The 33 1/3 Author Q&A: Andy Miller

Last week, we featured The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society 33 1/3 author Andy Miller taking a second look at the album, and his book, on the 45th anniversary of the album’s release. Now we sit Andy down for a more personal chat. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the author of the fourth ever 33 1/3, Andy Miller, a reader, author and editor of books. He sings and plays guitar with the Gene Clark Five, and his writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Times, the Guardian, Esquire…

DJ Culture Week: Author Q&A

Happy DJ Culture Week! We’re celebrating the release of DJ Culture in the Mix, a groundbreaking edited collection that takes a critical academic look at international DJ culture. Meet the book’s editors, Bernardo (Ben) Attias, Anna Gavanas, and Hillegonda (Gonnie) Rietveld. What, in particular, drew you to writing/editing this book? AG:  After co-editing, with Ben Attias, a special issue on DJ culture for Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, we were inspired to bring some under-explored issues to the forefront and to collect the existing international expertise out there…

The 33 1/3 Author Q&A: Chris Ott

With the news that UK publisher Faber Social are set to release Ian Curtis’s journals, entitled So This Is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks, in Spring of next year, Joy Division fans the world over have sat bolt upright. In honor of the news–and the 25th anniversary of Unknown Pleasures in 2014–we reached out to our Unknown Pleasures 33 1/3 author Chris Ott about his book, the band, and Ian’s peculiar pull (ie: right now you can buy his kitchen table on eBay). What, in particular, drew you to writing about this…

Pete Astor Discusses the C86 Tape Reissue

We asked Pete Astor of The Weather Prophets and The Loft a few questions about the Cherry Red reissue of the infamous C86 mixtape. Pete has just handed in his complete manuscript for the forthcoming 33 1/3 on “Blank Generation” by Richard Hell and the Voidoids. We interviewed Pete about that book a while ago…read the full interview here. Pete’s early band, The Weather Prophets, were selected as one of the first bonus tracks on the c86 reissue so we thought he might have some interesting insights to share. 33…