Category Archives: Books

Keith Morris at the Release Party for “My Damage” at Skylight Books

Keith Morris speaks and reads from “My Damage” for his book launch at Skylight Books in Los Felix. Keith shares his first concert experience. Then Keith explains how him and Brendon Mullen of The Masque became friends at a gig … Continue reading

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Keith Morris Launches My Damage Friday at Skylight Books

It’s getting hard to keep up with all of these punker memoirs. It only makes sense though; it’s a short hop from songwriting to writing-writing. Tomorrow Keith Morris releases his contribution – My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor, The … Continue reading

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Beck, Burgers, And Hot Rods

I just love (endless) summer here in Los Angeles. Where else could you possibly go for a burger at the famed Mel’s Drive-In and be sitting a few tables away from famed guitar-slinger Jeff Beck? Last night, to celebrate the … Continue reading

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New Slash! Magazine Book by Hat & Beard Press

Hat & Beard Press held an opening night reception in Hollywood last night to celebrate the release of the collection, “Slash: A Punk Magazine from Los Angeles, 1977-80.” The new book includes every cover of the magazine’s 29-issue run, as well as new essays … Continue reading

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John Doe Discusses his New Book at Book Soup Sunday, July 24

John Doe’s book, “Under the Big Black Sun, A Personal History of L.A. Punk,” was published in late April and he continues to make the rounds promoting it, including an appearance at Book Soup tomorrow from 4-6pm. In the vein … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

“We all need to create the story that will make sense of our lives.” – “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City,” by Nick Flynn I will often choose a book based on the title or the dedication alone. With this … Continue reading

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Kathy Garver’s “Surviving Cissy”: From Toddlers in Tutus to Textural Tales of Life’s Great Tapestry!

Okay…Okay…So I know Kathy Garver played everyone’s favorite sitcom teenager in the form of Cissy of “Family Affair” fame back in the late ’60s/early ’70s. But did you know she currently does everything else from playing Aunt Polly in the … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: The Adderall Diaries

This is the story of a book → that was made into a movie → that was made into a movie about making the movie → and the film festival that was started because of the movie about the movie.  … Continue reading

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Rock Dreams at Book Soup This Weekend

Want to re-live the Sunset Strip of the ’80s this weekend, right on the Sunset Strip?  If you’re going to take a walk down memory lane, it might as well have the soundtrack of Guns N’ Roses playing in the … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Chuck Palahniuk

Here are two more suggestions from my “List of books I have read more than once, from authors I adore.”  These are by Chuck Palahniuk, author of “Fight Club” and many other books. “CHOKE” Chuck Palahniuk holds a special place … Continue reading

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