Best Music Writing 2008

Best Music Writing 2008

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The ninth entry in the acclaimed series celebrating the best writing on every style of music, from rock to hip-hop, RaB to jazz, pop to blues, and more. Best music writing is the definitive guide to the year in music writing, an annual feast of essays, missives, and musings on every musical style by critics, novelists, and musicians themselves. Culled from publications ranging from blogs to the New Yorker, the 2008 edition captures a year in music writing as diverse and riveting as the music it illuminates. Writers who have appeared in Best Music Writing include: Greil Marcus, Sarah Vowell, Nick Tosches, Jonathan Lethem, Dave Eggers, David Rakoff, David Hadju, Lenny Kaye, The Onion, Gary Giddins, Jessica Hopper, Luc Sante, Kelefa Sanneh, David Byrne, Daphne A. Brooks, Jody Rosen, Anne Midgette, Sasha Frere-Jones, Elizabeth MAcndez Berry, Alex Ross, TourAc, Lynn Hirschberg, Chuck Klosterman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jay McInerney, Elvis Costello, Susan Orlean, Mike Doughty, Lorraine Ali, and many more.Remember, all those people in the show are extras. ... The walls were covered with aluminum foil and Christmas lights. ... So we had to shut down for a couple of hours while we just regrouped and tried to figure out a way to make it work.

Title:Best Music Writing 2008
Author:Nelson George, Daphne Carr
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2008


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