Books

Graphic Novel “Merriment”, Written by Joe Steinhardt and Illustrated by Marissa Paternoster, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2024

an extended metaphor for Joe and Marissa’s friendship

DFA: The Early Years Book by Photographer Tim Soter Announced

By admin | November 28, 2023

“Hey, can I photograph everyone at DFA?”.

The McCartney Legacy: Volume 1: 1969 – 73 Book by Adrian Sinclair and Allan Kozinn Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2023

a story starring a man who was in two of the biggest bands of all time

The Fantastic Three Early Notes

By Iman Lababedi | June 19, 2023

I think it should be ready for writing by late this year or early next year….

“The Shards” by Bret Easton Ellis Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 16, 2023

Enervating and intoxicating, going nowhere really

Book Review, AC/DC at 50 by Martin Popoff

By Steve Crawford | March 1, 2023

solid history of the band or is an AC/DC completist, this book would make a suitable gift

Barbra’s Much-Anticipated Memoir is Coming Soon!

By admin | February 8, 2023

she tells her story in her own words

Book Review: “Pink Floyd and The Dark Side of the Moon: 50 Years,” by Martin Popoff

By Steve Crawford | January 25, 2023

What better gift for a Baby Boomer loved one?

Book Review: Alice Cooper @ 75 by Gary Graff  

By Steve Crawford | January 12, 2023

the depth of his work isn’t at the scope to adequately fill this 75-chapter tome

“Chuck Berry: An American Life,” by RJ Smith  Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | January 1, 2023

“Either he was a very complicated man, or there was no THERE there. I’m still really not sure which.”  

Bob Dylan’s “The Philosophy of Modern Song” Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | November 8, 2022

room in his heart for both Santana and Johnny Ray

“This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick,” Author – Brian J. Kramp; Foreword by Jeff Ament, Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | September 23, 2022

completely prickish behavior

Martin Popoff’s “Bowie @ 75” Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | September 6, 2022

a life and career that deserves celebration

Cliff Richard’s “The Dreamer: An Autobiography” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 4, 2022

not a dreamer but a steely eyed businessman and pop musician

Nisrine Tracey’s “Cosy Rambles” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2022

a world in which both good and evil are repaid in kind and God presides over all

Felix Cavaliere Memoir of a Rascal

By admin | February 23, 2022

Sharing his stories

Elliott Smith – Going Nowhere, A New Graphic Novel By Holdenaccio

By Alyson Camus | February 5, 2022

Elliott’s spirit is fully alive

A Question Mark: The Reviews Are Coming

By Alyson Camus | November 4, 2021

When you write a book, you have to expect reviews

“Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon” A New Audiobook From Malcolm Gladwell

By admin | October 21, 2021

a window into Paul Simon’s legendary career

‘Faith, Hope and Carnage,’ A New Book By Nick Cave

By Alyson Camus | September 18, 2021

‘It has been a strange, anchoring pleasure’

BEST OF SUMMER 2021 READING – “SUBURBAN GANGSTERS” BY AUTHOR MICHAEL P. DINEEN

By Jimmy Star | August 16, 2021

“Suburban Gangsters: A Compelling Tale Of Life In The Drug Trade”

A question mark

A Question Mark: An Upcoming Book About Elliott Smith’s Mysterious Death

By Alyson Camus | August 7, 2021

published by Genius Books in October

SohoJohnny Celebrates New Comic Book Series “Mandate for Humanity”

By admin | March 9, 2021

chosen to fight histories two biggest evils…that of fear and apathy

Yes, Him: Jahn Xavier Returns As A Soul Man Turned Poet

By Jahn Xavier | January 24, 2021

Each breath is a reminder

“What Did You Do In The Pandemic, Daddy?” I Read, Mostly About Music

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2020

round em up

Cruel to Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe by Will Birch Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 24, 2020

like he is James Bigglesworth if not Drain Lowe

“More Songs About Chocolate And Girls”: A Short Story

By Iman Lababedi | April 12, 2019

Nothing can destroy these bonds, nothing can stop us now. We will always love each other.

Butthole Surfers “What Does Regret Mean?” Book Signing in Austin March 22 w/ Band Members in Attendance

By admin | February 14, 2019

fully authorized visual history book

Memory Motel: Michelle Meets Mick’s Grandparents

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2019

swinging between faith and disbelief.

Jail Weddings’ Gabriel Hart Releases His Debut Novel ‘VIRGINS IN REVERSE/THE INTRUSION’ Today

By admin | January 8, 2019

Gabriel Hart breaks out of the confines of song to deliver a literary Chinese Finger Trap

The Correct Use Of Soap: A Short Story

By Iman Lababedi | January 3, 2019

You would have thought they’d have cancelled the event on the very day the President was assassinated, no?

Memory Motel: Michelle Makes Her Peace

By Iman Lababedi | December 20, 2018

a half hidden lie somewhere below

Memory Motel: A Complication

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2018

There are forces that will want to disrupt the show, who are tired of the constant disturbance of the physical world and want it to end.

Memory Motel: Stones Fighting

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2018

“I want to punch you in the nose about it….”

Memory Motel: When Mick And Keith Never Met

By Iman Lababedi | November 21, 2018

“This is all I do care about.”

Memory Motel: Rehearsals

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2018

it isn’t our job to bore our fucking audience into joining us in the f afterlife

Memory Motel: A Recruit

By admin | October 31, 2018

“Will you die already, you fucking loser… will you kill yourself?”

Memory Motel: Florence And Me

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2018

the same girl gave me my happiest and saddest moments in my 26 years of lousy existence

Memory Motel: Part 47: Ghost Classifieds

By Iman Lababedi | October 10, 2018

Go haunt Florence or spy on her in the shower or something…

Mid Tempo: A Short Story

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2018

there is something you never, ever do to an orphan. You never abandon them

Memory Motel: Part 46: The Opposition

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2018

they are scary motherfuckers and they hate any living thing… and quite a few dead ones

Memory Motel, Part 43: Strummer Saves The World? 

By Iman Lababedi | September 26, 2018

The cost of mortality is service to others

Home And Heroin Chic

By Elle Smith | September 26, 2018

heroin is the drug of choice for blown-out communities across the country

Memory Motel: Once You Go Black

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2018

I’m gonna kill him

Memory Motel: A Rock N Roll Fantasy – Chapter 42

By Iman Lababedi | September 12, 2018

watched King, a youthful forty year old again, with Muddy Waters, playing blues standards

Memory Motel: A Rock N Roll Fantasy – Chapter 41: Strummer Calling

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2018

she stood face to face with Joe, who head lowered, her ears down, and she nuzzled him

Memory Motel: A Rock N Roll Fantasy – Chapter 39 – When Worlds Collide

By Iman Lababedi | August 23, 2018

“Anything is not merely possible but likely…”

Memory Motel: A Rock N Roll Fantasy – Chapter 38 – The Plaza Suite

By Iman Lababedi | August 14, 2018

“I used to roadie for the Stones, kid.” Phillip lied

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Five SectionSeven: Ghost Lover

By Iman Lababedi | August 9, 2018

It was a bizarre haunting in so many ways

Memory Motel: A Rock And Roll Fantasy, Part Five Section Six Phantom Babe

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2018

“Mumbo jumbo?”