Curbside Splendor is pleased to host one last stop on Kevin Haworth's Virtual Blog Tour, which is a play-list to accompany the essays in his wonderful collection Famous Drownings in Literary History which is out now from CCLaP. Sit back, relax, and click on the hyperlinks while you enjoy a brief peek into the mind of a writer and the music that obsesses him.

 

 

"Musical Playlist with Commentary" by Kevin Haworth

What music better complements a mixed-genre collection of essays spanning from Southeast Ohio to Jerusalem than the Klezmer Mountain Boys? Led by the genius clarinetist Margot Leverett, their music embraces klezmer and bluegrass and moves from one style to the other in the space of few bars. I like to think that the essays found in Famous Drownings in Literary History do much the same.

This clip features a guest appearance by our Southeast Ohio friend and neighbor, guitar legend Jorma Kaukonen. Pair with a Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O’s, Appalachian Ohio’s best brewpub, and a reading of the essay “Plagues.”

Ace of Bass was the unofficial soundtrack of every kibbutz bomb shelter/disco in the 1990s, back when I put in long hours in the avocado fields and couldn’t wait for Friday night to drink and dance with the soldiers back from duty. Rockets coming from Lebanon? Dance harder. That’s what the Israelis are doing.

The Comedian Harmonists were wildly popular in Germany in the early 1930s; a few years later they were forced to disband, a minor footnote in the cultural war against the Jews that preceded the Holocaust.

 
Wannabe - 10

By Chris Prunckle

Wannabe 10

Wannabe is a blog series by Chicago area artist Chris Prunckle, author of our serial graphic story Asylum Doors, documenting his trials and tribulations as a wannabe artist. Check back next week for a new posting.

 

See the previous installment of Asylum Doors here.  Stay tuned for the next installment coming soon, but now on a monthly basis with fuller stories.

 

Chris Prunckle is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist banished to the suburbs of Chicago. Though an advertising industry minion by day, he slaves his nights away creating a mad little world.  He’s previously worked on the comics Fisted, Bonesetter, and The Scarab.  Follow him at @midjipress.

 
Curbside at BEA 2013!

By Victor David Giron

If you are going to be at Book Expo America in NYC this weekend, come visit us!! We'll be at shelf 1107 with our fellow Consortium Book Sales & Distribution publishers such as Dzanc, OV Books, AK Press, & Enchanted Lion Press to name a few. We're eager to show you our upcoming titles such as Meaty, Essays by Samantha Irby, and Zero Fade, the debut young adult novel by Chris L. Terry.

Friday afternoon at 4pm come to the partey we're hosting with the CBSD family of publishers. Free booze, free munchies, good chit-chatting. See below. See you there.

 

bea 2013

 
Wannabe - 9

By Chris Prunckle

Wannabe 9

Wannabe is a blog series by Chicago area artist Chris Prunckle, author of our serial graphic story Asylum Doors, documenting his trials and tribulations as a wannabe artist. Check back next week for a new posting.

 

See the previous installment of Asylum Doors here.  Stay tuned for the next installment coming soon, but now on a monthly basis with fuller stories.

 

Chris Prunckle is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist banished to the suburbs of Chicago. Though an advertising industry minion by day, he slaves his nights away creating a mad little world.  He’s previously worked on the comics Fisted, Bonesetter, and The Scarab.  Follow him at @midjipress.

 
Wannabe - 8

By Chris Prunckle

Wannabe 8


Wannabe is a blog series by Chicago area artist Chris Prunckle, author of our serial graphic story Asylum Doors, documenting his trials and tribulations as a wannabe artist. Check back next week for a new posting.

See the previous installment of Asylum Doors here.  Stay tuned for the next installment coming soon, but now on a monthly basis with fuller stories.

 

Chris Prunckle is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist banished to the suburbs of Chicago. Though an advertising industry minion by day, he slaves his nights away creating a mad little world.  He’s previously worked on the comics Fisted, Bonesetter, and The Scarab.  Follow him at @midjipress.

 


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