Bee Thousand 33 1/3

Thursday, November 02, 2006

My able and wonderful assistant Yolande has just completed an Index for the book (which is not, of course, actually included in the book given who we are and how we operate around here). We are working on a 33 1/3 series size supplement printed in a suitably Bee Thousand-esque way to be distributed at readings and Robert Pollard shows during the upcoming Normal Happiness tour dates (books will be available at the shows) to those of you who get your hands on the books at those events.

I think there's real poetry in Yolande's categories and here are a few excerpts from the index. The 'B's' are especially exciting, as you'll see (but don't discount the allure of the 'R's'):

Bacchanalia: 88.
“Bakesale": 83.
Barrett, Syd: 129.

Big Star: 148.
Black Flag: 81.
Blues and Boogie Shoes: 109.
Brainiac: 31.
Brautigan, Richard: 134.
(The) Breeders: 31, 46.
Bread: 52.

Briars: 104.
British Invasion: 37-38, 41, 74, 82, 104.
Brothers Davies: 129.
Bukowski: 109.
Burroughs: 109.
Bush, George (“the Elder”): 123.

garage: 6, 11, 18, 31, 36, 41, 55-56, 73, 76, 83, 121, 143, 146-147.
Genesis: 4, 83, 129.
Gide, André: 67.

Laundry and Lasers: 21.
Led Zeppelin: 9.
Life Studies: 67.
Lion King: 123.
Lipps, Mike: 20.

REM: 72, 152.
Rickenbacker: 59.
Rimbaud, Arthur: 88.
“Rime of the Ancient Mariner:” 54.
“Rip Van Winkle:” 107.

Twinn-Johnson, Nolen: 85-86.
“(The) Two Thousand Pound Bee (Part I):” 45.
two-track: 148.
Tzara, Tristan: 95.

Here's news of a couple of Bee Thousand book events.

Monday 13 November, 7.oo PM

I'll be at the very down CAKESHOP (haven't been there--I'm not down--but that's what I hear) at 152 Ludlow Street, New York City, at 7:oo PM on Monday, 13 November reading from and doing various things associated with the Bee Thousand book. The reading is near The Bowery Ballroom where Robert Pollard will be playing just after the event. Ben Sisario will also be reading from his 33 1/3 book on The Pixies' Doolittle.


Saturday 18 November, 6.oo PM

A similar event though slightly modified to meet the tastes and needs of the denizens of Noho, will take place at Turn It Up (5 Pleasant Street), the storied music store in Northampton, MA, just before the Robert Pollard show that evening at the nearby Pearl Street club.

Word soon about a Boston or Cambridge book event on the 17th of November before the RP show at The Paradise . . .