Feb 5, 2013 @ 12:40:00 am
Washington DC underground music icon Ian Svenonius (and one time “Sassiest Boy in America”) has written his second book, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group (Akashic Books), in which he holds seances to cull advice from dead superstars about how to navigate rock’s crooked path. Of course, it’s half a spoof, and allows Svenonius to sound off in his signature style about street gangs, drugs, nostalgia, and many other pressing issues for the aspiring musician—as well as preach his revolutionary anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian ideas. It’s agitprop with a sense of humor. In support of his latest book, Svenonius is currently holding seances around the country, so if you have a pressing inquiry for Jimi Hendrix, or wondering what Jim Morrison thinks of surf music, now’s your chance.
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