Winch - Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s - New Book
Thirty two stories written by Green Noise's own Marty Winch!
"So this is the waxing nostalgia of adolescent boyhood in Kalamazoo. Stupid stunts, drugs/booze, girls. The writing is kind of redneck with a lot of boner talk, getting into fights, trying to cop a feel. I was strangely fascinated by it. Apparently, there is a part two to it, I want it. It’s not really romanticized and it’s not a bummer, it’s just a story. It’s good."
Maximum RockNRoll magazine
"If you grew up in the midwest you have to read this. If you grew up a little on the wild side you have to read this. If you're from Michigan, if you love rock and roll, if you're still somewhat wishing you were young and both confused and so sure of yourself and having the whole world at your naive fingertips, you have to read this. It's actually really thoughtful and taps really deeply into the human experience, the emotions (or lack thereof) of a young boy, even some good insight on racial issues and family life and how we're supposed to treat each other as decent people. As other reviewers have said, you feel like you're right there with Winch, remembering what it was like to live so crazy and young yourself, once. Crack a beer, crack open the book, lay back in a hammock and have a good read." 5 out of 5 stars April (Amazon customer)
"Some people really know how to tell a story, and Winch certainly has that gift. You do not need to be from the Midwest, or have grown up in the 70's, to appreciate Winch's writing - it is raw and heartfelt. I read the zines, and was stoked to see [Kalamazoo] in book form... there are two others now, and I cannot wait to read them!" Paul Nama (author)
-- Dedicated to Fred Cole, for inspiring me to DIY!!!