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Road Trip Alert: John Hodgman and Thurston Moore in Northampton

Coolest-reading-of-next-week award: Brookline native John Hodgman (click link to read Mike Miliard's hysterical interview) -- whose jobs include "resident expert" on The Daily Show and, of course, the PC in the Mac-vs-PC commercials -- shows up to read from his The Areas of My Expertise, alongside Kansas poet Ed Skoog, Small Beer Press's Kelly Link and McSweeny's/Nerve short-storyist Rachel Sherman.

Playing DJ for the evening: Thurston Moore. We don't know what he'll be spinning, except that he's not the kind of dude to play his own tunes. Our source inside the Thurston Moore Band tells us this (and this, and this, and this) is what gets played in the touring van. (That Decibel review pretty much nails it: "what anyone this side of Jandek fandom would consider piss-poor fidelity" -- of course, Thurston's firmly esconced on the other side of that particular line in the sand.)

Opening act: these kids, who used to be these kids.

IF YOU GO:

Books Out Loud Dance Party
Saturday, January 26, 6:30 pm
American Legion Hall, Rte. 9, Hadley, MA (one mile east of Northampton)
Admission $10.
TIX AND INFO HERE.

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