LAHT Presents: Great American After Life, by Peter Hoffmeister and Mankind

 Cover by Courtney Stubbert

Cover by Courtney Stubbert

On this episode, we’re bringing you a collaboration between Writer Peter Hoffmeister and an experimental, post-rock trio known as Mankind. This collaboration was spearheaded by Mankind drummer, graphic designer and fine-artist Courtney Stubbert. It’s his art you see on the cover above (and, incidentally on the Lies and Half Truths cover.) You can see more of his work at courtneystubbert.com. It was Courtney who introduced me to Peter Hoffmeister. Hoffeister’s work might be familiar to you through his novel, “Graphic The Valley,” which I reviewed on my blog when it came out. Or you might have read his memoir “The End of Boys,” or one of his other books or his Huffington Post articles, or his excellent blog. Or perhaps you saw the piece about him in Vice. In any case, he’s a great writer and one of the first people I’d ever met who actually had a book published. So, of course, when I decided to make a go at a writing career, I asked him to read some of my... stuff. And I’ll always be grateful to him for his honest.

For more on Peter Hoffmeister, here are some links:

Blog

Bandcamp

Vice

For More on Courtney Stubbert visit his website here.

Mankind is: 

Guitars - John Hurd

Bass and Organ - James Madson

Drums / Programming - Courtney Stubbert

The Great American Afterlife was recorded/produced by Courtney Stubbert and mixed/mastered by Ashley Stubbert.