Written By: Jordannah Elizabeth
Writer to Writer is a series that allows me to talk to other authors who I’ve been able to collaborate with personally or professionally. I’ve never met Jesse Valencia in person, but I was active in the neo psychedelia and shoegaze music scene around the time he went public with his desire to write a book on the controversial, enigmatic and (many would say) brilliant rock and roll band, the Brian Jonestown Massacre. He started his journey in 2009 and interviewed me early on for my account as a blogger and a bit of an interloper within the vortex of the band’s leader, Anton Newcombe’s growing circle of fans, eccentrics, writers, musicians, artists and followers.
In 2015, I had contacted Jesse to let him know I’d attained a book deal and he excitedly announced to me that he’d gotten one as well. He interviewed me on his blog, so I thought it just as well that I interview him on Publik / Private! Without further ado, from one writer to another, check out my convo with Jesse Valencia on his book, Straight Up And Down With The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Continue reading