Bill See was the lead singer for critically acclaimed Los Angeles 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 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. “When we left on that tour, we set out to have our own Kerouac ‘On The Road’ experience, and when I wrote 33 Days my motive was to write a book you’d go searching for after finishing ‘On The Road’. The book’s less about making it, and more about how crucial it is to seize your moment and the perils of sitting on your dreams. It’s about liberation, giving yourself the gift of opportunity and ultimately defining your own idea of success. It’s for anybody who ever stood at their crossroads with a dream screaming inside wondering whether to choose the road that goes off the map or fold up their tent and head back home.”
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VideosBill See's Tour Of L.A. Music Scene
Author Bill See, and singer of L.A. indie band Divine Weeks takes you on a tour of the L.A. music scene as found in his new coming of age book "33 Days: Touring In A Van. Sleeping On Floors. Chasing A Dream."
33 Days: Touring In A Van. Sleeping On Floors. Chasing A Dream
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By Bill See
Published: March 19, 2011.
This coming of age memoir follows an indie rock band's first tour by van across the U.S. and Canada. No roadies, no soundmen - all they have is their music and each other's friendship. It's a now or never moment-take a shot at your dream or regret it for the rest of your life. They set out on the road to discovery to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead.
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