Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country & More

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Matt Groening, Paul Bresnick
Da Capo Press, 2003 - Music - 297 pages
9 Reviews
It's here: the fourth and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music reading fix. The 2003 volume will celebrate the year's best writing about music and its culture with a selection of pieces on a dazzling array of topics drawn from more than a hundred sources-remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music. Past contributors have included: * Jonathan Lethem * David Rakoff * Mike Doughty * Lorraine Ali * Greil Marcus * Richard Meltzer * Robert Gordon * Sarah Vowell * Nick Tosches * Anthony DeCurtis * William Gay * Whitney Balliett * Lester Bangs * Rosanne Cash * Susan Orlean * David Hadju * Lenny Kaye * The Onion * Mark Jacobson * Gary Giddins * John Leland * Luc Sante * Monica Kendrick * Kalefa Sanneh
  

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Review: Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005 (Da Capo Best Music Writing)

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Bargain Bin find at Hastings. Pretty good. Several stories already very dated in 8 years time (CD's? Albums? Huh?) Read full review

Review: Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005 (Da Capo Best Music Writing)

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They kept on mentioning the Strokes, different times... Read full review

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Contents

Best Band in the Land
2
Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics
10
Whos That Girl?
36
City Still Breathing Listening to the Weakerthans
57
Viva Morrissey
67
The Music Is The Deep Roots of Detroit RB
75
Play it Like Your Hairs On Fire
90
Mack McCormick Still Has the Blues
108
A Lone Star State of Mind
205
The Master of Everything and Nothing at All
216
Not Bad for a White Girl
221
The Congo Sound
232
In the Secret Country Walter Mosley DooWop and 50s LA
243
White Man at the Door
253
Math Destruction
274
Rocking Around the Clock
278

Life and Death on The Late Show
123
37 RecordStore Clerks Feared Dead in Yo La Tengo Concert Disaster
127
Exhuming the Legend of Washington Phillips
129
Mr Brown
137
PostWar Jazz An Arbitrary Road Map
173
Other Notable Essays of 2002
290
List of Contributors
292
Credits
296
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About the author (2003)

Matt Groening, who began his career as a rock critic, changed television forever when he brought animation back to prime time with the immortal nuclear family The Simpsons. He is also creator and executive producer of the FOX animated series Futurama, as well as the comics Life in Hell and Akbar and Jeff. He lives in Los Angeles. Paul Bresnick is a literary agent and editor who has edited many award-winning music books. He lives in New York City and East Hampton.

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