Listen: Former Dwarves’ Bassist Writes Junkie Novel


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.

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael has had three novels published that comprise the "Freak Scene Dream trilogy": "True Love Scars," "The Flowers Lied" and "Untitled" which can be ordered here. His new book, "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey," can be pre-ordered from HoZac Books. In November Backbeat Books will publish "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg," which can be be pre-ordered here.

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