Josh Frank's In Heaven Everything Is Fine (Free Press) presents a riveting examination of Peter Ivers, the visionary host of the 1980s cult-favorite cable show New Wave Theatre, and his brutal unsolved murder. (oregonobsessionz)
Josh Frank reads from In Heaven Everything is Fine.
Through the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Peter Ivers tried to merge the gap between the new punk movement and the comedic revolution happening in the country. His efforts came to fruition in the TV show New Wave Theatre. There, hard-hitting bands like Black Flag, Fear and the Dead Kennedys shared the stage with the likes of Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase and John Belushi. Sadly, before New Wave Theatre and Ivers received national recognition, he was found murdered in his loft. Josh Frank’s new book In Heaven Everything is Fine chronicles the too short life of Ivers and explores the culture he helped shape. Tonight at 7PM. (EKAnderson)… (more)
Josh Frank discusses and signs In Heaven Everything is Fine
While researching his first book on the Pixies, Frank came across the name Peter Ivers as the composer of the song from David Lynch's Eraserhead, one that came to be the most popular cover played by the Pixies for a decade. What followed was a 3-year investigation into his life and the unearthing of the lost story of Ivers, the host of New Wave Theatre and perhaps the biggest star you've never heard of. (booksense)… (more)