Monday, November 3, 2008
Contest: Perfect From Now On
In honor of Bookroomreview's Bloggy Book Carnival, I'm giving away one copy of the novel Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life by John Sellers
Author John Sellers Website!
Summary: John Sellers was powerless to resist the call of indie rock—once he finally heard it. In this hilarious and revealing memoir, Sellers meticulously charts his transformation from a teenage headbanger rebelling against his Dylan-obsessed father to a thirtysomething fixated on the obscure Ohio band Guided By Voices. Along the way, he commemorates the deaths of Ian Curtis and Kurt Cobain, makes a pilgrimage inspired by the Smiths, and riffs on Pavement and the other raucous bands that have ruled college radio since the 1980s. Packed with compulsively constructed lists, ridiculous formulas, and embarrassing confessions, this is a book for anybody who thinks that corporate rock still sucks.
How To Enter:
One Entry: Leave a comment with your email or blog link so I can get ahold of you if you win....and say WHY YOU WANT TO READ THIS!
Extra Entry: Listen to EITHER ONE of these two bands (you don't have to listen to both) and let me know who you listened too and what you thought (whether you liked them or not):
The Remorse Code
Obviously, you don't all have Myspace and therefore might not be able to add them, but if you listen to the music, like what you hear, and HAVE a Myspace, definitely think about adding them...and feel free to let them know we sent you their way!
Deadline: Saturday, November 8 at Midnight EASTERN time.
Click here to check out the host of this Carnival, as well as find more links for other book giveaways!
P.S. Don't forget to read/comment on the interview that author Stephanie Kuehnert did with musician Mike Ness from Social Distortion.