In Case We Die Audiobook CD

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In Case We Die is the debut by Danny Bland, a 25-year veteran of the Seattle music scene. Using his experience as an insider, Bland tells the visceral story of two outsiders who get lost in the darkest underground of '90s grunge rock.

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Vulnerable to the high relief of heroin addiction, Bland's characters, Charlie Hyatt and Carrie Finch, are unapologetic protagonists whose epiphanies are as blinding as their weaknesses. Finch, 21, beautiful and dangerous, drowns out the voices in her head and the consequences of a misled life with guitars, booze and petulant misbehavior. Her single abiding faith takes the form of an unlikely savior - '60s psychedelic musician Roky Erickson (whom the author nods to with each chapter title). At the ripe old age of 28, Hyatt attempts to make sense of the cards he has been dealt: a miserable job in a porn shop, a drug habit he cannot afford and the wildly unstable woman he had chosen to love.

This audiobook CD version of the novel boasts an incredible cast of artists, actors, writers and comedians reading each chapter. The CD is 7 hours, 14 minutes and 47 seconds in length. Instead of a multiple disc set, we offer one MP3 CD that plays in most every car stereo.

All readers donated their time and talent to these one-of-a-kind recordings. A portion of all proceeds from the audiobook will benefit MusiCares, a non-profit arm of the Grammy Foundation dedicated to helping musicians and roadies gain sobriety and obtain medical care.

Track listing:
1. Slip Inside This House - Dave Alvin (The Blasters)
2. Don't Slander Me - Greg Dulli (Afghan Wigs)
3. You Aren't Your Only Sin - Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses)
4. Two Headed Dog - Donal Logue (Actor, Walking Dead)
5. I Walked With A Zombie - Lee Ving (FEAR)
6. Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play - Wayne Kramer (MC5)
7. Night Of The Vampire - Mark Arm (Mudhoney)
8. I Am A Demon - Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers)
9. Starry Eyes - John Doe (X)
10. Pictures (Leave Your Body Behind) - Jacob Pitts (Actor, Justified)
11. Mine Mine Mind - Damien Echols (West Memphis Three)
12. You Don't Love Me Yet - Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees)
13. Don't Shake Me Lucifer - Rob Delaney (Writer, Comedian)
14. I Am Her Hero, She Is My Heroin - Lou Beach (Artist, Author)
15. I Am (In Satan's All Perfect Love) - Steve Earle
16. You're Gonna Miss Me - Jacob Pitts
17. I Have Always Been Here Before - Dave Alvin
18. Creature With The Atom Brain - Blag Dahlia (The Dwarves)
19. I'm Going To Free Her - Tony Fitzpatrick (Artist)
20. Reverberation (Doubt) - Mark Boone Jr. (Actor, Sons Of Anarchy)
21. True Love Cast Out All Evil - Aimee Mann
22. Splash 1 (Now I'm Home) - Damien Echols
23. The Damn Thing - Marc Maron (Podcast Host)
24. Roller Coaster - Tom Hansen (Author)
25. Gonna Die More - John Sinclair (MC5, Poet, Activist)
26. White Faces - Dana Gould (Writer, Family Guy, The Simpsons)
27. Goodbye Sweet Dreams - Lew Temple (Actor, The Walking Dead)
28. If You Have Have Ghosts - Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
29. Burn The Flames - Greg Dulli
30. Be and Bring Me Home - Aimee Mann
31. Bloody Hammer - Danny Bland

"Our anti-hero is floating in a tiny lifeboat made of heroin, graveyard shifts & rock music. His companions are two fabulous women; a bombshell who robs banks & a beautifully pale rock violinist who can barely dodge suicide. ICWD is much funnier & more satisfying than any other junkie rock'n'roll tragedy." – John Doe (X)

"Bland is a brutally funny and bravely honest writer. A perfect guide through the bloodshot streets and desperate bedrooms of the underground wilderness." – Dave Alvin (Blasters)

"In Case We Die is a poetic and elegant journey ... straight to the gutter." – Wayne Kramer (MC5)

"Beautiful, literary redemption." – Exene Cervenka (X)

"A great piece of work — full of filth and heart." - Steve Earle

"A suitably Peckinpah finale. Bravo. It has been like a traveling dream state and sometimes familiar look into the abyss." – Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs)

"I am a believer in what Bland has to say. He writes with eloquence, candor, darkness, and humor....the good stuff!" – Duff McKagan (Guns 'N' Roses)

"Danny Bland is one of the most interesting people I've ever known. Beneath a crusty, punk rock exterior lies one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen. This book? It's the literary version of Danny Bland." – Damien Echols (West Memphis Three)

Additional Information

Author Danny Bland
Publisher Local 638 Records
Page Count n/a
Publication Size 5.5 x 5
Publication Notes CD
Publication Date August 2013
ISBN n/a

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