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Blissard book by Johan Harstad

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  • Started 6 years ago by Vegard B. Havdal
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  1. ThorEgil
    Member

    An interview with the author in Dagsavisen. Turns out he's been working on the "real" band biography since 2008.
    Hey! They aren't done yet!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. kjellepelle
    Member

    There were a article in todays Adressa but its not on the net yet

    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. ThorEgil
    Member

    @pfnuesel and others. The hardcover book is available from bigdipper.no

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. Elvin
    Member

    Another Johan Harstad interview in Stavanger Aftenblad

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. mefisto
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    http://www.rogalandsavis.no/puls/article6357485.ece

    Also one from Rogalands Avis. Seems like the author grew up in the same area as me. Two die hard psychonauts from Forus

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. Phishhead
    Member

    Hehe..
    There should be 3 die hard Psychonauts from Forus then , I`am in the same "Forus" MP boat,
    the author also grew up 50 mtr from my home..

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. jb1981
    Member

    when will the hardcover-version from newjelly arrive in my mailbox?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. Rune
    Member

    when will the hardcover-version from newjelly arrive in my mailbox?

    Mine arrived today! Yay!

    Maybe a little underwhelmed by the "signed by author" feature...

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. jb1981
    Member

    Fikk du noen bekreftelse eller noe på mail først? Pengene er trukket fra konto, men ingen bok å se her..

    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. Rune
    Member

    Nei, ingenting. Den bare dukka opp her i NL i dag.
    Ser bra ut!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. jb1981
    Member

    Da kommer den vel hit i morra tenker jeg Får kose meg med boxen så lenge.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. kak
    Member

    The Aftenbladet review also mentions that he is working on a second Motorpsycho book, but a very different one.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. Emily Grimes
    Member

    Finished the book.Love it!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. mikke
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    *deleted*

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. kjellepelle
    Member

    Irriterer meg litt at boka er lagt ut for salg i ordinær og luksus utgave mens vi som har betalt boka har ikke fått den enda

    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. Emily Grimes
    Member

    Jeg fikk to i posten.MÃ¥ ha dobbeltbestilt uten at jeg var klar over det...

    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. otherdemon
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    Got mine in the mail today! (ex 241/980) Already started reading with the appropriate audio companion

    I did however find a factual error early on: It is claimed that longtime MP friend Frode Sander Øien wrote "President Block". That's not correct, it was written by Hans Stenøien, frontman of Trondheim band Epinastic Movements. Funny trivia: Both Lars Lien and Ståle Storløkken played on that EP with "President Block" on it. Another example of keeping it in the family, I guess..

    So far, the book is great!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  18. Ratmaus
    Member

    Actually, it is claimed that Øien sang President Block. Still wrong, though!

    And yeah, the book really is great so far (I'm on page 65 and 230. Love the details and digressing notes!).

    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. otherdemon
    Member

    Yeah, I noticed it. But in a later footnote he actually says that Hans Storøien wrote "President Block". But typos here & there can be forgiven, because this is quite extensive stuff.

    It's also mentioned in one of the footnotes that Harstad was actually working on a complete band biography when he got the request to do this book. He's already had long talks with Bent & Snah about their careers up until Phanerothyme. So this Blissard book actually became somewhat of a sidestep.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. Daemonbox
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    Emily Grimes! Ser du har fått to eks av blissardboken. Er du interessert i å selge ett eks.? Jeg la inn bestilling via newjelly, men fordi det ble noe krøll med paypal har det ikke blitt registrert, og jeg er nå den ulykkelige ikke-eier av hardback-utgaven av boka. Hvis andre har en å selge er dette også noe jeg vil sette pris på.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  21. ThorEgil
    Member

    The limited edition hardcover book is also for sale at Big Dipper bigdipper.no

    Posted 6 years ago #
  22. Daemonbox
    Member

    Takk! Det reddet dagen!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  23. TAF
    Member

    I'm assuming, based on kjellepelle's comment, that I'm not the only one not to receive a copy yet?

    I suppose they received more orders than anticipated and are struggling to keep up with demand.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  24. kak
    Member

    The goal was to finance 100 books. On the cover on mine it says it's #790/980, so the number of printed books is almost ten times higher than the projected goal.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  25. kjellepelle
    Member

    Mine came in the post a few days ago, so its read. Need to re-read it again as there was a couple of things that didnt sound right for my experienxce but then my memory is fading fast at the moment

    Posted 6 years ago #
  26. paul
    Member

    anyone else who invested but didn't receive the hardback yet?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  27. ThorEgil
    Member

    Received, read and enjoyed.
    Was the money withdrawn from your credit card?
    If yes - send a complaint. If not- you might still be lucky and get a copy from bigdipper.no

    Posted 6 years ago #
  28. paul
    Member

    i have to say i'm not impressed with this book.

    it does rather eloquently articulate the feelings, moods and attitudes associated with the 'motorpsycho fever' that many of its readers will have caught at some point in their life. and it contains some very useful information on the history of the band and the conditions under which blissard was conceived and recorded.

    these are fine achievements. but neither of them justify the enormous self-indulgence of using the majority of the book for endless digressions which have nothing to do with the band or their album, and everything to do with the author's navel. not to mention the egregious volume of mostly unreadable footnotes. for some, this may serve as some 'funny' ode to the obsessiveness of many fans, but for the rest of us, it's a waste of paper.

    i also find it baffling that there is no mention of this very website, which huge amounts of data (especially in the footnotes) are obviously lifted from. unless i missed it skipping another page of pointless digression...

    great cover design though, and hopefully an inspiration for a 'real' biography.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  29. ThorEgil
    Member

    For those who are in Oslo today Johan Harstad is meeting up with Bent and Snah, presumably to discuss the book. Litteraturhuset.no

    Posted 6 years ago #
  30. otherdemon
    Member

    I attended the Litteraturhuset event tonight. Nice to see Bent & Snah so relaxed and laidback; I was afraid they'd look naked without guitars Then again, maybe the red wine loosened 'em up.

    Most interesting for me was when they talked about Stalemate. The sound guy played excerpts from all 3 versions, and Bent talked in depth about each version. He originally envisioned the Blissard version to be a really epic album closer alà TGC, and a true cornerstone of the album. But because it didn't work, they decided to re-structure the album instead with that fading out, lowering-energy-level structure that we all know. I laughed hard when he said that the AADAP version of Stalemate was used in a Greek deodorant commercial :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGje2Ucv5ZE

    Posted 6 years ago #

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