Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Another Biographical Fabrication Continues Pattern of Falsehoods

I suppose in isolation, the following item would be dismissable as an insecure person trying to spin an accomplishment into something far beyond reality.

"Dan's live performance experience includes a world tour with the renown ACGC and appearances in such venues as Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris), St. Marco's Cathedral (Venice), St. Stephen's (Vienna), the Acropolis (Athens), and the American Embassies in Delhi, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Seoul."

ACGC?

Given the pop/New Age nature of Dan Brown's self-published CDs, ACGC would hardly be a typo for AC/DC ... although you might find a Black Sabbath in one of Brown's books.

What IS ACGC?

Dan is certainly not talking, but the web does. Take this article about Dan Brown in an Amherst College publication which contains the following: "Activities while at Amherst: Squash and Glee Club"

The article also contains the following: "Fondest Memories of Amherst: "The world tour with the Glee Club in 1983. It was amazing. We went to 13 or 14 countries for a few months."

From another Amherst publication, we have more details: "During his exploration of writing at the College Brown specifically loved playing the piano and feels that he was able to focus in on creating an original sound while he was here. His experiences singing and touring with the Glee Club opened his eyes to new things on their World Tour trip in 1983.

“I never would have seen [them] otherwise,” he said of the was a life altering experiences for him, exposing him to new cultures and peoples.

"He continues to be grateful to have attended an institution like Amherst where he had the opportunity to travel and observe all the different nuances of cultures outside of the U.S. The impression left on him by the 1983 trip has heavily influenced his books, in which the plot frequently jets from country to country."

I located an alum of Amherst from this time period who told me that the stops mentioned in the "reknown ACGC" were stops the Glee Club made.

Certainly this would be dismissable as a pathetic effort if it was an isolated case. But it is yet one more piece in an all-too-familiar PATTERN of falsehoods and deceptions into which we can put his statements that he never heard of me or my books. And yet another reason why putting him under oath could be disastrous.

6 Comments:

Blogger Masked Marauder said...

I sang with my junior high school chorus. We went to Atlantic City for a chorus competition. We came in 22nd place. I got a certificate for participating.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:07:00 PM  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Hmmmmm ... if you were Dan Brown, that's damn near a Grammy!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:47:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Someone over at my blog claims to have heard the song Peace on Brown's A&D CD. Check it out. I don't have web access yet up in Idaho for my summer job until Tuesday.

Saturday, May 28, 2005 3:59:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Here it is:

"Sailmariner said...
I think I am one of the few people who have listened to the 1995 CD, Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown, and I can verify that the song Peace In Our Time, is the last cut. It calls upon the "kings and queens who rule the nations" to bring hope, truth and faith, and give us "peace in our time."

1:27 PM"

Saturday, May 28, 2005 4:09:00 PM  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Well cool, but in the Olympics? Uh-Uh: the real people sang that in 1988

Saturday, May 28, 2005 6:55:00 PM  
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