This is the first book from New Orleans organist and inventor, Quintron: a multi-layered tome that pays tribute to the perilous world of devoted musical road-dawgs. The setting is Europe, but the book is just as much about the myriad illusions of American identity. A not-so-glamorous life in rock gets pulled apart to reveal vivid blood vessels running beneath the obvious. The tales are funny and thrilling—and mostly true. Someone almost dies on every page!
Renowned puppeteer Panacea Theriac (aka Miss Pussycat) has contributed drawings throughout. Foreword by novelist and psychoanalyst Timothy Lachin.
“If Dr. Frankenstein were working with raw material from Madame Curie, Delia Derbyshire, James Brown, and Wilhelm Reich, the result might be something like QUINTRON. Underground inventor, composer, record maker, impresario, and performer par excellence. There is nothing and no one like him and this is his first book and it’s a gas!”
“Great reading! Microtel description was right on. Stockholm to Helsinki ferry was always a Dead Moon curse. How do you get 86’d out of a cafeteria?? Way cool.”
- FRED COLE, DEAD MOON
“With Quintron as your dream captain, and Miss Pussycat guiding with cotton candy compass, you should have nothing to fear, except losing yourself on this journey...but what a way to go!”
“Quintron and Miss Pussycat have created a stunningly original universe of puppetry and musical invention that the art world should take notice of. This candid account pulls you into their life, where inspiration, surprise, and disaster provide fodder for their music and art.”
- MIRANDA LASH, CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ART