This first book, publication date October 15th, describes the life of one of Austin’s musical icons, in his own hilarious words. ‘Life Is A Butt Dial - Tales From A Life Among The Tragically Hip,’ by Cleve Hattersley, is a collection of true stories from a member of the Austin Music Hall Of Fame, who also spent years touring and formulating lunacy with Kinky Friedman. Cleve is a former pot smuggler and ex-convict, who once ran New York’s Lone Star Cafe and Blue Note Jazz Clubs. From partying with the stars to taking on political parties in election campaigns, all stories true, in a book called “too real” by at least one publisher. Cleve’s drawings of some of his subjects and sixteen pages of photographs are included.
The second book, due shortly after the first of the year, is all about Austin's greatest poster artists. ’The Big Book Of Austin Poster Art - Volume One,’ Various Artists, defines the world of poster art and its effects on the subculture and eventually mainstream culture in Austin, from 1965 to 1985. From Jaxon to Juke to Biscuit, twenty artists, each with his/her own chapter, in full brilliant color; a book so big (11.5”x14” - one poster per page) and so daring that Chinese printing presses refused to print it. Included with the book is an amazing DVD by Bob Simmons titled ‘Poster Boys,’ featuring decades of mind-expanding interviews with many of the artists in the book.
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LIFE IS A BUTT DIAL
Describing the life of one of Austin’s musical icons, in his own hilarious words.
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