06/20/2013 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes editors Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell to the store to discuss and sign their new book, Yes is the Answer: And Other Prog Rock Tales on Thursday, June 20th at 7pm.
Progressive rock is maligned and misunderstood. Critics hate it, hipsters scoff at it. Yes Is The Answer is a pointed rebuke to the prog-haters, the first literary anthology devoted to the subgenre. Featuring essays by acclaimed novelists Rick Moody, Wesley Stace, Seth Greenland, Charles Bock, and Joe Meno, as well as musicians Matthew Sweet, Nathan Larson, and Peter Case, Yes Is The Answer is the first book that dares to thoughtfully reclaim prog-rock as a subject worthy of serious consideration.
Marc Weingarten is the author of The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight and Station to Station. He is producer of the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, as well as television's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." He lives in Malibu, California. Tyson Cornell is the founder of Rare Bird Lit, a Los Angeles and New York-based literary PR and marketing company specializing in book promotion for authors, publishers, and organizations. He lives with his wife and two children in downtown Los Angeles.