'Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor' book event
Leaf Portland Street, Manchester.
A very special evening to mark the publication of Hacienda resident DJ Dave Haslam’s new book; entitled 'Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor; Music, Manchester & More'; a memoir of his life and work in some of the most interesting corners of contemporary culture.
The event, in association with BIMM Manchester, includes a reading, an onstage interview, and an audience Q&A. The evening will conclude with a book signing.
‘Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor’ documents Dave Haslam’s encounters with inspiring characters including Tony Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Terry Hall, Neneh Cherry, Tracey Thorn, John Peel, Mark E Smith, Ian Brown, and John Lydon. Morrissey comes to tea; he meets writers including Raymond Carver and Jonathan Franzen; he discusses masturbation with Viv Albertine; he has a gun pulled on him at the Hacienda, a drug dealer threatens to slit his throat; and Sonic Youth sleep on his floor.
In the late 1970s, he was a teenage John Peel listener and Joy Division fan. In 2017, four decades later, he works with New Order on a series of five shows in Manchester. Haslam tells the story of those decades, including the impact of life-shaking events (from the nightmare of the Yorkshire Ripper to the shock of the Manchester Arena terror attack).
It’s a masterful insider account of the Hacienda, the rise of Madchester and the birth of the rave era. And so much more...
More book info – see here; http://www.davehaslam.com/sonic-youth-slept-on-my-floor/