Mike Watt to Release New BookPosted by Danielle Campoamor
Bass guru and econo jamming road warrior Mike Watt has announced a new book chronicling his days on the road.
For some, too much is never enough. Mike Watt is one of the some. Being the bassist/singer/songwriter/and founder for the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, his solo work, and working with the reformed Stooges Watt is known as a workhorse who jams econo, but it seems that that just isn’t enough for him. Yesterday, it was announced that Watt will be releasing his book, aptly titled On and Off Bass, this upcoming May through Three Rooms Press.
With 112 color pages, Watt showcases his “post-millennial tour diaries” using “insightful, funny, intimidate, and honest [writing], as he explores topics like John Coltrane, drunk female fans, long hauls and overcoming performance fears”, according to Three Rooms Press. The tour diraries are accompanied by self-snapped photos of Watt in San Pedro, CA; his self-romanticized hometown.
His publisher boasted of his photographic talent in a press release, stating, “[the] photographs never seem to dry: light, flight, salt, rust, and tide commingle in fiery sunrise, endless heavens, roiling waves and fog”.
Following Watt’s fIREHOSE reunion tour; Watt will launch his book on May 2nd at New York’s LePoissson Rouge, during a performance with his longtime side-project, Hellride, J Mascis and Murph of Dinosaur Jr.
If listening, instead of reading, is more your style; catch fIREHOUSE’s recent North American reunion tour, as well as their newly released lowFLOWs: The Columbia Anthonoloy (91′-93′), out April 3rd through Columbia/Legacy records.