Been a minute since I’ve had a chance to update you on the latest.
|In good company at Pages Bookshop in North Rosedale Park, Detroit|
To start, thank you to everyone who has had made it out to the book events. It’s been great meeting you, chatting with fans & old friends about the book and the magazines that inspired it. The most fun I can have as the author of this book is seeking the excitement and smiles on your face as you pick up your copy. It’s been great – THANK YOU!
Over the past few weeks there have been some great developments happening. The great website Dangerous Minds wrote about the book. This is a great honor because they do great things, and I’ve always been a big fan of Disinformation – the original publication/site that Richard Metzger started before he went on to do Dangerous Minds.
If you haven’t had a chance to read it, check out the write up here -> Remembering Detroit’s Legendary Cult Zine – Orbit
Pass the Faygo, Ninja!
Halloween this year including a stop at Hallowicked – the annual Insane Clown Posse event in Detroit. Violent J was kind enough to interview with me for the book. So, I wanted to hand deliver copies to the clowns. Thanks to their PR department over at Psychopathic Records, I had the chance to check out Hallowicked at the State Theater (I still can’t call it that other name) and then the after party at St. Andrew’s Hall where the meeting – and this photo – took place.
|Shaggy 2 Dope & Violent J meet your humble author at Hallowicked!|
As Violent J said best in the interview, “Everybody cool read Orbit first. They were the funny, cool, young, crazy place to be.”
While I’m not the biggest fan of ICP, it was great to hangout with their fans and meet the guys. Funny thing, I’ve been to hundreds or rock shows in my time and I’ve never seen a group of folks be as cool to each other and strangers as the Juggalos. From my vantage point, I didn’t see one drunken fight or horrible scene at the show. Also, several fans said “Hi” and made small talk with me – the guy who obviously was out of his element. Not a bad time. In fact, I’ve been debating checking out the February show they have planned with Esham because I’ve never seen him live – a true underground Detroit hip hop legend who is also in the book.
I’m proud to announce that I’ll be part of Tesco Vee’s Punk Rock Swap Meet on Sunday December 6th at the Loving Touch in Ferndale. I’ll have books, shirts, and other super cool Orbit stuff for you. Jerry Vile is expected to stop by as well. So, I hope to see you there for all your holiday shopping needs.
|Poster for Tesco Vee’s swap meet – 12/06/2015|
By the way…
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Thanks again – chat soon,
Rob St. Mary