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April 27, 2008 3:19 AM   Subscribe

Awaydays Kevin Sampson is the manager of the band the Farm his first novel described as 'Catcher In The Rye' with Stanley knives is finally being transferred to celluloid sneek +
posted by motownoni (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
That's a coincidence.

I ran into Carl Hunter -- ex-Farm bassist, currently working in film -- shopping at my local Sainsbury's a couple of weeks ago. He lives just a few streets over from me. So we went and had a cup of coffee, and as we're sitting outside the cafe, Kevin Sampson wanders along with a few of his boys, on the way to do a reading in Pritchards, the local indy bookshop.

Nice guy. No side whatsoever. Which is kind of unusual for someone from the Wirral. (I keed.)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:33 AM on April 27, 2008


Cool, thanks motownoni, and great story, Peter McDermott. I'm betting it will take a while for us to be able to see it over here. When's the release date?
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:01 AM on April 27, 2008


Stanley knives give me the shits.
posted by The Monkey at 6:33 AM on April 27, 2008


Sorry to rain on your first-postin' parade, but it's "Sampson", not Samson, and your lack of virtually any punctuation makes it really difficult to understand what's going on here. Hopefully when a mod wakes up they can help you with this?
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 7:23 AM on April 27, 2008


get on my groovy train!
posted by snofoam at 7:48 AM on April 27, 2008


I'm with N H-I. I came in here expecting a good old joined-last-week-posted-3-comments-and-now-self-linking pile on. Fine. I suppose it would be more constructive to just fix it so that it doesn't make my brain bleed.
posted by intermod at 7:56 AM on April 27, 2008


No punctuation, but you did put single quotes around a book title, which is certainly... something.
posted by emelenjr at 8:01 AM on April 27, 2008


Spartacus was the soundtrack to my junior year college tour. I wore out the tape, something I can't even say about On Through the Night.
posted by 1adam12 at 12:56 PM on April 27, 2008


really difficult to understand what's going on here

Translation:

Kevin Sampson used to manage Liverpool indie-pop band, The Farm. His first novel, Awaydays, was once described as 'Catcher in the Rye with Stanley Knives' and is finally being transferred to celluloid. Sneak peeks here and here.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:27 PM on April 27, 2008


Speaking as someone who is wearing a Tranmere badge right now, I'm really looking forward to this. Though the only thing I can really recall from the novel is the loving descriptions of trainers and cagoules and wedge haircuts.

Nice guy. No side whatsoever. Which is kind of unusual for someone from the Wirral. (I keed.)

[WIRRALIST]
posted by jack_mo at 12:28 PM on April 28, 2008


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