33 Days on The Lit Chick Show
The Lit Chick Show meets with author, Bill See, and his book 33 Days. For 33 days in the summer of 1987, critically acclaimed L.A. indie rock band, Divine Weeks, toured in a beat up old van, sleeping on strangers’ floors; never sure they’d make enough gas money to get them to the next town.
Bill See’s deeply personal memoir follows his band’s first tour across the U.S. and Canada. No soundman, no roadies, all they have is their music and each other’s friendship. 33 Days captures the essence of what it is to be 22 and chase a dream, back to a time in life when dreams don’t have boundaries, when everything is possible.
The tour is one of those "now or never" experiences. Take a shot at making the band work or leave it all behind and go your separate ways. Every one of us has that moment where we have to decide to either live our dreams or give up and regret it for the rest of our lives. 33 Days touches that part of us. The road is filled with yuppies, brothels, riots, sleeping on floors, spiked drinks, DJs with no pants, and battles with racism. The band sets out on the road to discovery, to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead.