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    Our Band Could Be Your Life
    Michael Azerrad

    This book is coming out next month and has interviews with everyone in the band [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Lots of stories from the early days [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img]

    This is going to be great

    ** Super big thanks to JCrumbliecookies for the tip! **

    Here is where you can pre-order it –
    [img]http://service.bfast.com/bfast/serve?bfmid=2181&sourceid=653081&bfpid=0316063797&bfmtype=book[/img] BarnesandNoble.com * free shipping + you can read an excerpt here too!


    Lots of other cool bands listed too

    [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]



    Super find. Kudos to JCrumblyCookies!



    [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img] Not only did he find it, he is in it [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]



    <BLOCKQUOTE><font>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jeremiah:
    <STRONG> [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img] Not only did he find it, he is in it [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Lucky son of a *mumbles* [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]



    <BLOCKQUOTE><font>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by deepsludge:
    <STRONG>Killer I see some bands I like on there! I have a book called Penguin’s bok of rock and roll and it has a thurston moore doing a diary about life on teh road and praising dino from this era , and belive it has some talks wiht him an dJ i need to check that . I definitely want this book


    Please do! Like to see what is in there [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]



    That Thurston tour diary is amazing…I have a photocopy of it from when I was at UNI. When I was feeling low I used to read that and cheer myself up…it’s fucking hilarious.

    just ordered that book from Amazon…it’s 16 quid in the UK – can’t wait till it’s released. All my favorite bands – hope there’s some god Pettibon cartoons in it – I love that guy – has he ever released a book of his SST artwork??



    thanks jeremiah. i am buying that book for sure. i bet its fucking awesome. micahael azerrad is kool.. umm, is there somewhere online with that thurston diary. i am sure its on somewhere. everything is. just gotta find it.



    That book should be cool.I`m glad someone is telling the story of what happened between from punk`s early years to grunge,that story between 81-91 is`nt well told enough,and it`s an important chapter in this music.



    If you are buying this @ BarnesandNoble.com you can use this code to save some $$ [img]images/smiles/converted/smile.gif[/img]

    Get $10 off $40 purchase for NEW Customers! use code BNVISAX

    will probably expires soon though!



    The book is also available at Amazon.com
    Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316 063797/qid=996679266/sr=1-1/ref=sc_b_1/104-0615453-2331107
    Here is a coupon code for $5 off if you purchase $35 worth of stuff: AMZNENTRW535 (it expires on 8/31).
    Amazon is charging $18.16…if you have not ordered from Barnes & Noble before, use the coupon Jeremiah posted…however, if you are not a new customer to Barnes & Noble, try the Amazon deal….I hope the Dinosaur Jr. segments are lengthy.

    <FONT>[ August 01, 2001 11:26 AM: Message mutated 1 time, lastly by JPeckinpah ]</font>



    By the way, who is this "JCrumbliecookies" person ?….why is he mentioned in the book ?…and (if you check the "101" section of the site) why does he know so much about Artie Sinatra ?….hmmm…there is suspicion….can we have clues posted as to her/his identity ?…or am I rudely blowing someone’s cover…..if so, ignore this post.



    [img]images/smiles/converted/eek2.gif[/img]This punk Azerad is stealing my life goals…as an aspiring journalist (I’ll be on the school paper next year after 1 year of a Journalism course) I wanted to write a book like that but noooo. [img]images/smiles/converted/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/twak.gif[/img] Of course I’ll buy it though, it looks good. I guess.



    Got my copy from Barnes & Noble yesterday. Started reading the minute I unwrapped it. Read the Dino bit (of course), parts of the Replacements story and most of the Mudhoney chapter. Read about a show I was at, which was cool. Wish the stories hadn’t ended. Hope Mr. Azzerad has a follow-up planned! Jeremiah, thanks for tippin’ us off to this one. [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]



    I got mine and I was surprised to see how much Lou, Murph, and J hated each other. [img]images/smiles/converted/frown.gif[/img] Wow. Did everyone else know this?



    Taken from a Spin mag promotion for that Our Band Could… book.

    The New Math Rock
    Calculating the benefits of thrift and the cost of not selling out.

    -Number of references to indie rock "DIY" (do-it-yourself) ethic: 22
    -Number of times diminutive actor Mickey Rooney is connected to said ethic: 2
    -Number of times Dinosaur Jr. frontman/"slacker" icon J. Mascis is connected to said ethic: 0
    -Number of attendees at a June 1981 Black Flag performance in Santa Monica, CA: 3,500 people
    -Number of attendees at 1982 Black Flag performance in Tusla, OK: 2
    -Number of times Black Flag singer Henry Rollins broke his wrist by hitting an audience member on the head while performing: 2
    -Number of songs on the Minutemen’s 1981 "The Punch Line" EP: 18
    -Duration, in minutes, of the Minutemen’s "The Punch Line" EP: 15
    -Number of explanations given for the Minutemen’s band moniker: 2
    -Number of explanations pertaining to the brevity of their songs: 0
    -Number of references to alcohol consumption involving members of the Replacements: 40
    -Number of references to alcohol consumption involving Washington DC, straight-edge pioneers Minor Threat: 1
    -Number of times Minor Threat are compared to the Beatles: 1
    -Number of times NYC noise-rock upstarts Sonic Youth are compared to the Monkees: 1
    -Percentage of former Monkees who profess to be Butthole Surfers fans: 25
    -Number of scathing verbal bitch-slaps doled out to other musicians by former Big Black frontman Steve Albini: 10
    -Number of times per week that cash-strapped Sub Pop cofounder Bruce
    Pavitt sold his blood after arriving in Seattle in 1983: 2
    -Sup Pop cash assets at the time of its 1988 incorporation: $43,000
    -Amount of money made by Sub Pop as a result of Nirvana signing to Geffen in 1991: more than $1.5 million
    -Number of days required to record Husker Du’s 1984 double-album opus "Zen Arcade": 2
    -Estimated recording budget for entire Big Black catalog: $2,000-$3,000
    -Budget for Minutemen’s "This Aint No Picnic" video: $440
    -Reported budget for Blink-182’s "The Rock Show" video: $500,000
    -Percentage of woe in above two figures: 100

    * I have this spin but did not type it in. Stripped it from the watt list since it was already there [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]

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