Brisbane icon, Robert Forster, is about to dish out the facts in his first book, The 10 Rules of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Collected Music Writings 2005 – 2009 (Black Inc). As one of the founding members of The Go-Betweens (along with the late G.W. McLennan), Forster is responsible for penning some of this country’s best loved songs. And since 2005, Forster has been a mainstay for The Monthly, reviewing albums as diverse as Antony and the Johnsons’, I Am A Bird Now and Glenn Campbell’s, Meet Glenn Campbell and delving deep into the minds and lives of artists such as Delta Goodrem and The Monkees. All of this and a number of previously unpublished works will be presented in 10 Rules. Forster will also be doing the rounds, reading from the collection at a book store (hopefully) near you. At this stage only Melbourne and Sydney have been confirmed. Here’s where you can catch him:
Robert Forster in conversation with Michael Dwyer
Wednesday, 4th November 2009; 6.30pm-7.30pm
Readings, 309 Lygon St, Carlton
Tickets: Free, all welcome. Please book through Readings Carlton, (03) 9347 6633.
Robert Forster in conversation with Matt Connors
Thursday, 5th November 2009; 6pm-8pm
Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End
Tickets: $5. To book contact Avid Reader, (07) 3846 3422.
And for those of you in Brisbane, you may also be interested in checking out Robert’s work as part of The True Story of Butterfish.