Dave Raymond, lead guitarist of New Jersey wedding band The Wishbones, dreams of rock fame. Unfortunately, the future of the band is in jeopardy. Then the Wishbones get a gig on a cable TV show fronted by a Nazi, and Dave's problems grow even more complex.
This must be the death of rock 'n roll. ... --Todd Rundgren
for my parents
Buzzy, the bass player, had a suspended license, so Dave swung by his house on the way to the Wednesday-night showcase.
The whole concept of engagement rings struck him as an enormous scam perpetrated by the jewelry industry to force you into making the single most expensive useless purchase of your entire lifetime just to avoid looking like a cheapskate to your future wife, her family, friends, and co-workers.
...the priesthood ranked near the bottom on his scale of occupations, way down below prison guard and clerk at the DMV. The celibacy thing was a real sticking point.