Tuesday, August 29, 2006

GET LIT 2006, a concert to benefit Behind the Book

Yeah, you know you wanna dance:

On Sunday, September 10, from 4-9, we will be having a concert to benefit a great non-profit group called BEHIND THE BOOK, whose goal is to inspire a lifetime love of reading and books in children.

The show will be at North 6, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and will feature LOUIS LOGIC, TK WEBB, GLUE, GOOD EVENING, and THE SONG CORPORATION (color-coded here for your enjoyment).

Admission is 110% FREE, so you really have no valid excuse for not attending.

The show is being presented by Two Dollar Radio and our friends at VoidMagazine.com.

I expect to see you there, and I expect to see you dancing.

[The above illustration was done by the talented, Maggie Suisman... maggiesuisman.com]

Friday, August 25, 2006

Cogan - the man, the myth.

Brian Cogan, author of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUNK MUSIC + CULTURE, will be celebrating the release of his book at Freebird Books (what appears to be a really cool store that I need to explore) in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on August 27 at 6 pm.

Cogan contributed a quote for the cover of our title, LIFE ON THE LEDGE: REFLECTIONS OF A NEW YORK CITY WINDOW CLEANER, due out on December 1.

This is what he had to say about LEDGE: "
If Ivor Hanson had merely been one of the key pioneers in the Washington DC punk scene of the eighties, that would have been enough to cement his legacy as a true innovator. But who knew that he was also a writer of no small skill and talent? In this memoir, Hanson tackles the questions of how one discovers worth and meaning in one's life with all the dexterity of a master drummer, and all the balance he learned living life on the ledge."

In the words of Cogan himself,
Listen for the sound of acoustic punk and/or spoken word you shall find us."

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Two Dollar Radio Blog

We don't do myspace because they're owned by NewsCorp, so in an effort to keep up with the trends, we're starting a blog.

I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but I am excited to have a more direct line of communication with readers/groupies as to the books we publish, the authors, and the events we put on.

Stay tuned for more to come shortly...