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Franz Nicolay was Hollis Wadsworth Mason Junior @ Bushwick Book Club last night (video)

Nite Owl

Hollis J. Mason (1916 – October 31, 1985) is a character in the comic book limited series Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics. He is called Nite Owl and is a modified version of the various Blue Beetle characters created for Fox Feature Syndicate and later sold to Charlton Comics. [Watchmen Wiki]

According to Geekanard, last night‘s Bushwick Book Club (the Watchmen themed one) at Goodbye Blue Monday, “saw a full hour and a half of music, and while as with any open-mic night there will be varying degrees of quality, it was definitely a good time. There was also at least one truly great song that got right to the heart and soul of one of Watchmen’s most endearing characters.”

That great song was performed by Franz Nicolay (of Hold Steady fame). Check out the video below…


“Here is that song, The Ballad of Hollis Wadsworth Mason Junior by Franz Nicolay, who you may recognize as the keyboardist for The Hold Steady (among other things). In his introduction to the song, Nicolay explained he was drawn to Hollis both because of his verbose name and because he considers him “the book’s most sympathetic character.”” [Geekanard]

UPCOMING SHOWS FOR THE BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB
Jul 14 2009 8:00 PM Brooklyn, NY Goodbye Blue Monday
Aug 4 2009 8:00 PM Brooklyn, NY Goodbye Blue Monday
Sep 1 2009 8:00 PM Brooklyn, NY Goodbye Blue Monday
Oct 6 2009 8:00 PM Brooklyn, NY Goodbye Blue Monday
Nov 3 2009 8:00 PM Brooklyn, NY Goodbye Blue Monday
Dec 1 2009 8:00 PM Brooklyn, NY Goodbye Blue Monday

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