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Danny Bland I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I’m Gonna Do

Type:
Album
Release Date:
September 9, 2014
Catalog No:
PROMO71096
Label:
Sub Pop
“if you’re not ashamed
of some things you’ve done, I can
fix that. come over”

I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I’m Gonna Do is a 120-page, full-color collection of haiku written by Danny Bland, accompanied by photographs by Greg Dulli (leader of The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers), with calligraphy by Exene Cervenka (cofounder of the band X). From Dave Alvin’s foreword to this collection: “[Danny’s] deeply personal haiku are funny, serious, painful, and fearless. At times shocking, then abruptly, surprisingly tender, his poems constantly question accepted beliefs and attitudes, both society’s and his own. Like the classic blues singers, Danny is able to use a limited form to express the limitless.”

Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman offers this, “What Danny does to dainty haiku would land a lesser man in the hoosegow. Perfect for my attention span.”

Danny Bland is the author of the novel In Case We Die (2013, Fantagraphics Books), as well as a longtime musician and tour manager. This is his first book of poetry, but please don’t call it that.




Danny Bland I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I’m Gonna Do

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“if you’re not ashamed
of some things you’ve done, I can
fix that. come over”

I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I’m Gonna Do is a 120-page, full-color collection of haiku written by Danny Bland, accompanied by photographs by Greg Dulli (leader of The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers), with calligraphy by Exene Cervenka (cofounder of the band X). From Dave Alvin’s foreword to this collection: “[Danny’s] deeply personal haiku are funny, serious, painful, and fearless. At times shocking, then abruptly, surprisingly tender, his poems constantly question accepted beliefs and attitudes, both society’s and his own. Like the classic blues singers, Danny is able to use a limited form to express the limitless.”

Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman offers this, “What Danny does to dainty haiku would land a lesser man in the hoosegow. Perfect for my attention span.”

Danny Bland is the author of the novel In Case We Die (2013, Fantagraphics Books), as well as a longtime musician and tour manager. This is his first book of poetry, but please don’t call it that.