This was an extremely competitive round with unprecedented submission numbers. So first of all, thank you to everyone who submitted and to everyone who keeps us going. From 605 proposal we have selected 16 to become books in the series. I’ll introduce each author and approach to you over the next three weeks but first I’d like to present the complete list of books. You’re bound to disagree with some of my selections but I truly feel that these 16 proposals were outstanding original pieces of thought that will make brilliant additions to this series.
As you know we’ve had a very busy fall…with the publication of books on Metallica, Beat Happening, Miles Davis and Phish. And the spring promises the Grateful Dead, Sleater-Kinney, Blondie, New Kids on the Block and The Geto Boys. The books selected from the 2015 open call listed below will be published in the Spring of 2017 and beyond.
Oh and please join me in conversation with George Grella and Bryan Parker tomorrow (Thursday, November 5th) at WORD bookstore in Greenpoint. We’ll be talking Jazz, Seattle, my sleeping habits and many other exciting things. 7:00pm, or join us for a drink after at t.b.d. bar up the street.
Without further adieu, the next 16 books in the 33 1/3 series will be:
Jawbreaker’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy by Ronen Givony
Tori Amos’ Boys for Pele by Amy Gentry
Björk’s Homogenic by Emily Mackay
Fugazi’s In on the Kill Taker by Joe Gross
Modern Lovers’ The Modern Lovers by Sean L. Maloney
Merle Haggard’s Okie from Muskogee by Rachel Rubin
Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Peepshow by Samantha Bennett
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version by Jarett Kobek
Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach by Roshanak Kheshti
Japan’s Tin Drum by Agata Pyzik
Lou Reed’s Transformer by Ezra Furman
Angelo Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks OST by Clare Nina Norelli
Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night by Patrick Rivers & Will Fulton
Bob Mould’s Workbook by Walter Biggins and Daniel Couch