Monday, January 11, 2010
THE "MISERY OBSCURA" BOOK SIGNING, I
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Pt. 1 of 2
To celebrate the release of Eerie Von's Misery Obscura book, which I proudly both designed and created with Eerie, I put together a book signing at NYC's Generation Records. The event was pretty much a "this is your life" night for me with four of my best friends in the world coming together to put on both a performance and signing.
Kick-starting the night was a one-time-only, 5-song acoustic performance by Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat, Samhain, Meatmen), Mike d. (Killswitch Engage, Overcast) & Eerie (Danzig, Samhain, Rosemary's Babies). They played 2 of Eerie's latest tracks in "Lay the Blame" and "Please Don't Wake Me" as well as Samhain's "To Walk the Night," Danzig's "Killer Wolf" and (in honor of his would-be 75th birthday) Elvis' "The Wonder of You."
We followed that up with a signing where all four of us signed the book, which also happens to be the only time we'll all do so. I personally had a blast sitting with my friends, signing books and talking to old friends, fans of Eerie's book and the great staff at Generation – lead by my old friend Vinny Li, who treated us brilliantly the entire time.
In addition to the aforementioned folk, I'd like to extend my thanks to Matt, Linda & the Generation staff… to Jeremy Atkins & Aaron Colter at Dark Horse for helping me set this night up… to Jennifer for being there for me and… last but not least, every single person who came out to support me and my friend's efforts on a cold, January evening. Much respect.
Images 1-7: Rehearsal at Lyle's, 1/7/10 (by Tom b.)
Images 8-13: Rehearsal at Vinny's, 1/8/10 (by Tom b.)
Images 14-15: Pre-show at Generation, 1/8/10 (by Jennifer Martin)
Images 16-20: Soundcheck at Generation, 1/8/10 (by Tom b.)