"Wait, You're Not a Centaur" is... a lovely load of stories... accompanied by very stylish illos. Our favorite one is probably about Bolt Thrower meeting Jesus, but you go ahead and pick your own." --Arthur Magazine
Like some dark Gothic automobile, half Panzer tank, half muscle car [...] crashing head on with gratuitous violence into a wall of art & humor/death & destruction, Nate climbs out as one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, brandishing a guitar shaped like an oversized medieval axe and carrying a white kitten dressed as a matador named 'Trevor'. Artist. Writer. Composer. Musician. Performer, and an upright citizen to boot... this book is truly inspiring." --Adam Jones, Tool (from the introduction)
I hate this book. --Tom Araya, Slayer.
About the Author
Who: nathaniel drake denver. What: a book containing fifty stories that are each exactly 50 words long, drawings and a music cd by nate denver's neck. When: now.Where: bookstores, record stores, the internet. Why: art! What he' s done so far: awarded most polite in first grade. high school jazz band: guitar. college dj: opened for Jay Z, Sugar Hill Gang and Masta Ace. learned death metal guitar playing. studied William Blake at Oxford for a semester. moved to SF to work at PR firm for Sega. formed noisy thrash band Total Shutdown. sang for death metal band Dig That Body Up, It s Alive (posthumous record out soon). wrote for Vibe, Slap Skateboarding, Mass Appeal,Big Brother, SF Guardian, Complex,Thrasher,Scratch, GamePro. recorded a xylophone cover of the Slayer classic Raining Blood, which Slayer guitarist Kerry King wants to use as a doorbell tone. formed a group called No Jugamoswith rapper MF Grimm. interviewed folks like Dick Clark, Slayer, The Rock, Eric Idle, David Cross, Common and many more. placed 2nd in his first triathlon July 2006. enjoys: ice cream, movies, cycling, cartoons, jokes, family, friends, travel.