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The AADL recently added the 33 1/3 series of books to the collection. Each volume covers one album from the perspective of a diverse set of authors. Some of the volumes tell the story of the band, or the recording of the record, while others tell how that record effect the author. There are a couple of volumes that are fiction and dissect the record as part of the story.
Now as part of the Ann Arbor Summer fest three of the volumes
The Pogues’ “Rum, Sodomy & The Lash”
Tom Waits' “Swordfishtrombones”
Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”
Are going to be highlighted locally.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Ann Arbor: 33 1/3 Reading & Listening Parties
As part of the 2011 Summer Festival and the Fresh Ink Literary Arts Series in Ann Arbor, there will be a series of readings/listenings with local writers, journalists, and music aficionados reading excerpts from 33 1/3 books, followed by a guest DJ mixing from the oeuvre of the featured artist of the evening, beginning June 20th, and running for 3 weeks. A very cool idea...
Monday, June 20
Guest Reader: Bob Needham | Entertainment Director, AnnArbor.com
The Pogues’ “Rum, Sodomy & The Lash” by Jeffery T. Roesgen
WCBN DJ: Sue Dise
Monday, June 27
Guest Reader: Jeff Meyers | Managing Editor, Concentrate Media
Tom Waits' “Swordfishtrombones” by David Smay
WCBN DJ: Saramin
Monday, July 4
Guest Reader: Emlyn Chand, Writer and Book Publicist
Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” by Geoffrey Himes
WCBN DJ: Aaron Smith
All events are free. 7-9pm. Location: Arbor Brewing Company's ABC Brewpub
You can check out the series here, and there is also a partial list matching both the books and the CD version of the albums coverd by the book in our collection.