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Peter McDade

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Peter McDade, "Songs by Honeybird" (Wampus Multimedia, 2022)

New Books Network

In Songs by Honeybird, Peter McDade (Wampus Multimedia 2022) tells the story of Ben and Nina, two people who meet at a college outside of Atlanta. The chapters alternate between the voices of Ben and Nina, how they met and became a couple before unravelling and slowly moving on with their lives. Ben’s story focuses on his life as a graduate student and the research he does into a possible dissertation about an integrated band from the late 1960’s before two of its members died in a fire. Nina’s story involves her quest for meaning, philosophical discussions with her talking dog who is possibly an incarnation of the Buddha and facing the untimely death of her father when she was too young to understand. The author, a talented, working musician, wrote and recorded a soundtrack of original songs to accompany the novel. In addition to being about fathers, race, growing up, relationship, and understanding one’s history, this is a novel about seeking the truth.As a drummer (who started playing at eight-years-old) for the rock band Uncle Green, Peter McDade spent fifteen years traveling the highways of America in a series of Ford vans. While the band searched for fame and a safe place to eat before a gig, he began writing short stories and novels. Uncle Green went into semi-retirement after four labels, seven records, and one name change; Peter went to Georgia State University and majored in History and English, eventually earning an MA in History. His first novel, Weight of Sound, was published in the fall of 2017, and like Songs by Honeybird, has an accompanying soundtrack of original songs created with help from friends in the music world. He teaches history to college undergrads in Atlanta, plays drums for Paul Melançon & the New Insecurities, and spends time writing, making music, and with his family, trying to understand how to raise teenage girls.G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

28mins

31 May 2022

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Peter McDade, "Songs by Honeybird" (Wampus Multimedia, 2022)

New Books in Literature

In Songs by Honeybird, Peter McDade (Wampus Multimedia 2022) tells the story of Ben and Nina, two people who meet at a college outside of Atlanta. The chapters alternate between the voices of Ben and Nina, how they met and became a couple before unravelling and slowly moving on with their lives. Ben’s story focuses on his life as a graduate student and the research he does into a possible dissertation about an integrated band from the late 1960’s before two of its members died in a fire. Nina’s story involves her quest for meaning, philosophical discussions with her talking dog who is possibly an incarnation of the Buddha and facing the untimely death of her father when she was too young to understand. The author, a talented, working musician, wrote and recorded a soundtrack of original songs to accompany the novel. In addition to being about fathers, race, growing up, relationship, and understanding one’s history, this is a novel about seeking the truth.As a drummer (who started playing at eight-years-old) for the rock band Uncle Green, Peter McDade spent fifteen years traveling the highways of America in a series of Ford vans. While the band searched for fame and a safe place to eat before a gig, he began writing short stories and novels. Uncle Green went into semi-retirement after four labels, seven records, and one name change; Peter went to Georgia State University and majored in History and English, eventually earning an MA in History. His first novel, Weight of Sound, was published in the fall of 2017, and like Songs by Honeybird, has an accompanying soundtrack of original songs created with help from friends in the music world. He teaches history to college undergrads in Atlanta, plays drums for Paul Melançon & the New Insecurities, and spends time writing, making music, and with his family, trying to understand how to raise teenage girls.G.P. Gottlieb is the author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery Series and a prolific baker of healthful breads and pastries. Please contact her through her website (GPGottlieb.com). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

28mins

31 May 2022

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Peter McDade About Songs By Honeybird (S2E10)

Bob's Just Asking

SONGS BY HONEYBIRD is the second novel by Peter McDade. Peter is a jack of many trades -- drummer in Uncle Green/3 Lb. Thrill, Paul Melancon and the Insecurities, The Good Graces, and Bob Fenster & The Windows to name a few, a college history professor, and a brilliant writer. THE WEIGHT OF SOUND is one of the best first novels I've ever read and I think it's better than the music-based novels of Tom Perrotta and Jonathan Tropper, my favorite authors. Professor McDade is also a first-class mensch and a favorite person of virtually everyone who knows him. We dug deep into HONEYBIRD in this interview... a book which just so happens to come out TODAY!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bobs-just-asking/support

59mins

29 Mar 2022

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Culture Clash: Author Peter McDade

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Host Jill Melancon talks to Atlanta author and musician Peter McDade about his most recent novel The Weight of Sound, as well as the new novel he is working on and some upcoming performances he'll be doing.

27mins

7 Dec 2019

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GG 93: Cody Matlock and Peter McDade

GOOD GRACIOUS

CODY MATLOCK and his Mothership are take all kinds of music to brew up a danceable, funky, soulful stew. Peter McDade translates his experiences in pop-rock bands Uncle Green and 3 Lb. Thrill into his first novel THE WEIGHT OF SOUND.. and you get a soundtrack to boot! Hear Pay Me Now at the end of his interview. Podcast RSS Subscribe iTunes          Subscribe STITCHER Google PlayTuneIn Radio

51mins

27 Dec 2017