Once the book is finished we will make the ebook edition available to all our Patreon sponsors.

In chapter 10 several stories from my past come together to illustrate the importance of core skills. 

Before anybody asks, Ed Parker was awesome.

Chapter 9

Chapter 9 of my book in progress is ready for patrons to download!

Get the download link from Patreon!

As you probably know by now, I am writing this book entirely by hand.

I am writing in pencil on legal pads because a neurological problem has made it difficult for me to type.

This download is a first draft with a quick edit. Dear Old Dad will edit it two more times before transcribing it all into Word.

We are numbering the chapters as they are written. They will probably appear in a different order in the finished book.

Once the book is finished we will make the ebook edition available to all our Patreon sponsors.

In Chapter 9 we meet Paul. The Beatnik.

Chapter 8!

Chapter 8 of my book in progress is ready for patrons to download!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/20629798

As you probably know by now, I am writing this book entirely by hand.

I am writing in pencil on legal pads because a neurological problem has made it difficult for me to type.

This download is a first draft with a quick edit. Dear Old Dad will edit it two more times before transcribing it all into Word.

We are numbering the chapters as they are written. They will probably appear in a different order in the finished book.

Once the book is finished we will make the ebook edition available to all our Patreon sponsors.

Chapter 8 tells of my early attempts to learn guitar and how I got my Dobro 33-H

Chapter 7!

Chapter seven of my book-in-progress is available for patrons to download and enjoy.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/20559673

As you probably know by now, I am writing this book entirely by hand.

I am writing in pencil on legal pads because a neurological problem has made it difficult for me to type.

This download is a first draft with a quick edit. Dear Old Dad will edit it two more times before transcribing it all into Word.

We are numbering the chapters as they are written. They will probably appear in a different order in the finished book.

Once the book is finished we will make the ebook edition available to all our Patreon sponsors.

Chapter Seven is about Tiny. Some of you may remember Tiny from The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo.

Chapter Six!

The sixth chapter of my book-in-progress is available for the perusal of our Patreon sponsors.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/20371103

As you probably know by now, I am writing this book entirely by hand.

I am writing in pencil on legal pads because a neurological problem has made it difficult for me to type.

This download is a first draft with a quick edit. Dear Old Dad will edit it two more times before transcribing it all into Word.

I write, Dear Old Dad edits and my mom also helps with editing. Pooka sits on my lap while I write and Precious the Chihuahua sits with Dear Old Dad while he is editing. The whole Costello family is involved in the creation of this book!

We are numbering the chapters as they are written. They will probably appear in a different order in the finished book.

Once the book is finished we will make the ebook edition available to all our Patreon sponsors.

Chapter Six is about my adventure with a man named Harmonica Joe.

Chapter Five!

Chapter five of my book in progress is ready to download.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/20215458

As you probably know by now, I am writing this book entirely by hand.

I am writing in pencil on legal pads because a neurological problem has made it difficult for me to type.

This download is a first draft with a quick edit. Dear Old Dad will edit it two more times before transcribing it all into Word.

We are numbering the chapters as they are written. They will probably appear in a different order in the finished book.

Once the book is finished we will make the ebook edition available to all our Patreon sponsors.

In chapter five I write about a jam session in the mountains. Every word of it is true . . . and to this day I still feel bad about the guy I clobbered at the driving range.

Chapter Four!

Chapter four of my book in progress is ready for our sponsors to download on Patreon!
I am writing this book in pencil because neurological issues have made it difficult for me to type. This is the first drat written by me, given a quick edit by Dear Old Dad and posted for your enjoyment.
Dear Old Dad will be giving these chapters a more through edit as he transcribes my Phoenician hen scratches to Word. He will also be recording the audiobook!

We are numbering the chapters as they are written. They will probably appear in a different order in the finished book.

Once the book is finished we will make the ebook edition available to all of our Patreon sponsors.

This chapter is about how I discovered the power of music, and decided to let the Tao carry me like a leaf on a stream to wherever I was supposed to be.

If Patreon is not your thing, there are other ways you can sponsor our work.

Chapter Three!

Chapter three of my book in progress is ready to download for our Patreon sponsors!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/19947472

Keep in mind that I am writing this book entirely by hand. To be specific I am writing in pencil on legal pads because a neurological problem has made it difficult for me to type. This download is a first draft with a rough edit. Dear Old Dad will edit it two more times before transcribing it all into Word.

We are numbering the chapters as they are written. They will probably appear in a different order in the finished book.
Once the book is finished we will make the ebook edition available to all of our Patreon sponsors.

In chapter three I write about my introduction to boogie bass and the music of Elmore James. Every word of it is true.

Chapter One – Now On Patreon!

I am writing a book. Dear Old Dad and I decided to offer our Patreon sponsors the opportunity to experience the  creation of this new work as it happens.
For reasons my neurologist is trying to sort out, I am having difficulty typing. I can write by hand all day without any issue, so I am writing the first draft in pencil on legal pads.
We have posted on Patreon, exclusively for our sponsors, a PDF of the handwritten first draft complete with some of Dear Old Dad’s edits.
As work progresses we will continue to post new chapters and updated drafts until the book is finished. 
The book doesn’t have a title yet, and I should warn sensitive readers that this chapter has a few instances of hard language . . . and somebody does something grotesque to a banjo.
This all happened. Every word of it is true.
As work on the book progresses we will continue to post new episodes of The Daily Frail, Sing the Banjo and The Patrick & Dear Old Dad Show.
Thank you so much for your support.
God bless,
Patrick Costello