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

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Coming up in 2008

As promised, although a few days late (soz), here's how the 33 1/3 series looks for the remainder of 2008.

Publishing in the next ten days or so:

Slayer's Reign in Blood by DX Ferris

Richard and Linda Thompson's Shoot Out the Lights by Hayden Childs

Publishing in Aug/Sept/Oct (definitely!):

The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen, by Bob Gendron

The Pogues' Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, by Jeff Roesgen

The Flying Burrito Brothers' Gilded Palace of Sin, by Bob Proehl

With any luck there'll be three or four more publishing in Nov/Dec, but more on those when I have the finished manuscripts on my desk.

Upcoming call for Proposals

Still no decision on this, but I'm crossing my fingers that we'll be able to announce an open call for proposals at some point in October - more details as soon as I have them, obviously.

Currently on the headphones:

"The Time Is Now" by Moloko.

Monday, May 19, 2008

A little more Reality

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday evening - it was a great crowd, and a reading that was both funny and harrowing. Here are a couple of pictures (courtesy of our own Ms Heitlinger) of John in reading and signing action:

Tomorrow I'll post an update on how the series is shaping up for the rest of 2008...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sabbath on Saturday (now with more links!)

Chaya from Housing Works just dropped off some awesome posters for John Darnielle's reading on Saturday.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 7:00 PM

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats is working in a new genre. Tonight he'll be reading from his brand new book, "his first novel and a stunning piece of rock criticism and appreciation" Black Sabbath's Master of Reality, the newest in the 33 1/3 series of chapbooks about seminal records.

New York Magazine chose the event as a critics pick for the weekend, and Gothamist has an interview with John up this morning that features this nugget:

Which New Yorker do you most admire? This is a tough question and it depends on whether you want natives-only or people who came to be from NYC. If the latter I gotta go with either DJ Kool Herc. If it's gotta be natives, gimme Edith Wharton.

You can also check out the Mountain Goats on Friday (tonight!) at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Tickets are surprisingly still available (and only $25).

And over at the Powells blog, Ed Park (whose novel Personal Days I am very much looking forward to reading) talks a little about the series in general and the Sabbath book in particular.


Thursday, May 22, 7:30pm

Music writing event featuring 33 1/3 authors Matthew Stearns (Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation), Michael Fournier (The Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime), and Amanda Petrusich (Nick Drake’s Pink Moon). The discussion will be moderated by Rolling Stone’s Jenny Eliscu.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sabbath on Saturday

Just a quick reminder that John Darnielle will be reading from his new book about Master of Reality on Saturday evening, at the Housing Works Used Books Cafe in New York City.

Please do come along if you're in town! Oh, and it kicks off at 7pm, so don't be late...

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Interim House benefit, May 29th, Dorchester MA

Any of you in the Boston area might be interested in this benefit event, featuring two old-school 33 1/3 authors - Warren Zanes (author no.1 in the series) and Joe Pernice (author no.5).

They'll be joined - and possibly even upstaged - by superstar authors Michael Patrick MacDonald, George Pelecanos, and Tom Perrotta. There are some fantastic items up for auction, including two tickets to a Red Sox game in Theo Epstein's personal box!

You can find more about the auction here, and more details on the event as a whole right here.