If you’ve enjoyed listening to Grover’s Mill The Book Report or watching the music video and want to explore this legendary bands history, lyrics, and back catalog then send us a request for a copy of this publication.
This publication is generously offered by Will Greaves to our readers as a free eBook.
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An update of our website is the task at hand at the moment.
We’ve just changed our WordPress theme and also added some additional plug-ins and widgets to improve the functionality and the aesthetic for our site visitors. We appreciate your feedback on your user experience on our updated site and any comments you have are most welcome.
As always with all things technical, this remains a work in progress.
The overhaul of the website was overdue given that our primary focus has shifted to creating and publishing content rather than reselling books online. We designed our previous website to function foremost as an ecommerce store, but this is no longer our primary aim and has enabled us to experiment with a broader range of magazine style WordPress themes more suited to our needs as content creators and distributors.
The site will showcase our in-house publications like Russell’s self-published first novel Eye of the TimeGate and provide a platform for our upcoming publications and other projects. Visitors will be able to engage and follow these projects on our blog posts and on The Swamp Podcast we‘ve embedded as a live feed on the site.
We’ve also added Disqusonto LisMel Publishing site to facilitate the engagement with our audience and provide an improved mechanism for audience comment and feedback.
We plan to upload a series of short stories by Russell over the next few weeks including, The Butterfly Breeze, that was in part a prelude or off-shoot of Eye of the TimeGate. He is working on the second book in his TimeGate time travel series, which we plan to publish early next year. TimeGate fans can follow this publishing journey on The Swamp Podcast and The Swamp – New Adventures in Pop Culture website.
I’m also working on a few writing projects this year including LisMel, an interactive family history project that will also hopefully provide the research material I’m collating for my own first novel. The goal is to have LisMel ready for publication as an eBook later this year,and a first draft of the novel.
The Swamp Podcast:
Having updated and revamped the LisMel Publishing website, it seemed only natural to experiment with new a podcasting platform and recording process for The Swamp podcast show at the same time! We’ve moved our podcast hosting across to Anchor from Soundcloud to take advantage of Anchors integrated recording and marketing distribution channels.
Russell is finishing the post-production editing of the second part of a two-part year in review podcast we recently recorded. The episode should go up on Anchor later next week.
Again, we would welcome and value any feedback and comment from our audience on the quality of the recordings and ease of download with our migration to the Anchor platform experiment. Any feedback and comment on The Swamp’s content and entertainment value is also appreciated and welcome.
Here’s wishing all our readers, visitors and listeners a happy and prosperous 2019!
Books are Real … Books are cool. Learn to read … That’s the golden rule”
The Book Report is described by local artist Will Greaves as a “.. quirky and catchy ‘Coolio-lite’ hip hop tune listing and extolling the virtues of books and authors and reading in general.” Will was the founding member of legendary local band Grover’s Mill.
A collection of Grover’s Mill songs are available for purchase and download on the CDBaby and Bandcamp music publishing platforms.
I’ve been writing a few songs on the bass lately and this is one of them. It just came up during an improv session, me jamming on bass to a nice little jungle drum-type sample I found on my Future Music disc. Something about the drums reminded me of Tracy Chapman’s Mountains of Things from her first album, and I used that as a starting point for some bass and vocal melody ideas. I imagined someone like Tone Loc or Coolio doing the vocal. I think I came up with the book report idea and the chorus while taking the dog for a walk (always good for getting ideas). I’d had that line about Ursula Le Guin kicking around for a long time and I saw this as my chance to use it. I already knew I would rhyme it with both the Tao Te Ching, and Huckleberry Finn, and that was all I needed to get started. The song was gonna be just a list of some of my favourite books and authors at this point. Since it was kind of a hip hop song I knew there would be a breakdown bit, and the idea of adding that stuff from the film The Time Machine seemed a funny and appropriate thing to do. Obviously, for copyright reasons, I’ve redone that section using a mate to do the voice for Rod Taylor. Hope you enjoy!
Grover’s Mill -album notes on The Book Report
The passion in the song and originality of the music video continue to inspire us and have become our anthem. You may also like read more about this song and the Grover’s Mill musical journey in Will’s compilation book, The Complete Grover’s Mill Lyrics 2006-2012.
We hope The Book Report inspires you to read more and to pursue your creative dreams. Enjoy the video and watch for the call to action at the end of the video.