Friday, April 6, 2012

"The First Time I Heard" KICKSTARTER (David Bowie, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Smiths, Cocteau Twins)

The First Time I Heard KICKSTARTER (David Bowie, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Smiths, Cocteau Twins)

THE FIRST TIME I HEARD is an e-book series where notable musicians and writers tell their stories of their "first time" hearing a specific iconic band or artist. The first five books in the series focus on David Bowie, Joy Division/New Order, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, and The Smiths. The project is edited by Scott Heim and is now seeking funding through Kickstarter (in order to cover expenses with book and jacket design, editing and typesetting, and compensating all the people who have so generously contributed to the project). SUPPORT THIS PROJECT AT KICKSTARTER: The first five books in THE FIRST TIME I HEARD series feature essays from members of bands like Throwing Muses, Mercury Rev, Lamb, Electrelane, Swervedriver, Lush, Shudder To Think, The Wedding Present, Gang Gang Dance, Curve, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Slowdive, 'til tuesday, Engineers, American Analog Set, Earlimart, Stereolab, Babes In Toyland, Laika, Antony & the Johnsons, Halou, Pale! Saints, Maps, Catherine Wheel, Clan of Xymox, The Teardrop Explodes, Rothko, Bedhead, Microfilm, B-Movie, The Aluminum Group, In the Nursery, Benoit Pioulard, Hood, Spiritualized, Isan, Trespassers William, Film School, Shelleyan Orphan, Slow Children, Guided By Voices, and many others have already contributed, as have individual musicians like Harold Budd, Annette Peacock, Tiffany Anders, Joan as Police Woman, Annie Barker, Aidan Baker, and John Grant, among others. If the project meets its funding ...