Must Have Art Book: “If You’re Reading This, There’s Still Time.” by Morley

Posted by The G on April 17, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Read the First Comment

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"If You're Reading This, There's Still Time." by Morley.  Out NOW!

“If You’re Reading This, There’s Still Time.” by Morley. Out NOW!

Artist Morley has not only made the leap from the streets to galleries, but he can also add ‘Author’ to his list of career highlights.  His first book “If You’re Reading This, There’s Still Time.” is out now!  If you are unfamiliar with Morley’s work, you can remedy that by reading a Q&A Morley and I did in 2011 (wow, where does the time go?!) and you will instantly fall in love with his wit (and as a bonus, he sent us a photo of his cat Nelson wearing a sweater!).   Morley’s art has been seen all over the world and he is equal parts Banksy and Steven Wright.  Needless to say, I’ve loved his work for years and I am ecstatic about this book!  Congratulations Morley!!!

IF YOU’RE READING THIS, THERE’S STILL TIME — MORLEY BOOK PROMO from Morley on Vimeo.

Morley on Tour!

Morley on Tour!

Morley is embarking on a book tour (with unique free gift at each stop) and you will not want to miss your chance to meet him in the flesh.

The dates are as follows.  Click on the above photo for more details.

4/19/14 Lab Art, Los Angeles, California

4/21/14 Skylight Books, Los Angeles, California

4/24/14 Book Soup, Los Angeles, California

5/1/14 Campfire Gallery, San Francisco, California

5/2/14 The Phoenix Theater/Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma, California

5/4/14 Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, Oregon

5/6/14 Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington

5/9/14 The 11:11 Gallery, Tarzana, California

5/24/14 The Art in Public Panel, Tarzana, California

5/29/14 The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, Maryland

5/30/14 Atmosphere, Arlington, Virginia

5/31/14 Prarie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa

If you attend any of these events, tell him “According2G sent you.”  And he’ll no doubt reply to you with “Who in the hell is that?”  🙂

“If You’re Reading This, There’s Still Time.” by Morley can be yours at this link (which will open in new window)!

Get it now and tell a friend!

 

Update: Morrissey NOT to Sign “Autobiography” at Barnes and Noble NYC on 12/12/13

Posted by The G on December 7, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Morrissey

Morrissey

New York!  Get ready for a winter time clusterfuck!   The reclusive and almost always disapproving Morrissey will be signing his autobiography entitled “Autobiography” at Barnes and Noble in Union Square on December 12, 2013 at 7 pm.  No performance, no reading, just a ‘straight’ signing.  Your receipt for book purchase is your ticket (per their tweet) My suggestion is that you get there early and don’t be disappointed if Moz signs a few and peaces out.  Good luck!

Update:  A day after getting everyone’s panties in a bunch about this event, Barnes and Noble (via Gothamist) have backtracked and said the event is not happening.  I wonder if it’s because Morrissey disapproved of the venue.   Or maybe he is still blaming former Smiths manager for sabotaging this effort?

Photos: Nile Rodgers Discussing His Book “Le Freak” In New York

Posted by The G on October 21, 2011 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

October 20, 2011 was a night I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time.  It was the night Nile Rodgers stopped by Barnes and Noble in Union Square in Manhattan to discuss and sign copies of his autobiography “Le Freak – An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny.”  It’s pretty safe to say that anyone who has ever heard pop music likes at least one song he’s written or produced. His list of accomplishments is astounding and he’s worked with the likes of everyone from Madonna to David Bowie to Diana Ross and of course, in his own band Chic.  He’s responsible for some of the hottest disco tracks (like “Good Times” and “Le Freak”) that will be club favorites for as long as clubs exist on this planet.  Nile Rodgers discussed his autobiography “Le Freak” with cultural critic Toure’ and I can already tell it’s going to be impossible to put it down. Nile told the stories behind songs such as “Good Times” which was written about not getting in at Studio 54 despite a personal invitation from Grace Jones, “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross and he talked about being heavily influenced musically and stylistically by Roxy Music and Kiss!  He also mentioned meeting his Chic partner in groove, Bernard Edwards, how they became musical soul-mates and how the band came to be called Chic. These stories are all in the book and it’s really great to get the back stories on these historical moments in music.

Nile Rodgers!

Nile Rodgers was diagnosed with cancer last year and he’s had some ups and downs with his health.  He told the packed house that he’s currently waiting for the results of some tests he’s taken recently, so please send Nile your positive thoughts.  One thing is for sure, Nile is not slowing down at all and his enthusiasm and gratitude is as infectious as the grooves he’s created – past, present and future.  There was a lot of love in the room tonight and it was clear that we did not want the hour long discussion to end.    After the discussion, Nile signed copies of “Le Freak,” and he was really taking the time to make sure everyone at the signing/discussion/party was having a great time.  Not only is he a musical genius and a legend, he’s also a really nice guy!  I am so thankful for all the great music you’ve given myself and the world and all of our lives are better because of it.  Thanks Nile.  You are truly an inspiration!

Toure and Nile Rodgers

Toure' and Nile Rodgers

“Le Freak” by Nile Rodgers is out now.  Don’t even think about not getting it!

Happy 70th Birthday, Pete Rose

Posted by The G on April 14, 2011 under Celebrities | Read the First Comment

Photo and autograph courtesy of my entirely autographed 1987 Fleer set.

Pete Rose

Pete Rose

Happy 70th birthday to disgraced baseball star Pete Rose.  “Charlie Hustle” is the all time major league baseball hits leader with 4,256.  There was no question that he’d be inducted into the baseball hall of fame, but then it was discovered that he was betting on baseball, including claims that he bet on his own team (when he was the manager of the Reds!)  As he’ll never be eligible for induction into the hall, Rose fills his time charging money for his autograph in vile places like Las Vegas.  So sad.

Pete Rose in Vegas

Pete Rose in Vegas

For the record, I always got his autograph for free back in his playing days.

Want to Meet David Byrne?

Posted by The G on April 12, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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David Byrne - Appearing at MOMA on April 13, 2010.

David Byrne from the Talking Heads will be at New York’s Museum of Modern Art on April 13, 2010 to sign copies of his latest CD “Here Lies Love,” a 2-CD oddessy that was composed with DJ Fatboy Slim and is about former Phillipines first lady Imelda Marcos.  Byrne will not be signing other memorabilia, so if you want to get that stuff signed, be sneaky!  Read more about the event here.

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