Sometimes reinvention is the most shocking thing the modern artist™ can do. Like Brian Eno's transformation from feathered glam god to ambient airport musician, or hardcore colossus John Macias of Circle One donning sack-cloth & ash and sluggin' for Jesus, former Black Flag van-getter-inner Henry Rollins discusses and signs Occupants. When he's not hard at work becoming the American John Peel with his electrically eclectic Saturday broadcast on KCRW, he tours the world — and not always for solipsistic self-promotion with the spoken word. Occupants is the end result of years' worth of Rollins' constitutionally vivid full-color photographs taken of the people living in places of great anguish and triumph: Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Northern Ireland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, among many others. It's a lively, brutal chronicle of a world that shivers with colors ranging from Technicolor yawns to fluorescent grey. Wish you were there? Possibly. Intensity in 10 cities? Definitely. Incontinence on 10 continents? Never. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W, Hlywd.; Thurs., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.; free, book is $35. (310) 659-3110,

Thu., Oct. 27, 7 p.m., 2011

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