Can you help set up an "Aeroplane" book reading in London?

I'll be in London, England on November 7, and would really like to find a place where I might read from my 33 1/3 book on "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea," perhaps with a smattering of the "Lost in the Grooves" anthology, too. If you are in London and have any connections with a bookstore, gallery, club or other space where such a reading might be welcome, I'd appreciate hearing from you via email, It's possible that John Perry will also be available to read from his 33 1/3 Hendrix tome.

And stay tuned for news on a Paris reading for earlier that week, also featuring Miles Marshall Lewis with his 33 1/3 book on Sly Stone.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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if anyone lives in toronto, this next ones goin out to you boppers

if you like neutral milk hotel, you'll probably vaugly enjoy my stuff, and im having a show

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if anyone is intrested, its gonna be good

oh heres my myspacey thing

and if you own a saw and want to show up and play along with me, i'll be in love with you

True crime, bubblegum, Neutral Milk Hotel on KXLU

My pal Nathan Marsak and I have been invited by Stella, whose Stray Pop has filled the L.A. airwaves with much wonder since 1980, to co-host her show this Friday night from midnight to three a.m.

We'll be talking about a whole bunch of things, including my book about "In the Aeroplane Over The Sea." Call in if you like! It streams over the internet, so you don't need to be in Los Angeles to hear the show.

Here is a question for you: if you were going to go on the radio and could only play a couple of songs by Neutral Milk Hotel, which ones would you play, and why?

What else will we be talking about? Obscure true crime stories (we blog and lead bus tours at The thrift store record discoveries we used to play on The Manny Chavez Show in the early 90s. Bubblegum Music. My little journal of unpopular culture, Scram. And more TBA.

We hope you can tune in!


What: Manny Chavez Show Reunion
When: Friday July 14/Saturday July 15 from midnight-3am
Where: KXLU 88.9 FM in L.A., streaming at
Request line: (310) 338-KXLU

Sorry for the vicious cross-posting, but...

It's possible this question has been asked before and that the answer should be/is painfully obvious, but I was wondering if anyone had had any success in writing to Jeff? I'm not really looking for a response or anything, I sort of just want to write him and... I dunno. Too late to make complete sentences work out. Anyways, does anyone have any idea of his address?

Fingers Through the notches in your spine...

So, just for a lark. What's everybody's favorite Neutral Milk Hotel lyric?

I know, I know, its like asking a mother to chose a favorite child, but try.

I remember the first time I heard In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, the lyrics damaged me and brought me to tears. That intense, earnest voice uses those words as weapons. Jeff Mangum is an emotional assasin and I wish he'd come back.

So, after my rambling, my question still stands: Favorite lyrics?

My two favorite lines are

Your father made fetuses with flesh-licking ladies


She will feed you tomatoes and radio wire, a retire to sheets safe and clean,
but don't hate her when she gets up to leave

NMH interviews in the new issue of Scram

It is a banner day: I just got back from picking up Scram 22 from the printer, and I'm dizzy with ink fumes.

The new issue of the journal of unpopular culture includes a feature comprised of the interviews that informed the Ruston section of my 33 1/3 book about Neutral Millk Hotel. Robert Schneider, Laura Carter, Julian Koster and Scott Spillane all speak at greater length than they did in the book about E6 pre-Athens, and Robert shares some live photos from 1996 that I think have not been published previously.

Also in this issue: nature-loving folkie Vashti Bunyan, gay glam-punk Paul "Baby Bones" Vanase, private librarian and African literary scholar Kurt Thometz, Chicago bluesman Nick Gravenites and session piano cat Lincoln Mayorga, plus scads of reviews.

If interested in this or other Scrams, please visit for more info


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does anyone have the full album of Jeff M Live at Jittery Joe's and an acoustic/live version of 'Everything Is'?

I need them to make a mix cd for english class!!! please help! my aim is fleetoflions if you could send them to me, that'd be much appreciated.