Here's an announcement of a delightful, free event hosted by Lost in the Grooves contributor and publishing maven Tosh Berman, tonight in West Hollywood. Tosh is an hilarious speaker, as anyone who saw his Billy Fury tribute at Vroman's last month can attest. This is a must for those in the vicinity... if you're planning to attend, be sure to email Tosh to ask that he make a CD for you. (It may be too late to reserve one, though--sorry I didn't post this sooner) -Kim Cooper
Just a quick reminder that the translator Paul Knobloch and me, Tosh the publisher, will be presenting Boris Vian's 'Autumn in Peking' at Book Soup this coming Wednesday April 13th at 7:00 P.M. I will be giving a small lecture on Vian & Paul will read an excerpt from 'Autumn in Peking.'
The event is free, there will be wretched wine (on a budget), the entire TamTam Books line (besides Vian, there is also Serge Gainsbourg and Guy Debord) for sale - and as a special gift for those who come to the event - a free CD of really rare Vian related music.
For instance the original soundtrack to 'I Spit on Your Graves,' plus recordings by Vian (both his jazz work as well as his songs) and if not all, at least most of his pals : Juliette Greco, Henri Salvador, Alain Goraguer, Andre Popp, Claude Nougaro, and a vintage Serge Gainsbourg among others.
At the moment I can only offer this free cd to those who are coming to the event at Book Soup. If you can drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know if you are coming to the event - it will give me an idea how many cd's to make.