December 24, 2007
If only for its annual Yo La Tengo all covers request benefit show and incredibly wonderful music blog, WFMU is one of my favorite radio stations of all time.
In 1986, the station started a magazine, LCD, and for almost two years it was filled with a glorious combination of art and writing. The Best of LCD: The Art and Writing of WFMU collects the cream of this publication, including contributions from such pop culture giants Harvey Pekar, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Kaz, Johnny Marr, Amy Rigby, Mark Newgarden, Daniel Johnston, and Tony Millionaire. Director Jim Jarmusch puts this short-lived literary phenomenon in perspective in his foreword to this collection, a must-have for any fan of '80's indie culture.
For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.
My next book is the graphic novel, James Sturm's America: God, Gold And Golems.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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)