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

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.


Beyond the Pale said...

Hi--are any of the Housing Works/Darnielle posters available?

John Mark said...

We only got a few in the office... They probably ran out at Housing Works, but it might be worth checking with them?

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