Book notes: Chris D., Love events in L.A.

Music-loving Angelenos and rock bibliophiles will have a couple of good excuses to head down to the Sunset Strip in July, as L.A. punk rock icon Chris D. and members of the ’60s band Love put in appearances at independent bookseller Book Soup.

Chrisd On July 7, Chris D. will sign copies of a new collection of his work, “A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die.” (The tome takes its title from the hard-hitting all-star 1981 album by his long-lived local punk unit, the Flesh Eaters). Cineastes will find some things to talk about with the writer as well: Until recently, he was a programmer for the American Cinematheque, and he directed the horror film “I Pass For Human.”

Love On July 10, John Einarson, author of impressively researched histories of Buffalo Springfield, the Flying Burrito Brothers and Gene Clark, will hit Book Soup to inscribe copies of his latest work, “Forever Changes: Arthur Lee and the Book of Love.” The event is being presented by Strip historian Domenic Priore and Love lead singer Lee’s widow Diane.

Word is that Love’s former back-up unit Baby Lemonade, Love members Johnny Echols and Michael Stuart-Ware (author of his own volume on Love) and Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman will be in attendance at the latter event.

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