August 29, 2012
The First Time I Heard The Smiths
The fourth book in the series I've been slowly unveiling is now out. It's The First Time I Heard The Smiths, and it contains thirty-seven short first-person essays by musicians and writers about their initial experiences with Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce.
(cover design: Joel Westendorf)
Included in this installment: Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think), Miki Berenyi (Lush), Andrew Kenny (The American Analog Set), Lou Rhodes (Lamb), Simon Scott (Slowdive), Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), Mark Wright (Hood), Matt Keppel (Microfilm), Ben Pleng (Yeti Lane, Cyann & Ben), Sam Rosenthal (Black Tape for a Blue Girl), Billie Lindahl (Promise and the Monster), Simon Dunford (The Bardots), Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers William, Ormonde), Meredith Meyer, Steven Dora (Geneva), Ben Daniels (A Sunny Day In Glasgow), Jennifer Baron (The Ladybug Transistor, The Garment District), Finn Vine (White Rose Transmission, Genuflex), Gary Deveney (My Latest Novel), Patrick Boutwell (The Brother Kite), Adam Forkner (Yume Bitsu, White Rainbow), Tim Arndt (Near the Parenthesis), Matt Baum (Desaparecidos, Bright Eyes), Christopher Moll (The Postmarks), Rebecca Coseboom (Halou, Stripmall Architecture); Sam Valenti (founder of record label Ghostly International); and writers like Caroline Leavitt, Vestal McIntyre, Jeffery Conway, Libby Cudmore, R. Zamora Linmark, Douglas Ferguson, Jason Schneiderman, Matthew Hittinger, Sheri Joseph, Douglas A. Martin, and Alistair McCartney.
Links where the book can be found:
In related news, the book series has started to get some cool press from magazines and blogs. Here's a recent article from the great Slicing Up Eyeballs site, and here's an interview I recently gave with Amber Crain from When the Sun Hits.
Coming next: The First Time I Heard Kate Bush!
Posted by scottheim at August 29, 2012 02:46 PM
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