Perfect from Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 6, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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TOP FIVE MUSICAL THINGS I HOPE HAPPEN NOW THAT THE ORIGINAL LINEUPS OF THE PIXIES AND DINOSAUR JR. HAVE REUNITED

1. Ian Curtis is resurrected.

2. The Smiths reunite for a private party at my favorite bar.

3. There is a new My Bloody Valentine album.

4. A new Nirvana comes along to blow away all of those fey Duran Duran emulators.

5. Radiohead stops listening to Pink Floyd and starts listening to Black Sabbath.

If you've ever made, or conceived of, a list like this, then look no further for your next book purchase. You have it. In your hands. Please consider it as your next book purchase.

In Perfect From Now On, John Sellers has written a fan's memoir overflowing with humor, self-deprecation, encyclopedic knowledge of musical minutiae, and "you should have been there" personal anecdotes. Despite vowing never to get caught up in music due to the nuttiness of a Dylan-obsessed father and playground taunts about his preference for Top 40 trash, he found himself powerless to resist the allure of indie rock, the genre that begat the likes of Sonic Youth, Pavement, Built to Spill, and Modest Mouse. When his favorite band, Guided By Voices, called it quits in 2004, Sellers examined his own listening habits, caught a few mind-blowing shows, got drunk with his heroes, and wrote this book -- one that is sure to resonate with anybody who has ever obsessed over good music.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
20
Section 4
33
Section 5
52
Section 6
63
Section 7
68
Section 8
77
Section 11
144
Section 12
154
Section 13
167
Section 14
176
Section 15
183
Section 16
185
Section 17
199
Section 18
207

Section 9
107
Section 10
128
Section 19
213
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John Sellers is the author of Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life and has written for GQ, The Believer, The Atlantic, and The New York Times, among many other publications. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit johnsellers.com.

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