MVYRADIO Rock & Roll Book Club

Our Rock and Roll Book Club is underway and we'd love for you to join! Polly Simpkins invites all MVY listeners to join her to read and talk about music books.

Our next book is Lou Reed's "The Art of the Straight Line" ~ a book written in part by Lou before his death and curated and edited by Laurie Anderson, Stephan Berwick, Bob Currie and Scott Richman. The book includes interviews and stories from many who knew Lou well and truly captures his life story.

Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or library and on Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm, we'll gather together on Zoom where Polly will share clips from her interview with Scott Richman and we will discuss the book and all things Lou Reed. We're so excited to connect everything we love: music, books and MVY listeners.

There is no sign-up necessary for the Rock and Roll Book Club. Just read the book (it's ok if you don't read the book!) then check out this page on November 15th, and use the Zoom link we'll post here.


Our Book Club book for September 2023 was "Remain In Love" by Chris Frantz. Below you'll find video of our Book Club meeting, plus Polly's full interview with Chris Frantz.

A note from Polly:

This playlist is an exploration of musical references from Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz' book Remain in Love - beginning with his earliest musical influences, through his RISD days where he met David and Tina, then stepping into the Talking Heads' formative days at CBGB, touring with the Ramones as well as a walk through the Talking Heads studio albums, Stop Making Sense and some Tom Tom Club tracks as well! Listen to some or all to get a taste of what Remain in Love sounds like!

In 2002, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth visited the MVY studios on their way to a Tom Tom Club gig at The Atlantic Connection in Oak Bluffs. Here's their chat with Barbara Dacey.

Books we'll be discussing in the coming months:

Remain in Love - Chris Frantz

The Art of the Straight Line - Lou Reed

This is What it Sounds Like- What the Music you Love Says about you - Susan Rogers

How to Write a Song That Matters - Dar Williams

Once More We Saw Stars - Jayson Greene