We’re taking a little break from our Fall of Finales season this week to chat with special guest Evan Madden, drummer with many hardcore and metal bands over the years, most recently Drones for Queens. It’s always fun when we can get a non-writer onto the show to talk about their relationship to books and reading. Evan’s book pick for the episode was Henry Miller’s The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, about a road trip the author took across America in 1940, after living for years in France (though the book wasn’t published until 1945, by New Directions, after it was rejected by Doubleday. Evan chose the book because he’d read, and liked, some of Miller’s novels, including Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. But he didn’t quite know what he was getting himself into with this one.
In the second half of the show, we talk to Evan about touring with rock bands, the ins and outs of life in a van, and why he hates Tom Clancy.
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