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The Anterior Insula and Hwy W

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Oh good book!

If Nothing Else the Sky by Dave Roche is a humble, hilarious, intelligent, deeply soulful punk travelogue. Something real.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Dave something like 18 years. Always I have thought him as respectable and decent a fellow as one could find. And in the 10 years or so I have been reading him, few authors have touched me as much. I think his voice profoundly unique. Necessary. Dave's on the right side of so many things. He's a teacher, activist, straightedge punk, musician, vegan, dumpster diver. He's a survivor and traveler.

One may order If Nothing Else the Sky by Dave Roche here. There will be no finer literary return on your five dollars this year or a maybe any year. I promise you that.

While you're at it, you should also order Dave's earlier masterpiece On Subbing: The First Four Years here. On Subbing collects Dave's legendary zine of the same title. Dave's voice touches on important things with delight and charm and considered insight. He is an inspiration. Just read the voices of appreciation from some of his readers on the above link! Again, five dollars. You'll spend that on junk this afternoon won't you? This literature is not junk. It is necessary. Contribute to Dave's continued writing and movement. It is good for us.

Keep up with Dave, his upcoming readings, and check out some other great writing of his he offers for free at his website.