It’s a new year, and I’m glad to be here…(…working the Circulation Desk at the Ferndale Public Library). Looking forward to 2013.
What’s in the (book-)-news?
Author Warren Adler took to the Huffington Post Book
Blog recently to pose the grandiose question/challenge: “What Classics Will Our Century Produce?”
…Categories and subcategories abound!!
Meanwhile, cogitative and charmingly-confrontational music-historian / talk-show-host / gospel-punk singer Ian Svenonius has a new book out; Supernatural Strategies for making a Rock n’ Roll Group follows-up his 2006 musical-manifesto The Psychic Soviet. “…creating a rock ‘n’ roll group, like making a fancy meal, hasn’t anything to do with superstitions. …
It’s just a matter of applying scientific know-how in a systematic and controlled manner.”
The book has been described as part instructional guide for wide-eyed up-and-comers curious about all the expected / potential pitfalls dotting the road between “Sex, Drugs, Sound, Group-Photos,” how to take care of “The Van,” and “Manufacturing Nostalgia.”
More info from Akashic Books/Records. an indispensable guide for a new generation just aching to boogie.
While you’re here… Interested in more music-books?
NPR’s book-site shared this intriguing profile of author Laina Dawes, a black woman obsessed with Judas Priest. She penned a memoir What Are You Doing Here? -“A Black Woman’s Life & Liberation through Heavy Metal”
When “connecting” with your fellow fans is an uphill battle…
More book/literary-issues regarding women, then?
Let’s go across the pond – to an article posted by the TelegraphUK – regarding the recent awarding of the Costa Awards (for authors in Great Britain and Ireland).