Gold Soundz

Unbelievably, the paperback edition of my book Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life will be published by Simon & Schuster on March 4, 2008. It has been updated with a new epilogue, a new cover design, and a chronological list of every concert I’ve ever attended — which incredibly includes Whitesnake in 1988.

You can find the book starting March 4 at your preferred local bookstore, and it is now shipping from these places:

As mentioned in a very nice news item on Pitchfork on Tuesday and another on The New York Observer blog today, I have a number of cool events set up in March to promote this sucker. You are invited to each and every one of them! Here’s the info:

March 1
8pm–late; $10
Brooklyn, NY — Don Pedro’s

Paperback release party with live performances by Times New Viking, Doug Gillard, Matthew Friedberger and GBV tribute band The Textbook Committee

March 3
7pm; reading
Grand Rapids, MI — Schuler Books 28th Street

Followed by afterparty at HopCat

March 5
7pm; reading
Kalamazoo, MI — Kalamazoo Public Library Central Branch

March 6
6pm; $5 suggested donation for charity
Chicago, IL — Funny Ha-Ha reading series @ The Hideout

Hosted by Claire Zulkey, with Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, RedEye columnist Mark Bazer, sketch group Schadenfreude, and filmmaker Steve Delahoyde

March 8
8pm; $5
Minneapolis, MN — 7th Street Entry

Paperback release party with live performances by The Textbook Committee, The Girl Guides, Cortez the Killer, and The Cans

March 16
8pm; free
Los Angeles, CA — Vermin on the Mount reading series @ The Mountain bar

St. Patrick’s day edition, with Joe O’Brien and Owen Dara

March 26
Brooklyn, NY — Book Court

With Dean Wareham (of Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean & Britta), author of the forthcoming memoir Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance — plus free beer!

Check my website for updates and to read my blog.

Thanks so much for all the support you’ve given me in the past year. It sincerely means a lot.

The girl behind the counter at the pharmacy is almost certainly the most inept person I’ve been forced to deal with. I will never recover…