Judging from his book, Almond clearly wishes this lollipop were Bob Schneider's...iPod.
Candyfreak author Steve Almond will read from his latest tome, Rock & Roll Will Save Your Life, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park (17171 Bothell Way N.E.) this Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m.
As Almond would attest, every good show deserves a proper pre-funk. Thankfully, two of our sister papers in the middle of the country have managed to catch the author, a former Miami New Times writer, at his most vulnerable.
Almond gave my alma mater, St. Louis' Riverfront Times, permission to print a lengthy excerpt from his new book. In it, Almond delves into his lifelong bromance with the bearded folk-rocker Bob Schneider, something he also touches on in a recent Q&A with the Houston Press' Rocks Off blog.
In the Houston Q&A, Almond hilariously describes Styx's Kilroy Was Here as "like the album that Ayn Rand and her pool boy fucked to." But what really caught our eye was the following exchange:
Rocks Off: What was the most surprising thing you saw in Dave Grohl's house?
Steve Almond: The Ass Quake Dildo with Rotating Clitoral Cuff definitely caught me off guard.
Yeah, we think it's a safe bet that Almond's upcoming LFP gigs ought to be a pinch more entertaining than your standard suburban shopping mall fly-by.