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."

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