Beats Per Minute (short story collection) – LC inspired story included!

One of the short stories in author/poet/critic/photographer and Lloyd Cole fan Kelvin Hayes’s upcoming book ‘Beats Per Minute’ is titled after Lloyd’s ‘Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?’ (all stories are named after songs – see list below).

You can find out more about Kelvin and his work at where you can also order the book.

‘Beats Per Minute’ by Kelvin Hayes

ISBN: 0 9539654 8 1

New book of 25 pieces and 3 interlude pieces reflecting on loneliness, rejection and relationship. All titled after songs with stunning cover artwork by Kelvin Hayes.

Contents as follows:
1. Anotherloverholenyohead (Prince) 2. Are You Ready to be Heartbroken? (Lloyd Cole) 3. Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid (Daryl Hall/John Oates) Interlude 1 – Killer (Seal) 4. Sway (Bic Runga) 5. Beautiful & Cruel (No-Man) 6. Love is the Drug (Roxy Music) 7. Julia (Eurythmics) 8. Maria (David Sylvian) 9. Gone Forever (Cry Before Dawn) 10. Big Mouth Strikes Again (The Smiths) 11. Love is Blindness (U2) 12. Italian Girlfriend (Lorraine) 13. She’s a Mystery to Me (Roy Orbison) Interlude 2 – Chicken Soup (Saint Etienne) 14. Geek Love (Nerina Pallot) 15. Paint it Black (The Rolling Stones) 16. Bitch (Kubb) 17. Stars of CCTV (Hard-Fi) 18. Wherever You Are (David Mead) 19. Circles (Incubus) 20. Ever so Lonely (Monsoon) 21. Josie (Steely Dan) 22. A Lady of a Certain Age (The Divine Comedy) Interlude 3 – Indian Strings (Suede) 23. Turn the Lights Down (A-ha) 24. Umbrella (Rihanna) 25. Who Needs Love? (Razorlight)


Publication date: 05/09/08