Amazon is now listing my new book as available. As a special treat for all those who HATE it when I talk about Downtown music, the book is titled: Music Downtown! Amazon’s editorial review is beyond flattering: “As provocative as Lester Bangs’s rock writing and as uncompromising as Nat Hentoff’s jazz and blues work” – Whoa! Hyperbole indeed. But oddly, they continue, “Although he regrets that some of his longer pieces are not included….” That’s not true. All my worthwhile long pieces from the Voice are in the book, including my 1994 interview with Glenn Branca, which was my longest ever. Don’t know how that “regret” idea got in there.