Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, & More

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Da Capo Press, Oct 24, 2006 - Music - 329 pages
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Whether you count yourself a member of the hip-hop nation, bang your head yearly at Ozzfest, wear a cowboy hat, or dance to the top twenty, you're sure to find something to love in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006. Gathering a rich array of writing by music journalists, novelists, and scribes from a wide range of sources-highbrow literary quarterlies to 'zines and blogs--Da Capo Best Music Writing is a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is revealing.
 

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National Book Award finalist Gaitskill (creative writing, Syracuse Univ.;Veronica ) and music journalist, critic, and scholar Daphne Carr are guest editor and series editor, respectively, for this ... Read full review

Contents

Stories of a Bad Song
1
Doctor Atomic Countdown
9
Rush Hemispheres
35
London CallingFor Congo Colombo Sri Lanka
36
Ghetto Gospel
50
Love Hurts
58
Glimmerglass Flins with Chaos
67
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors
73
The End of The Great Big American Voice
160
Bettye LaVette
169
The Road the Radio and the Full Moon
184
Upon This Rock
198
The Return
231
Frosty Liquor Drink
239
Thorpes Notes on R Kellys Trapped in the Closet
240
Puerto Ricos hiphop hybrid takes over New York
253

Crazy Is as Crazy Does
74
Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever
78
Kevin Blechdom
79
Dolly Parton Sings bout Peace Love Understanding
85
Kylie Minogue I Believe in You
89
Frank Kogans Country Music Critics Ballot 2005 excerpt
90
Two Farm Girls Who Yodeled Their Way to the Grand Ole Opry
92
The Enduring Bond Between Huey Lewis and the Developmentally Disabled
100
Accept Balls to the Wall
108
Dying in the Al Gore Suite
109
The BeatlesEleanor RigbyYellow Submarine Reached No 1 on 20th August 1966
115
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
119
ExDoor Lighting Their Ire
132
Permission to Land
139
Upstairs Downstairs with Art Tatum and Monk
148
The First Lady of Song
152
we use so many snares
260
Sweat and Lowdown
272
Wheres the Party? 13 Hours with the Next Franz Ferdinand
275
Iron Maiden Number of the Beast
285
High On Fire
286
Boredoms Super Ae
294
Uncomfortable Unemotional Isolating Metal at a Snails Pace
295
Kraftwerk ManMachine
299
Vegetarian militancy sound magick BD and the most astonishing live show of my life
300
Dream Theater Octavarium
305
Disco Inferno
306
Other Notable Essays of 2005
315
List of Contributors
319
Credits
327
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Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novel Veronica, a finalist for the National Book Award and one of the New York Times' top five novels of the year. She is the author of Because They Wanted To, which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1998. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (1993), and The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998). Her story "Secretary" was the basis for the film of the same name. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches creative writing at Syracuse University. She lives in New York. Daphne Carr is the author of Pretty Hate Machine, and her work appears regularly in the Associated Press, Village Voice, Chicago Tribune, and other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.

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