The (tee-)ballpark sales figures for Continuum’s “33 1/3” books series reportedly fall somewhere between 4000 and 5000 copies. So it shouldn’t be hard to get one-to-two percent of those long-tailers to represent at the Park Slope joint Barbes* each month for the recently announced “33 1/3 Reading Series.” The jams begin on September 7 and will take place on the first Sunday of every month. The kick-off sounds promising, sorta like Muriel’s Wedding with booze. And no accents.
Music journalist and author Elisabeth Vincentelli will kick off this new series with a brief reading from her book, Abba’s Abba Gold, and will then screen vintage clips of both the beloved Swedish quartet in action and parodies of its inimitable visual flair. Expect your retinas to be permanently seared as she digs deep into her archive of German TV shows and Australian spoofs.
The rest of the schedule below:
Sunday Oct. 5th @ 7pm
Zeth Lundy on Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life
Sunday Nov. 2nd @ 7pm
Franklin Bruno on Elvis Costello’s Armed Forces
Sunday Dec. 7th @ 7pm
Joe Harvard on Velvet Underground’s Velvet Underground and Nico
Sunday Jan 4th @ 7pm
Michael Fournier on The Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime
“New 33 1/3 Reading Series in NYC” [Continuum’s 33 1/3 Blog]
*We know: it’s Barbès. Blame RSS.