Today we released Sober 21, a compendium of essays by, and interviews with, sober musicians:
Annie Truscott, Chastity Belt, Routine
Brad Truax, Interpol, Soldiers of Fortune
Cait O’Riordan, The Pogues
Darryl “D.M.C” McDaniels, Run-DMC
Elia Einhorn, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Fashion Brigade
Emily Kempf, Dehd
Jay Dee Daugherty, Patti Smith Group
Jenn Champion, S, Carissa's Wierd
Katie Lau, Painted Zeros
Lindsay Sanwald, Idgy Dean
Mix Master Mike, Beastie Boys
Natalie Ann Yepez, aka Maluca
Nile Rodgers, Chic
Nimai Larson, Prince Rama
Patty Schemel, Hole
Peter Hook, Joy Division / New Order / Peter Hook and the Light
Richard Hall, aka Moby
Richard Lloyd, Television
Tyler Pope, LCD Soundsystem
It’s a free resource for musicians who want to begin the journey, or are new to the path of getting clean and sober from drugs and alcohol.
The zine brings together a group of musicians that varies in age, gender, race, sexual orientation, musical styles, amount of time sober, and years in the music industry. What they have in common is that they were actively addicted to alcohol and drugs, and that they share here that they are now free from that addiction. The contributors are all—save one, included intentionally—professionally active in music.
Sober 21 is available as a free PDF download in The Creative Independent’s library. You’ll find that here. Print copies will be available at events related to Sober 21 and at other locations TBA. Please contact us if you’d like copies in bulk for your own event. In the coming months, individual copies will also be available through the mail.