BID ON A COPY OF ‘EVERYBODY LOVES OUR TOWN’ SIGNED BY KRIST NOVOSELIC, DUFF MCKAGAN & OTHERS

From Mark Yarm’s blog:

Bid on a hardcover copy of my book Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge signed by Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Loaded, the Fartz, etc.), Kurt Danielson (TAD), Jack Endino (producer; Skin Yard), Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks), Kim Warnick (Fastbacks), Marco Collins (radio DJ), Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA), Jason Finn (Love Battery, Skin Yard, PUSA), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Ben London (Alcohol Funnycar) and yours truly!

All proceeds go to the Susie Tennant Fund. Make sure to check out the other cool items being auctioned off to benefit Susie, Nirvana’s former Northwest promotion rep, who is fighting ovarian cancer.

Thanks to Rocket:

OVERCAST HYPE is a weekly, grunge-focused radio show on award-winning college internet station, Radio DePaul.Hosted by DJ Rocket, the show focuses on everything grunge, riot grrrl, 90’s nostalgia, the ‘Seattle Sound,’ as well as the underground music of the 90’s Northwest in general. Although the show usually follows the format of half music history lesson and half music, Rocket has also broadcasted a couple of interviews on Overcast Hype featuring 90’s artists such as BRAID and ALCOHOL FUNNYCAR, which are currently uploaded and archived on Overcast Hype’s website, http://rockethype.net. This upcoming month on Saturday, March 11th, you can expect to hear a live interview with Mark Yarm, author of best-selling oral history novel, Everybody Loves Our Town.

The interview will be broadcasted from Chicago, 3-5 PM on Saturday, March 11th, and you can listen live on Radio DePaul, http://radio.depaul.edu. In case you miss it, the interview will also be uploaded and archived for download on Overcast Hype’s website, http://rockethype.net. Mark your calendars and make sure to listen! Also make sure to check out Overcast Hype this upcoming Saturday, 3-5PM CST on Radio DePaul, Chicago’s College Connection!

  • GrungeAttack

    Can I bid on it from Japan? (I’m Japanese, you know)
    Really want this!!!

  • http://grungebook.tumblr.com Everybody Loves Our Town

    GrungeAttack, I just checked and it’s U.S. shipping only. Sorry, I’m not involved in the auction, aside from contributing/signing the book (it’s the hardcover version, btw, not the paperback version pictured above) and publicizing that it’s happening. Try contacting the seller to see if it’s definitely U.S.-only.

    And a small correction: The Overcast Hype show will air Saturday, March *10*.

  • no

    I saw someone post elsewhere on the site, that this book is pretty much the same book as Grunge Is Dead. Is that true?

  • Louderthanshit333

    I read both books and I found that there are a lot of stories in both books that don’t transcend into the other. I read both and learned from both.

  • http://grungebook.tumblr.com Everybody Loves Our Town

    No, to answer your question: They are not the same book. Same format, some overlap in stories (which is to be expected). I interviewed twice as many people, and in greater depth. Read some of the critical reaction to the book here: http://grungebook.tumblr.com/praise Thanks for your interest!

  • DownUpSide

    @ Everybody Loves Our Town:
    Just wanted to say that I finished the book recently and really enjoyed it. My hats off to you on the depth of people interviewed. It really felt like a definitive story. My only complaint would be a bit too much coverage of Candlebox. They stuck out like a sore thumb. Besides that, highly recommended!

  • GrungeAttack

    Oh, okay. Thanks anyway!

  • http://grungebook.tumblr.com Everybody Loves Our Town

    @DownUpSide Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. People seem to be split on the Candlebox sections, but I felt their story was an important one to tell (and one that has largely remain untold). Plus, the Madonna/Candlebox stories are pretty priceless.

  • http://grungebook.tumblr.com Everybody Loves Our Town

    Remained untold, that is.

  • DownUpSide

    Yeah, I can’t disagree with you there. Those stories were definitely interesting.

  • Millz

    I read both books and thought they were both great. I also really liked the Candlebox interviews. I know they took a lot of shit over the years but they wrote some great tunes that have stood the test of time. Their last album was great as well.