by BBG

Eugene Robinson

You'll be reading from your new book A Long Slow Screw... The book resembles Fight in one way.... its gritty, and tough as nails, weaving a crime caper into your personal stories from NYC. Where did some of the inspiration come from for the novel?

Eugene: ...A LONG SLOW SCREW is much more a product of the Freudian iD... mostly as its focus is the functioning of filthy lucre and our relationship to the corrosive power of cash and all about what we WANT. it's also much more rollicking but in my mind is almost a book of philosophy for thems that are deep thinkers. for everybody else it's just good ol' crazy crime and chaos.

But as these are eternal preoccupations of mine the inspiration came out of spending much of my free time during a certain period of my life hanging around very very bad guys.


The above quote comes from an interview conducted with the great Eugene Robinson, who will hit the road to read from his latest novel A Long Slow Screw which may be followed by a Q&A. The author "promises to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth". You can catch that show at Union Pool on 10/26 (one week from today) where the the Oxbow fronman will be joined by Man's Gin (a musical performance).

Man's Gin played Precious Metal last night with Goldhail, and recently released their debut LP Smiling Dogs via Profound Lore. The band, which made their NYC debut supporting Altar of Plagues at The Studio at Webster Hall, features Fade of Batillus (who play the BV-BBG CMJ showcase on 10/23 at Union Pool).

All tour dates and some video are below.

Eugene Robinson - A Long Slow Screw @ Comet Tavern 10/16/10

Man's Gin - Nuclear Ambition Part 1 and 2

10/23 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (early show)
10/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Café w/ Chicago Luzern Exchange
10/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ James Plotkin
10/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ Man's Gin
10/28 Allston, MA @ O'Briens w/ Black Heliocopter
10/30 Portland, ME @ Geno's Rock Club w/ Hessian, Johnny Cremains

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