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Danny Bland In Case We Die Book Interview

Posted by on Oct.07, 2013, under Current Shows No Comments

Danny Bland In Case We Die Book Cover

In Case We Die by first time author/longtime musician/road manager Danny Bland is set in Seattle in the early 90’s. Protagonist Charlie Hyatt is a heroin addict who works the graveyard shift in a porn shop. But Bland is a sneaky devil and weaves a love story and tale of redemption into this seedy world, a world that you’ll be glad you got  sucked into.

Bland has a lot of life experiences to draw on and the main character Charlie Hyatt, is based on himself , although he won’t divulge exactly which parts.

In this interview we talk about how the book came together, why he wrote a fiction book instead of a memoir and getting some famous friends together to create an incredible audiobook version of In Case We Die.

Buy In Case We Die. Download an excerpt from the book here. Follow Danny on Twitter. Find Danny on Facebook.

Yoko Ono Reconsidered: Lisa Carver Interview

Posted by on Dec.03, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

Lisa Carver aka Lisa Suckdog has written a thought provoking book called Reaching Out With No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono, that allows Carver to channel Ono while pondering life. While looking at life through the lens of Ono can turn a world upside down, it’s also freeing. Carver hopes that people will put down the book and “go live” and there’s much to be inspired by in Carver’s writing.

Carver previously wrote the popular fanzine Roller Derby  and authored the books Dancing Queen: The Lusty Adventures of Lisa Crystal Carver, Drugs Are Nice: A Post-Punk Memoir and The Lisa Diaries.

In this interview we talk about putting the book together, Ono as a feminist and what art piece by Ono Carver hopes people will emulate with her book.

Buy Reaching Out with No Hands: Reconsidering Yoko Ono. Visit the official Suckdog site.

Interview: Judy McGuire and Cliff Mott “The Official Book Of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll Lists”

Posted by on Jul.02, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

Judy McGuire (aka “Date Girl” for Seattle Weekly) has put together The Official Book Of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N” Roll Lists.  McGuire is joined by a raucous cast of fellow list contributors including Andrew W.K., Michael Musto,  Handsome Dick Manitoba, and a host of other musicians, scenesters, and interesting characters.

Some of the lists in the book include:

-The 10 Most Iconic Crotches in Rock History

-14 Lovemaking Tips From Motley Crue

-The 10 Worst Parents In Rock

-5 Pot-Smoking Tips from Willie Nelson

-The 10 Worst Things About Being The Only Girl On The Tour Bus (By Bad Religion’s Tour Manager)

And you know you’re in for a treat when a book’s forward is written by Oderus Urungus of Gwar and the text is spectacularly accompanied by illustrations from Cliff Mott (Cracked, Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler)!

Given the subject matter for this book and interview, how could we not talk about fisting, drugs and what lists McGuire and Mott would find themselves on?

Buy The Official Book of Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Lists. Follow Judy on Twitter. Check out Cliffs’ website.  Read Judys’ “Date Girl” column.  Come and hear Judy read from her book at the book launch party July 12th at Powerhouse Arena.

Interview: Duff McKagan “It’s So Easy (and other lies)

Posted by on Oct.15, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

Duff McKagan‘s “It’s So Easy (and other lies)” is not your typical rock memoir.  It goes far beyond being a “Guns and Roses Book” and allows Duff to tell his story.  Deeply personal, raw and honest, McKagan lays himself bare to share his journey outside his famous bands.  He is so much more than “just a musician”.

McKagan allows the reader into his world with such honesty, that you can almost feel him uncovering new truths as he reflects on his past.

With no co-author (a rarity among musician “authors”), McKagan’s voice comes through clearly and unfiltered.

In this interview, McKagan talks about the journey to becoming a writer, his roller coaster ride through success, addiction and sobriety and how Joe Strummer and The Clash have influenced him to this day.

Buy It’s So Easy: and other lies. Follow Duff on Twitter. Find Duff on Facebook and get book signing information there. See more Duff over on the Simon and Schuster webpage for the book. And, check out all the info for Duff McKagan’s Loaded here.