MTV News has Wise Young Fool on this deep list of books you should read this summer. Or about music. Or with cool hair. Or something. Although they probably only picked it because I am boys with Kurt Loder and we once tailgated at a UFC event together. Also, I used to date Martha Quinn. In any case, MTV is always right.
Turns out my inner Classic Rock name is Boy Deepseed. I also once played keytar on an album called "Sound is Best Eaten Soundly". My Holy Grail record is Mountain's "Nantucket Sleighride."
I dare you, yes DARE you to find out who you really are down inside. Way, way down inside.
And then make all your friends do it too.
Killer track list also!
Check it out here.
Here's a teaser for the print version of the excellent London lit rag Litro Magazine, which is out next week. Check the cover. It's the All Music edition! I was lucky to have a short story selected for it by Bloc Party's singer/git player Kele Okereke, who is guest editor. It also features killer illustrations by Babak Ganjei. Very much worth buying a copy or two. Lit mags need your support and love. I, of course, just need your love.
The paperback of Wise Young Fool, everyone's favorite rude black comedy punk rock love story opus, is officially being released today. Have some cake! Open up some champagne! Maybe snag a copy or two to insulate your recording studio with.
The very cool Litro Magazine asked me to write a short essay for their series "I Remember". It's an interesting concept: the piece must be five paragraphs, each exactly four sentences long. And every other sentence must begin "I remember..." My contribution about growing up on the grounds of a psychiatric hospital just went live. Check it out here.
It's Paul's birthday. Sure, it's cool to be down on him and make Wings/Linda jokes and loudly prefer John, but there's a reason so many Beatles songs endure, and it's the astonishing mechanics beneath the songs that we rarely hear, often supplied by Paul's bass and piano. This line just absolutely kills.