The reading Douglas Wolk and I were going to do at Easy Street Records in West Seattle has been canceled. Repeat: canceled. HOWEVER, the event on Monday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.--that's THIS COMING MONDAY--is still on. At taht, it'll be Douglas, myself, Mike McGonigal of Yeti, Chemical Imbalance, and freelance renown, and Colin Meloy of the Decemberists reading and/or discussing our contributions to Continuum Books' brilliant 33 1/3 series, in which various writers dive, at length, into the classic album of their choice. (Douglas wrote about James Brown's Live at the Apollo; I wrote about Prince's Sign 'O' the Times, Mike is working on a 33 1/3 on My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, set for publication in summer 2005; Colin's, already out, is about the Replacements' Let It Be.) The reading will happen at Powell's City of Books in Portland (located at 1005 West Burnside; 503-228-4651). It'll be a lot of fun--and you wouldn't want to miss out on that, would you?