Book: Waiting For Another War

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my first post here in 15 years as a member is to congratulate Trevor

you really created something beautiful

back to incognito until 2035...
Many thanks, honored.
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Could everyone reading this whose packages are still in transit please email me at trevor (at) gkwfilmworks.com?

I've sent a lot of books after the first rush and they all seem to be arriving quickly. At this point I would like to run the trackers to see if all or some parcels from one particular mail drop have been delayed for some reason, and the best way for me to do that is to search through PayPal.

So please drop me a note and let me know the email address you used for PayPal payment. I will try to get some clarity on it. Thank you.
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Been reading this book, and i'm absolutely loving every bit of it so far but one thing that had me confused is that the author makes it seem like Marx, and Eldritch came up with the graphic design for their singles era stuff. IIRC didn't they commission a local graphic designer in Leeds to do the work? Think I read that on the Sisters 1980-1985 FB group.
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i believe the newer 90s version of the MR head was a commission:

andrea white
https://www.discogs.com/artist/2294383-Andrea-White

but am pretty sure the original was just them

gary once told me a story of a young andrew sitting in leeds library for hours, pouring over books of typosets, playing with letraset, and piecing together ideas to create the band's original branding (apparently he once suggested a very pointy, heavy germanic typeface but gary rejected the idea instantly).

he doesnt explicitly say (from what i recall) that eldritch got the head and added a star himself, but it's strongly alluded to because of the level of creative direction and responsibility andrew had over everything else.
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Just finished this and it was a brilliant read :notworthy:
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Just finished this and it was a brilliant read :notworthy:
:D Thank you.
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I am pleased to announce the Waiting For Another War is available from a few different websites.

In the US, you can order it from Rough Trade here https://www.roughtrade.com/us/trevor-ri ... FchN79qEO8.

For free US shipping, please use the Topos Bookstore and Café, a great community bookstore in Queens, here: https://www.toposbookstore.com/product/ ... r1IbPEbwxI

In the UK you can order it from Rough Trade here: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/trevor-ri ... -1-1980-85. There it is in pre-order, but I have delivered the books Rough Trade's NYC location and they will be shipped to London on the next pallet.

Of course anyone in New York or London can also walk into any of the above stores and buy the book also.

Great Christmas gift.

A big thank you to everyone who has ordered a copy already.

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Thanks for the Refund Trevor. I guess my Parcel and the other 6 (or 7) are lost in New York.

Rough Trade UK it shall have to be.....
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Hello all,

I've put up an "ABOUT" page on the website to collect the few interviews and reviews of the book so far. You can visit it here:

https://www.gkwfilmworks.com/sisters-about

It also has a direct mp3 stream of a radio interview I did recently for anyone who cares to listen. No searching, no login, just hit play. When I listened to it I was reminded of my friend Steve's comment about me: I speak like a New Yorker, an opinion about everything, delivered at 100 miles an hour. It was fun to do.

I'm also pleased to report that all of the books lost to the UK in the autumn have been replaced... and arrived (except the ones re-ordered through Rough Trade, which I hope will also arrive soon).

On that subject I would love a note from any Rough Trade buyer, in this thread or directly to me, letting me know when your book has actually landed on your doorstep.

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Recieved my copy from Rough Trade today.. :D
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Finished reading the other night, excellent book! Learned a lot of things I didn't know before, and can't wait for the next one to cover the Gift/Floodland Era! I'm stoked, but take your time and relax you deserve it :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Thank you guys.
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Recieved my copy from Rough Trade today.. :D
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Finished reading the other night, excellent book! Learned a lot of things I didn't know before, and can't wait for the next one to cover the Gift/Floodland Era!
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Wanted to say thank you. I have received my copy in Singapore. And looking forward to a few hours to chill out.
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Thank you for providing us with this wonderful piece of Art, Trevor. My copy from Rough Trade arrived this morning (i've had neither sight nor sound of our local Postie since the 23rd December) and I plan to start Reading it ASAP. Brother Lee advised me that he received his "Surprise" 50th Birthday Present on the 30th December and was over the Moon to have received a copy.

Will that missing Package that USPS still appear to have sat in "Jamaica" since 10th October ever materialise.... :?
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Many thanks Simon.

And thank you and the others in the "lost books club" for your supreme patience.
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Thank you for providing us with this wonderful piece of Art, Trevor. My copy from Rough Trade arrived this morning...
I was included in No More Workhorse's year-end round-up:

https://nomoreworkhorse.com/2021/01/06/ ... ow-author/

While not strictly Sisters related, you can still watch the embedded Lucretia video if you need your fix.
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I have just this minute finished this fabulous book which is as outstanding for being the labour of love that it obviously is as it is for being -at the minute- the only published book available that deals exclusively with Our Favourite Beat Combo. Kudos Treveor; loved every minute of it. :von: :notworthy:

& special thanks to my Brother, Big Si for kindly marking the occasion of my reaching my half century by gifting me a copy for my 50th :kiss: :notworthy:

Come on Mark -where's "paint my name..."? :P
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Incoming, Lee. Incoming ... the wheels of publishing are turning.
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