Monday, November 20, 2006

"I'd like to be among the first to point out that the release date of your new book is also the 66th Anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, which officially began World War II.
"Note also that both share the Roman numeral II, as well."
Right you are, Henry. I know for a fact that Soft Skull Press, that left-leaning bastion of post-punk, hip-hop literature, thought this through. In both of my books, I draw parallels between Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia and second act of the "I Want to Break Free Video." (See Freddie's arm-raising in the "Radio Ga Ga" video, above.)
But no one listens to me. So the marketing team, under my guidance, made September 1 the Launch Date. "March to your bookstore and buy God Save My Queen II" is what I believe the copy deck for the ad says.


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