Book Event for The Future of Rock and Roll!
register for free to attend either IRL in Cincinnati or virtually from anywhere
I am really excited to be doing a book event for my book The Future of Rock and Roll: 97X WOXY and the fight for true independence this May 11th at the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati. You can sign up here to attend for free, either IRL or virtually.
It’s going to be a very exciting evening, as I’ll be in conversation with WOXY-focused podcast Rumblings From The Big Bush hosts and former 97X DJs Dave and Damian. It will be all things WOXY, all the time—and yes that means we’ll probably talk about Elvis (and maybe Mojo Nixon).*
Because I have to pay for my travel to Cincinnati out of pocket, I’m running a sale on yearly subscriptions to this newsletter: one year for 20% off, or about 30 bucks. You can access the sale price here, and it’s set for one year non-renewing, so you won’t have to worry about recurrent charges. Cincinnati (CVG) is notoriously one of the most expensive airports to fly into in the nation, and its recently experienced among the highest fare hikes in the nation. This trip is extra pricey and not paid for by any employer or research funds, so that’s why I’m running this sale to raise funds.
I hope to see you all IRL and virtually on May 11th! And in the meantime you can preorder my book here.
* For those of you unfamiliar with 97X in the 90s, 97X had its own angle on that decade’s wave of Elvis nostalgia/kitsch, as Mojo Nixon, writer and performer of a song called “Elvis Is Everywhere,” was an alum of the university in the same college town where 97X was located (Miami OH). For this reason, the station treated him basically like a local artist. “Elvis Is Everywhere” always featured highly on the Modern Rock 500 throughout the 1990s, and station staff routinely discussed and acquired weird Elvis fan art, such as a 6” statue of the “older, fatter Elvis” some guy in West Chester carved out of a tree, and a painting of the younger Elvis on velvet in the style of Vincent VanGogh. For the record, Del LaGrace Volcano’s photo “Elvis Herselvis & Elvis Herselvis Impersonator” is my favorite piece of Elvis-related creative output.