Last week I went to a Beat Happening cover show at Cheer Up Charlies. It was for the 33 1/3 book release by Bryan C. Parker. After one of the bands played, the author got on stage to ask a trivia question. He asked where did Beat Happening record the first five songs of their self-titled album? I yelled out JAPAN before anyone else and won it! I asked him to sign it for me later. I'm so excited to finish it. You can read an excerpt of the "J is for Japan" chapter here and buy the book here.