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June 30, 2007

22 Down, 30 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("Midnight Mavericks")

Midnight Mavericks is subtitled "reports from the Underground, and includes profiles of indie musicians, filmmakers, authors and cartoonists. Gene Gregorits founder of Sex & Guts magazine, interviews a wide selection of interesting subjects, from John Waters to Andrew W.K., from Patton Oswalt to Carla Bozulich. Gregorits is a knowledgeable interviewer, and draws his subjects into deep discussions about their craft. These interviews were always enlightening and intriguing, and I discovered several artists (mostly filmmakers) whose work I will search out. For fans of indie music and film, this book is an indispensable resource.

My favorite part of the book was the included CD, which includes interview excerpts and rare songs from Steve Wynn, the Kills, Lydia Lunch, the Flesh Eaters and others.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is Misery Loves Comedy, by Ivan Brunetti.

see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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