Episode 38 6/14/15
The great Greg Gattine (Radio Woodstock’s resident rock ’n roll genius) joined me to interview Jon Fine. Fine’s Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear), is “Everything a cult-fave musician’s memoir should be: It’s a seductively readable book that requires no previous knowledge of the author, Bitch Magnet or any other band with which he’s played.” Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Gatine and Fine take you back to the time when everyone thought their band was going to change the world.
Lisa Glatt’s The Nakeds brings us to California in the early 70’s. On the day her parents marriage falls apart, young Hannah takes a fateful walk to school, and is struck by a hit-and-run driver. Her life is irrevocability changed, and when her mother goes on to date a nudist (The Nakeds!), all their lives take a turn they wouldn’t have expected.
Ok, pay attention: William Joyce (Emmy and Oscar Winner) introduces us to his younger self, Billy Joyce, in this delightful memoir, Billy’s Booger. William is a successful writer, illustrator and filmmaker. Billy is in 4th grade and likes art more than math. More than anything, really. When the principal has a contest to see who can write the best book, Billy is sure he can finally make his mark. Billy’s Booger also contains Billy’s Booger, the book Billy Joyce drew in 4th grade! For the kid itching to break out in all of us.
Interested in reading the books we talked about on the show?