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Here’s what we have cookin’ –  to be served up in the near future.

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  • As Bob of Bob and Ron’s Record Club wrote, “Everybody at some time looks at their [record collections] and says, ‘I don’t know what to play, I don’t want to listen to any of it.’”

That’s no longer a problem, as Bob and Ron are never short of ideas; their Twitter and Facebook timelines have daily suggestions for spicing up your daily audio routine. And now, if you look over to the right of this page, you can follow Bob and Ron’s Twitter Feed. Meanwhile, Ron of Bob and Ron’s Record Club has been in an Indianapolis recording studio for the last two weeks, laying fire-hot guitar tracks from what we hear is the next mind-blowing Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s album. Word on the street is that next month the BRRC will begin pre-production for all-new episodes of the greatest radio show of all-time, to be hosted exclusively on BSM. Stay tuned for more details.

Meanwhile, we’ve just received delivery of 7 new Bob and Ron’s Radio Archive episodes, which will be annotated and uploaded as time allows. Look for Episode 55 to hit the airwaves in the next few days.

  • mirrorhandFile Under: We Didn’t See This One Coming—BSM’s Print Division big boss lady, Temerity Smith-Flax, reports that Aztec Hearts have come out of hibernation, kind of. During an interview about his forthcoming book, AH’s Christian Adams told TSF that new music is “definitely, 100%” on the horizon. Although details are a bit sketchy, TSF was able to get some of the dirt. Read an abstract of the interview here.

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  • BSM is both proud and excited to announce the pending publication of Christian Adams’ second book (and first on the BSM imprint), A Musical Education: Stories in the Key of All Right, a collection of (mostly) non-fiction stories written between 2002 and 2012.

Though the stories are not always related to each other, all share the author’s fascination with music, using real-life situations, including extended meditations on playing in bands (“Rock at 34 vs. 44”), and his personal relationships, encounters, and obsessions with Wesley Willis, Robert Plant, and Cheap Trick. Several of the stories also involve the darker side of Adams’ travels in Asia and beyond, including a harrowing experience with a hooker in Thailand (“One Night in Bangkok”) and a heart-stopping account of traveling with narcotics (“Flying High (Again)”). The collection is a virtuosic display of Adams’ innovative and captivating narrative style, continuing in the conversational tone and self-aware tradition of his previous work.

Though it’s not part of BSM, here’s what’s cookin’ with…

Screenshot from the blog.
Screenshot from the blog.

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  • Timogan has been busy working on his awesome blog, Taipei Scooter Style, which is a highly recommended cultural exercise, if even you don’t live in Taipei or ride a scooter.
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