maybe an ebook, or whatever
except a documentary was just made about house gigs in manchester between 2003 and 2006, so fuck knows, maybe
"Feeel laaak iii ahhhhm juurrrrssse tooo cloooose to love yoooooooou" song?
Especially if there's a big bit about Codeine in it. I was looking for a book on Codeine recently. Is there one?
wouldnt be a massive book obviously. probably 33 1/3 size.
do it anyway.
i'll proof read it for you. For Free.
(it's not like many books make money anyway). A smaller press, maybe one with a music focus might conceivably be interested if it heard a good pitch and got a decent sample though. I doubt they'd offer much of an advance though, if at all, you though you could make some money from sales eventually.
Maybe it's a good project for self publishing? Do it for Kindle or similar, set the price at a reasonable level, and you get 70%. It's a niche enough market that people who are interested would buy it, and and you could target advertising quite effectively if you got the support of different bands/labels/websites.
But write it anyway, it's not about the money man.
self-publishing is a good idea i think. i just need a project to get my teeth into outside of work more than anything
But make sure you pay someone to edit it properly for you.
I'm not sure it's that much of a longshot. name it after a Low record.
how much would you pay?
for an ebook i'd think about £3. paper copy £5? idk
seriously though, I probably wouldn't be interested in reading a book on the scene unless it was by someone who lived through it. or at least featuring a lot of contrubutions from those people
if you could get the right people on board, though, then you might have a project. it basically has to be a slowcore 'Our Band...'.
what kind of scope are you thinking of, re: bands? would you go as far as the Kranky types? Burnt Hair Records, Duster, the whole mid/late 90s US space rock and drone scene?
i'd like to do interviews with Codeine, Low and Galaxie 500 that are part of seperate chapters, plus little features of bands like American Analog Set, Bedhead, Idaho. i was thinking of linking to labels such as Kranky, but in the context of Slowcore. Jessica Bailiff would be a good tie i think.
didn't Sparhawk record/produce 'Even In Silence'? he does backing vocals on 'Trust' (what a tune that is).
I reckon it's definitely worth covering the fringes of the scene. have you ever heard 'Hier Kommt Der Schwarze Monde' by Valium Aggelein? that's one of the great slow, dreamy indie rock outliers. and definitely check out the Michigan space rock scene bands of the late nineties. Asha Vida, Auburn Lull...
I mean, slowcore paved the way for so much open-ended/minimal stuff. a rich tapestry, for sure.
oh, and you should definitely interview Kramer in addition to those bands. produced for G500 and Low. but you know that.
maybe Thurston Moore and Steve Albini too, if you can. Thurston vocally rated Galaxie 500, and Albini engineered for Low a few times. again, you'll know that, but yeah...they'll have lots to say, for sure.
and then they could be collected together as an eBook type of thing for next Xmas?
self-publish a nice paperback or something. they launched over here a few weeks ago, my friends just used it to raise like £5k to do an audio sitcom they've written.
I finally got round to listening to Galaxie 500 this weekend, incredible. Slightly annoyed I had not caught up with them earlier!
I do lots of boring publishing production things so feel free to PM me about that side of things if you have specific questions about typesetting, printing, distribution etc.
I'd love to read it, but shockingly I (and indeed the DiS forum) may not be representative of the population at large in this regard...
not sure how long it will take to me write a whole book. couple week?
I drink it all up
Have you considered using something like https://leanpub.com/ to publish it?
but i got a quote from a local printer to do me 100 copies of a 33 1/3 size book which would mean i could sell them at £3 (+pp), which i'm happy with. then would just sell online. i'll have a look!
but I would like to read your book and learn
One of my younger colleagues from the staff room, Garrett, is a follower of the slow core movement. We had a conversation about the prospect of your book before the holidays and he was very interested. I am afraid I can't remember many details but he did say he was willing to spend anywhere in the region of twenty pounds. Garrett is a man of his word, unlike many in his age bracket.
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