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Mike Scott of The Waterboys Talks About “Adventures Of A Waterboy”

Posted by on Sep.18, 2012, under Current Shows No Comments

One of our favorite memoirs of this year, Mike Scott’s “Adventures of a Waterboy”, has just received it’s US release after being available in Europe for a few months.  Known since the mid ’80’s as one of the better songwriters on the globe, Edinburgh-born Scott tells the remarkable story of his first trip down to London at 17, where a kind Patti Smith arranges for a room and an evening out with her legendary band. About the same time, he also has a close encounter with Bob Dylan, and from there the reader is treated to a luxuriously-related guide to the formation, rise, and eventual fall of The Waterboys, his ever-evolving Celtic roots-rock band credited with pioneering the “Big Music” sound that greatly influenced iconic bands like U2, Simple Minds, and Hothouse Flowers, and can be heard today in the sound of The Decemberists, Dawes, The Head and the Heart, and many others.

In this interview with Rock Book Show, Scott talks about why he needed to share his story, the songwriting process (including insight into creating the hit “The Whole of the Moon”), why New York City is important to him, and gives some scoop about an American performance of “An Appointment With Mr Yeats“, his evening of W.B. Yeats poetry set to original music that won rave reviews from music fans and literature buffs alike when performed in Yeats’ own theatre in Dublin in 2010.

Buy Adventures of a Waterboy. Follow Mike on Twitter.  Find Mike on Facebook and get updates on where Mike will be reading from Adventures of A Waterboy.


Free Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday

Posted by on Sep.16, 2011, under News No Comments

The annual Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday the 18th.  There’ll be over 260 authors in attendance and over 100 panels, plus signings and more.  Check out all the details here .


Rock Book Show Interview: Emek “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist: Collected Works Of Aaarght!”

Posted by on Jul.01, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

 

Musicians aren’t the only artists involved in concerts.  Ever see an amazing gig poster for  The Decemberists, Deadmaus, Erykah Badu or Foo Fighters? Chances are, it was created by Emek. Though he works primarily in silkscreen, Emek has now upped his game by including laser cutting and embossing.  He’s even put his pieces onto sheets of copper.  He’s not just creating a poster, he’s creating a collectible work of art.

You may see some influence from poster art of the Sixties in Emek’s work, but as he says, “i’m not just the hippie guy”, and it’s obvious in the eclectic range of his work collected in this book.

Our interview also gives you a tour of some of his genre-spanning work from Bootsy Collins to Tool to Queens of The Stone Age, as well as some of his political posters which provide Emek with another platform to express his beliefs.  As he says, he is “trying to take something that has an expiration date printed right on it and give it some permenance”, and he has.  Another thing to love about Emek, is that most of his work is very affordable, so we can all own it.

Check out more of Emek’s work on his website and follow him on twitter.  And if you get the chance to meet him at a signing, don’t miss it!