10.04.2005

more on weho book fair, etc., hello kitty, some new books, soon

this relates to my (unpublished, unfinished) poem "Candy":

The month’s highlight comes on October 7, with the Bubblegum Achievement Awards ceremony at L.A.’s Bob Baker Marionette Theater, hosted by performance artist Kelly Kuvo (as The Bubblegum Queen), and Canadian pop duo Canned Hamm. Coveted "Gummy Award" statuettes will be presented to Steve Barri (producer of the all-chimp band Lancelot Link & the Evolution Revolution), Ron Dante (Archies and Cuff Links singer), Joey Levine (Ohio Express singer-songwriter) and novelty song-loving DJ Dr. Demento. The bubblegum documentary will screen, and legendary marionette artist Bob Baker will debut an original bubblegum-themed puppet spectacular.

Honorees Joey Levine, Dr. Demento and Ron Dante are available for interviews, as is editrix Kim Cooper, hosts Canned Hamm and the Bubblegum Queen, and puppeteer Bob Baker.

The Bubblegum Achievement Awards are sponsored by CD-Baby, Chicago Review Press, Feral House, K-EARTH 101 FM, Routledge, Thunder Bay Press and Topp’s. Bazooka is the official bubblegum of the Bubblegum Achievement Awards.

Praise for Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth: "Book of the Month" (Shindig)… "the best rock 'n roll book I've read in many years" (Ear Candy)… "immensely enjoyable" (Amplifier)… "Any self-respecting pop fan must get it for their personal library" (Philadelphia CityPaper)… "simply the most fun music book I have ever read" (Bucketfull of Brains)… "a scintillating blend of informative essay, fanzine fanaticism, and irreverent kitsch." (Goldmine).

For more info on the Bubblegum Awards, visit http://www.bubblegum-music.com