So, this coming Sunday, 10 October 2010, we're having a Big Damned Party. It's a birth announcement: we're announcing the birth of Plus One Press, and it's open to anyone reading this, of course.
Book Passage, the Corte Madera store, in Marin County, California. 3-6 PM. Here's what's planned for the party
3-4 PM, all the guests and attendees gorge on the buffet and liquids (yes, this is catered). They wander around and hang out and do the whole "we are guests at this party deal, is there any more white wine?" thing. The slight variance is that, while they're doing their thing, the band will be fine-tuning the PA.
4-5 PM, reading singing Q&A all kinds of cool stuff, to get to the meat of the matter, talk about the press, debit title (London Calling), next two titles (Plus One's first YA title, on the Conservatory imprint, Allyson Beatrice's The Amazing Adventures of Sam the Bat and the first non-fiction title on the Backstage Press imprint, Julian Dawson's monumental biography of the session keyboard player who was the lynchpin for twenty-plus years of the world's most recognisable music, "...and on Piano, Nicky Hopkins!"
5-6 PM, rock and roll, baybee! Bay Area music stalwarts Mark Karan (Dave Mason, Huey Lewis, Ratdog, the Other Ones, Jemimah Puddleduck), Billy Lee Lewis (Tommy Castro Band, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Devils), Mookie Siegel (Phil Lesh and Friends, the David Nelson Band) and Robin Sylvester (Billy Preston, Christine McVie, Ora, Ratdog) team up for an hour of solid rock and roll. As an homage to London Calling and JP Kinkaid's local Bay Area pickup band, they're being billed as the Fog City Geezers. (Super-secret note to Kinkaids fans: you'll get to hear "Liplock"!)
So. Coming out? Damned good time to be had by all.
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