Former Dwarves’ bassist Danny Bland’s first novel, about a doomed junkie couple, has been published by Fantagraphics, and that’s cool. But even cooler is the audio book released by Local 638 Records. Bland, who has been road manager to countless artists including Mark Lanegan, Dave Alvin and Greg Dulli has pulled in favors from his numerous musician friends. He’s gotten Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, Aimee Mann, John Doe, Steve Earle, Fear’s Lee Ving, the MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Dulli, and others to read chapters from his book for the audio book. Damn cool.
Listen to Mark Arm read Chapter Seven here at the Local 638 Records site.
For more on the book, check out Brooklyn Vegan’s post.