Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pete Loeffler

Pete Loeffler is the lead singer and guitarist of rock band Chevelle. Chevelle is comprised of two brothers and one brother-in-law. They hail from northeast Illinois (like me!). Chevelle has released six studio albums and have produced many rock hits including "Send the Pain Below" and most recently "Face to the Floor" and "Hats Off to the Bull." I've seen them live three times, and they put on a great show!

I recently asked Pete if he had any book recommendations.

Pete tweeted, "Yes, "Packing for Mars" by Mary Roach."

Packing For Mars Overview from barnesandnoble.com:
Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

Thanks, Pete! Sounds like a cool book!

You can follow Pete on Twitter and find out more about the band at www.chevelleinc.com.

Here's "Face to the Floor."


DEZMOND said...

sounds like an interesting book!

Susan Fields said...

I've never heard of it before - that does sound like a cool book!

Anita said...

Fun group...will check out their music! And that book sounds like alternative rock on paper.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Interesting choice!
I've seen them in concert - they're good.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I love how people respond to your question, Kelly!

Missed Periods said...

It does sound fascinating; although, I would want to skip the vomiting in the helmet part.