Wednesday’s column (read it here) is about Record Store Day, a Saturday event whose local epicenter is Rhino Records in Claremont. But it’s also about a Thursday event at the store, a reading by Jonathan Lethem from his just-published book, an entry in the 33 1/3 series, about the Talking Heads album “Fear of Music.” Here he is with a copy of the album. Not his own copy, btw; I borrowed it from the personal collection of Rhino’s general manager to use for the photo. Secrets behind the photos!
* Entertainment Weekly just posted a Q&A with Lethem about the book that goes into far more depth; for fans of his or of the album, the link is here.