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    When is the release date for the Wire & pink flag book??
    It must be near completion??
    The book was completed in July 2008. It comes out in the US on Monday and then in the UK about four weeks later, as far as I know.
    I pre-orderd it two months ago. I just got an email from Amazon stating that they could not locate it and asked me if I would like to cancel the order???
    • CommentAuthorAri says...
    • (CommentTimeFeb 21st 2009 edited)
    it's available to order here at $8.78 (inc. p&p) but it's a 'back order' thingy I just ordered it, thanx for the up
    misterego: That's strange. A couple of people who pre-ordered from Amazon (US) in November have told me they received their copies on Friday.
    Yeah...I clicked the option to keep trying but as of today nothing new to report. I deleted the email but the next one will be read more carefully. I remember the term "could not locate" without doubt though.
    Amazon UK has a habit of doing this with delayed books. They'll stick up preordering, cancel all orders, start charging £1.99 for 'hard to find' books that haven't yet been published, and then revert to standard ordering when copies are actually in the Amazon warehouse of doom.
    Just ordered mu copy via Amazon UK seller The Book Depository. Should be with me anyday
    Just got word this morning from Amazon Canada that it's available for order, shipping in one to three weeks.
    I have just pre-ordered the Lowdown book as well the Pink Flag one.
    where'd you order it ? all this Wire stuff all of a sudden Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
    Amazon, here is the link, Hope this helps.
    thanx, my wilson neate book is 'on it's way', goody.
    • CommentAuthorAri says...
    • (CommentTimeMar 5th 2009 edited)
    I like this on the 'opening page' (of 'Pink Flag')How Many Seen or Heard:
    "Thanks to George Gill for an email that doubled as a cryptic account of his brief tenure in Wire and an invitation to go away and leave him alone"
    Well, my copy arrived yesterday. Read in one sitting. Will read again. Totally engaging and very well researched. Covers a lot of areas I wish I had picked up on in my book along with some areas I did cover but in more detail. Very interesting ending. Well done Wilson!!
    Had to look up schadenfreude, but I completely agree with Bruce Gilbert. Ego and money- the usual bullshit. Very sad.
    I bought it in Hollywood, at Daily Planet. So it's a book stores now in the US.
    I like the book. It definitely has new things to say. It sort of points out the absurdity of fundamentalist punk, which is reflected in forum occasionally. The who did what first mentality. I sort of started out with the Pistols/Clash, then to Buzzcocks, and Magazine, then Wire. I pretty much stayed there in the Wire sensibility. Nothing really came along that was better, and the other groups were just "bands" and not very exciting after a few years.
    Look forward to that book too!