“Niceness In The ’90s: An Indie Music Memoir” By Jim Miller. Book Release Event At La Luz De Jesus Gallery In Los Angeles March 19th
March 19, 2011, 6 – 9 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
“Niceness In The ’90s: An Indie Music Memoir” by Jim Miller will be released by Pleasant Peasant LLC publishing on March 23, 2011. La Luz De Jesus will host a book release event March 19th. Jim Miller will be available to sign books and answer questions. Anyone mentioned in the book by name that comes to La Luz that night will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Event is free and open to the public.
At its core, “Niceness In The ’90s,” is a behind the scenes, club level look at the rise and fall of the music phenomenon known as grunge. This very personal memoir chronicles the life of a touring guitarist and songwriter during the late eighties and early nineties. Although the book spans the years 1985 to 1996, most of the action takes place during the years 1989 through 1992.
Fellow musicians and L.A. denizens come to life in chapters with largely self-explanatory titles like Jane’s Heroin Addiction (detailing how Perry Farrell formed Jane’s Addiction and who Jane is); L7 Hole Tad Nirvana (recounting how those bands were perceived at the time); Rock For Choice; Kurt and Courtney. “Anyone interested in the early days of grunge music should find this book a quick read, chock full of grunge action,” Miller explains. He adds “2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind. It’s a good time for older hipsters to look back and for younger hipsters to discover what all the fuss was about.”
Jim Miller was born in Chicago, IL on August 9th, 1960. He was raised just six blocks from White Sox Park on the city’s South Side. He was a touring guitarist and songwriter in the Los Angeles bands Black Angel’s Death Song and Trash Can School in the early to mid nineties. In the latter half of that decade he was a band manager and a promoter for the legendary downtown L.A. dive, Al’s Bar. Jim currently lives with his guitars (which he still loves very much) in Atwater Village, CA.
Author: Jim Miller, Book Title: Niceness In The ’90s: An Indie Music Memoir, Publication date: March 23, 2011, Publisher: Pleasant Peasant LLC, ISBN: 978-0-578-07214-2, Price: $17.00, Page count: 248