Saturday, January 7, 2012

33 Days Author Bill See On Vinyl Record Talk - Tuesday January 10th, 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Radio Dentata




Los Angeles and the roads that stretch away: 1987.

Like every city, Los Angeles has always had its own music scene. This has existed independently of the Music Industry with the big "M" and the big "I", and in the 80s this scene existed in confrontational opposition to the coporate dinosaur bands, the hair metal bands, and the synthesizer bands whose uninspired and contrived music this "I"ndustry of Los Angeles spued out into the world.

Bill See was one such member of one such band in confrontational opposition to that force in music and art that has put dollars over authentic energy since, well, probably the ancient Greeks.

Bill See's book "33 Days" is an autobiographical work, in part derived from the diaries he kept while fronting the band Divine Weeks as a young man in his twenties, and in equal measure taken from his own current perspective on his origins, which is that of a writer whose fate was to have his life profoundly touched by family and friends that once breathed the same gritty Los Angeles air as chroniclers like John Fante and Charles Bukowski.

It is one more book, one more very good book, in that vein of Fante, Bukowski, and Henry Rollins, where in the city known for its grand fictions, the best way to confront is to just write what you know.

We are very proud to have Bill See as our guest on Vinyl Record Talk. Listen live at Radio Dentata, Tuesday, January 10th 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Find out more about Bill See and Divine Weeks at 33 Days The Book.
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