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Some words of advice

In the July/August issue of The Believer magazine, John offers his insights in the Sedaratives advice column. Read a preview here, or get the magazine at your local bookstore or the Believer website.

John spinning LPs on July 2nd

John will be DJing on Saturday July 2nd at the A Drink For Kids benefit at Hattie's Hat in Ballard. Proceeds raised from Pyramid Brewing Company beers and Medoyeff vodka drinks will go to support the Vera Project, hosting the evening will be Ben London.

John & Matthew Stadler

Matthew Stadler, author, editor and publisher of John's little book of tweets Electric Aphorisms, will be hosting an event of cooking, singing, and conversation on July 6 at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle. This will conclude his 12-city tour through the States to present his new novel, Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha. For his stop in Seattle he managed to secure John Roderick's services as guest musician and interlocutor. And Michael Hebb will present his creation of the Mexican classic dish carne en su jugo, "meat in its own juice."
For more information and to buy tickets, visit Publication Studio's website. This event is limited seating and tout compris: food, drink, service, and a special limited edition of Stadler's book are all included in the ticket price.

John's very short prose gets Huffin' recognition

The Huffington Post named John one of their 13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter who "have a habit of tweeting comedy gold on a regular basis."

Shelby Earl duet is NPR Song of the Day

NPR chose this great Shelby Earl track (featuring John Roderick) as their song of the day: http://t.co/1DHbRDK

John and BOAT

John recently collaborated with the nice folks from Seattle's very own BOAT on their new album, Dress Like your Idols - part of the album cover might look familiar to you. You can now download John's duet with BOAT singer D.Crane from SeattleWeekly Reverb. About working with the band, John says, "I love working with BOAT because they are relentlessly upbeat and super-duper positive and fun, and like all the best upbeat, positive music there is, at its core, a howling chasm of unmitigated horror more disturbing than the scariest Scandanavian mythology made real."

John at MaxFunCon

John will be one of the guests at this year's MaxFunCon, a gathering devoted to things and people that are awesome. MaxFunCon will take place at Lake Arrowhead, CA, from June 10 to 12, 2011, and will also feature the talents of John Hodgman, Paul Feig, and the crew of You Look Nice Today, among many others. For more information, please visit MaxFunCon.com.

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