Ongoing History: Rock book on eating on the road

One of the more unusual reference books I have on my shelf is one from Franz Ferdinand singer, Alex Kapranos. It’s called Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand. This grew out of a column that Alex was asked to write about food for the Guardian newspaper.

Alex told me that before this, he knew nothing about food but was keen for the challenge. Some of the things these guys ate while they toured the world may make you feel a little queasy. I mean, how hungry do you have to be to eat Argentine bulls’ testicles? According to Alex, they were truly awful. But you think that’s bad, how about a meal that includes eating sheep anuses.

You read that right. The lengths people will go for their art…

Yesterday’s post was about accordion warfare.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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