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33 Days: Touring In A Van. Sleeping On Floors. Chasing A Dream, just $2.99 on Kindle:
For 33 days in the summer of 1987, critically acclaimed L.A. indie rock band Divine Weeks toured in a beat up old van, sleeping on strangers' floors, never sure they'd make enough gas money to get them to the next town.
Bill See's deeply personal memoir follows his band's first tour across the U.S. and Canada. No soundman, no roadies, all they have is their music and each other's friendship. 33 Days captures the essence of what it is to be 22 and chase a dream, back to a time in life when dreams don't have boundaries, when everything is possible. The tour is one of those now or never experiences. Take a shot at making the band work or leave it all behind and go your separate ways.
Every one of us has that moment where we have to decide to either live our dreams or give up and regret it for the rest of our lives. 33 Days touches that part of us. The road is filled with yuppies, brothels, riots, sleeping on floors, spiked drinks, DJs with no pants, and battles with racism. They set out on the road to discovery to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead.
Bill See was the lead singer for critically acclaimed Los Angeles indie rock band Divine Weeks for the duration of the band's lifespan from 1984-1992.
Divine Weeks was signed to the Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn's Down There label in 1987 and released their debut "Through & Through" that May before embarking on their first national tour that summer. The journals Bill kept on that tour are the source of the majority of 33 Days. Divine Weeks released one more full length album on First Warning Records called Never Get Used To It, released in September 1991.
Bill has also released five solo records.
Twelve years in the making, 33 Days is Bill's first book.
Bill lives with his daughter Maeve, girlfriend Cindy and her two children Emma and Alex in Los Angeles, California.
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