Thursday, September 15, 2011

Read This: Justin Pearson - "How To Lose Friends And Irritate People"

"In his new book, How To Lose Friends and Irritate People, Justin Pearson reveals his misadventures with two DJ duos borrowing him as a frontman, lending some “punk” street cred to their music. Known for being part of bands like The Locust, All Leather, and Retox, as well as the owner of Three One G Records, Justin has paved the way for bizarre, abrasive and political music, while pushing the envelope of what is expected or what can be done in a band. The Bloody Beetroots and Designer Drugs approached him to sing on their albums, and what came out of those two experiences is both pathetic and hilarious. From being forced to lip sync at Australian festivals in front of thousands, to being lost in the woods somewhere in Pennsylvania at a music video shoot gone wrong, Justin questions not only the DJ’s motives, but his own as well. Embracing actual musical instrumentation instead of laptop playlists, Justin trudges through the murky waters of musical capitalism."

How To Lose Friends and Irritate People is comprised of two stories, “Now I Will Make a Sound For You to Hear, A Sound Without My Mouth” and “A Sucker is Born Every Minute” separately bound in each own’s book, as well as a flexi record in each book featuring All Leather “We Eat Gauche Caviar” and Ill Saint M “A Pig’s Orphan” (featuring Justin Pearson). All parts bound together as one, creating more than just a book, but a collectors item, artifact, and maybe even an all around “fuck you” to Kindles and digital downloads.
I read Justin's first book, From The Graveyard of the Ariousal Industry, and it was a lot of fun, if you haven't picked it up do so now as it's soon to be out of print
Purchase the Novellas HERE, I ordered my copy today.

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