Ada Wolin celebrates the life and sound of the iconic lead singer of the Shangri-Las, Mary Weiss. Following Mary’s death in January 2024, we look back at the legacy she leaves behind, and the ways she inspired a young female writer pitching their own 33 1/3.
33 1/3 fans, 11:30 AM, February 24th. Clare Nina Norelli, the author behind the first soundtrack in the 33 1/3 series, tells us more about her journey beyond the Douglas firs. She tells us more about her decision to pitch a soundtrack to our open call and the importance of celebrating Badalamenti’s ongoing musical legacy.
Kimberly Mack, the author by Living Colour’s Time’s Up, offers her advice on how to approach your 33 1/3 proposal. If you’re looking to submit during our open call, this post has some shrewd advice about the key things to consider during the proposal writing process.
Sitting down to write your proposal for the 33 1/3 open call? Will Hagle, the author behind Madvillain’s Madvillainy, offers his advice for would-be authors keen to be part of the series.
Now that the 33 1/3 series has officially turned 20 years old, we asked some of our very first authors to tell us how and why they picked the album they did. Steve Matteo, the author of The Beatles’ Let It Be, tells us why he chose the Fab Four’s final album together.
Joanna McNaney Stein shares one of her favorite Christmas albums: the soundtrack to Jim Henson’s, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, a musical about loving music.
András Rónai, the co-author of the Bea Palya’s I’ll Be Your Plaything 33 1/3 book, takes a deep dive into a traditional folk Christmas album: 9 Colinda by Makám and Irén Lovász. In particular, he looks at how the personal experiences of bandleader and composer, Zoltán Krulik, helped develop this multicultural album.