Agony Shorthand

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
I'M GOING TO BE A FAMOUS WRITER.....Kim Cooper, the editor of the always-great SCRAM magazine, and her publishing partner David Smay have got a new project on the heels of their 2001 history of bubblegum music tome "Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth". This time it's a collection of rantings from folks who believe their favorite LPs have been critically overlooked or ignored -- now they're doing something about it. I get the honor of getting the good word out about the GIBSON BROS' "Big Pine Boogie" (criminally not available on CD!), and what is pretty much my all time favorite record -- save for "The Velvet Underground and Nico" -- the FLESH EATERS' "A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die". There's some good writers in there, too -- even some you've heard of. The assignments have been set and the deadlines have been thrown on the calendar. Look for it (title pending) near the end of 2003.