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Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide"

Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:01 pm

Hi Gang,
as Shane Brown is a member of FECC you may be interested to know that EIN has just published an interview discussing various aspects of his new book "Elvis: A Listener's Guide".

We ask..
- What insights does this new book bring?
- Was Felton Jarvis important?
- Was Col Parker good or bad?
- Do you really review every song Elvis recorded?
- What songs does he never want to hear again?
and much much more....

Go here to our detailed interview
>>
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/interview_S ... Guide.html

- and Thanks to Shane for agreeing to the interview.
Cheers
Piers
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Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:21 pm

Enjoyed reading interview. Thanks.

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:32 pm

Excellent interview !

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:54 pm

Fantastic! Online hatred and stalking is par for the course in today's world. The internet as exposed just how hateful many people are, even those who profess to be "tolerant" or "progressive" in real life, become hatful monsters on the internet.

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:59 pm

skatterbrane wrote:Fantastic! Online hatred and stalking is par for the course in today's world. The internet as exposed just how hateful many people are, even those who profess to be "tolerant" or "progressive" in real life, become hatful monsters on the internet.



touching sermon, but what does that have to do with the nice interesting interview about Elvis and the book?

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:14 pm

Kylan wrote:
skatterbrane wrote:Fantastic! Online hatred and stalking is par for the course in today's world. The internet as exposed just how hateful many people are, even those who profess to be "tolerant" or "progressive" in real life, become hatful monsters on the internet.



touching sermon, but what does that have to do with the nice interesting interview about Elvis and the book?

Shane has been threatened by some morons who claim to be fans, who've taken issue with his honest commentary around later period Elvis.

Idiots.

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:17 pm

There's only one word to describe Shane's interview, excellent!

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Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:20 pm

Matthew wrote:
Kylan wrote:
skatterbrane wrote:Fantastic! Online hatred and stalking is par for the course in today's world. The internet as exposed just how hateful many people are, even those who profess to be "tolerant" or "progressive" in real life, become hatful monsters on the internet.



touching sermon, but what does that have to do with the nice interesting interview about Elvis and the book?

Shane has been threatened by some morons who claim to be fans, who've taken issue with his honest commentary around later period Elvis.

Idiots.


I couldn't agree with you more.

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:53 pm

I thank you for the support, folks. I should add at this point that I have not heard further from the people in question, which is good. I'm an outspoken chap sometimes, and you make enemies, and I'm guessing that's what happened here. It's one of those things - and it's not just an Elvis thing either. I was rather outspoken in a blog post about certain aspects of academia last year and also had something similar happen, although not to the degree of last week's antics. So it happens everywhere - I just was rather taken about by the severity in this case!

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:44 pm

Kylan wrote:
skatterbrane wrote:Fantastic! Online hatred and stalking is par for the course in today's world. The internet as exposed just how hateful many people are, even those who profess to be "tolerant" or "progressive" in real life, become hatful monsters on the internet.



touching sermon, but what does that have to do with the nice interesting interview about Elvis and the book?


It has to do with the interview. Did you read it?

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:45 pm

Ya I read it. Nice interview. I liked it. And yes anyone who threatens the guy over his opinions about the music needs their head examined.

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:39 pm

PiersEIN wrote:We ask..
- What insights does this new book bring?
- Was Felton Jarvis important?
- Was Col Parker good or bad?
- Do you really review every song Elvis recorded?
- What songs does he never want to hear again?
and much much more....


Is that a rhetorical question?

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:55 pm

Great interview Piers.... and i am enjoying Shane's book because it is STIMULATING and NOT Boring~! :D

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:22 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
PiersEIN wrote:We ask..
- What insights does this new book bring?
- Was Felton Jarvis important?
- Was Col Parker good or bad?
- Do you really review every song Elvis recorded?
- What songs does he never want to hear again?
and much much more....


Is that a rhetorical question?

Perhaps I should have written in full
EIN: In your opinion was Colonel Parker good or bad for Elvis’ music? After all Parker had very little to with Elvis’ actual recordings?

Shane has a good reply including, "It’s easy to demonise Parker, but he was also extremely smart at times...."

Cheers,
Piers

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:33 am

PiersEIN wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Is that a rhetorical question?

Perhaps I should have written in full
EIN: In your opinion was Colonel Parker good or bad for Elvis’ music? After all Parker had very little to with Elvis’ actual recordings?



Is that first one a rhetorical question? The second one isn't actually a question.

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:38 am

Shane/Peter: here's wishing much, much success to you, my friend. I'm planning to get your work as soon as possible and I'm sure it'll be an enjoyable read, no matter if it goes against some of my old beliefs and opinions about some of the music. Heck, that's the beauty of a good work: you may not agree, but you'll enjoy reading and considering the thoughts. You'll see that it's a genuine effort. Hopefully I'm making sense. I'm looking forward to it!

Anyway, all the best!

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:40 am

I enjoyed the interview. I may even get the book now ;-). That is if Amazon Canada offers the paper version. Right now it's only Kindle.


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Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:04 pm

Great Interview!

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:19 pm

paulsweeney wrote:I enjoyed the interview. I may even get the book now ;-). That is if Amazon Canada offers the paper version. Right now it's only Kindle.


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It appears that Canadian amazon have yet to learn how to print on demand, it seems!

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:15 am

One quick question For Shane/Peter whats the name of the novel u wrote?Did u publish it? Will u be doing a book on silent era movies u should u have good knowledge in it too.

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:58 am

ritchie valens wrote:One quick question For Shane/Peter whats the name of the novel u wrote?Did u publish it? Will u be doing a book on silent era movies u should u have good knowledge in it too.


The novel is Breaking Point and is available via Amazon. It did very well for itself, and I started a sequel but it got put to one side for various reasons. It might get finished one day.

I'm currently in talks with a publisher for a book on silent film. Meanwhile, an essay I've written on Oscar Micheaux, an African-American director from the 1910s to the 1940s is included in a book called Fifty Hollywood Directors, due out in November in the UK and December in America.

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:17 am

You're really mashing those keys, son! Congratulations.

rjm

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Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:03 pm

rjm wrote:You're really mashing those keys, son! Congratulations.

rjm

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Not really - the Micheaux essay was written about two years ago. It's just that publishing is a very slow world!

Re: Interview with Shane Brown author of "A Listener's Guide

Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:31 pm

Shane seems a very nice person. how nice for someone from fecc to publish a book. I am now interested in getting a copy. another reason to listen to some old favourites all over again.