Here is an update on my book's progress:
Last week, I finished up a draft of the Braid chapter. This is my fourth nearly-completed chapter (nothing is complete until it is printed) and I plan to work on the Promise Ring chapter this week. I have no idea as to when the whole book will be done, but I may be done by the end of the year. I'm a slow writer but I write and revise everyday.
Here is the title of the book:
Post - An Anthology of American Post-hardcore/Whatever-You-Call-It-Core 1985-2005
Yes, it's a mouthful, but it works. This isn't the definitive anthology or the only history of the genre, but it is an anthology by one person with a lot of people helping out. The title was inspired by this article and especially this line: "If Jawbox was proto-emo then J. Robbins’ new band is post-emo. Or pomo. Or primo. Or something." I liked the use of "post" and the word has often come up in the last eight years (from the band name of Post From Vermont to the Post-Marked Stamps compilation and so on). My question is, when does something new begin so we can drop the whole "post" moniker?
While I ponder that, I go back to writing, researching and revising.