At least this guy read the book.
Author Phillip Crandall made his way into the Swap Shop last Saturday at 6 a.m. It was still dark outside and humid as he set up a table in his little rented area. Even at the crack of dawn, there was a long line of people down Sunrise Boulevard.
When we spoke to Crandall last February, he had just published a book in the popular 33 1/3 series on Andrew W.K.'s I Get Wet. Over the background sounds of the International Noise Conference at Churchill's Pub, Crandall told us, "I had two dreams, if I was promoting this book. One was a release party, and the other was to set up a parking spot at the Swap Shop, and I'm going to do it. I want to put a blanket out, set a table up, and sell the book at the Swap Shop."
Finally, a year later, both dreams came true. Well, mostly.
The release party took place at Radio-Active Records in Fort Lauderdale not long after we spoke. Andrew W.K. Skyped in to be a part of the party fun. Crandall's Swap Shop experience though, wasn't quite as much of a success.More »