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Mark Yarm, author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, graciously pointed out that I cracked the top 20 list of Bucks and Montgomery County (PA) folks making contributions to the entertainment world (just 19 steps below Bradley Cooper…who’d a thought?).

http://www.phillyburbs.com/entertainment/top-bucks-and-montgomery-entertainers-of/article_697bf9da-7bec-56d5-b13f-3510eca99a4d.html

I think I’m going to start called my book “award winning.” Why not…does anybody actually check on the award?

Totally gets the book…except for the part about Jack’s evil twin brother Steve…

http://www.phillyburbs.com/entertainment/bucks-author-goes-behind-the-scenes-of-a-musical-phenomenon/article_a5512b74-cad0-5107-a192-5f8c3e9d15ba.html

Sort of funny…

Posted: October 27, 2011 in East Coast Media

Stone’s brother Scott (Gosssard) was also in Pearl Jam…and I believe there’s a t-shirt that says, “Skin Yard is two fucking words!”  Other than that, I think the review pretty much nails it.

http://www.philadelphiastories.org/strangest-tribe-0

And this media announcement about an upcoming signing… Should there also be a t-shirt that says, “Mudhoney is one fucking word!”?

http://www.phillyburbs.com/blogs/book_checked/stephen-tow-to-discuss-seattle-grunge-movement-in-doylestown-on/article_5830bc58-009d-11e1-9474-0019bb30f31a.html

Phawker.com Interview

Posted: October 26, 2011 in East Coast Media

http://www.phawker.com/2011/10/25/psychotic-reactions-carbeuretor-dung-qa-w-grunge-historian-stephen-tow/

Interview With Philly AV Club

Posted: October 25, 2011 in East Coast Media

Nice interview, but I have to clarify some things:

1) Sixth question.  I said, “Everett True,” not “Edward Shrew.”  Kinda funny, though.

2) Fourth question.  I said, “North End of Seattle,” not “North Seattle.”

3) Throughout.  The band “TAD” should be spelled all in caps.

4) Second question.  The reference to the U-Men not ‘making out of Seattle’ should not be taken literally, since they obviously toured around the country.

4) Seventh question.  I said Walter E. Gogh wrote a letter to the Rocket about his alleged death, not with a phone call.

5) Third question.  The “early punk scene” I’m referring to is a general reference…meaning that punk rock had so many rules…it’s not directed specifically at Seattle.

6) Same question.  Yeah, I know Soundgarden liked Bauhaus…again, not to be taken literally.

http://www.avclub.com/philadelphia/articles/stephen-tow,63874/

Did a phone interview with Elliott Sharp from the Onion AV Club at 7:30 this morning.  If you’re not familiar with them, they do reviews of music, books, etc.  He asked some insightful questions…hopefully my answers sounded coherent, as they were pre-coffee.  The results will show up on avclub.com within the next few days in a Q&A format.