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

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The last of the famous international guest bloggers...

It's almost two months later and Powell's managed to squeeze about 20,000 more words out of twenty 33 1/3 authors past, present, and not-too-distant future to promote their buy 2, get 1 free deal on 33 1/3's which, incidentally, runs through the end of the year, if you still have some holiday shopping to take care of.

* Throbbing Gristle's 20 Jazz Funk Greats author Drew Daniel cures his case of T.M.I. RE~TG (Too Much Information About Throbbing Gristle).
* Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love author Carl Wilson in praise of distraction.
* Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones (coming in December!) author David Smay on Flann O'Brien.
* Nick Drake - Pink Moon author Amanda Petrusich on Joan Didion and California.
* Music from Big Pink author John Niven on being the writer at the party.
* Led Zep author Erik Davis on vikings, black metal, and pumping iron (seriously, folks!)
* Minutemen author Mike Fournier recommends various and sundry items for you to seek out and enjoy.
* The Smiths author Joe Pernice on William Gibson amongst other things.
* Pet Sounds author Jim Fusili on the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, and the finer points of "cool."
* Armed Forces author Franklin Bruno on Elvis Costello and his R&B lineage (amongst other things).
* James Brown Live at the Apollo author Douglas Wolk offers up four books that influenced his book rather heavily.
* My Bloody Valentine - Loveless author Mike McGonigal takes the reader on a virtual tour of Powell's and recommends one dozen rectangular things made of paper that he enjoys and thinks perhaps you might also.
* Highway 61 Revisited author Mark Polizzotti outs himself as a lover of the Moody Blues.
* A Tribe Called Quest author Shawn Taylor on "Who Owns the Art?"
* Exile on Main Street author Bill Janovitz on the Beatles, parenthood, and nostalgia.
* The Ramones author Nick Rombes on Jimmy Carter, the 1970s, and the Electric Eels.
* The Smiths' Meat Is Murder author Joe Pernice on William Gibson.
* Dusty in Memphis author Warren Zanes on the aforementioned David Barker here.
* Belle & Sebastian author Scott Plagenhoef on the online release of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" is here.
* Editor David Barker on the 33 1/3 series here.

* Or you can just click here for the whole lot of them...


Jesse S Wheeler said...

Who do I go to to pitch a book idea?

John Mark said...

Hi Jesse,
There is a "frequently asked questions" post here that should answer your question:
-John Mark

Jesse S Wheeler said...

Thanks, John. When, more or less, is the next call for submissions going to be?

John Mark said...

That's a good question. Given the number of books we have already signed up for future release, I would venture that the next call won't happen before 2009. But don't quote me on that...