A blog about Bloomsbury Academic's 33 1/3 series, our other books about music, and the world of sound in general.

Friday, August 12, 2005


It's probably "not the done thing" to mention a "competing" book on here, but whatever - this one sounds very exciting. It's called Marooned, and features the following writers blathering on about an album they love to bits.

1. Matt Ashare 2. Aaron Burgess 3. Jon Caramanica 4. Daphne Carr 5. Ian Christe 6. Kandia Crazy Horse 7. John Darnielle 8. Laina Dawes 9. Geeta Dayal 10. Jon Dolan 11. Sasha Frere-Jones 12. Jess Harvell 13. Jessica Hopper 14. Chuck Klosterman 15. Michaelangelo Matos 16. Amy Phillips 17. Dave Queen 18. Ned Raggett 19. Simon Reynolds 20. Chris Ryan 21. Scott Seward 22. Derek Taylor 23. Douglas Wolk

It's going to be published about 18 months from now by Da Capo Press.

It makes me think, though - is there a whole young generation of British music writers that we're missing out on? The 33 1/3 series is as widely available in Britain as it is in the US, and yet probably only 2% of the queries I receive from interested writers come from the UK. And only 6 of the first 31 books in the series are by British writers. I guess there's just no equivalent back home of papers like the Village Voice, Seattle Weekly, Creative Loafing, etc. Sure, there's Mojo, Uncut, Q, and the NME, but there must be far fewer opportunities for younger writers to get started. The Hereford Times doesn't quite cut it, although they do have a great selection of cheap second-hand cars.

Maybe we should get the best young British writers and go head-t0-head with Da Capo? It'll be like the Ryder Cup all over again. Except with less running on the greens.


Anonymous said...

chris ryan is an amazing writer. Thanks so much for including him.

Kim said...

And it's edited by Phil Freeman. He contributed great pieces on Boogie Down Productions and Schoolly D for David Smay & my anthology "Lost in the Grooves," and I can't wait to see what he does in the editor's seat.

Anonymous said...

runescape money runescape gold runescape money runescape gold wow power leveling wow powerleveling Warcraft Power Leveling Warcraft PowerLeveling buy runescape gold buy runescape money runescape items runescape gold runescape money runescape accounts runescape gp dofus kamas buy dofus kamas Guild Wars Gold buy Guild Wars Gold lotro gold buy lotro gold lotro gold buy lotro gold lotro gold buy lotro goldrunescape money runescape power leveling runescape money runescape gold dofus kamas cheap runescape money cheap runescape gold Hellgate Palladium Hellgate London Palladium Hellgate money Tabula Rasa gold tabula rasa money Tabula Rasa Credit Tabula Rasa Credits Hellgate gold Hellgate London gold wow power leveling wow powerleveling Warcraft PowerLeveling Warcraft Power Leveling World of Warcraft PowerLeveling World of Warcraft Power Leveling runescape power leveling runescape powerleveling eve isk eve online isk eve isk eve online isk 血管瘤 肝血管瘤 音乐剧 北京富码电视 富码电视 富码电视台 7天酒店 7天连锁酒店 7天连锁 自清洗过滤器 过滤器 压力开关 压力传感器 流量开关 流量计 液位计 液位开关 温湿度记录仪 风速仪 可燃气体检测仪