March 28, 2009
When I am choosing books to feature in my 52 Books, 52 Weeks and Book Notes series, I am especially leery of music books which is surprising, since I love music. Too many music books are either hastily conceived or poorly written (or both), and it is rare when one worth reading arrives in my mailbox.
Continuum's 33 1/3 series of books on classic albums is the exception. Authors in the series have written novels, examined the recording sessions, and delved into band histories to explore these albums, and the payoff is usually an insightful and enjoyable book. I have been collecting these books since their release, and recently while cataloging my books found six duplicate copies in my library. Thanks to Continuum, these books are this week's contest prize.
To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post naming your favorite music book. My favorite music book? Michael Azzerad's Our Band Could Be Your Life.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight CT Friday evening (April 3rd), and will receive the following six books in the 33 1/3 series (along with several other surprise books and CDs):
Daydream Nation, by Matthew Stearns
Dusty in Memphis, by Warren Zanes
Let It Be, by Steve Matteo
Songs in the Key of Life, by Zeth Lundy
The Stone Roses, by Alex Green
There's a Riot Going On, by Miles Marshall Lewis
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous contests at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2009 Edition)