Archive for March, 2012

New Blog Coming

Posted: March 26, 2012 in Unrelated Shit

While I love Seattle music (I did write a book about it, you know), I will soon be starting a general rock n roll history blog.  I’m thinking of discussing different decades from varied perspectives.  Sound nebulous enough?  Let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to address (anything, that is, except for the Disney Channel.)

I’m thinking of beginning in a week or so.  Stay tuned.

Had a wonderful time yesterday at Princeton’s Local Author Expo.  Some of us were selected to speak about our book, and with a seven minute cap, I did my best…okay, quick: Lexicon of Grunge hoax, TAD makes up backstory about being savant backwoodsmen, Laura Vanderpool quote about living in the music scene.  The end.

I think my favorite part of the day was a conference on character development conducted by Scott Morgan, author of Character Development from the Inside Out.  See, my next book will be a novel, so… (arent’ you excited?)

Cheers.

Seattle Signing Event Update

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Seattle Events

Some exciting news.  Instead of the usual boring routine where I tell you how great my book is, Scott McCaughey will accompany us with an acoustic set.  He may be joined by other members of the Young Fresh Fellows and/or Squirrels.  The time and date have changed to accomodate this performance.  Needless to say, I’m pumped.

Location: Sonic Boom Records, in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood

When: Saturday, April 28, 5 pm

What: Scott plays, I sign books.  Maybe I read some?

New Seattle Signing Event!

Posted: March 19, 2012 in Seattle Events

Where: Sonic Boom Records, Ballard

When: Sunday, April 29, 3 pm

Why: I will have seen the Squirrels and the Young Fresh Fellows play the Sunset the night before, and I will need to stay happy.

as part of the Princeton Public Library Local Author Event on Saturday, March 24 from 1 to 4 pm.  The day will also include seminars by various professional writers.  And, since I am the best author to write about Seattle music who lives within a 20 miles radius of Philadelphia*, I have been selected to do a five minute reading at 3:10 pm.  Should be interesting…I’ll have to select the most abruptly outrageous passage to offer unsuspecting patrons.  Suggestions are appreciated.

Here is the link to the event:

http://princetonlibrary.engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=7184&EventID=121928

* – actually, they just randomly selected people to read, but you probably already knew that.

Posted: March 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

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These things are always fun…especially when they’re at an independent record store like Main Street Music.  They have a great selection of new and used vinyl and CDs…all at reasonable prices.

Prior to the event, MSM’s Jamie asked if she could order some relevant CDs ahead of time.  I suggested a few folks, and then when I got there I noticed they had–in addition to Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney–Gas Huffer, the Young Fresh Fellows, and, and…the Monkeywrench!  For those not familiar with the last band, the Monkeywrench was one of those Seattle super-group side project things featuring the U-Men’s Tom Price and Mark and Steve from Mudhoney.  I was proud…and one of my friends bought a copy at my urging.

Some friends and patrons watched as I did my Seattle schtick…nothing too outlandish, although this time I remembered to read the excerpt on the Thrown Ups’ “Dirtiest Band in the World” show at the Central.

I want to thank MSM’s Pat and Jamie for hosting the event as well as Lucky’s for contributing beers…and thanks to the folks who stopped by.