Sunday, January 11, 2009

33 1/3 proposals announced

Continuum publishing has announced the long list of proposals submitted during their recent open submission call. They had almost 600 submissions and it looks like a pretty diverse selection of titles. I have to say that I was disappointed to see so many recent indie darlings on the list, as I don't think they have come anywhere close to standing the test of time or had enough of an impact on the music world to merit a volume in the series.... yet.... you can take a look at the complete list here


I did submit a proposal, I'll leave it to you readers to figure out which one, I'll give  you 2 hints, the record is over 10 years old, and I was the only one to submit a proposal for the artist in question. Moggers will get an extra hint in looking for the obvious....

other than mine, the books that I would most like to see from this list are:

Beat Happening – Beat Happening

Blue Oyster Cult – Secret Treaties

The Cramps – Songs the Lord Taught Us

Danzig – Danzig

David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power

Jellyfish – Spilt Milk

Johnny Cash – American Recordings

Mike Ness – Cheating at Solitaire

Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers

New York Dolls – New York Dolls

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Tender Prey

Pearl Jam – Ten

Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime

Richard Hell and the Voidoids – Blank Generation

Robert Calvert – Captain Lockheed

Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger

The Stooges – Fun House

Suicide – Suicide

Various Artists – Let Them Eat Jellybeans

Various Artists – O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack

Various Artists – Pebbles, Vol 1

Various Artists – Pulp Fiction: Music from the Motion Picture

Various Artists – Repo Man soundtrack

Various Artists – Reservoir Dogs soundtrack

Various Artists – Singles soundtrack

Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon

Waylon Jennings – Honky Tonk Heroes

Willie Nelson – Stardust

X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents

X – Los Angeles


my guess of which ones will get the nod? I think that at least one of the country records, maybe a soundtrack, and very likely one of the Stooges books will get the go ahead, depending on the proposals.... best of luck to everyone one who submitted, and I plan to write mine if it is selected, or even if it isn't...

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