Bear Witness as Mike interviews Mishka Shubaly! Who is this man with a unique name? Well, some of you know him from being a Doug Stanhope Friend (that’s an official designation, btw), who has created some of modern music’s most neat-o drinking songs. However, this isn’t about that, this is about his new book, I Swear I’ll Make It Up To You: A life on the low road.
Shubaly has become somewhat of a hit with the Amazon Kindle Singles series of books/tomes/bits of writing/whatever your thesaurus spits out at you (the freaking owner dude of Amazon wrote a blurb for a collection of his works – have YOU ever had a blurb written for you?). He also sometimes teaches at Yale. Yes, that Yale. The good one.
He’s written a bunch of very successful singles (just repeated myself, I know) but his latest book is a full length memoir of sorts. I’m going to do a proper written review of it sometime soon but long and short: it’s one of the best books I’ve read in forever, and I’m a really smart person so that should mean something to everyone.
I Swear I’ll Make It Up To You: A life on the low road is about … it’s hard to even do it justice with a blurb, because if I tell you, “How a man overcame alcoholism and found peace through running” that’s kinda like writing, “The Old Man and the Sea is about fishing.” It’s just fucking GREAT, ok? Why would I lie? No, seriously. The interview is done. I could trash the shit out of him and there’s nothing that could be done. And it’s not like I’m out here all the time making book recommendations.
Besides, I actually bought the book digitally and just purchased a hardcopy to lend to people. PLUS his is the first music I’ve paid for in forever. Think globally, buy locally – if locally can count half way across the country. Oh, shut up.
During the MISHKA SHUBALY INTERVIEW…
Mike and Mishka talk about a lot of things though, how modern society is losing nuance, the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, what it’s like being children of an extraordinary parents, the interaction of fathers and sons, a very special mouse, and so on. Just a fabulous time had by all.
Listen to … THE MISHKA SHUBALY INTERVIEW!!!!!!……!!!!!!!!!!!!!…!
Then, AFTER the MISHKA SHUBALY INTERVIEW…
But, don’t you fucking DARE not check out the plugs for Mishka. I mean it. If you don’t, I can track your IP address and beat you up in front of your mom – and you know I’ll do it.
And, yes, he is a very attractive man.
Go buy the book we talk about here:
Then, go buy all of his music and other writings here:
Finally, t-shirts and other cool stuff found HERE!