Felix Brigati, New Jersey rock
legend, has been getting
threatening, anonymous texts. He hires
an old acquaintance, Phil Allman, Philadelphia P.I., to
But that backfires when Phi holds Felix hostage himself.
|From Freeze Out...
He wanted life to be better, not for just himself, but for us
His background was just like mine. Shy, outsider kid from a
working class home, with the standard sullen (abusive?) father and
mother. And from just up the road in coastal Jersey, about an hour and
from my own working class home in lower Northeast Philly. with the
(abusive?) father and peacemaking mother. ....
Felix Brigati, though, I completely understood. As a
used to pose like he did on the cover of It’s Dark Outside
the City wherever I went, but my petulant pout wasn’t as
pretty as his. When his stardom
and fame grew from being mostly a regional wunderkind
attaining national and then international superstardom, I felt like he
was somehow being taken
away from me. I was proud that my boy was appreciated by others, but it
like, hey, I saw him first! I felt like a jealous high school kid whose
becomes head cheerleader and homecoming queen. And then watching him
the entire civilized world, from my teen years to my middle-aged ones,
was often more than I could take.
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