Hey friends, it has been a month exactly since we released our second album. Things are looking good for us! We did a couple of nice gigs allover the country and we have a lot of ’em in front of us. This means we have some time to kill in the back of the van, which isn’t quite so bad when you have road music, a couple of brewskis and some cool books. Books?
Later this week we’ll post some reviews of Soul in Exile and live gigs, but this news item is about old fashioned books. Yes. Books. We love ’em.
Black Bottle Riot is prominently featured on a couple of pages in these two brand new, hard cover books.
* ‘Bandeet‘ by Tefke van Dijk and Nienke van Hunen. ‘Bandeet’ contains some real good culinary stories about bands on the road. Nienke is a wonderful chef and she has prepared many a meal at Doornroosje. Her neighbour Tefke is a journalist and she came up with the idea of interviewing artists with a focus on food on the road. Besides BBR, it features a.o. White Denim, Ron Sexsmith, Textures, Eefje de Visser and a LOT more. It also contains a lot of favorite recipes by featured artists, so this is really our cup of tea… uh, hot sauce! View the book digitally HERE and order your copy HERE.
* ‘Tof‘ by Frank Antonie van Alphen. Nowadays Nijmegen has a healthy and lively music scene, but ‘Tof’ proves that this has been a continuous force since the fifties. Journalist Van Alphen has spent the last few years interviewing a wide variety of artistic generations, which results in a book that is obviously well cared for. It features not only BBR, but also past bands of some of us, a lot of friends and a couple of artists that hit the charts big time. We never hid our love for Nijmegen City and ‘Tof’ proves here’s another way to appreciate what the Waalcity has to offer. Read more about it HERE.