This Is the Dawning of the Age of Rule Forty-Two

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Welcome (back) to You may have noticed that I’ve made some changes around here (and there’s more to come, including an Exciting New Blog Project). Kick off your shoes and poke around. I want to thank the very talented Nathan Swartz for his design work, and point you towards the biggest addition: Secret Rock Knowledge.

Two years ago, the good people at Three Rivers Press published my fifth book (and continued my tradition of having absurdly long titles): Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton’s Little John?: Music’s Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed. Collecting and enhancing my “Rolling Stone Knows” columns, I strove to answer all the questions you didn’t realize you had about rock music, from “Is it true Stevie Wonder has no sense of smell?” to “Did Mick Jagger get good grades at the London School of Economics?” Your life will be enriched if you pick up a copy, of course–but what good is a book like that if it can’t settle arguments on the Internet?

So I’m pleased to tell you that you can now find every question and answer from the book as part of the Secret Rock Knowledge section–and even better, you can use this site’s spiffy new search function to find the page you’re looking for, so when you want to win that argument over the subject of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” you can do it with a minimum of hassle. Enjoy!

(Thanks once again to Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 for providing me with one of the best book blurbs ever: “Gavin’s the best writer ever. Shakespeare’s an asshole next to this guy.”)

posted 26 April 2008 in Buy My Stuff, Self-reflexive and tagged , . 1 comment

One Comment Thus Far on This Is the Dawning of the Age of Rule Forty-Two

  1. Tom Nawrocki Says:

    It’s true. Stevie Wonder is now down to two senses: hearing and touch. And he still makes most of us with five senses look like losers.

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