Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fried Peaches Now Available

Fried Peaches is currently available on Amazon.

The release date for the ebook will be June 12, 2018 at Midnight ET.  The print version will be published in November 2018. For updates, follow @PeachesNovel on Twitter or @FriedPeachesBook on Instagram. 

Listen to the accompanying soundtrack consisting of three mixes (available on both Spotify and YouTube).

Friday, June 1, 2018

Fried Peaches: Book Description

This is the tagline from Amazon...
Ed 'Monty' Montgomery wrote a one-hit wonder song in the 1990s with his Seattle grunge band. Twenty years later, he's stuck in a dysfunctional indie rock group playing the same 15 songs every night with musicians half his age. Lonely, creatively bankrupt, and struggling to relate to his millennial bandmates, Monty flies under the radar because everyone around him is too self-involved to notice his raging addiction to painkillers. Lost in a pharmaceutical haze, Monty needs to end the destructive cycle before the nonstop partying catches up to him. Fried Peaches is the story of Monty’s last 30 days on the road as he reckons with his past mistakes and struggles to envision his creative future in an industry he barely recognizes anymore.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fried Peaches: The Soundtrack and Mixes

The soundtrack for Fried Peaches is comprised of three mixes titled Act 1, Act 2, and Act 3. Listen along in the background with each corresponding part of the novel to enhance your journey. Or listen after a reading session while you're digesting the words.

Music is utilized in film to manipulate mood and atmosphere. I'm trying to do the same with these curated mixes (available on Spotify and YouTube).

Spotify: Peaches, Act 1 - Peaches, Act 2 - Peaches, Act 3
YouTube: Peaches Act 1 - Peaches, Act 2 - Peaches, Act 3

Fried Peaches Mix 1, Act 1 is heavy on the 1990s and late 20th Century nostalgia... Beastie Boys, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Pixies, A Tribe Called Quest, Mother Love Bone, Drivin N Cryin, Mazzy Star, Stone Roses, Garbage, The Black Crowes, Gomez, Sublime, Oasis, Veruca Salt, TAD, Stone Temple Pilots, The Gits, Luna, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Polyphonic Spree, Huey Lewis and the News, INXS, James Brown, Dana Imanuel, Big Star, Bowie, Rolling Stones, Eagles of Death Metal, The Beatles, LCD Soundsystem, and Greensky Bluegrass.

Fried Peaches Mix 2, Act 2 is a party mix that starts out with a coke bender then goes full blown UNTZ... Curtis Mayfield, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sturgill Simpson, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Future, Dr. Hook, JJ Cale, Pharcyde, Phish, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Grateful Dead, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Blind Melon, Juno What?!, Kraftwerk, YAMN, Moving Matter, Daft Punk, Brick, The Bar-Kays, Tosca, TJR, Opiuo, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, and LCD Soundsystem, STS9, and Turkuaz.

Fried Peaches Mix 3, Act 3 is an everything bagel and the emotional center of the novel... Tom Petty, Mojo Nixon, Dylan, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Maggie Koerner, Traffic, The Go-Go's, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Foxygen, Blind Melon, Albert Hammond, Television, Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers, Colleen, Mazzy Star, Meco, Kenny Rogers, Golden Smog, Bikini Kill, Wilco, Ana Tijoux, Divinyls, Dana Imanuel, Bowie, The Cars, Cardi B, Kim Wilde, Shuggie Otis, LCD Soundsystem, Pink Floyd, and Bomba Estereo.
Buy Fried Peaches here.