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Friday roundup!

DOUBLE AUTHORS IN THE KEY OF METRO
Mike Fournier (Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime) and Zeth Lundy (Stevie Wonder’s Songs In the Key of Life) were recently given the 5-questions treatment in the Boston Metro. Good stuff. Here’s Zeth’s interview, and here’s Mike’s.

Updating a previous post, you can stream Mike Fournier’s interview on WPRB out of Princeton here.

RID OF ME IN ERASING CLOUDS
Kate Schatz’s 33 1/3 on PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me got a nice write up on Erasing Clouds.

…as she offers her own interpretation of Rid of Me, she also gives us a new interpretation of what it means to write “a book about an album.” The 33 1/3 Series has had a few different approaches to the project, besides the obvious music critical/biographical one: memoir, memoir-like fiction, a “field guide”, a book-length interview. But with one quick, solid blow, Schatz has expanded the format anew, clearing the way for more, and more interesting, approaches in the future.

BEEFHEART ON NPR
NPR’s World Cafe program has chosen Kevin Courrier’s 33 1/3 on Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica as one of 8 selections in their Summer Reading Series. An interview is in the works…more on that later!

IT’S LIKE MONSTERS OF ROCK IN BOOK FORM

“After 50 books in the series on pop, rock, R&B and more, it was high time to add metal to mix,” says editorial director David Barker. “SLAYER and SABBATH seemed the perfect place to start, and the two approaches in these books will show the scope of the series.”

From 93X out of Minneapolis. There is also a link to D.X. Ferris’s MySpace page for the Slayer book. I’d never noticed that if you take half of 666, you get 333, and that’s not a far cry from 33.3. So there you have it, something to think about over the weekend…

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