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The Good Inn’s Josh Frank Book Interview

Posted by on Apr.30, 2014, under Current Shows No Comments

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Who wouldn’t be intrigued by an introduction that states, “what follows is an illustrated novel,based on an in-the-works soundtrack,for a feature-length film that has yet to be made, about the first narrative pornographic movie ever made”? Josh Frank, Black Francis and illustrator Steven Appleby have created a world that gives depth beyond that pornographic film, and it’s called “The Good Inn”.  The film is the centerpiece of the story, but it is more an exploration of why the film was created, who created it, who the actors were, and Black Francis’ music used throughout the narrative to complete the semi-historical tale.

Frank, who has been friends with Francis for many years, heard the song cycle that inspired the movie idea and approached him about putting his film idea into book-form first.  Some of the songs are used throughout the book and bringing in Appleby to further give the narrative vision, compliments the story without overwhelming it. It’s a unique world to visit and one that should be stunning on film.

In this interview, Frank further explains the collaboration between himself, Appleby and Black Francis, plans for the film (which will be called Guncotton) and why artists should be allowed to create art.

Buy the book. Visit the website (where you can purchase t-shrits and lithographs). Find them on Facebook and Twitter. Upcoming book events.

News Round Up: Allman Movie Planned, Gramm’s New Book, Ratt And Roll And More

Posted by on Apr.15, 2013, under News No Comments


– Here’s what Mike Scott of The Waterboys was reading this weekend.

– Lou Gramm of Foreigner releases his book Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘n’ Roll on May 1st.  Here’s where he’ll be signing his book

– Stephen Pearcy of Ratt is about to unleash his book Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life in Rock on the world. He’ll also be out signing and what not.

– Burt Bacharach’s memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music out May 7th . Meet Burt

– Gregg Allman’s memoir My Cross to Bear has been optioned for a movie.  The question is, who’s going to play Cher?


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